Last week I had the opportunity to speak on school climate/culture at the Heartland Christian Educator’s Convention held at Dordt College. In reviewing some of my notes on the topic that were left lying around on my desk I came across Bill Hybel’s thoughts on what constitutes authentic community. He believes it is a lot like the old TV show “Cheers” – a place where we can:
- Love and be loved
- Know and be known
- Serve and be served
- Celebrate and be celebrated
“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46b, 47.
I pray that God bless you as you seek to build communities of shalom where all students can flourish.