kept in focus the big picture of nurturing faith in students, despite all the distractions and obstacles during this school year;
kept your cool when working with a student for the umpteenth time on a repeated issue—thanks for remembering that God continues to forgive each of us for repeated sins;
listened well and were fully present even though you knew what a student or colleague was about to say and you had 90 million other things calling to you;
found a way to mediate and bring peace between student and student, student and teacher, teacher and parent, administration and board;
challenged students to connect their beliefs and their actions;
shared your faith even though it felt risky and you weren’t sure how students or parents would receive your testimony;
cared deeply about the hurts and pain of students and staff and demonstrated your concern through seen or unseen acts of kindness;
did the right thing from a Christian perspective even though it was unpopular and you took some heat for your decision;
pointed students and teachers toward prophetic living and expanded their worldview;
attempted to live and model Christ in faithful service;
saw the image of God in each person and tried to see them through the eyes of Christ; or
helped move your school forward in reaching its mission.
Well done, good and faithful servant—enter into a time of renewal and refreshment during the summer months!
Thanks for reading the Nurturing Faith blog this past school year – see you again in September,