Spiritual life at Christian Heritage is a partnership with parents and churches to help students understand that “In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3).
Learning to love Jesus Christ and His Kingdom means participation. It happens everywhere from student clubs to the science lab and from the sports field to chapel.
But learning to love Jesus is a process. At CHS we want our students to live in the hopeful tension expressed in the Gospel of Mark, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Pursuing Jesus and His Kingdom is not an easy road, but it is the path to life. It will draw us toward and not away from hard questions and uncomfortable situations, not because we have all the answers, but because we know the One who does.
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
The peace and presence of Christ turns fearful disciples who are stuck in hiding into joyful disciples ready and willing to be sent out! This passage speaks to the reality that disciples will find themselves dealing with insecurities and fears, and yet Christ meets us in those moments and redirects us. Amazingly, it is when the disciples see the violent scars on their Savior’s body that they are filled with joy. Three days earlier, those marks brought death, but now they bring life. We boast in Christ and him crucified! This gospel grounding is the only empowerment for living life on mission for Christ.