“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

Livingston Christian Schools students have submitted the last assignments for the 2019-20 school year, the teachers have graded them, report cards have been issued and summer vacation has officially begun. Congratulations to every student, parent, teacher, and support staff on the successful completion of what is sure to be remembered as the most unique school year in history.

The leadership of LCS is already busy at work to plan for the 2020-21 school year. It is with great confidence and 100% reliance on the will of God, who has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind, that the plan is for students to begin the school year in the classrooms at LCS@The Naz in Brighton on August 31, 2020 at 8 a.m. While much of the plan for 2020-21 will follow the same routine we always use, please be assured that it is with great diligence that we have and will continue to research and learn all we can about the laws, recommendations and data available to us about the health and safety of our school. We will continue to update the school’s health and safety plan as needed and will notify school families of the specifics as “opening day” approaches.

We are pleased with the success of LCS’ Online Instruction Days but look forward to returning to traditional, on-campus classes where students and teachers will interact, instruct, and fellowship in person. Some facets of the online program that proved organizationally and instructionally advantageous for students this spring may be incorporated by teachers into their classes this fall. We will also continue to offer the popular online dual enrollment program for students in eleventh and twelfth grades, but we recognize our families have chosen to attend LCS in part because of their desire for their children to learn in a traditional, live classroom. We are now better prepared for emergency situations, such as the one we experienced this spring and those we may face in the future. However, we look forward to seeing each student’s face on August 31.

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It is incumbent on Livingston Christian Schools to train young Christian men and women to apply the truth of Scripture in their homes, their future careers, and in all of life and knowledge. Christian education calls for an educational process that puts the Bible at the center and asks the student to evaluate all he sees in the world through the eyes of God-because God is Truth. All must conform to Him or it is not Truth. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” (John 14:6) In true Christian education, students, parents, and teachers learn to use the Bible to evaluate all of life. The Bible is life; it is the Living Word.
 
There is an important difference between a Christian and a secular viewpoint on any given subject. Even though knowledge is factually the same for both, no subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if the Creator is ignored or denied. Knowledge is purified by the recognition of God’s place in it. No other approach can be wholly God -honoring for parents and children as this approach through Scripture.
 
Parents and children in the school consider the Word of God clear in making Christian parents responsible for the education of their children. Education is not limited to the counsels of God revealed in His Word, but does include the counsels of God revealed in His world. These parents want their children to be educated at home and school with the consciousness that all truth is God’s truth, including history and geography, science, music, and the arts. Jesus Christ is to be central in all learning and living.

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7 Livingston Christian Schools students have submitted the last assignments for the 2019-20 school year, the teachers have graded them, report cards have been issued and summer vacation has officially begun. Congratulations to every student, parent, teacher, and support staff on the successful completion of what is sure to be remembered as the most unique school year in history. The leadership of LCS is already busy at work to plan for the 2020-21 school year. It is with great confidence and 100% reliance on the will of God, who has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind, that the plan is for students to begin the school year in the classrooms at LCS@The Naz in Brighton on August 31, 2020 at 8 a.m. While much of the plan for 2020-21 will follow the same routine we always use, please be assured that it is with great diligence that we have and will continue to research and learn all we can about the laws, recommendations and data available to us about the health and safety of our school. We will continue to update the school’s health and safety plan as needed and will notify school families of the specifics as “opening day” approaches. We are pleased with the success of LCS’ Online Instruction Days but look forward to returning to traditional, on-campus classes where students and teachers will interact, instruct, and fellowship in person. Some facets of the online program that proved organizationally and instructionally advantageous for students this spring may be incorporated by teachers into their classes this fall. We will also continue to offer the popular online dual enrollment program for students in eleventh and twelfth grades, but we recognize our families have chosen to attend LCS in part because of their desire for their children to learn in a traditional, live classroom. We are now better prepared for emergency situations, such as the one we experienced this spring and those we may face in the future. However, we look forward to seeing each student’s face on August 31.

Introducing the LCS Director of Spiritual Development

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Pastor Kris Mavin to the position of Director of Spiritual Development. The position is designed to address the areas that directly affect the spiritual growth of students (EC - grade 12), and personnel. This includes Bible classes and Bible curriculum, chapels, special events such as mission trips and spiritual life emphasis weeks, and more. Pastor Mavin will work with the administration as he implements the programs. He has been a long time associate of LCS as chapel speaker, facilitator of our Jamaica trips, and most recently provider of family devotions during the lockdown. Pastor Kris has also pastored several churches, served as a missionary to Jamaica, and taught in several Christian schools. We will all benefit from his direct involvement in leading our students and staff in their spiritual growth.

Survey Says.....

We are please with an over 50% response rate to the final Online Instruction Days survey. Thank you for participating and here's a brief summary of what you said....

We Are Ready

Read full story to hear about how We Are Ready

Don't Cry because it's Over, Smile because it Happened

We've already announced the retirement of Denise White, LCS second grade teacher since 2007 but we have a couple other staff members who won't be returning in the fall. Vocal music teacher Satara Johnson and her husband Sam are eagerly awaiting their first child, due to arrive in September. We all look forward to meeting their new addition and wish them the best. We also want to thank Shane Baranek for his two years of service as physical education and health teacher. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

Way to go Megan! CLT10 Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient!

Congratulations to LCS sophomore Megan Zimbelman! The CLT10 is the official preparatory exam for the CLT. It is designed for high school freshmen and sophomores. The exam takes two hours and tests for the similar content as the CLT, at an age-appropriate level and with fewer questions of the highest difficulty. Students take the exam on their own laptop or tablet, and receive their scores the same day. The CLT10 provides scholarship opportunities through our partnership with the National Association of Scholars.

Now Hiring

Employment Opportunities: 1 Opening Vocal Music Teacher Full time K-High School Michigan certification required Send resume to tnast@livingstonchristianschools.org

Pastor Kris Mavin's LCS Devotional: May 5, 2020

Mr. Nast asked Pastor Kris if he would provide some devotional material for LCS families and friends. He prayerfully considered and obliged. We are blessed and we are certain you will be as well.

Kindergarten Celebration

The LCS Kindergarten Class of 2020 will be celebrated in a unique way this year.... the teachers will bring the celebration to the students during the week of May 25th.

Incoming Kindergarten Student Testing

While she's not out celebrating this year's kindergarteners, Mrs. Herndon, along with Mrs. D'Angelo, will conduct incoming student testing for those entering kindergarten at LCS in the fall of 2020. Individual appointments will be scheduled through the LCS office.

Uganda Missions

Since the virus has impacted the entire world, Ugandan schools have also been closed. The orphans whose schooling is supported by LCS through our Uganda Missions program, Simon and Chocrean, were reportedly being sent to live with their aunt. We have not heard any updates and ask that you join us in continually lifting them up in prayer.

Jamaica Mission Trip

LCS has travelled to Jamaica with Pastor Kris Mavin every-other year since 2011. However, due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus, it has been postponed from early 2021 to early in 2022 but graduates of the LCS Class of 2021 who had planned to participate on this life-changing mission trip will be welcome to attend.

Moms in Prayer Group to Call the Families

In an effort to develop a stronger feeling of cohesiveness during the shutdown of our facility the Moms in Prayer group is initiating a "Call the Families" protocol. Five ladies from the group are going to begin calling each LCS family over a two week period. They will offer to pray with you, review with you issues you would like Moms in Prayer to pray for regularly, be a conduit for things you'd like the school to address during the quarantine, and simply be a source for those who need assistance. They will treat your conversations personal and private while also opening up the opportunity for you to share things you'd like to have addressed by the school. The Moms in Prayer representatives are Mrs. Carol Cook, Mrs. Julie The goal is to encourage, assist and pray for and with you, our school families, and to demonstrate our belief that a family needs each member to help the other, particularly in times like these.

The Belle of LCS

We are seeking ways to celebrate the accomplishments of our families and students at LCS. To help us accomplish this we’ve enlisted the talents of one of our alumni, Amanda (Belle) Piehler, a soon-to-be graduate from Spring Arbor University where she majored in graphic design. She will be interacting with staff and families in the future, so welcome her warmly.

Blessings from Bible Study Groups

Here's the LCS Girls Bible Studies update from volunteer Bible study leader Jeanne. She is continuing to lead 4 Bible studies each week during LCS Online Instruction Days. Here's a little peek into the spiritual life of Livingston Christian Schools: "It's just amazing to have the girls want to study together. We are studying Daniel- it's such a great book of encouragement where we see faith played out in lives of those who are going through tough times. An LCS sophomore has stepped up to help co-lead the study. It's something I've wanted her to do and since she is very passionate about the book of Daniel, it's a good chance for her. She has exceeded my expectations and is doing a fantasic job. She also invited a friend who lives quite far away to join us- how cool is that?! "The girls are delving into the Bible like never before! We have gone through the book of Philemon, 1 Thessalonians, part of 1 John again and half of Daniel since we've transitioned to the online learning format. The girls can't get enough and some "stay" after the study just to talk about the Bible. It's amazing to be a part of it! They can't get enough of God. "I'm kinda tired in the best way possible" - Jeanne

Meet our 20/21 Second Grade Teacher

The interview committee has chosen our replacement for the beloved Mrs. White beginning next fall. Mrs. Julie Byers, a former LCS teacher and sister-in-law of our Mrs. Michelle Byers, has agreed to jump right in and carry on when Mrs. White retires at the end of the year. Mrs. Byers earned her BS in elementary education at Indiana Wesleyan University and currently teaches K-2 reading and phonemic awareness at HT Smith. We are excited for Mrs. White being able to join her husband in retirement and pleased that God has provided Mrs. Byers to continue on the work in second grade.

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