“…where two or three have gathered together in my name, there I am among them.” (Matthew 18:20)
It’s a climate. That climate is a practice field or a court of play where coach and players have learned to trust and respect each other. In defeat and victory, character is built. God has placed Christian role models together with Christian athletes. In the intensity of sport, they together learn that Christ is what truly matters most.
It’s a climate. That climate is a hallway where sinful behavior collides with loving rebukes. It’s a hallway where tears of hurt are met by words of joy and love. It’s a hallway where greetings and fist bumps are genuine expressions that we are all glad to see each other. It’s a hallway where students and staff lift each other up. They are the face of Jesus to each other every day.
It’s a climate. That climate guards and guides our online activity to the best of our ability. We expect a disciplined use of every information highway. We strive to see that Christ permeates our constant communications and that his love covers a multitude of all our sins.
It’s a climate. That climate is a classroom where students and instructor learn to trust and respect each other. It’s a climate where moments of great learning, planned or unexpected, happen because God has placed his children into settings of excellence and love.
It’s a climate. Christ-centered education is not just offered at Lakeside. From chapel to parking lots, the words of Jesus saturate the plans of every lesson, the activities of every club and team, the voices of every hallway and, most importantly, the hearts and minds of everyone in the building. It is a promise of Jesus we take seriously: “…where two or three have gathered together in my name, there I am among them.”
Pastor Helwig joined the faculty in 2018. He teaches 12th grade Religion classes, including Christian Apologetics and Christian Relationships, and some 11th grade Church History. He also serves as our Operation Go mission trip program administrator.
This article was taken from our Legacy magazine, which was published in Dec. 2019.