In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight
"You're ready now. There's not a doubt in my mind. You know how to study and succeed in school. The finest teachers anywhere have prepared you. You know how to find your people, and to choose great and godly friends—just do what you've already done. Most of all, you know how to chase after Jesus—this amazing, beloved community who loves you, has prayed for you, and has invested their sweat, tears, and heart into you has taught and modeled that for you, every single day..." TO READ MORE, CLICK THE ARROW.
"I tell the kids that finishing strong means that all of the really great stuff in life is on the far end of the pool—you have to swim over to get it. Patience, joy, grace, wisdom, love and contentment- it's all a gift, but it all comes ultimately through brokenness and humility, slogging through that pool. Finishing strong is hard work sometimes, but it always brings fruit..." TO READ MORE, CLICK THE ARROW!
"Did you know that there are 365 verses in the Bible telling us not to be afraid? God, who knows our hearts so well, knows we need to hear that message again and again. Fear is our native soil, and the seeds grown within are malignant and deadly. At times, fear paralyzes us. We become so overwhelmed with the overabundance of choices in this life, or the magnitude of decisions to be made, or unpleasant conversations to be had, that we just shut down, procrastinating on making the hard call because we're afraid..." TO READ MORE, CLICK THE ARROW!
"...At times I operate under the misguided assumption that if I provide the right inputs—limited television, lots of Bible, prayer as a family—I'm going to get these amazing warriors for Christ as my output. Anyone who has gone through the pain of "doing everything right" and having children rebel against God knows it doesn't always work that way...Thankfully the Holy Spirit is bigger than my mind, bigger than my formulas, bigger than my inputs..." CLICK THE ARROW FOR MORE!
"Last week, I wrote about the importance of parenting intentionally, parenting with a clear sense of what we're trying to accomplish in our kids' lives. Without some level of intentionality, we're just parenting by default. It may look like simply doing what we see other people doing, or comparing our kids to theirs and trying to give them the same or "better" experiences or opportunities. Default parenting leads to all kinds of trouble for us, like overscheduling our kids, stressing ourselves out, exasperating them, and chasing after things that aren't right for our family and aren't in alignment with our sense of calling from the Lord (assuming we slow down long enough to even have a sense of calling). I ran out of space when I started this list last week, and the list is totally incomplete, but here are a few more questions that intentional parents might ask..." CLICK THE ARROW TO READ MORE!
The Association of Christian Schools International recently announced that Grace Community School has been awarded with Exemplary Level Accreditation. This commendation came on the tail of a detailed review of the school. After the announcement was made, Jay Ferguson had the following remarks...CLICK THE ARROW TO READ MORE.

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    • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Elementary Presidential Fitness Chapel-Christina Jontra, speaker 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMElementary Auditorium
    • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 High School Drum Line Meeting 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 HS Band Spring Concert 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 7, 2015 HS Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Grace Community School
Upper Campus
3001 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone 903-566-5661
Fax 903-566-1156

Lower Campus
3215 Old Jacksonville
Tyler, Texas 75701
Phone 903-593-1977
Fax 903-593-2897

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