GCS News

GCS News

The latest news and posts from around Grace Community School.

Movie at Bergfeld Park

Grace Community School, Grace Community Classical School, and Grace Community Church will be showing The Greatest Showman on June 15th in Bergfeld Park at 8:00 PM. Bring your family and friends to this free event! Food trucks will be there at 7:30 PM to purchase food...

Jay Blogs – Saying Goodbye

On Saturday, May 19th, Grace graduated the Class of 2018 in its commencement exercises. The following is my final charge to our graduates, and my final blog for the school year: It’s my privilege to be the last voice you hear as you leave Grace, to give you your...

Summer Camps

GCS is offering many exciting camps this summer! In just a few short weeks, your kiddos will be out of school for the summer, and we want to share with you our great options for summer camps. Click here to check out the summer camps and get them...

Jay Blogs – Making the Improbable Possible

I’m probably the most improbable PhD recipient ever. This graduation season, I earned my PhD from Dallas Baptist University. My whole family attended to celebrate the end of this five-year ordeal, including my sister, who lives in Houston. My sister, whose memory is...

Now Enrolling

Grace Community School is now enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. Grace Community School is the only East Texas school recognized as a 2015 and 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for high academic achievement at the elementary and...

Jay Blogs – Remembrance and Celebration

One of the really great things about our faith is that it’s not just a “get out of hell” card, not just about gaining eternal life. Our faith is also just a better way to live.  I write often of the importance of spiritual disciplines in living this good life, a life...

Jay Blogs – An Inevitable Paradox

The end of the school year always puts me in a reflective mood. Much like December, the end of the school year is a time to think back on what went right and wrong. It’s a time to appreciate what went well and is worthy of replicating, and what didn’t go as planned...

Jay Blogs – The Power of No

I often think the most powerful, yet most underused, word in today’s modern parental vocabulary is “no.” If you look at a great deal of what ails children and parents about living in modern culture, a lot of it can be traced to our failure or inability as parents to...

GCS Senior Walk 2018

https://gracetyler.wistia.com/medias/bf5ii3r722?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 We are excited about the Class of 2018 to be the first class to participate in a new tradition here at Grace Community School! As a way to honor the senior class, reflect on...

Jay Blogs – An Integrated Life

I was talking to one of our pastoral staff members from our church the other day about the church’s initiative toward missional communities: small groups of people who know each other from work or their neighborhood, gathered to do life and mission together. The idea...

Jay Blogs – Finished Business, Part II

As I said last week, I’ve just finished defending my dissertation. Last week, I talked about why I went through this five-year process. As much as I’ve learned at DBU, God taught me so much more about life as I tried to lead my family and this school through this...

Jay Blogs – Finished Business, Part I

Many of you know that last week I defended my dissertation for my PhD.  This was the end of a five year process, made real when I was talking to the head of the PhD program just before my defense. I asked her how her twin sons were doing. She responded, “Great! They...