Change for Christ Week will be March 23-27. During this week teachers, staff and students will have their attention focused on issues facing our country and our world today. Students will be asked to wear a specific color each day the week of March 23, and for students to dress out they will need to donate $1 per day. The donations raised will go to mission efforts in Southeast Asia. Students may also wear blue jeans, uniform shorts/pants and/or accessories (e.g. bracelets, scrunchies, hair bows, socks, etc…) that represent the theme and/or match the color of the day.
Monday, March 23: World Down Syndrome Day
Students will show their support for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing their crazy colored socks, jeans and/or their WDSD tshirt.
Tuesday, March 24: Violence = Purple
Students will be mindful of the reality that the world in which we live is a fallen world (i.e. fallen in to sin, ruin, violence and misery). Today students will wear purple as a visual reminder to pray for themselves, their neighbors, this city, this state, this country and the world – for the gospel of peace to be made known from one end of the earth to the other.
Wednesday, March 25: Greed / Poverty = Green
Students will be mindful of the greed present in this world and will seek to examine their own hearts for this destructive tendency. Students will be challenged to think about all that they have been given and develop a greater appreciation for the “items” with which they have been blessed. Being grateful for what we have sets us free us up to be mindful of those without and in turn be a blessing to others. Students will wear green on this day.
Thursday, March 26: Addiction = Black
Students will be taught that due to the nature of sin our hearts have sought out many devices to which we give our unbridled affection. Students will pray for those who know Jesus not and seek to be mindful that the LORD created us, that we are created in His image and our hearts are restless until they rest in Him. Students will wear black on this day.
Friday, March 27: Unbelief (in Christ) = Red
This week will be punctuated with the reality that the only lasting cure for the ailments we have recognized this week (Tuesday-Thursday) is Jesus Christ Himself. For violence will in the end be put away, Isaiah 2:4, “And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.” For the greed and poverty no longer establish wealth or the lack of it but rather one is made rich in Christ no matter his standing on earth. Psalm 16:11 “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” And in Christ all of our addictions to worldly things and endeavors will be put far from us, “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:13).