Today was Adventure Church’s 3rd birthday. AC has become more than a church home for us. I don’t think Christ-Like Classroom would have been possible, or even thought of, without the church. The Holy Spirit has worked through Pastor Kyle Hammond’s messages to bring me a lot of the principles found in this book. I’ve simply applied them to education.
So it makes sense that on the day Adventure Church celebrated its 3rd birthday, revisited the past, and set a vision for the future that I was inspired to come up with a vision for Christ-Like Classroom.
In Habakkuk 2:2-3, the Bible says:
Write my answer plainly on tablets.
so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
Inspired by this passage, Pastor Kyle said we must write our vision large enough and keep it in front of you so that you always remember why you’re running this race. He then laid out the Church’s vision and I began thinking about the vision for Christ-Like Classroom.
What is Christ-Like Classroom? A web site, a blog, a book, an idea? And where will it go? Bookstores, computers, nowhere?
Right now it is all of those things. And right now it has the potential to fizzle out OR blow up! I have faith that casting a vision will guide me in working towards God’s purpose for Christ-Like Classroom.
Three main goals come to mind for this vision:
- Teach teachers to use their faith in their classroom.
- Unite Christian public-school educators who feel isolated in their faith.
- Ultimately, be a blessing and Christ-Like example for all students.
I think the vision can still be tinkered with as long as those goals stay in focus. For now, the best working vision for Christ-Like Classroom that I have come up with is:
Teach teachers to take steps of faith and fellowship to bless their students.
I will keep this vision on display in front of me to always remember the purpose of this work.