Christian Life SERVANT-LEADERSHIP
Kayley Roukoski at Feed My Lambs
Action and TRUTH 1 JOHN 3:18 — DEAR CHILDREN, LET US NOT LOVE WITH WORDS OR SPEECH BUT WITH ACTIONS AND IN TRUTH.
Written by Mrs. Allison Pugmire, MPCS Parent
Mount Paran Christian School’s new service opportunities were birthed from the above Bible verse. “Action and Truth” has become a growing dedication of our school to raise up servant-leaders in our community year-round. God calls us to serve others out of obedience to Him. Obedience is the outward proof of our love. “Action and Truth” was launched in several grades to form on-going partnerships with community ministries and enable our students to learn servant-leadership first-hand. This school year, our fifth grade partnered with Feed My Lambs Marietta preschool. Once a month, one of our fifth grade classes visited their preschool and were split into four groups with each group “adopting” a three- or four-year-old class. We would enter the classroom and usually be greeted with a song or reciting of Scripture. We had a sweet time of cheering them on as they learn to hide God’s Word in their hearts. Our students were also able to pray over the classroom, students, and teachers. Each month we brought a craft to make with the class. This was a time of more one-on-one interaction as our students assisted and encouraged their students in their creativity. Then we ended our time together with play. The kids loved the opportunity to get on the floor and really get to know each other. The Feed My Lambs students were seen, heard, and loved by our children, rising to the occasion of service. It was always sad when it was time to leave. MPCS made posters for each class with pictures of our students that said “we are praying for you.” It was common to see a Feed My Lambs child pointing to or even kissing the pictures, and asking for God’s blessing on them. The students also sent handmade pictures or goodies back and forth throughout the year. Relationships were formed and are flourishing! At the preschool graduation in May, Feed My Lambs was so gracious to thank Mount Paran Christian School on the back of the program and included pictures of our students serving throughout their slideshow. Fifth grade parapro Angie Wilson said, “I feel this has been such a success for our kids and the Feed My Lambs children, as well. I certainly know I have enjoyed being a part of such a sweet time.”
Sixth-graders at Hayes Elementary
Junior Jessica Spain at Feed My Lambs on Service Day WINGSPAN | Summer 2016