The St. Johns County Christian Educators network really has a special plan to bless their community. I was able to attend their annual back-to-school breakfast yesterday which is one of three events in the school year. First, they ask everyone who comes to the breakfast to bring a $10 donation. The breakfast is catered and served by Turning Point at Calvary. The church donates its meeting hall, music ministry, the breakfast and students to the CEAI Network so that the $10 donation can be saved for the third event in May.
The second event is a luncheon sponsored by another church (TBD) each year who donate their facilities and the members of the CEAI network bring a potluck luncheon. A guest speaker is invited to inspire the educators and another $10 donation is collected for the third event.
The 3rd event is in May when the Christian Educators host "Honor The Grads" a time to allow 14 selected students from the seven St. Johns County high schools. These students were chosen by their peers because they best demonstrated their walk with Christ. The students are given a medallion of integrity to be worn at graduation, a certificate and a $100 scholarship. They are also given the opportunity to give a testimony and to share their future plans.
This model affords our faith-based organizations an opportunity to honor students and teachers, allows teachers of like minds to meet together to bless their community and recognize students of integrity. It is simple to replicate and begins with just a few teachers in any district. Please let us know if you would like some help to begin a program of blessing such as this. Thank you St. Johns County CEAI network. You are a blessing to more than just St. Johns County!
As always I am
Prayerfully dependent on Him,
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May God bless you with success His way this 2014-2015 school year.
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