Monday, September 26, 2016

CIPE - 15th Annual Back-To- School Prayer Breakfast

CIPE - Christians in Public Education hosted the 15th Annual Back-To-School Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, September 24, 2016. CIPE is motivated to inspire Christians in public education to embrace their God ordained role as missionaries in their work environment and to help them recognize that how they walk as Christians impacts everyone around them. Whether you are a teacher, a custodian, a bus driver, a cafeteria worker or an administrator, God has place you in your position to further His kingdom.

The Breakfast opened with prayer and the Seminole High School Gospel Choir. What a blessing it was to hear these students pour their hearts and souls into two great songs. This is the 10th time they have been able to perform at a CIPE Prayer Breakfast. These inspirational young people can be heard on these two links below:

Song 1

Song 2

The Christian Educator Movement was introduced just before breakfast was served. If you are a Christian and you are in education, we invite you to join with your brothers and sisters and say, "I am a Christian educator." If you are a Christian in the public school, join our movement today. It's FREE, but the benefits are eternal! Go to and click the Join the Movement button. For more information, you can also go to #iamachristianeducator.

A great breakfast and fellowship was shared by all and then our guest speaker, Scott Humston, was introduced. Wow! What a surprise! Scott is a Christian illusionist grabbing our undivided attention with tricks and mind-benders followed by an inspirational message of our Godly calling in life.  Scott is a master speaker and entertainer and is available for Title I parent nights. For more information, check out his website at

We humbled ourselves during a 20-25 minute time of corporate listening prayer when the participants were given time to pray together in small groups of 2-4 people while guided by prompts and scripture. This precious time of prayer sets the CIPE Prayer Breakfasts apart for its deep spiritual touch on all who came.

Upcoming events were announced, including a January EXPO and Honor the Grads in May. This awesome program awards 2 students from each of the 7 Seminole County High Schools a certificate, $100 scholarship, a medal and an opportunity to give a testimony of how they walked their walk through high school. The most unique part is that the students are chosen by their peers in an FCA, Young Life or other Christian school groups on campus.

The breakfast was concluded with praise and worship led by Shydonna Tossie and closed in prayer by Tommy Robinson. All portions of the breakfast were done to give thanks to our Great God Who blesses us with so much.

The CIPE Team
(right to left)
Rebekah Richey
Karen C. Seddon
Gracia Miller
Scott Humston (guest speaker)
Cheryl Eller
Kathy Phillips
Nan Parker