Missions Opportunities

Last week the two missions opportunities were revealed to the student body during a Flex Assembly. One domestic trip to the Los Angeles Dream Center during spring break, and one International trip to northern Spain in mid-Summer. Many students have never gone on a missions trip and wonder the purpose. It’s been reinforced that it is not a vacation or a chance at popularity, but an opportunity to demonstrate servanthood to other people within or outside of the CHS community. Mr. Molumby and Mrs Lanz has been very involved in planning the mission locations and fundraising, and are excited with how the teams are assembling.

When asked the biggest reason for putting together a mission’s trip for 2020, Mrs. Lanz stated, “As a school, we think that missions are really important for helping kids to grow in Christ because it’s important to put ourselves ‘second,’ put others first, and learn to serve.” Principal Lanz goes on to state that “it’s one thing to read about serving or see others serve but it’s a whole other thing doing it yourself.”

The process of selecting the trips took a few months. There were many people who were consulted and asked how CHS wanted to make missions a reality and how to give the students the opportunities to serve and change personally. What the faculty team decided was that instead of having a bunch of different missions trips, they would pare it down to a couple of options and get as many kids involved as possible in those few options. The missions team did have multiple local options such as Phoenix, LA, Costa Rica, through the missions program at Shadow Mountain. However, what they discussed over the past several months was that Spanish is taught as a second language at CHS, so kids would be able to use that second language on a mission trip and apply it in real life.

Alyssa Heinrich became an intrical part as well in selecting the destination to Spain, as she and some other students went to Spain and had an amazing experience. At the camp where Christian High students will be serving, there is a waiting list for the Spanish kids to go to camp because they want their kids to learn English, but what CHS students get to do is teach about Christ and the missions team at CHS really liked that opportunity. Mrs. Lanz stated that it’s “a pretty great opportunity for our kids to use Spanish if they learned it and to work with kids who don’t know Christ at all.”

The trip to Spain has two different dates, one from June 21st to the 27th to serve elementary age students attending the camp, and the second is from June 24th to July 4th for early teens. Students will be “camp counselors,” where they will teach English, but knowing the Spanish language is not a requirement. Though most of the time will be spent serving at a camp, there will also be time in the city of Madrid to adjust to the culture and time difference, and explore the beauty of Spain.

Alyssa Heinrich led fun games for children in Spain.

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.