Dear Berean Parents and Guardians,
This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! (Ps. 118:24). As you have heard, it is the leading of the Berean community to ask me to step into the acting head administrator role for next school year. Jesus said to love God and love others. To that end I look forward to serving you and your students well as we walk forward together.
In meeting with the staff, I reflected on three thoughts from Col. 1:24-29. The first is that of Christ’s afflictions (Col. 1:24). Because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we can call God “Father” and each other “brother and sister.” We seek the Father both individually and as a group. The work of Christ gives us an opportunity to believe the best about each other and serve one another in love as we build a community around that faith.
My theme verse for my 8th grade Bible class is Col. 1:27, Christ in us the hope of glory. Our hope is in Christ and His glory is our hope. It has been a joy to be able to shape students and faculty with these thoughts. Too often we focus on the people and problems that we want to fix. While that is normal, we are so thankful that our final hope and peace is not in this world, but in our risen LORD and Savior. And Christ will lead us, as He lives within us.
We have a lot of work to do! Ps. 78:6 speaks of the next generation knowing and instructing them to be able to teach their children. Our campus has a strong legacy of searching the scriptures (as the original Bereans did) and walking that out with each family. To that end, it is Christ’s power that will mightily work within us (Col. 1:29).
Thank you for your presence, encouragement and prayers! We trust that our community will see good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matt. 5:16).
Jon Farra and the Berean Faculty