The theme for the 2017-18 school year is “Be Transformed.” We have chosen the theme based on Romans 12:2 which reads:
“2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
The world in which we are living seems to be becoming more and more divided. If you watch the news, you could become very discouraged with the constant violence, protests, murder, and complete unrest. But, as followers of Jesus, we are reminded in Romans 12:2 to “not conform to the pattern of this world.” We can have a hope and peace today because we know that Jesus has overcome this world and provided a future for those who call on His name.
We also know that to “Be Transformed,” we must continue to “renew our minds” through replacing the errors of the world’s way of thinking with the truth of God’s Word. At Immanuel, we have the amazing opportunity to share God’s Word each and every day through devotions, Bible class, chapel, and relationships. Immanuel has the great privilege of being a part of our student’s lives and watching them be transformed.
We have also witnessed a transformation of our campus. On August 16th, we dedicated our new elementary campus to the Lord through a ribbon cutting ceremony. We have been a witness to God’s faithfulness by helping us to raise just under six million dollars to help with teacher salaries and complete phases 1 and 2 of the new elementary. We are excited to complete the campus (Phase 3) with the building of the multi purpose building. We hope to raise the necessary funds to start construction and have the building completed by August of 2018. With the wonderful addition of the new elementary campus, it has allowed us to give the junior high it’s own location on campus, while providing more classroom space for the high school.
We are very thankful for opportunities the Lord has given to Immanuel and our community to live out and present His Gospel. We are thankful for the Immanuel community and the many ways in which we feel supported. Continue to pray that the Lord will do an amazing work at Immanuel and we will continue to “Be Transformed” to the likeness of Christ.