Each year at TPCS, we have a theme for the year. This theme is meant to drive our focus in chapels and activities. Last year our theme was "To Know Him." We intended to teach the many attributes of God. This year our theme is "Make Him Known." We could have selected many scripture verses to support this theme, but we landed on Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
A driving motivation for this theme comes from the lack of service-related activities we could do during the COVID-influenced years of 2020-2022. Our goal has always been to teach our students to be contributors versus consumers. With that in mind, we want to return to a place where we consistently provide opportunities for our studens and paretns to engage in service-related activities. We also want our theme to inform the focus of our chapel programs.
In our August chapels, we want to discuss why Making Him known is essential. 1 John 3:17 says But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? In September and October, we want to talk and think about how we Make Him Known. We will be engaging students and families in recommending and selecting some US, LS, and EC-focused service projects following the directions of Galatians 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. In October and November, we want to carry out the plans for activities that will Make Him Known. Hebrews 13:16 says Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
From December through May, we want to focus on how we model Making Him Known in our daily interactions with each other. We will use the following passages of scripture to guide our focus.
Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
James 4:11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Romans 15:5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
We pray that you will join us in your own home as we focus on this theme to Make Him Known.