In 1987, Calvin Christian Excessive College designated the week of April 27th by means of Could 1st as the primary Religious Emphasis Week. Since then, each faculty yr (with just one exception) we have now had every week so designated. The intention of getting every week put aside is to supply a possibility for a speaker or varied audio system to develop a given subject in depth over every week’s time in a method that’s not possible in semiweekly 20-minute chapels. Time can also be made accessible for college kids to debate subjects, internalize them, and apply them.
Ideally, Religious Emphasis Week supplies time to deal with concepts that unite our group and add power and depth to what we already know. The week makes accessible to college students the chance to debate non secular issues with one another, to wish collectively and for one another, and to encourage one another in religion. It demonstrates that service is an integral a part of the Christian life, not simply an add-on. Lately the schedule features a time for college kids to have the chance for a private time of prayer every day.
In February, 1997, throughout our 10th Religious Emphasis Week, this utility took the type of a whole day dedicated to service tasks in and across the group. That custom continues to immediately. This week, our college students participated in group service tasks at Lincoln Elementary College, Grace Lutheran College, Package Carson Park, Inexperienced Oaks Ranch, Palomar Christian Convention Middle, North County Interfaith, Escondido Kids’s Museum, Canine Companions for Independence, California Middle for the Arts and Speaking Bibles.
Religious Emphasis Week will proceed to supply a singular alternative for our college students to come back collectively to review and study God, His world, and their function in it and to supply a possibility to strengthen the college group by means of attending to know each other and serving collectively.