2016 Year End Giving


Remember these cute boys in 2014?  They are in sixth grade now.  Their last year at San Luis Obispo Christian School.  Where has the time gone?

As we wrap up 2016, we wanted to reflect on the goodness of God.  We serve an awesome God!  He has been faithful to keep our doors open because of donors like these boys, and donors like you! Thank you.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” I Chronicles 16:34

We hope that you might consider showing your support by considering us as one of your favorite non-profit organization in your year-end giving for 2016!  Please join us by financially partnering with us to support families at our school through the Ebenezer Assistance Program.  You can learn more about this program and how it has impacted families at our school by visiting our sponsorship page here: http://www.slocs.com/sponsorship/


We appreciate your prayerful consideration in giving to our Ebenezer Assistance Program. We would love for you to partner with SLOCS as we….

Make disciples, develop scholars, and build community, all for the glory of God!

The essence of SLOCS, though defined as a school, is not primarily informational, but is transformational. Experience and heart, tied to information, will change a child and give him or her direction not just for living, but for life. A heart and mind that are built upon the foundation of knowing Jesus Christ as the Chief Cornerstone will guide a child into a life that is set on eternal purposes and not just those of this world. Success, comfort, prosperity, and happiness are dreams too small for lives that are called to be world changers. Our business goes beyond raising intelligent, well-adjusted adults who will benefit our comfortable, American way of life; our business is success in irresistible love, amazing grace, fierce determination, humble service, abounding charity, and approval in the eyes of the only One that matters.
This grand opportunity and profound responsibility, to help lay a foundation and shape the core of a life of one so precious to our Heavenly Father- this is what we are accountable for and it is not taken lightly. As we provide ways for children to discover this world, and teach them about it from God’s perspective, we are intent on continually winning their hearts for the sake of their precious Savior, and helping them discover the divinely appointed purposes they were created for. As they begin this journey of life, our prayer for each of them is that they would live a life using all of their mind, all of their heart, and all of their soul, to love God and love those around them, no matter what they are called to while they’re on this earth.

#MusicalMonday


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The morning dew still clung to the tall green grass as the 3rd and 4th grade class quietly follow Mrs. Lewis onto the field. A subtle reminder of God’s provision during this long dry spell. Their curious eyes watch Mrs. Lewis lay out two beautifully hand stitched blankets emblazoned with bright designs from Africa. They wonder what that funny black case their teacher was carrying could be.

“Mrs. Lewis, is that a guitar?” One student finally musters the courage to ask.

“Find a seat, try to squish in if you need to” Mrs. Lewis replies.

The squirly students began whispering among themselves. As Mrs. Lewis slowly strummed the guitar, she began with the reminder of the verse they were studying

James 1:12(NIV)

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

The 3rd and 4th grade students are beginning a journey into the life and missionary work of Paul.

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God — the gospel He promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding His Son, who as to His human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord” Romans 1:1-6

The students eagerly raise their hands to engage in discussion about the verse in James.

They agree that God wants them to spread the gospel. He wants them to keep going when things get hard. He wants us to stretch and grow, and He promises to reward us in the life after this.

Mrs. Lewis explains to her students, that as we begin this new year, two thousand and fifteen years after our Savior literally walked this earth, we will keep our focus on Him and remind ourselves of the GOOD NEWS that his sacrifice brought us. We will begin this year in WORSHIP.

“Lord I lift your name on high

Lord I love to sing your praises!

I’m so glad your in my life

I’m so glad you came to save us!

You came from Heaven to Earth

To show the way

From Earth to the Cross

My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave

From the grave to the sky

Lord, I lift your name on high!”

Like this beautiful group of students, eager to spread the good news of Jesus, let us pause as we begin this new year and remember to worship and lift HIS Name on HIGH!

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child

Last week our students saw a film during chapel about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Our school has decided to participate in this amazing program this year. Here is what you need to know.

Starting Monday, November 3rd, we will begin collecting items that we will package together in shoeboxes as a school.

These are the kinds of items we are looking for:

 

Toys: Dolls, deflated soccer balls with pumps, cars, puzzles, jump ropes, etc.

School Supplies: Pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: Toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, etc.

Accessories: Socks, hats, t-shirts, flip flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.

 

These items need to be appropriate for children ages 5-9.

Please do not include any used or damaged items, any war-related items, balloons, seeds, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medicines or vitamins, or any breakable items. Also, please be considerate if shopping at the dollar store. We do not want items that will break easily or wear out quickly.

We also will need $7 per box to cover shipping cost so please consider money donations as well.

Lastly, if you would like to donate plastic shoe boxes, this would be helpful in making sure the items remain intact during shipping. Please no plastic boxes from the dollar store, as we have had experiences with them breaking easily.

So there you have it! 🙂 Please start collecting these items with your children. Encourage them to earn and use their own money to help buy supplies. Begin asking neighbors, family and friends to help us out!

We will be collecting these items over the month of November, and we will assemble them as a school on November 21st before our all school Thanksgiving Pie Feast.

We are very excited about this opportunity as it fulfills our mission of #buildingcommunity and #makingdisciples as we educate our students! Please be praying this month for the success of this program, and that it would be a great learning experience for your children, blessing both our school and the children who will be receiving these items.

#SLOCSisworthit!

3rd & 4th Grade Cal Poly Evangelism Trip


Yesterday I had the honor of taking my 3rd and 4th graders to Cal Poly to live out the gospel, and I was blown away by our experience.

At first, we were all pretty jittery – some of the students were nervous while others wanted to talk to everyone they saw. We decided a good start would be prayer, so we prayed for our nerves, for our conversations, and for the students.

And then it was time…

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As I watched my first two students step up to interact with their first Cal Poly students, I was overwhelmed with God’s presence. The rest of us stayed back to pray for those two 3rd graders who were sent. Listening to the prayers of the students who stayed behind was powerful. The Holy Spirit was present and He was proud and excited for His obedient children. Our prayers had been answered; we impacted a student’s life.

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The two students ran back with smiles on their faces saying “that was fun!” They had told a grown man about Jesus! We lifted this new encounter in prayer. We were all moved.

After a thrilling first event, it was time to refocus on the Holy Spirit. Who was next?

“We went up to two girls, one’s name was Jessica and we didn’t catch the other’s name. Neither were Christians, one said she didn’t believe because there isn’t proof and you can’t see Christ…”

Besides three girls from our class, the rest of our team was back praying, and we were praying hard. As the teacher, I was watching my students like a hawk. I wanted to make sure they were okay and my biggest struggle was trusting that God would do that work for me! I could tell the two Cal Poly girls were giving them a challenge and luckily, these 3rd and 4th graders know how to pray for and seek out the Holy Spirit.

“Earlier in the car on the way there [to Cal Poly], I bookmarked 2 Colossians 5:7, ‘We live by faith, not by sight.’ not knowing that there would be a girl who would say [there isn’t proof and you can’t see Christ].”

The girls proceeded to share this verse with the two Cal Poly students and although it didn’t change the Cal Poly girls’ minds, our SLOCS students knew this encounter was arranged by God. These 3rd and 4th graders were seeking out the Holy Spirit and He responded. He gave them more than a good time; He showed them exactly what He wanted them to say.
After these first two experiences, these kids couldn’t get enough! They were begging to stay longer and find someone else to tell. They had received so much joy from Jesus that they couldn’t contain it!

To top our day off, three of our boys had a very encouraging encounter with a Christian just before we headed back to school. They were able to exchange verses they had hidden in their hearts and pray together.

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“I know he had the Holy Spirit in him because he really, really, really, really, wanted to listen to us.”

The most surprising part of the event was how many non-believers we encountered; for awhile we wondered if we would ever come across a follower of Christ! Overall, we had a challenging and uplifting yet difficult day. We were faced with the reality that many don’t believe, challenged through facing our fears, and uplifted when God brought us believers to encourage us – just like our studies in Acts!

Mrs. Lewis

What is it like to follow Jesus when…


“What is it like to follow Jesus when I’m not with my family? That is the question that you, the SLOCS staff, have helped answer in my kids. They have had the awesome privilege to watch other believers walk out their own faiths, and you have inspired, encouraged, and urged them on to Christ, even after hours, even on your lunchtime, even after they’ve graduated. There is no greater honor than to know that my kids have been and are being taught and cared for by people that I want them to be like. We love you SLOCS staff.”

National Day of Prayer


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The 5th and 6th graders leading our students, staff and parents in prayer for our nation! #SLOCSisworthit #nationaldayofprayer

Christ Is Risen!


Christ is risen!
Hope lives – Peace is real
Christ has risen indeed!

Easter Vacation
April 12th to 21st
School Closed
Have a wonderful Easter
with your precious families!
See You Tuesday – April 22nd