The Essence of Adventist Education
Cypress » Every Friday at The Oaks Adventist Christian School is chapel day. After a group of students lead song service, one of our pastors, teachers, students, or I provide a worship thought
Adventist education is all about leading students to accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Everything we do is predicated on that goal. We take seriously the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Our mission is quite clear. Through their classes, teachers share Jesus’s message of healing grace and the gift of salvation. Each day our students hear this message and many have responded by becoming disciples. These new disciples make more disciples and become better disciples.
At our chapel on Friday, February 10, our school witnessed the making of a new disciple for Jesus. One of our seniors, Rees Jackson, who was also one of our many non-Adventist students and a student at The Oaks for the past three years, responded to the invitation to give his life to Christ and become His disciple. Rees was baptized in front of the entire student body. The Spring Branch Spanish church’s youth pastor, Samuel Vega, had studied with Rees and performed the baptism in a portable baptismal. There have been many students who have been baptized over the years, but this was the first on campus.
Making disciples is our mission. We are an integral part of the evangelistic arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Each day for 180 days each school year, professional Adventist Christian educators share the good news with their students. Year after year, students hear this message and respond to the Holy Spirit’s invitation. Each school is in a soul-winning partnership with local pastors and churches.
Support your local Adventist school with your time, your money, and your children. It’s an investment in the eternal. Adventist education is evangelism and evangelism is Adventist education.