It is hard to believe that we are already in July. A little over a year ago, we started a search for a new administrator to lead Trinity Christian Academy. This weekend we welcomed Mr. David Welling to begin serving in this important ministry role. Mr. Welling moved here with his wife, Marian, and youngest son, Daniel. If you see the Wellings around campus, please make them feel at home. I also encourage you to pray for him as he takes on this new responsibility. Trinity Christian Academy is a strategic part of our ministry and a great opportunity for us to impact our community. It is our mission to prepare students for future success in a gospel-centered environment. I am confident that the Lord led us to Mr. Welling and I’m excited about the future of the academy under his leadership and influence.
This afternoon I took a walk around campus to check on some of the progress being made to our renovations in the E and M Buildings. This summer we have refurbished hallways and classrooms and have added an upgraded Media Center in the E-Building. Some of the work is much needed, like updating paint and carpet, while the rest is strategic to help us modernize and improve educational practices and provide a more secure learning environment for our children.
Last Sunday was the soft opening of the new Connection Plaza. It is so meaningful to see this building come to life knowing that so many of you invested in it. I know that this “New Front Door” will help us better connect with guests and give them the best experience possible on our campus. I loved the energy from our greeters, especially those holding signs at our front entrance. It is so encouraging to see so many young people get passionate about serving. There is a place for everyone to serve; if you have not yet signed up, please consider doing so!
This weekend Dr. Ed Gibson will be speaking for me at the Hammond Campus, as I am out of town with my family for vacation. I look forward to resting and starting to prepare for what I believe is going to be a great back to school season. I am praying for God to do great things in our church in the days ahead.
Before I go, here are a few more encouraging things I thought you’d like to know:
- VBS starts this week and we have 100 volunteers who have signed up to help. Pray for our leaders and kids!
- Construction on the Connection Plaza playground began on Wednesday. Tripp told his mom that he was going to sit right in this chair and watch them build the whole thing!