2018-2019 School Theme
“Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and
forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Change is a part of who we are as humans. All of creation changes. We see growth, erosion, construction, demolition, death. All of these are changes. Zion Lutheran School is not excluded from change. We are reaccredited with both Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA), both of which “audit” our self-study to affirm our practice and also to verify our action plans for the future (School Improvement Plan).
Zion must change!
Ah, but change is a challenge. In fact, move the “lle” from challenge and you find the word change. (Go ahead, do it!) The two words often go together. Challenges make us strong even when we are uncomfortable. Consider a puzzle, a competition, or even an exercise regimen. If we don’t have challenge, we won’t grow...which is change, right? When we have challenges and changes we can also experience conflict. (Oh, no! Not that!) Conflict is a challenge which requires change in order for blessing to come from it. We call full, positive conflict resolution “reconciliation.” Reconciliation is “win-win” for those in conflict. Full reconciliation is only possible with The Reconciler and His name is Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)
Jesus, the one who does not change, became change for us. He took on the challenges of sin and battled the one who brings about all conflict, Satan. Good news! Jesus won! He won yesterday! He wins today! He will win forever! Zion is ready for change!