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The spiritual theme for 2024-2025 is “Grow, Gather, Go” with Hebrews 10:23-25 as our key verses: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” 

To select the theme, the team invited staff, students and parents to submit ideas, and we received many great verses and themes. A multi-campus group, consisting of Bible teachers, chapel coordinators and administrators, then met to discuss the selection of the spiritual theme for the coming year. We were looking for a key biblical concept that would have substantial breadth and depth for a year-long focus. We tried to identify something that is as meaningful to a three-year-old as to an eighty-three-year-old. We always try to build on spiritual themes from previous years to provide continuity and to ensure that we are covering a variety of themes. 

There are several reasons that we believe it is important to focus on a spiritual theme. It provides the school community the opportunity to learn and investigate God’s word together. We are able to spend a year focused on a key concept in scripture that we can explore in music, visual art and words. It allows us to meditate on multi-faceted biblical gems. We’ve often marveled at how the Holy Spirit has used the theme to prepare us for events that we could never have anticipated. 

We can’t wait to explore this theme together as a school community! Please continue to be in prayer for our school community as we embark on this important theme work this coming school year. 

Ruth Kuder

By: Ruth Kuder

Ruth Kuder is the Executive Director & Head of School of Eastern Christian School

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