HCOS Newsletter

June 2019

"...on a world in need of REDEMPTION"

An HCOS learner is
DISCERNING, and full of WONDER at God’s world,

and sustained by HOPE
and EMPATHETIC heart,

and an ADVOCATE who is RESPONSIVE to the needs of others
SERVING in order to have an IMPACT
on a world in need of REDEMPTION.

The last paragraph in the Learner Profile emphasizes that our students should be advocates, responsive and serving others in order to have an impact. All of these are good characteristics, but why are they important? We believe it is because we are called to live a life that glorifies and honours God through what we say, think and do.

It is true that we live in a world that is broken, filled with corruption, hostility and sickness. One doesn’t have to look very far to see this as we hear about these events daily in the media, and experience it in our own personal lives. Despite the troubles that surround us, we know as Christians that there is hope. At HCOS we want our students to grow and learn in their understanding of what it means to be image-bearers of Christ. We want them to be firmly rooted in their faith, naturally aligning their lives to God’s will.

The last line in the Learner Profile calls our students to be agents of redemption. We want students to “...be part of God’s plan to reconcile all things, healing brokenness and enabling others to find freedom.”

In Romans 12: 9-13 it outlines what Love in Action looks like:

9Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

As we enter into the summer months we encourage you as a family to look for ways to be agents of redemption. To be open to serving your community, opening your doors to others, to practice empathy and to befriend those in need of a friend.