August 2022 Blog

August 2022 Blog

Welcome to the 2022-23 Head of School Blog. I publish these the last Saturday of every month on topics that relate to our mission, our culture, and the specific things we do to give your children the best possible education here at NCS. I hope you will be encouraged by them. If you ever have questions or requests related to this blog, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I love hearing from our families and would be delighted to discuss past, current or future topics. Thanks for reading!PURSUING TRANSFORMATION August 2022 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."Romans 12:2   In his book All In, Mark Batterson talks about “The Inverted Gospel.” He contends that many Christians believe they’re following Christ, they want and mean to be following Jesus, but in reality, they have invited Jesus to follow them. They may have invited Him to be...

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March 2022 Blog

March 2022 Blog

We have much conversation here about what it means to equip Ambassadors. Carrying out that mission is the cornerstone of all we do, but what does it look like from day to day? I recently gave this encouragement to our staff, as they work daily to arm our students with all the weapons of faith God...

February 2022 Blog

February 2022 Blog

A few weeks ago, I invited my friend and brother in Christ Kevin Vaughan to write this month’s blog post. Kevin is one of my oldest friends, a man who has committed his life to impacting the lives of others. He teaches Middle School Bible, coaches basketball, and helps lead NCS in conversations...

January 2022 Blog

January 2022 Blog

One thing that has come to the forefront during this time of Covid is a second, quieter epidemic --loneliness. As an introvert, I enjoy being by myself to gain back energy spent interacting with others. But even for me, there are plenty of times when it is not good for me to be alone. I can dwell...

December 2021 Blog

December 2021 Blog

The Christmas story is one that evokes worship and awe from believers, and a yawn from those who don’t see it for what it really is. From our perspective, this is the fulfillment of a promise made in the garden, a Messiah coming to deliver us from the bondage of sin and death. That perspective can...

November 2021 Blog

November 2021 Blog

For many years growing up, Thanksgiving was the beginning of a tradition that is indelibly marked in my memory...hunting season. The “hunters” would arrive the weekend after Thanksgiving. They were a couple of affable folks who had been coming to our area of Western Pennsylvania for many years,...

June 2021 Blog

June 2021 Blog

A week ago today, we graduated the Class of 2021, the 59th Class of Norfolk Christian Schools. After missing so many festivities with the Class of 2020, it was wonderful to walk through this years’ events with some normalcy. What struck me most as we went from celebration to celebration were not...