Local school hosts week of spiritual emphasis
Published 7:33 pm Wednesday, February 11, 2015
TERRA CEIA—A local school held an annual event, giving its students and faculty a focused look at living a spiritual life.
Terra Ceia Christian School held its annual Spiritual Emphasis Week in its gymnasium, from Feb. 2-6, featuring Minister Brian Rogers, pastor of First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Kinston, as the week’s guest speaker, said Jason Wynne, principal of TCCS.
Wynne said the event focuses on Jesus Christ and the Bible and features a group or speaker visits the school to present a message series for students and faculty.
Rogers, representing BR Ministries, is an evangelical minister, who has his own programs on TV and radio, according to Wynne. Each day of SEW, Rogers presented a variety of lessons from the Bible to students and faculty, tying them to examples they could relate to. For example, Rogers used the term Life Apps to illustrate how to apply different spiritual aspects to every day life. Among examples he used were reading the Bible, tithing and giving to others, praying and serving Jesus and others. Students were also broken up into age groups where they were given more age-appropriate instruction, as well as led into prayer, Wynne said.
“That was his way of trying to correlate the theme of applications and how you apply different things in life—how you use the Bible, prayer and other things,” Wynne said. “That built a rapport with the kids because most of them today are immersed in technology. They were familiar with the terms so it kind of captured their attention.”
Wynne said the event is good for the students and faculty because it gets them to focus more on their spiritual being, making them more aware of how they are living and how to tweak different aspects of living to better suit a Christian life. Friday, the last day of the event, Rogers extended an invitation for students and faculty to come forward and either pray, give their lives to Jesus Christ or ask forgiveness for their sins, Wynne said.
“It’s a time that students—we hope—that the charges they felt spiritually lead them to come down out of the bleachers and submit themselves to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ or to repent or just take a moment to pray,” Wynne said. “Usually, Friday is the day that everything comes together and students know they have that feeling of, ‘Where is my focus at?’”
The event was well received by students, faculty and parents, and the school was happy to have Rogers to present the event’s program, Wynne said.
“(Rogers) is just a dynamic speaker and we were very fortunate to have him come speak last week,” Wynne said. “From all the feedback, it was a very good week, and especially the last day. The culmination in this process on the last day of what he had on the floor and the student body kind of coming out and coming together in one moment and Brian praying with everybody, it was an awesome moment and an awesome ending to the program. I think overall it was a very positive outcome, and we had some very positive feedback from both parents and students.”