*NOTE: Please visit the link on the right of this blog (directly under the picture of our family). Look under “Categories” for the link called “Ministry” to find the most recent posts regarding Stephen’s ministry as head of school of a little Christian school in Lake Jackson, Texas. You’ll also find older posts from Stephen and Cristina’s three years of ministry in Quito, Ecuador.
Brazosport Christian School (BCS)
Stephen accepted a position of head of school at BCS last spring and started working there in July 2011. Classes began on August 17 with the theme of “I refuse to miss the race that God has for me” for the year using the song by Josh Wilson, “I refuse” (Link here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbH0IWZL05s)
In August of 2012, the theme changed to “BCS is Unstoppable” and we used Chris Tomlin’s song, “Our God (is Greater).” Jared was in kindergarten and graduated with his 16 classmates in May of 2013. To find out more about last year’s theme song and verse, go to this link: https://mkmeierfam.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/bcs-is-unstoppable/
This year(2013-2014), our theme is “Just A.S.K.” and we will use the song by The Afters called “Every Good Thing.” We will use the verse from 1st Peter about every good thing coming from God. The challenge for students this year is to not miss out on every good thing that God has for them in upcoming school year.
To find out more about BCS, go to the following website: http://1bcs.org/
Update for the 2013-2014 School Year
Stephen is enjoying his position as head of school for Brazosport Christian School. He is in charge of moving the school forward and helping them grow in both curriculum and academic status. In the 2012-2013 school year, enrollment increased to just over 22o students. The school went through reaccreditation with ease, and became the first Christian school to accomplish dual accreditation at the same time. They are now approved for accreditation by both ACSI and SACS. They also offer dual enrollment opportunities for students seeking to get ahead in taking college courses during high school.
Another exciting development is that we finally have our first group of international students gearing up to attend BCS this year. At this point, we have three who are committed and another one considering attendance.
Cristina is a stay at home mom for a third year in a row. She has enjoying taking care of the kids at home over the summer. This fall, Jared will attend BCS as a first grader and Luke will attend the half-day program in Pre-K 4. After many setbacks in completing her dissertation, Cristina is determined to finish it by the end of the calendar year and be done with it by December of 2o13.