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A Testimony by Phil Morse, NEC Principal

An Example in Word and Action

By Phil Morse, New Era Christian School Principal

I have a strong desire and hope for my students to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Because of that love, I pray that they live in a way that brings Him glory according to the ways God has called them. There are two ways I know to do that best.

The first way is to teach our students about this world through their academic studies about the past, the present, how it was intended to be, and how it could be in the future. The Teaching for Transformation training is a
highly valuable tool for my faculty in making that happen and my staff is embracing this both spiritually and professionally. The second way is to model the life of a genuine follower of Jesus.

I’ve made it a priority to invest my time impacting others in my community outside of New Era Christian School while bringing dedicated servant leadership to the students, staff, and families within.

I’ve made it a priority to invest my time impacting others in my community outside of New Era Christian School while bringing dedicated servant leadership to the students, staff, and families within.

My goal?

To be the hands and feet of Christ inside and out of my immediate sphere of influence.

Whether I am coming alongside people at Love Inc. as an intake officer or pursuing efforts to decrease illiteracy in impoverished areas via themotorforliteracy.org, the ultimate goal is to help people keep their eyes on living for a higher purpose rather than for what this world has to offer.
That is particularly important to me for my students because serving helps to transform hearts in our community. This fall, our students reached outside of their own sphere of influence by delivering apple pies and grape jam that they made to our local neighborhood. Simply put, they shared the wide and long and high and deep love of Christ which is
transforming them, and others around them, for Christ.

Simply put, they (NEC students) shared the wide and long and high and deep love of Christ which is transforming them, and others around them, for Christ.

I am grateful for the opportunities my students and I have to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Interested in more INFORMATION about New Era Christian School’s PK-8th grade?

This article appeared in the West Michigan Christian Schools PK-12 Faith Matters Newsletter, Fall 2019 print edition. To read the full newsletter click here.

West Michigan Christian Schools  (WMCS), is a collaborative system of five schools throughout the Lakeshore region, including Fremont Christian (PK-8), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), Muskegon Christian (PK-6) and New Era Christian (PK-8). The WMCS system works under a “Better Together” philosophy, offering a top-quality PK-12 Christian Education experience and a full scope of academic and extracurricular programs.

Why Enroll Your Child at West Michigan Christian Schools? Part 3 – Testimonial

This Father had a Fine Experience at Spring Lake Public Schools Yet Still Gravitated to Private Christian for His Kids

I couldn’t ask for anything more from my upbringing.  I grew up in the same house, had good parents that raised me with Christian values, went to the same church, and attended the same school system.  At Spring Lake Public Schools, I made friends, played baseball, and received a quality education. Christian education was never a consideration for my family.  

Since I had a nice childhood without a Christian education and have turned out a respectable member of society and, humbly assert, a Christian leader in my community, why would my wife, Missy, and I not choose the same path that I had for my three children Anna (7th grade), Matthias (5th grade), and Eli (3rd grade)?

A small part of the answer is that things have changed in society over the past few decades, including the collective values and focus of our public schools.  

A small part of the answer is that things have changed in society over the past few decades, including the collective values and focus of our public schools.  The biggest reason is that providing a Christian education, raising our children with Christian values, and having a consistent church upbringing gives my children the best foundation to be transformers in this world for Christ.  Furthermore, My Heavenly Father deserves nothing but the best from my wife and me as we raise our children.

The biggest reason is that providing a Christian education, raising our children with Christian values, and having a consistent church upbringing gives my children the best foundation to be transformers in this world for Christ.

Does this upbringing guarantee that my children will be respectable Christian members of society?  I wish the answer was yes, but there are too many variables in life. My hope and prayer is that the foundations that New Era Christian School (and WMCHS later), our church, and Missy and I laid will be solid so that when they are hit with struggles, they will still trust in God.

WMCS is ENROLLING NOW for the 2018-19 school year.

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West Michigan Christian Schools  (WMCS), is a collaborative system of five schools throughout the Lakeshore region, including Fremont Christian (PK-8), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), Muskegon Christian (PK-6) and New Era Christian (PK-8). The WMCS system works under a “Better Together” philosophy, offering a top-quality PK-12 Christian Education experience and a full scope of academic and extracurricular programs.

Better together,

Phil Morse

New Era Christian School, Principal (and proud dad of 3)

Feature Photo caption: Morse’s Family includes (from left to right) Matthias, Phil’s wife Missy, Phil, Anna, and Eli.