“But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”
1 Corinthians 12:31
The words above were written between a great section of the Bible about using spiritual gifts within our local churches and another about the vital importance of love.
This next chapter begins with a reminder that even if we could speak as eloquently as an angel but lacked the love of God, our words would be nothing more than the annoying sound of a lone brass instrument or that of a lonely clanging cymbal.
Our goal at Latham Christian Academy is to prepare our students spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally to serve God with their entire lives.
A loving school environment is key to seeing that goal reached. It is our desire to have a loving, nurturing atmosphere each day here.
Even when we, from time to time, must confront a student and challenge that student to do better, we always desire to be known as a loving school. Ephesians 4:15 reminds all of us of the necessity of “speaking the truth in love” as we encourage others and grow in Christ ourselves.
John 13:35 tells us that the world around us will recognize Christ’s followers by our love for each other. This love that will bear all things, believe through all things, hope in all things, and endure all things is key to reaching into a child’s heart and making an eternal difference. This passage in 1 Corinthians 13 further reminds us that love will rejoice in truth.
As a school, we will continue to set the high goal of instructing our students with truth in love. We desire to partner with each family in achieving this goal. It is our prayer that the ministry of LCA will be characterized by and known for exactly this type of love.