SEE YOU AT THE POLE
Anderson Christian School participates in the nation-wide event "See You At The Pole". It is an event where students from across the country meet at their school flagpoles to pray for their school and country. The event is held in the fall of each school year.
The morning prayer time is organized by the ACS FCA. Each class has a volunteer to lead in prayer.The Praise Team leads the students in songs of praise. For the ACS family it is a time of unity as the entire school family gathers together to pray.
James 1:21 – 25
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Missions are an integral part of Anderson Christian School, as we seek to serve others as Christ exemplified for us. While we do place a great deal of emphasis on teaching the Gospel in the classroom, we believe that it is equally important to live out that message in our every day lives.
With that in mind, at the conclusion of each nine week period, ACS students, and their teachers and chaperones travel to ministries in the area for a day of service. These missions days have included trips to Operation Christmas child, crafting cards and gift bags for soldiers and hospitalized women and children, visiting the Veterans home, the nursing home, the Calvary Home for Children, and the Dream Center to clean and minister to residents. These special days allow students to minister to their community and beyond, displaying God’s love to people in need.
GRADE MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
K2 & K3
K4 & K5Operation Christmas Child
1stOperation Christmas Child
2ndOperation Christmas Child
3rdOperation Christmas Child, canned food drive
4thOperation Christmas Child
5thOperation Christmas Child
6thmade craft bags for hospitalized children/made cards for service men and women in the military
7th Calvary Home for Children in Anderson
8thMeals on Wheels and visit with residents
9th & 10thhelping with T.L. Hanna Special Needs class/Richard Campbell Veterans Home in Anderson
11th & 12thThe Dream Center for the homeless in Pickens, SC
Chapel Speakers for 2014-2015
Pastor Chad Gamble from Temple Baptist Church
Pastor Travis Dyar from Southside Baptist Church
Pastor Steve Silvey from Covenant Baptist Church
Pastor Ronnie James from Covenant Baptist Church
Pastor Brad Bienaime from Freedom Center Assembly of God
Pastor Jonathon Elrod from Renewal Church
Pastor Johnny Kitrell from Westside Church
Pastor David Pickens from Southside Baptist
Pastor Hayden Crompton from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Mr. Mike Walters, ACS parent
Mr. Jason Varnadore, North Greenville University student
Mr. Isaac Moorhouse, ACS 2014-15 Senior
The mission of ACS is to partner with Christian parents in providing a quality education integrated by a Biblical worldview that will prepare students for a life of service to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Spiritual emphasis at ACS is fundamental to being able to accomplish the following goals at ACS:
MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
Generally, several weeks into the school year, the students in Middle School and High School go off campus for a retreat. This year the Middle School students will spend one night and the High School students will spend two nights at the retreat.
Over the years, the retreats have been held at the following locations:
Awanita Valley Christian Retreat in Marietta, SC
Bonclarken ARP Conference Center in Flatrock, NC
Look-Up Lodge Christian Retreat in Traveler’s Rest, SC
The theme for the year is emphasized in large and small group study time, and a special speaker and praise & worship music is scheduled for the evening services. All the time in between is for student and faculty interaction – team building and bonding.
The prayer for this event is for unity among the student body with a focus on God’s call on their life for the new school year!
At Anderson Christian School, we are dedicated to pursue excellence not only in academics but also in our spiritual walk with Christ. For this reason, in 2014 our seniors began taking a foreign mission trip as their senior trip. This trip encapsulates our mission as a student body as we seek Him and His ways for our lives. It gives the students an opportunity to see a part of the world that is different from their own and to learn to communicate the love of Christ in ways that they never have before! Also, our students greatly learn to appreciate what they have.
Quotes From Students Who Have Participted:
“The mission trip was a life changing experience. Being able to help those who have so little made me more grateful for what I have.” ~Elizabeth Silvey
“The mission trip was one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of. It showed me a new way of seeing the world. The people that I met are some of the most precious people in the world and the relationships that we made are something I wouldn’t trade for anything. It also gave me a whole new understanding of the Spanish language and broadened my vocabulary within just a few days of being there and interacting with people. This trip changed my life and I would do it again in a heart beat. “ ~Kauryn Gurley
“Jesus used the mission trip to give me an even greater desire to share His love with our nation and every other nation.” ~Emily Phillips
“Jesus showed me how to love Him, to love others, and to serve. This trip made me realize how blessed we are as a nation to have the things that other countries are trying to fight and survive for like water, food, etc. Jesus showed me to be thankful for the things that I have and to never take anything for granted. ~JJ Shump
“It was an experience I will never forget. I loved the whole community there and I would love to go back.” ~Jessi Hall
“I will never forget experiencing Christ’s love shown to me through those we were there to minister to.” ~ Corey Adams
“On this mission trip, God revealed many things to me. The one thing that has most distinctly effected my life is the truth that “richness” and “happiness” are not the by-product of the accumulation of things. Rather, they are obtained through selfless giving and abandonment of pride. It’s about, “Who can I build up next?”.