Our theme this year has been "Deep. Real. Fierce." Each month has had a theme as well, with a Bible verse and parable to match. April's theme was to be "Deep Certainty," which has become all the more striking in the current atmosphere. We can rest assured that our God has a plan for the future, and He even has a plan for us as his children! Our accompanying verse is I John 5:12-13, "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." Keep those words and our certainty in Christ at the front of your mind during this weekend, as we remember Jesus' sacrifice for us tomorrow and his resurrection and victory on Sunday.
He is Risen!
DCS Parents, Students, Teachers, and Staff,
As I thought about what to write looking back at first quarter, I kept coming back to one thing:
thankfulness. This struck me as something a little strange, since this particular period of school has been
mostly uncharted waters for all of us as educators. There is so much unknown right now, so many
questions we’d like to have answered that we can’t answer very well. What happens if...? What will I do
when…? What is the school doing about…? There are so many hypothetical situations that could come
up that it seems hard not to despair when we get lost in their myriad.
And yet, I feel thankful. Perhaps it is the fall season that makes me feel this way. Perhaps it is the
perceived closeness of Thanksgiving. Some of that might be true, yes, but it goes much deeper than
First, I’m thankful for our staff at DCS. They’ve done a wonderful job of staying alert, being ready to
change something at a moment’s notice based on the surrounding happenings. They’ve stayed positive,
making sure that students feel welcome and loved during this strange year. They’ve done more
preparation this year than ever, and they’ve done so with a lot more stress than ever, which I very much
Second, I’m thankful for our students. I don’t think I can overstate how much we actually missed all of
them at the end of last school year. It was very hard to try to teach and not be in the same room. Yes,
learning still happened, but we missed what makes school, especially DC, great, and that is the
relationships that we build around the educational process. We love having the building open again so
we can work directly with our students!
Third, I’m thankful for our community. Your support, whatever your current role in our society, is
invaluable. You’ve made working at DC a true joy, no matter what is happening in the world at large.
Your heart for Christian education is evident through the immense giving you’ve already demonstrated
this year! I hope and pray that we can continue to work together to train our young ones in His Word!
Finally, and most importantly, I’m thankful for the guiding hand of our Father. It’s during troubled times
like these that I am truly thankful for the goodness and promise of God’s sovereignty over the world,
and I know that he has held our community in the palm of his throughout this time. Have we had
struggles and bumps? Absolutely, and we will continue to have them. But we know that He continues to
lead and guide us; all we need to do is trust that His plan is good and strive to find how our lives can
better reflect His will.
I hope you, too, can find some time to reflect on how God has guided you during this year. Beyond that,
in a year in which it is so easy to dwell on the negative and what didn’t happen, I hope that you can find
the positive things God has done and continues to do in your life!
Jeremy Boer, CEO