From Mr. Flemming
Discipleship Director & Guidance Counselor
In Romans 12 Paul writes, “…do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed…” He uses the Greek word from which we get the word metamorphosis. God, through Paul, invites us to be metamorphosized. He is not talking about working harder, some self-help, a few minor changes, or a couple improvements around the rough spots. He is talking about transforming a caterpillar into a butterfly or a tadpole into a frog. And this is something only God can do. This year we are looking to God for a Metamorphosis, in us, in our school, and in our world. Again Paul writes, “…and we all…are being transformed (metamorphosized) into [Christ’s] image with ever-increasing glory.” (2 Corinthians3:18)
For our high school and junior high retreats, Aaron Cramer, campus pastor of Christchurch Crossroads, will be focusing on how God metamorphosizes a bunch of individuals (like us) into a community. He will be addressing topics like What are three types of Christians and three types of non-Christians? How do we deal with the battle that is within us? Why are transparency and authenticity vital characteristics of a community? Please pray for Pastor Aaron, our retreats, and that our year would be a year of metamorphosis in each of us.