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Maybe you just know it’s time to do something, but you’re not sure what, and you just need something simple — one step at a time.
Steve believes that we should all expect to grow in our faith. We teach through the Bible verse-by-verse because it is the best way to know the Bible and the Bible is the best way to know Jesus.
We hope that the brief information about us so far will encourage you to check us out.
We promise a judgment free worship experience. We know that everyone of us could use some grace from time to time. We hope to see you next Sunday!
We are Saving a Seat Just for You!
It doesn't matter how you dress, what candidate you are going to vote for, or what doubts you have. You matter to us and you are always welcome here.
We affirm the dignity and value of human beings created in the image of God. We stand against racism, bigotry, hatred, and prejudice. Shenandoah is a place for all people. You are welcome here. It is time we learn to live different.
We pray that unity will begin in our churches and that churches will lead in the healing and hope in Christ for our communities and cities. May God grant us wisdom, knowledge, and understanding!
Proverbs 24:3-4 says, "Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."
To learn more about our Church's mission see below.
Pastor Steve continues his series through the Book of Matthew in Chapter 6 verses 19-24 This timely message shows us to "live different" means not living your life controlled by finances or the pursuit of wealth. God is good and He loves you. He will meet all your needs. Listen as we see how to live a Spirit filled life free from worry and focused on true riches.
Shenandoah is a Southern Baptist Church worshipping in the Conway area of East Orlando near the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Goldenrod.
We are a Church that is committed to the truth, but live in God's grace. We are a family, and we go out of our way to make you feel a part of the family right away. Our goal is to live different from what we expereince in every day life. Please come and see for yourself.
7308 E. Pershing Ave Orlando, FL 32822US
Sunday (not meeting. See below)
NEW: Wednesday Night - 6 P.M Services.
A New Opportunity starts June 24, 2020 for limited, safe, and socially distanced worship services.
We are examining our options and discussing when it will be best to open for Church Services and Bible Study. During this time, our Church has also decided to make some much needed improvements to our facilities.
We are currently undergoing a renovation of our Worship Center. Other improvements will follow. As a result. Pastor Steve will be recording his Sunday Message at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in our Fellowship Hall for those who would like to attend a live service. Given space limitations, there will be no live music.
Shenandoah is taking steps to ensure your safety and the safety of those who attend our Church.
Because of the rise of COVID cases in our area and the increase in the percentage of tests returning positive, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has issued a masks-required order for all Orange County residents and visitors in public spaces, effective June 20, 2020.
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We are committed to following and supporting our local authorities as they face this crisis and resist further shutdowns. Yet, hundreds of millions of Christians over two thousand years have faced adversity in their pursuit of gathering together, and we won’t let a mask requirement be something that stops us from doing so. To accommodate the mandate requirements, Shenandoah will have disposable masks on hand if you need one and we encourage you to wear your masks while entering the facilities until you reach your seats for the Service time. Then put your mask back on when you leave your seats until you exit the Church.
Kids ages 12 and under are exempt from the order because they will be in a “childcare” setting. Pastor Steve is exempt from mask wearing while on platform only, as he is working in a position “where use of a face covering will not be compatible with the duties of the profession.” We have and will continue to social distance front rows from where Pastor Steve will be speaking. Staff and greeters will use masks until seated as well.
We will continue to broadcast Pastor Steve's messages each week on Sundays at 9 a.m. You can find these messages by clicking on the Message above. If you are a high-risk or vulnerable individual, we strongly encourage you to worship at home online.
THIS WILL NOT LAST FOREVER. WE CAN DO THIS AND NOT FORSAKE GOD'S WARNING FROM HEBREWS 10:25 " ... not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching".
There are many things we don’t know and a few things that medical professionals and officials do know about viruses. For people who are uniquely at risk, this virus is of even greater concern.
Whether in your home or at your office or at our Church, clean air and surfaces are going to be vital components of a common sense plan for protection against any virus. Because viruses can’t be treated with antibiotics, it’s every health expert’s goal that people would utilize best practices to avoid contracting COVID-19 in the first place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends common sense hygiene practices, like washing your hands and avoiding physical contact. We want to do more where we can. Hygiene can even extend to the air you breathe. That’s why respiratory hygiene has become a topic of discussion during the spread of this virus.
At Shenandoah, we are in the process of upgrading our air conditioning to include ionizer systems. Ionization is a process that blankets an entire room addressing viruses both in the air and on surfaces. We will be installing 5 ionizers to cover our sanctuary and nursery areas in the hope that we will create a safer environment for you and your family.
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Worship With Us - Wednesdays at 6
As a Church, why are we here?
We are on a mission to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every receptive person in the Central Florida Community.
What does that even mean?
God sent His Son Jesus to restore our broken world to its original state before our ancestors messed it up. Don’t be too mad at them. If they didn’t mess it up, we would have! As it was impossible for us to reach up to God and fix things, God reached down to us and fixed things by sending His Son, Jesus to do what we could not. God is perfect and holy. He is so perfect and holy that he could not associate with people who were not like Him. You know that It is true that all of us are imperfect. We know this. Luckily, God loved us enough to provide a solution to the problem. God allowed someone to stand in our place and take our punishment. That person is Jesus. The main reason Jesus came to earth was to restore us to His father by paying the price for all our sins and to give us His righteousness (or perfection if you don’t like righteousness). While Jesus was here, he did a lot of other things as well. For one thing, Jesus broke down the racial, political, and religious barriers of his day to unite people around a common cause. It may seem like it did not last very long if you look around. The problem and the blessing was that we are not stuck or bound by our past. Every generation gets to make a choice. Repeat the mistakes of the past or make a change for the better. Unfortunately, we don’t usually choose to do right.
Jesus solution to these issues worked then and will work for today as well. Listen to what the Bible has to say:
“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.” – Ephesians 2:14-17
We are choosing to be better. As we reach out to our community, Shenandoah Church seeks to look beyond the labels, beyond the invisible masks we wear that hide our pain and shame, look beyond any prejudices, beyond any negatives society or others have put on you and others, in order that we may find Jesus in you and everyone we meet. You may not even see Jesus in you yourself or even like the idea of it; but God’s Word says that He knew you before you were even born. If that is true, what did God “know” about you? He knew your true identity.
He knew the purpose He created you for in the first place. He knew the person He wants you to be and still can be. He knows that the person He wants you to be is good, as are the plans He has for you.
Have you met yourself? If you knew the “you” God knows you are, you would never want to be anyone else!
Jeremiah 29:11-14, says
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.
Don’t you want to live different? To have a better life than you have now. Live in a better, kinder, more just world? How are things going for you right now? Are you prospering? Do you feel like you are safe and free from harm? How do you feel about your future? Is it great? Is it even good? Do you ever wonder if God is up there somewhere? Is anyone listening? Does anyone even care?
You are not alone in feeling this way. In fact, this is one of the biggest lies the Devil hopes you will fall for. He knows if he can isolate you, if He can keep you from your true identity, if he can keep you focused on the problems; then, He owns you. This is how he holds you captive. This is not what God wants for you.
You may be thinking wait a minute, that you are not a “captive”, this can’t be true, the Devil doesn’t own me. Well, consider that there are two types of “captives” in the world. The first group may be what initially came to your mind, sometimes we call these captives “prisoners”. But not all prisoners are in jail. It is true, some prisoners or “captives” are in bondage because of something they did. Many of these captives are in jail, many are not. Perhaps, you can relate, you may have had a huge failure in your life. You may have intentionally, or unintentionally, committed some wrong, some sin, some act that society actually put you in jail for and now has labeled you as a “felon”, or perhaps just you know about these misdeeds. Sometimes, failure isn’t criminal, but it keeps you in emotional chains none-the-less. This keeps you from being your true self and robs you of a good life. As a result, you find that you are holding yourself in bondage out of guilt, out of a sense of failure, or perhaps out of a belief that you deserve to be punished. “You did the crime - you must do the time” as the saying goes. Many people come to Church because they believe Church is where you go to be punished. This is a discussion for another time, but this is not true, not at Shenandoah any way.
The second kind of “Captive” is in bondage through no fault of their own. This may be some of you - perhaps you were abused; your father was absent from your home, or you wish he had been; perhaps you have been betrayed by a spouse, a friend, a family member or a co-worker; others may have suffered injustice or been a victim of prejudice - regardless of the reason behind it you find yourself in bondage, spiritually speaking. Perhaps your bondage comes from labels that others have put on you like “you are no good” “you will never amount to anything” “no one loves you” “you are dumb, a loser, second-class, worthless . . .” The list of possible labels seems endless. Not only are these labels cruel; but, if you hear them enough, you may have begun to believe them yourself. These lies are not who you are. What others say or think is not what defines you. What you think about yourself may put chains on you, but even what you think about yourself is not the real you. He who made you, He who created you, this is who has the only right to define you. God loves you and wants a relationship with you. If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. You are so much more than you think. God says he knew you before you were even born.
Whether you are a victim or a perpetrator, or a combination of the two, both groups are in bondage. Both groups share many similarities:
1. Both have difficulty with forgiveness, whether it is toward the one who injured you, or it is toward yourself.
2. Both groups suffer with self-esteem issues.
3. Both groups try to bury these hurts down deep, sometimes for a very long-time; but the hurt has a way of popping back up, sometimes in the strangest places, you blow-up at the oddest things and you have no idea where that even came from. Your hurts have been buried alive. They want out.
4. Both Groups find that overall, joy and peace elude them.
5. You may look and act free, but you know this is a mask you wear to hide your guilt, shame, and bondage.
6. Your life lacks power.
If this is you, I want you to agree with what Jesus DECREED as the first Official Act of his public ministry, (see Luke Chapter 4) CAPTIVES AND PRISONERS ARE FREE! Despite your freedom, many of you, have convinced yourself of a false identity and as a result, you carry about spiritual chains and you live in bondage. It is like someone put a million dollars in your bank account without your knowledge. But you never check your account balance. As a result, you live like you are broke when you are actually a millionaire! So many of us live in bondage when there is no lock on your jail cell and no guards are there to keep you in.
THIS IS NOT OF GOD, this LABEL you have taken up, this FALSE IDENTITY you carry, is not who you are. You are not any of these things; God has decreed that you are not condemned; and any failure you may have had is not fatal or final. To the contrary, you are loved by the God. You are not a second-class person.
Nothing you have done, or ever will do, is bad enough to change God’s mind about who you are, or who He designed you to be. You are just not that powerful. You do not have a greater Will than God to tell God he is wrong about you.
FREEDOM was the first thing Jesus DECREED in His public ministry. In fact, it is the theme of His entire ministry: We once were slaves to sin; but Jesus came to set us free. He came to reconcile us to the Father. He did this by setting you free from the penalty of sin and death.
If you are a CHRISTIAN - YOU ARE FREE. This is the grace of a very good God. Perhaps you are thinking this does not match your experience.
Let me ask you, are you a Christian?
You may not even know what it means to be a Christian. Perhaps your experiences and ideas about what it means to be a Christian makes you think this is the last thing you want to be. You may even know someone who goes to Church and claims to be a Christian. If that is what being a Christian is like, then no thank you. Going to Church is not what makes you a Christian and not everyone who says they are one acts like one. If this sounds like you, let me ask you again, how are things working out for you? Maybe doing something different, taking a chance, checking out the claims of Jesus is just what you need right now.
If you are a Christian living in bondage or you are someone who is not a Christian, You are not a robot. You have choices to make. This means, you can think whatever you wish, you have the power to resurrect the dead, to resurrect your past, and some of you do it almost every day!
Hear me out on this: Your past failures and sins have been forgiven and forgotten by God; Your sin nature has also been broken off and nailed to the cross (that is why Jesus came); However, YOU HAVE A MEMORY.
Many of us use our memory to bring our past failures and sins back to life. When you do, you re-live the same pain, the same feelings of guilt all over again. You lose your joy and you lose your peace. You live a life without power. You give birth to a spirit of deception that clothes you in that old costume that is not the “you” that God created or that He sees in you. Your mind is powerful. BUT IT IS YOUR CHOICE. You can choose how you respond to the labels people put on you, even labels you put on yourself.
The Bible speaks of a time when Jesus was just getting started in his ministry on earth. It says that Jesus was sent to the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. How did the Devil tempt Jesus? He attacked his identity. He wanted to put doubt in Jesus mind that He was not truly the Son of God. How does he do it? Satan quotes Scripture, but like all liars, he leaves something out.
You see, In Luke 3, the Bible records Jesus’ baptism by a guy called John, John the Baptist. John the Baptist sees Jesus coming and he remembers what God told him about the future Messiah, the Christ - you will know the Christ when you see the Spirit descending on him like a dove. This happens as Jesus walks up to the river where John and a large crowd was. Then, John and all the people who were with John, they all hear God speak. What does the Father say? Luke, Chapter 3:22 God says this about Jesus: “You are my beloved Son; in whom I am well pleased”
Now, jump ahead to where the Bible speaks of Jesus and the Devil in Luke 4:3. Jesus is in the wilderness. We read “The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
This is in the Bible. The Bible says that Jesus could turn stones to bread if he wanted to and at the time, Jesus had not had anything to eat for 40 days and 40 nights. The Devil is quoting the Bible, but he is using it to tell a lie.
Let me show you:
IN Luke 3 God says: “You are my beloved Son” . . .
IN Luke 4,The Devil says: "if you are the So of God . . .”
What did the devil leave out? The word “beloved”. “Beloved” is a familiar word that connotes the loving pride of a father toward his children. Your Heavenly Father loves you so much that he is proud to be your Dad. He holds you in such high esteem that He will do anything to have a relationship with you. Satan doesn’t want you to go there. He knows that if you agree with God that you are God’s beloved;he loses. You win.
This applies to Christians and non-Christians alike. You see the Devil may not be able to convince you that you are not a child of God; but, if he can convince you that your Heavenly Father is abusive, that He is not loving, that the Father is just waiting to wallop you with his big stick; then, the Devil will rob you of your freedom; rob you of God’s power and keep you captive; joyless, and without peace.
This is something you must surrender to; you can’t win this battle by your own effort alone. It seems illogical – you win a fight by not fighting? EXACTLY! The Bible calls Christians, “more than conquerors”. What does that mean? First, what is a “conqueror”? Let me illustrate it for you. Let us say I am in a professional UFC fight. I am beat up, bloody, and I am totally exhausted; but, in the end I win. I am a conqueror. The fight ends, the referee raises my hand in victory and this UFC promoter guy walks up and hands me a $10 million dollar check for winning the fight. Then, my wife, Faith, she walks right up behind him and takes the check. She is “more than a conqueror”. You see, the whole time I am getting beat, bloodied, and exhausted, she just watched. Without having to pay the price, she didn’t even wrinkle her dress, she gets the $10 million dollars and goes shopping. If I was the conqueror, she is “more than a conqueror.
We cannot defeat the Devil or evil. We cannot even control ourselves. So How do we win? We let Jesus conquer the Devil and then we accept his wonderful gift of our freedom and our restoration with the Father and we become more than a conqueror. We become sons and daughters of the creator of the universe. Not bad.
Here is the point: You cannot change your heart and God won’t change your mind. However, if you will change your mind, God will change your heart!
So, “Who are you?” The Devil’s captive? Or, Are you the beloved of a very good Father. That is an awesome thing. But, just as my wife Faith had to do something – walk into that ring and accept the check she did not earn or deserve from me; you have to do something too. You have to use that mind we talked about and agree with God about who you are: His child or the Devil’s child. This is just the way it is. You are one or the other, but you get to choose
If you want to learn more about being a son or daughter of the creator or the universe, below is a quick summary of everything I have been discussing. If you have a Bible or a phone, you can look these verses up on your phone and see for yourself.
1. The Problem.
· “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” (Romans 3:10)
· “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23)
After establishing that “all have sinned,” the first half of Romans 6:23 explains the depth of this problem and its consequences. “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a). You know everyone dies eventually. However, the second half of the verse hints at the hope we have for salvation through Jesus. “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
2. The Solution: Our Hope in Jesus
The solution to our misery is further explained by the hope we have in the love of God expressed through Jesus Christ. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8). This is the payment for all our wrongs and for all that is wrong in the world. The Bible calls these wrongs sin. Sin is anything that is not of God. Since God is good, perfect, and holy; He could not allow our sins to go unpunished. That would be unfair and unjust. If God was like that, we would not want Him as our God. So, Jesus, the Son of God, who was and is Himself good, perfect and holy came to earth and did what we could not. He lived a perfect life. Then He took our place and paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross after being nearly beaten to death. His Father judged Jesus for us. Then God declared us free and He forgave us our sins and has forgotten all about them.
3. Our Part: The Sinner’s Response
Once we understand our need for a savior (we can’t win this fight on our own) and recognize that Jesus Christ is that savior (he is our conqueror), we must respond by moving along to the third part of the journey to freedom, calling out to Jesus. This Bible records these words: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10). This response is possible for everyone. Romans 10:13 expresses God’s ability to save everyone. (His intention to save everyone is further expressed in John 3:16-17) “For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” (Romans 10:13)
4. The Result of Salvation
There are two results of allowing Jesus to be your conqueror and you being more than a conqueror these are: (peace and justification) after a sinner decides to declare and believe in their heart that Jesus Christ is Lord. Romans 5:1-2 explains that through faith in Jesus Christ, sinners can enjoy peace with God, no longer separated from holy God by sin. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” (Romans 5:1-2)
Romans 8:1 rejoices in the result of your salvation. Before faith in Christ, all who have sinned were condemned by their sin and destined for death. But now with faith in Christ, “there is no condemnation” (Romans 8:1) and believers are gifted eternal life with God (Romans 6:23). “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 8:1). You see neither prisoners nor captives are condemned by God. It is just as Jesus declared in Luke 4 when he began His ministry captives and prisoners are free.
I have used a lot of words here to share with you the peace I have found by trusting Jesus and dedicating my life to Him. I want to close with these last two remarks:
(1) This does not mean your life on earth will be easy, or that you will win the lottery, or that things will even get better. It could happen, but it is not the norm. What it does mean is that you will be able to get through anything life throws at you and you can have peace and even joy as you go throughout you life. The peace and joy comes as you experience new things, good things, that God will show you while you are here. But, what is even more. This life is not even worth worrying over compared to what is to come. Deep down you know this – there is more to this life. Our souls are eternal. The time will come when you leave this place we call earth. When you do, you will go to be with God. There is no sickness, no evil, nothing but good. You will have a perfect body, mind and soul that will never wear out. This is heaven. Trusting Jesus means you are guaranteed to go to heaven.
(2) I did my best to share with you how logical, practical, and smart it is to choose Jesus than to try and make it on your own and end up in hell. By the way, hell was not made for people. Hell was made for the devil and angels who followed him in rebellion towards God. This said, the good news Jesus brings is not difficult or hard to understand. Even a child can do this. There are no magic words or formulas. You decide. Admit that you are not 100% perfection all the time. A 99.99999% will not cut it with God. Believe that Jesus, God’ Son, came to earth and died on a cross to pay for your imperfections, we call these sins. Then tell God. Have a conversation like you would with anyone else. He is God. He will understand what you are thinking. If you ask God to forgive you and let Him know you believe His Son, Jesus died for you to pay for your sins, God will accept you and adopt you into His family forever. Ask Him to forgive you. Jesus already paid the price for you. Accept the gift.
Lastly, tell someone what you have done. Send me an Email. I would love to know and celebrate with you. I will also try to answer any questions you have or direct you to someone who can.
Email me, Martin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am sure many of you have been watching what is happening around the world these past few weeks. I know that many of us look at what is happening around the world and in our own communities and feel helpless. You are not helpless. You are powerful and your weapons are spiritual. I believe this physical, temporal realm we live in is directed by a more powerful realm in the spiritual. Remember what Ephesians 6:12 tells us: "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places". As a Church, we need to stand in the gap for those who are defenseless against these spiritual powers and authorities whose whole purpose to "steal, kill, and destroy" mankind and everything Christ stands for. Our greatest weapon is prayer.
We are asking you to help us in this mission. Our Church is joining with other Churches in a movement called: "Orlando Prays".
Orlando Prays is a part of the America Prays network. They are an inter-denominational, multi-ethnic, Jesus-centered prayer movement covering Orlando in 24/7 prayer. America is in desperate need of revival and spiritual awakening. Our only hope is prayer. Unified prayer in the upper room preceded the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14). We are asking that you join us in prayer. Will you stand in the gap for Orlando and our Church community?
To catch the heart and the need behind this great opportunity, please WATCH THIS VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/IySMNikmn4o (If it does not load when you click on the link, copy and paste the link into your Internet Browser).
I copied this from the America Prays website:
Our vision is to unite and equip churches in Orlando in 24/7 prayer for transformation and spiritual awakening.
Our call is to devote ourselves to prayer for our communities and nation. The Early Church’s devotion to prayer brought them to a place of unity and common purpose. Acts 1:14, “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.”
Every church in America regardless of their size, location, annual budget, worship style or theology can adopt a day or half day of prayer every month. A monthly day of prayer is not the end game, but it is a simple on-ramp that helps churches develop a culture of prayer.
After learning about Orlando Prays, I was certain that you would feel the same burden for our City as Pastor Steve and the rest of our Pastor's Advisory Team has for the people of Orlando. Our Church is one of the most caring Churches I have had the privilege of serving with. As a result, we have stepped out in faith and made a commitment on your behalf.
Shenandoah 's COMMITMENT:
To begin with, Shenandoah has committed to adopt a monthly half day of prayer covering the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in prayer. We are asking you to pray in 15-60 minute segments from home, work, school or at the church. We have chosen the 10th of every month as our time of corporate prayer. If enough people sign up to pray and you want to expand our time on the 10th that would be fantastic. You can pray at 2 a.m. if that is best for you. The key is that God’s people are praying.
Would you Email the church at email@example.com or call and leave a message for Martin at (407) 273-2211 and let him know what time you will be praying on the 10th of each month?
Thank you. We are expecting that your ministry of prayer for our City will change the lives of every person in Orlando as we learn to live different.. God is good. He has called on His people to be a house of prayer. It is time we obeyed Him, don’t you think?
We can’t wait to share with you what God will do because you prayed for His people and those He loves.
THREE POINTS ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Shenandoah is reaching out to the Three Points Elementary Community with an exciting After School program on Thursdays for our 3rd through 5th graders. Here is what one Principal had to say about Kids Beach Club in her school:
"Kids Beach Club® has helped our students in a number of ways. It's important to teach our kids about academics, but it's equally important to teach the whole child. We can't teach the Bible as a school, but Beach Club can do that. I have seen students' self-esteem and self-worth grow in a positive manner. I have seen students who sometimes have a bad attitude with adults and peers be able to turn things around and start making friends. you see the kids coming together as a family. I love everything about Beach Club! It's a wonderful program and I think it's awesome for our kids to be able to participate.
"We’re seeing such a difference. Our discipline is drastically down, that’s huge. It’s fun to see the change in the kids. One of those who was a repeat offender - a frequent flyer to our office - came in yesterday and said, 'I just need to calm myself down before I get into trouble.' Last year he would have just thrown a punch. When I asked him what he was thinking, he told me about a story that he learned in Beach Club. It’s fun to see the change in the kids. It’s making a difference not just in school but also in their whole lives."
Tonya Mamantov, Ed.D., Principal
Floyd Elementary School, Balch Spring, Texas
To Learn More About Kids Beach Clubs at Three Point Elementary go to our Beach Club Webpage by clicking on the "Find Out More Button Below.
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