By Carolyn Tomlin
Contributing Writer, B&R
It’s that time again when public and private schools start a new year. From preschools up through college level, students will be facing new challenges and opportunities. A thought that runs through the mind of all parents and families is this: will my child or loved one be in a safe environment? Will the teachers and administration create an environment where all children are respected and learning takes place? How can I encourage my church to become involved?
Thom Rainer, retired president of LifeWay, wrote in a blog (Jan. 3, 2015) on “Eight Things I’m Praying Will Happen in Churches in 2015.” The first: A greater emphasis on prayer. Can you imagine the impact this could have on our schools if members would be committed to pray? Pray as individuals and as a congregation. Prayer not only changes things; it changes those who pray. [Read more…]