Special Shout-out and Thank-you to Hunter Classical Christian School
As the church has recently voted to end the shared use agreement with HCCS, it is imperative to express our gratitude for the years of service the school has provided the community. HCCS provided a quality education with Christian values and will impact those who attended for a lifetime.
And while we will always take great pride in helping the school get its start, we realize that the driving force behind a successful Christian school is not a location or a personality, but rather “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13, ESV). We look forward with great anticipation to see the great things that will be accomplished in the future with HCCS.
During this pandemic and the associated harm that it has caused, it has been hard to see the silver lining in all of it. But, Scripture proclaims, “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28, ESV). In reflection, perhaps the renewed interest in Christian Education is the greatest silver lining to find in this destructive pandemic! The decision to end the relationship was based primarily on the knowledge that the school was rapidly outgrowing the church’s ability to support it and that, while difficult, a new beginning was necessary. As indicated by the enrollment interest this year, HCCS requires space and the reality is Dover cannot provide that space.
During the eight years the school has operated at Dover, we have been proud to claim Hunter as a partner in our joint mission to bring the word of God to young people, something sadly missing from public school today. We have nothing but praise for Hunter’s success in touching the lives of children and families during those years. As to the future, we wish the Hunter Classical Christian School every success this coming year and in the years to come, as it continues to provide the opportunity for Christian Education to our youth.