At CCCS our desire is to provide a Christ-centered education for our children.
Calvary Chapel Christian School Downey is a Christ-centered school that integrates the Word of God throughout all disciplines with the goal of sending disciples into the world to reach the lost with the Gospel (Matthew 28:19). We are training the Christian leaders of tomorrow!
At CCCS our desire is to provide a Christ-centered education for our children. In other words, we want the Bible to be the central theme of all of their education and to fulfill our God-given mandate in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” We want all subjects to be measured by the standard of God’s Word and to teach our children creationism, morals, ethics, and what it is to be an Acts 2:42 Christian, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers.”
Oh, how we’ve grown…
from a small elementary school to a school ministering to nearly 650 pre-school through 12th grade students. We are excited to have our pre-school available to bless families with younger children from 2 to 4 years old. We also have close to 100 in our Grizzly Academy satellite school.
Over the years…
we’ve gone through many transformations, continually growing until finally we were able to add our high school. Our campus now includes a gym, weight room, biology lab, chemistry lab, science lab, choral and instrumental music rooms, art room, computer lab, elementary and high school libraries, and many more classrooms.
We’ve seen triumph in our staff…
faculty members, students, and administrators alike! You can recognize and experience the victories going to chapels, school plays, musicals and games, as you walk the hallways, and sit in the classrooms! Yet, we are living in evil days. This year’s theme, “More than Conquerors” from Romans 8:37 (“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”), encourages us to walk in the power of God’s love to be overcomers.
God is good!
He has allowed our staff to be one of three necessary supports for our young people. I see it as a tripod – three supports holding up our students. The most important support is that of being raised in Christian homes with parents who love and follow Jesus. A second support comes from the students’ own church lifting them up in prayer and ministry. As for the third leg of stability, it’s been our awesome privilege and responsibility as teachers, coaches and mentors to support our students in this part of their journey, to “lead them to the Rock that is higher than they are” and to help them take a step of faith to serve Him!
My prayer for the future is that we will continue to hold our children up and pray that the principle of Proverbs 22:6 will become a reality. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
We look for this year to be our greatest year ever, in terms of ministry and seeing many saved. Should our Lord tarry, we anticipate even greater years ahead! Our God is an awesome God!
In Calvary Love,
Pastor Jeff Johnson