Testimonies

"It doesn’t get any more grass roots than Community Christian.  This school is hidden off a side street that no-one ever seems to have heard of in the middle Melbourne, Florida.  

The families drawn to this school are amazing, they are the salt of this earth and they have entrusted this school to train their children for God’s plan.  CCS does everything within its power to help the foundation their family has established grow and flourish.  Everyday each child leaves the school knowing that God has a plan for them and that he loves them.  CCS has a real desire to go beyond the basics of reading, writing, arithmetic, and athletics.  This school is the bridge and the training ground for those who want to live their life for Christ.

 The Bible calls us to train our children in the ways they should go.  CCS provides an environment where each and everyday students are filled with goodness.  While Jesus is continually being taken out of the work place, businesses, classrooms, and holidays, CCS remains a stalwart for Jesus – where his presence isn’t hidden – it is celebrated.  At times training a future generation for Christ would seem like an overwhelming task – so many precious children and so many worldly obstacles yet CCS chooses to go about it like this – 1 child at a time, 1 day at a time.  Each day a child is placed in their care they are being impacted and being taught about the love of God.  There is a song on the radio it is called “The Proof of Your Love” and speaks to Paul’s message – it says if you achieve greatness and you’ve done it without God and without love – it was a waste of time.  CCS is here to ensure their students; our children don’t waste this one wonderful life that God has given them.  Get involved and discover how the power of a discipleship based Christian education can impact your child’s eternal life."              The Casters CCS Family

"Community Christian has the heart of Jesus! - 2011-2012 was our first year at Community Christian…. And you would wonder- how could someone who has been there a short time give a testimony for it.  Well, for the previous 7 years both of our children have been in another Christian school.  We have found that although the other school buildings might be larger and the facilities newer—our children were missing out on the spiritual guidance that only a Christian school is allowed to provide.  In every day conflicts, our former school was failing to show all the children how to deal with them in a Christ-like behavior and thought process.  This was a true conviction to my husband and myself, which led us to seek out another school for our children. Community Christian allowed our children to “try out” the school for a day.  Our children were thrilled... they came back already having a bond with children that they only just met and it prepared them for starting the next school year in a new school. The school is more organized and efficient than the larger school we came from and provides many opportunities for us to get together with other families who share our same beliefs. Although Christian education isn’t “free”… my husband and I continue to make sacrifices to make sure our legacy… the next generation in our family… can be a witness for Him.  Our cars are not the newest and we don’t have the newest electronic devices… but to us, what we give our children to prepare them for their future is much greater than these things. There is much more that I would love to tell you about our experience… if you have any questions… please leave your name and number with the school and I will be glad to get back with you." Holly Lindell For the Lindell Family CCS Parent      

 

"Thank you to our CCS Family!  Community Christian School is a wonderful, Christ-centered, family-oriented place for children to grow and learn.  We are blessed beyond measure and count it a high privilege to attend this school.  Tim and I appreciate the peace of knowing that our boys are being filled academically, emotionally, and spiritually in the hours that they are away from our home. 

Michael just had his 6th grade lock-in and he was really excited about staying the night with his teachers and friends.  To Timothy, CCS is a second home - we love when we see a 9th grade student come up and give our little 3rd grader a high five!  Most teens would not even acknowledge a younger student.  Conor, although he was anxious about beginning kindergarten, has grown tremendously in his excitement for school and for the Lord. He is so proud when he reaches 'Super Star' or when he memorizes his scripture for the week.

The Biblical foundation, the family atmosphereand education that our children receive at CCS is irreplaceable.  We are grateful for the many benefits that CCS adds to our family.  Thank you for the gifts that each of you contribute to God's glory in this school. So in Christ, we though many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5" With Love and Appreciation, The O'Keefe Family CCS Family

 

"My daughter's previous school stopped education after kindergarten.  My husband and I were praying that the Lord would lead us to a school that not only had a great education program, but a loving environment.  We hav found it!  I instantly felt like a part of the CCS family.  The staff, teachers, all faculty are unbelievable!  We are truly blessed to have our daughter at such an amazing school.  Best part... they go through 12th grade!"     Christy and Bobbly Schelich CCS Parents

 

"Our family is simply 'BLESSED' by CCS!  The teachers genuinely care for the children and the families.  The administration is approachable and loving with a true concern for us in their hearts.  Christ is 'ALIVE' at this school!  That is, after all, why we chose a Christian school for our family.

We prayed for two years about moving our children from our previous faith-based school to CCS.  I can honestly say, I truly wish we would have made the switch sooner.  We just had to know it was God and not us making the change. 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6'

It is obvious that Community Christian School follows God's lead and not their own.  That is what it's all about.  They are completely focused on the 'MISSION' rather than the numbers.  In a world where quality is often sacrificed to accommodate quantity, this school is a breath of fresh air for the Christ-centered family."              The Russell Family CCS Family

I am blessed to have worked at Community Christian School since the early 1990’s.  During this time, I have seen and experienced many changes and chapters in the school’s life.  There have been facility and playground renovations, curriculum enhancements, fine arts programs, team sports opportunities and the implementation of computer systems. There are a few things that have not changed – Our mission to create a Christian learning community to train students to know, love and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and to equip them spiritually and academically for life.  Another thing that has not changed is the sense of family we have here.  Once you have been a part of the CCS family, you are always a part of the CCS family.  I cherish the friendships I have made with the many parents and staff members over the years.  I have kept in touch with many teachers and families that have moved or have been called to serve elsewhere, and they all say the same thing:  that 'Community Christian will always feel like home!' I have had the joy and rare opportunity to watch several of my former first graders grow in grace and develop into fine, fruitful young men and women.  Being a teacher at Community Christian School is not a job to me, it is a calling and a precious ministry." Kristine Jones 1st grade Teacher

"The employment-application forms I filled out were a strong confirmation that Community Christian School was a place I wanted to teach.  Two and one half years ago, my wife and I moved to Florida to be near and assist her elderly parents.  I had taught in a Christian school for 30 years, and I wanted to find a school in this area where I could continue teaching.  After a visit with Mrs. Earls, the principal, I was given an employment application.  I rejoiced as I looked through the questions asked of me.  Community Christian was just as interested in my Christian philosophy on education and personal Christian testimony as they were in my academic background and teaching experience.  They valued what I value—academic basics with Christ at the center and the Word of God as its foundation. We want each student to experience life “to the full”. Education should be based on truth.  I know of no one who intentionally sends their child to school to be deceived and believe lies.  The Psalmist writes, “…the word of the Lord is right and true” (Psalm 33:4).  Paul writes, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (II Timothy 3:16-17).  Doesn’t that sound like a good foundation for education?  I enjoy teaching at CCS because that’s our stand.  Imagine trying to teach children how to live abundant life without the principles of God’s Word—principles for relationship, character development, behavior, and even how to think.  Through Christ, God’s Word, and God’s Spirit, staff and students alike can be led “into all truth” (John 16:13).  Life to the full includes freedom, and the truth sets free. I consider it a privilege and blessing to be a part of God’s education ministry at Community Christian School where students can learn about life—what it is, where to find it, how to seek it, and how to live and experience it 'to the full'." David Feeler Middle School Teacher and Guidance Counselor

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