In this season of change, Carmel Christian School’s commitment to partnering with parents to provide excellent disciple-making education has not wavered. J-Term is a highly anticipated experience for our high school students. The challenge this year? Bringing a meaningful, mission-minded experience to our students right here on campus.
On Monday, we opened up the event hearing from Carmel’s Missional Outreach Pastor Jon Freeman who challenged us to see our place in God’s story. We took a deep dive into understanding poverty and the challenges that people in our world face as they try to provide for themselves.
Joe Badgett — My Story
Our Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach, Joe Badgett, shared his testimony and passion for coaching as his ministry. Coach Badgett works for Movement Mortgage and we were able to learn about how his company is revolutionizing the business world.
Stephen Phelan, Chief Pastoral Officer of Movement Mortgage, shared how his company uses their profits to impact communities in a holistic way. Loving people by leading a movement of change through building charter schools, community centers, creating affordable housing and guiding people in some of their most significant financial decisions.
On Tuesday, we delved into some frontline ministries that are addressing the issues of human trafficking all over the world. CEO/Founder of Present Age Ministries, Hannah Arrowood, shared her testimony and brought a new level of awareness to our students of abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
Jack Freeman — My Story
CCS Junior, Jack Freeman, shared his story of living in India during his elementary years as his family served God there during that time.
Silent Images Founder and Director, David Johnson, is committed to documenting and speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves. He started the organization after documenting the genocide in Darfur, Sudan in 2006.
Faculty & Student Panel
On our third and final day of J-Term, we heard from a panel of faculty who have led student teams on many
J-Term projects. They inspired our students to take what they have learned and apply it to living a life on mission for God.
Tattie Teague — My Story
Tattie Teague, a new sophomore at CCS, shared her testimony of how God walked her through some difficult times and used a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to turn her life around.
Dr. Jay Hancock — Challenge to Students
Dr. Hancock shares his story and challenges our students. What is God teaching you? What is God telling you? What does God have for you? Follow Him.
Carmel’s Student Ministry Pastor, Jason Salyer, wrapped things up in the closing session by helping us see that Christ is first and we have a role to play in His story.