WingSpan 20

Welcome to this issue of Wingspan. It is our first for some time but I hope that you will enjoy reading the articles.
In recent months I have been reminded again and again of the importance of being a good example to my pupils of an active follower of Jesus. Faith without action is meaningless and hollow. I can work as hard as I like at teaching about faith but if I’m not a living, loving, serving, praying disciple of Jesus my words will not carry authenticity.
At our conference in February we will ask ourselves ‘what time is it for God’s work through CST?’ and there may be a variety of responses (why not join us to find out what they are) however,  one thing is for certain, it is always time to demonstrate the love and the power of Jesus. Let’s make sure that in all that we do in our schools we are consistently doing exactly that.
May God’s blessing and favour follow all of us as we do our best to encourage and inspire children and young people to live wholeheartedly for the Lord.

Graham Coyle

Letter from Chris Pitt

Chris Pitt joined Covenant Christian School in September 1997. It soon became clear he was a very able lad with great leadership qualities, a passion for evangelising the lost and a deep understanding of the bible. We were not surprised that, after leaving the school, he led the Christian Union at the nearby sixth form college and he had been offered a place to study medicine at University College, London. But shortly before he was due to take up his place, he was diagnosed with leukaemia, the most difficult type to treat.

Metamorphosis for CST

CST is currently undergoing a period of change. As I was praying about this recently, the Lord prompted me to think of the process of metamorphosis whereby a caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

The Williamson case

Christian Schools' Trust Christian Education The Williamson Case Some years ago a number of CST schools became involved in a ‘David & Goliath’ struggle over issues of religious liberty. At the time the case was lost and it seemed a disappointment for those who had given themselves to it. However, since then it has become clear that the case itself became ground-breaking and established a path for others to tread. The following article is a brief summary of what took place.

CST National Conference 2011

Running from 17th-20th February 2011, the theme of our National Conference is 'What Time is It?'. Once more, we'll be at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire.

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