Dayspring Christian Holds Annual 'Spiritual Emphasis Week'
With assistance from a New Hampshire-based Christian ministry organization, students and staff members at Dayspring Christian Academy of Attleboro recently celebrated the school's fourth annual "Spiritual Emphasis Week" with a series of daily activities designed to increase their awareness of and love for God.
Accompanied by representatives of Coastlands Consultants—a relationally based ministry headquartered in Manchester, N.H. that provides on-site mentoring teams functioning as missionaries in Christian venues—DCA students, faculty and staff experienced a rebirth of their Christian faith during the week of Jan. 14-18.
Activities included daily chapel services, journaling exercises and classroom interactions, all designed to enhance passion for and develop closer personal relationships with God.
Coastlands Consultants representatives at DCA supervised interactive activities, assisted teachers in specific spiritual teaching points and engaged school members in spiritual songs, writing exercises and relationship projects. The representatives worked daily with school members and joined them in spiritual interactions and discussions.
"The purpose of 'Spiritual Emphasis Week' was to stress the importance to our students of putting God close to their hearts," said Robert Lavallee, DCA's spiritual advisor. "Object lessons were prepared to encourage our students and to provide answers to their questions about spiritual topics on a personal level.'
The Coastlands Consultants delegation at DCA was headed by director Matt Huffman. During their stay in Attleboro, group members were housed and fed by the families of school students for the third successive year.
"We always love coming to this school," Huffman told DCA students during a chapel service. "We are here this week to help you, to support you, to challenge you and to encourage you to focus your lives on God."
According to literature produced by Coastlands Consultants, the organization has existed for more than three decades and has ministered to Christian schools and venues throughout the United States.