Celebrate the start of 2021-22!
Welcome back to school! What a wonderful sound young voices are in the hallways and classrooms. Tree of Life exists to glorify God by serving His children and families. Returning families may notice several changes at each campus as we make room for more students and update facilities. For those who have been with Tree for a while, you know that the school is actually a family of believers committed together to loving children well. Would you look for opportunities to introduce yourself and welcome our 220+ new students and their families? If this is your first year, welcome to Tree! We are eager to see how the Lord will use you and your child to bless our community. In the last year, the school has grown from 760 to more than 930 students. As we celebrated the Lord sending us more kids to serve, we asked Him to provide the faculty and staff needed to serve each student well. We are all aware of the current hiring challenges in our country and city. By His grace, the Lord sent 25 incredible and wonderfully qualified brothers and sisters from His storehouse of favor. Please join me in expressing gratitude to Him for His faithfulness. Watch the full video here.
Hopefully, you have already seen this year's t-shirts and sweatshirts highlighting our theme One Name JESUS. We will be focusing on each word throughout the year. In one of Jesus' last prayers before His crucifixion, He asked the Father that we would be one even as He and the Father are One. Tree of Life's diversity is an amazing gift from the Lord. We have students from dozens of different nations, from more than 200 churches, and from 59 zip codes. We live in a nation that is divided and polarized. May the Body of Christ that makes up our school increasingly be a shining example of the oneness that Jesus prayed for and desires in us. That is only possible as we focus on the power of His name and the intimacy of the relationship we have with Jesus, individually and together.