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Run to Christ: 2010-2011


The theme for the 2010-2011 school year at Clearwater Christian College was announced on August 23 during the first meeting of the faculty/staff in-service week. After reading Matthew 11:28-30, Dr. Richard Stratton charged the CCC family to Run to Christ. Several faculty and staff gave testimony of how God has worked in their lives and how they continuously Run to Christ.

Run to Christ was chosen as the 2010-2011 theme because of its relevance for today’s Christianity. “I chose Run to Christ as our theme,” said Dr. Stratton, “because so many of our faculty, staff, and students are facing significant challenges in their lives and families. Our great hope is the wonderful truth that regardless of the burdens that we are bearing, we can Run to Christ and leave them there.”

Among other staff and faculty testimonies, Dr. Kris DeWitt shared about how the Lord taught her to run to Him during her recent double knee replacement surgery. “I have a deep need for Christ’s power, providence, provision, and especially, His peace. My neediness and God’s abundant peace is a perfect match. As I spend time in God’s Word, I am reminded that God’s peace embraces my soul as I fix my eyes on Him. I am learning that I should not fear my weakness, for it is the stage on which God’s power and peace perform most brilliantly. I need to persevere along the path God has prepared for me, running to Christ and depending on Him every step of the way.”

During this calendar year, the CCC family, both students and administrators alike, will endeavor to Run to Christ in everything. The admonition received during the faculty/staff in-service meetings and the opening week chapels echoes the charge in Matthew 11:28-30 to Run to Christ. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”