Empowerment Dr. Dennis Demuth Superintendent
For the past couple week’s pastor Sharon has been sharing on empowerment of the local church. As she has been speaking, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me that what is spoken about the church – believers, and especially those at Victory Christian Center, is also true of Victory Christian School and our staff. It is this empowerment that helps facilitate change in the lives of our students and their families.
There are two relationships that facilitate changed lives. One is the relationships we establish with our students. The other is our relationship with the Holy Spirit.
The strength of the relationship with our students determines how much they are willing to do what we ask, learn what we teach, and meet the objectives we have planned for them. We know that when relationships with students are strong, then what we say as teachers and administrators becomes the gospel truth.
The same is true in the relationship with the Holy Spirit. John 14:16 addresses this relationship:
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
It is the Holy Spirit speaking to us to take action. As we take action, the empowerment is released.
Yielding to Jesus brings Empowerment
Sharon shared, “Empowerment begins with a surrendered life which is nothing more than yielding to what Jesus is saying through the Holy Spirit.”
As we listen to the Holy Spirit we will learn the answers to every question, know the direction to take in situations we face, and know how to minister to the needs of our students.
When we walk in Holy Spirit empowerment, we will not be intimidated by mountains of confusion; we will not be intimidated when we have to confront students who have attitude or behavioral issues. Empowerment also brings with it a knowing the action to take when students are facing academic challenges.
Maximize Your Empowerment
VCS staff has been empowered to:
- Help students live above peer pressure
- Minister love, acceptance and forgiveness
- Lift students who are discouraged
- Go beyond what we see in the lives of students and to encourage them
- Help remove academic lack
- Allow the gifts of the Holy Spirit to operate
- Walk in the fruit of the Holy Spirit
- Distinguish between good and evil
- Take authority over demonic oppression
- Release the authority of the Word of God
- Change the classroom environment
- Overcome mental and physical sickness, tribulation and deception
- Rise up above passions, lusts, impulses and the flesh
The question we face as a staff is, “Are we willing to allow the power that is within each of us to be released?” If we do, then we will walk out His calling and His purpose (2 Tim 1:9).
Volume 2, Issue 19 April 2010