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What Makes MCA Distinctive?

November 16, 2012
By Rev. Rick Calloway

I had the privilege yesterday of watching an incredible debate as part of a debate class which is one of our new high school electives. As I sat through the debate, the Lord reminded me of the tremendous freedoms we have in a Christian school to not only debate critical ideas and topics of the day but also to be able to do so using God's Word as the source for all truth.

So often people in the community ask me, "What makes Metrolina distinctive?"  My answer is always this:

  • We do not run or hide from the world but rather we embrace and pursue the mind of Christ.
  • We prepare young people for the kingdom of heaven and the marketplace of ideas.
  • We emphasize Christ-centeredness in a very self-centered world.
  • We focus on spiritual formation in addition to the intellectual development of a student.
  • We do not deemphasize academics but rather we offer a fast paced, college preparatory program that enables our students to score significantly above the national average.


Indeed, I thank God daily for the freedom to tell our students that Jesus matters and makes all the difference in our lives. I am also grateful for the freedom to teach students a Biblical worldview. By that, we have the freedom to help instill in our students the ability to make all of the decisions of life through the lens of the Bible. We so need in our world today a generation of believers who live their lives with a Biblical worldview.

Finally, Operation Care (our annual canned food drive) is underway and we are off to a great start in collecting food. As you recall from the letter I sent home a few weeks ago, the food drive runs from November 12th through December 7th. Collection barrels are located in the Lower School office and the Upper School office.

Last year, the church and school collected over $165,000 worth of food for those in need in our community and the needs are even greater this year. Would you pray about picking up a few extra cans at the grocery store to donate each week of the campaign? There is no greater way to show our community that we love them and that Jesus matters than by meeting the most critical needs around us.

Thank you for your all that you do to make our school distinctly Christian!