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Focussing on God's Goodness

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Welcome to the new school year at Northside Christian College. We extend an especially warm welcome to students, families and staff who are new to our College community. We pray the year ahead is an opportunity for our entire community to flourish.

At the most recent Dedication Service, it gave me great pleasure to introduce the College's theme for 2023. Each year at Northside, we have an overarching theme that guides us towards developing a deeper understanding of God's character. I spent several weeks praying about this year's theme and throughout that time, I continued to hear and see a specific word. It was a word that I felt would help us learn even more about God’s amazing love and care for us.

Our verse for 2023 comes from Psalm 34:8 (NIV).
The psalmist encourages us:
“Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.”

This verse is an invitation for us to actively experience that the Lord is good. The psalmist is calling us to draw closer to God. We can experience God’s goodness when we read the Bible, or learn more about Him in our Christian Life Studies and Bible studies classes, and when we worship Him.

We read in Psalm 65:11:
“You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.”

God is constant. He does not change. God crowns the whole year; not just the beginning or end of the year. His promises are timeless. If we stay on God’s paths and remain connected to Him, we can dwell in His rich, fulfilling goodness, which can bless us in so many ways. As a Christian school community, it is special to be in an environment where God is at the centre of all that we are and all that we do.

It was with excitement that I announced the Northside Christian College theme word for 2023 is: Goodness.

I am looking forward to learning more about God's goodness together as a community throughout the coming year.

Working together,

Michael Bond

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