Parent Update 9/16/2012


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In This Issue

The Principal's Desk
AXIS: Technology
A Night of Healing
Around the Castle

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Building-out Concave Chests

Apologist John Stonestreet is a father. He understands the challenges many of us face regarding parenting and how much we should allow our students to be exposed to the world. His video above is a stance we have taken at Hillcrest; to prepare students to understand God's communication to us, His plan in History and how we are to respond to the marred design we're left with until Christ returns.

Watch John Stonestreet's implore to build out concave chests by correcting our posture towards culture as Christians. Classroom conversations on this topic are frequent at Hillcrest Academy, giving families so much more than a diploma.

AXIS: What is Technology For?

AXIS is a worldview team of post-college young adults. They travel the world communicating a Biblical worldview through interactive presentations on pop-culture and media. 

On a recent trip through Minnesota they spent 3 days at Hillcrest Academy. We captured part of their chapel presentation to allow parents and Hillcrest friends to see some of the conversations started as Hillcrest continues to work in equipping students to live a life of significance. To view the video please visit our Campus Ministries Blog>>.

A Night of Healing: Stories of Loss and Redemption

Abortion is a complex topic that is affecting our teens in a number of ways. Hillcrest's newly founded Students For Life group recently took a stand on the streets of Fergus Falls and is preparing for their part in the annual 40 Days for Life campaign in our region.

As students are preparing for their on-the-street service projects, Bethel Lutheran Church is also gearing up for the 40 Days for Life campaign by hosting a panel consisting of four women who have an abortion story to share. The women speak about their regret following the abortion of their children, but also communicate the hope they have in Christ following pains related to their abortions.

The panel will address Hillcrest students on Monday, September 17th during chapel before their evening presentation at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church (LBC). We encourage families to attend the event, A Night of Healing: Stories of Loss and Redemption, on Monday, September 17th at 7pm in the Bethel LBC Fellowship Hall.

Around the Castle

Parent Prayer 
Hillcrest parents, students and staff are gathering in the month of September to pray together. Join staff and parents in prayer from 7:45-8am in the Hillcrest Chapel. Please direct any questions to Wayne Stender (
Athletics at HLA 
Jr. High and Varsity Football have home games this week. Visit the calendar online to make plans to cheer on the Comets! 
Outdoor Movie 
On Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm the Men's Dorm will host an outdoor movie night at the Men's Dormitory. This event is open for both on-campus and off-campus High school students

Upcoming Events at HLA 
On Sunday, Sept. 23rd the dorms will host a paintball tournament at 2:30pm,  and on Friday October 6th the dorms will host a grand opening for the Comet Cafe and their patio The Adiron-deck beginning at 7pm.

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