Hillcrest E-Connect 7/2/16

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7 Tips to Prepare for Persecution
Sharing Stories After 100 Years

7 Steps to Prepare Students for Coming Persecution

This week the Supreme Court made a decision to force a group of Christian pharmacists to carry abortion causing birth control. It is easy to see with the changing political landscape that today's youth are going to be the first generation of Christians systematically persecuted for their religious and moral convictions that come from a Biblically-based view of the world.

Christian education is more important today than it has ever been for youth. Youth need not only to have confidence that God is who he said he is in Scripture, Christian's need to develop spiritual roots that will stand the coming swell of persecution that is growing. Read some tips to couple with a Biblically-based education to prepare students. Read the article>>
Campus News

Staff Share Faith

There are many aspects of Hillcrest that form students. Chapel is a significant part of the Hillcrest program that lingers with students throughout the year. Catch one chapel from this year that set the stage for many students as Mr. Undseth shared his testimony. Read and listen to the testimony>>

Students Testify

During their time at Hillcrest many students come to impasses in their culture or thinking of the world that need to be worked out. Hearing testimonies from students reveals that many have made eternally significant decisions to follow Jesus. Read a student testimony>>
Principal's Desk

Pushing the Preacher

One year ago a Hillcrest staff member encountered a sidewalk preacher. The preacher was peddling ideas in support of abortion. The staffer took lessons he taught in the classroom to the streets in wrestling out the ideas with the evangelist. Read the story>>

Culture Insights

Condoms have increased teen pregnancy. A report released last month showed data that encouraging students to explore their sexuality in a safe manner has actually increased teen pregnancy. A group visiting Hillcrest provided some great addition studies and advice for students. They don't have a Biblical perspective, but their data and topics are timely. Read more here>>

Alumni News

Comets Turn 100

Hillcrest is traveling the nation this summer sharing the incredible story of God's work through the school. There are a number of incredible stories that will post throughout the summer and the next year as Hillcrest celebrates 100 years. Read about Hillcrest's history>>

Egge Steps In

Interim President Joel Egge is starting his one year commitment to Hillcrest this month as Hillcrest embarks on an exciting Presidential Search. The Search Committee is scheduling a communique to release in the coming week. Read more>>

Comet Calendar

Junior Comet Volleyball Camp
Coach Brian Pickering is hosting a Volleyball Camp for girls in 4th-6th grade July 18-20. Contact Craig Nersten (cnersten@ffhillcrest.org) for more info.
Junior Comet Football Camp
Players going into 3rd grade through 8th grade are welcome to come to Coach Newman's Comet Football Camp. Camp is July 25-28 from 5:30pm-8:00. Cost is $40.00 per player. Contact Craig Nersten (cnersten@ffhillcrest.org) for more info.
Parent Prayer
Hillcrest is hosting a parent and student prayer time on July 29 at 7pm in Hillcrest's Chapel. 
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