Do Good December
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:7
As we approach the Christmas season, Christians often reflect on the tremendous gift of God’s Son and thereby consider ways of giving to meet the needs of those around us. Indeed, culturally, December has represented a spirit of giving and goodwill.
Do Good December at Worthington Christian School is a project undertaken by the Leadership Class, comprising approximately 30 students from the Upper School. These students become part of the Leadership Class through an application process, including a teacher recommendation. While the Leadership Class at WC has been offered for several years, this year, the program has incorporated the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, which began in 2013, into the curriculum.
The cornerstones of the CFA Leadership Academy seek to “Engage, Expose, and Equip” students as leaders through a seven-month program that addresses topics such as servant-leadership, teamwork, innovation, communication, and impact. Leadership Class at WC is taught on the high school level by Dr. VanDop, Mr. Roads, and Ms. McMahon; and on the middle school level by Dr. VanDop, Mr. Clutz, and Ms. Johnson.
The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy curriculum includes Do Good December as part of its emphasis and training for Impact Through Action. In this inaugural year of the program at WC, students were allowed to choose their projects. As VanDop shares, selecting their project for Do Good December provided “a way for them to bond together and serve alongside each other.”
As a result, the Leadership Class chose to partner with Lifeline Christian Mission, which addresses needs locally and abroad. In December, students will travel locally to assemble dry meal packs, which consist of dehydrated beans, rice, and soy protein, which will then be shipped to a distribution center and then on to locations affected by recent disasters.
As part of the Chick-fil-A Leadership program, the Do Good December project provides those 30 students who are part of the class with hands-on learning and application of the valuable leadership principles shared in their monthly meetings. Next spring, the Leadership Class is planning an exciting school-wide project. Stay tuned for more details to follow.