I feel really blessed to live in a state that hasn't banned Jesus Christ from entering it's school halls.  In a country where its considered taboo to say prayers in school or even mention the "under God" part of the Pledge of Allegiance, it is so refreshing to see this article in the local paper.  For a few years now, Lifepoint has been investing in one of the elementary schools in our city.  We've "adopted" them, if you will. 

I know that many cities in America would never allow such a thing!  But I really think they are missing out.  I'm lucky enough to see the fruits of this relationship first hand.  Because of my job at the church, I get to be a part of each and every visit we make to the school to serve the teachers and staff.  And I always, always, get floods of "thank you" emails. 

Some of the things we have done are to provide snacks in the break rooms, rent "bouncy houses" for school functions, and we've even brought in a massage therapist for free 5 minute massages for all of the staff! -- that was a favorite!

As I spoke with the reporter from paper, it dawned on me that our communities and schools would look so much different if every church would adopt one school to which they focus their support. 

The trend is growing. We've gone from one church/school relationship in our county to two this year and I couldn't be more excited!

I love what God is doing in our city and I believe that these unions between "church and state" will only encourage our students and enhance their learning experiences. 

I want to encourage you to see how your church can get involved in the lives of the teachers in your OWN community!  They are teaching our future leaders - and, I don't know about you, but I believe that God should be all up in that!

Read this article to hear how churches in Alabama are investing in their local schools.