By Hayley M. Cook
WILLIAMSON - Registration will begin Monday for the 2014-2015 year at the new school formed by the merger of Regional Christian School of Delbarton and Williamson Christian School.
The new school, which will move into the old Williamson Middle School building this fall will be named Ambassador Christian Academy.
“The name ‘Ambassador’ is chosen to reflect the Scriptural mandate of 2 Corinthians 5:20, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God,” according to a press release.
“The students graduating from Ambassador Christian Academy will be “sent” forth as representatives of Christ in the world; to excel in their God-given talents and gifting in a way that will glorify Him, as well as to be productive citizens in our Appalachian region and beyond,” the press release states.
The schools were invited last December by the Mingo County Commission’s office to occupy the former middle school building, according to the press release, which started that it was the county commission’s desire for a Christian school to occupy the facility.
Following several months of various meetings of the leadership of the two schools, respective student-body families, school staff and the Regional Church of God Board of Elders, a deal was reached.
The Christian-based curriculum for the new school is reportedly being carefully chosen to maximize students’ education levels to help them become college-ready and prepare them to excel in their chosen career fields. Annual missions opportunities will also be customary as part of the training in Christian education.
Registration and orientation is set to take place on June 16, 23, and 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Regional Church of God in Delbarton.
Parents must attend one of the sessions in June in order to enroll students. RCS and WCS students/parents who may already have pre-enrolled must still attend one of these orientation dates.
For more information, you may contact the church office at Regional Church of God at (304) 475 3468.