Faith for Flagler

Faith for Flagler
Posted on 01/06/2022
Faith for FlaglerFaith leaders hosted a breakfast for Flagler School principals and administrators to kick off the “Faith for Flagler” program on Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022. It was an opportunity for the groups to get to know each other and share the needs on each campus.

“Faith for Flagler” arose from a desire by churches that meet on Flagler School campuses through a Use of Facilities agreement to find ways they could support their host schools. Trent Schake, the lead pastor of Epic Church which meets at Buddy Taylor Middle School, took the lead in inviting other religious leaders across the county to participate.

“This partnership between religious bodies and Flagler Schools has been around for a number of years,” says Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt. “What we want to do is to ensure these organizations and our schools continue to have a great working relationship and the potential to expand opportunities.”

Faith for FlaglerExamples of support already received by our schools are community service projects such as sprucing up campuses, providing school supplies, clothing, and even food to our families in need. One church went so far as refurbishing a school’s teacher lounge. This is not about church members stepping over the Constitutional protections separating church and state. It is no different than any other collaborative project we already have with other community and service organizations.

The churches invited for this kickoff breakfast were: Salty Church, Coastal Family Church, The Journey Church, Parkview Church, Primera Igleia, Palm Coast United Methodist Church, Palm Coast Bible Church, First Baptist Church of Palm Coast, New Beginnings, Beachside Church, and Epic Church.

Flagler Schools expects this program to grow. Should any religious organization like to learn more about “Faith for Flagler,” they can contact Mr. Marquez Jackson, Student Services Director with Flagler Schools.

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