by Hannah Bennett (Class of 2021)
Welcome to Rock Solid’s blog and our new home at City Point Church!
My name is Hannah, and I am a sophomore at RSCA. I recently transferred to this community, and after coming from other Christian schools, I can guarantee you this one is different. So, to kick off this blog, I hope to give you an insight into how God is working at our school.
A typical start to any testimonial regarding one's faith in Jesus usually begins with, “I was raised in a Christian home.” After hearing this, a fair assumption would be that this family is stereotypically “perfect”, meaning they go to church every Sunday; they pray before they eat; and they only listen to Christian music. For a time this was my life: K-Love was my favorite station; my parents were members of a church; and my little sister and I did devotions every night before going to sleep. However; as my teenage years came, I began to question God and wonder if everything I believed was true. When people ask me what my relationship with Jesus looks like, I can admit to feeling some pressure to claim that it is perfect. However; as I spend more time trying to define my friendship with Jesus, I have come to realize that it is flawed and imperfect, just like me. I have gone through ups and downs, highs and lows, and peaks and depths with Jesus. Our relationship is just as any other connection I have here on earth; growing, changing, and maturing.
As I continue to travel on my journey with Jesus, Rock Solid has been a great help. High school is hard, i’m sure everyone agrees with that. From the irrelevant drama to the stress provoked by education, high school is usually the place where teenagers embark on a journey of growth. Because we live in a fallen world, Rock Solid isn't a perfect school. We are students, teachers and staff who live in a broken world. Us students still face the temptations of the world: relationships, social media, vulgarity, defiance and even drugs. In light of this however, the community at Rock Solid actively works to mentor students through Jesus, giving them the tools and knowledge they need to conquer such things with him. This school, RSCA, isn't just a place dedicated to learning and discipline. It’s a place where members are adopted into a family, and are supported on their own journeys. Coming into the school, I was shocked to experience the unconditional love the teachers have for the students. Honestly, I’ve always been somewhat afraid of teachers; an irrational fear that if I made them mad they would fail me in their class! Due to this I never really connected with any teachers. However; despite the fact that I haven't been attending Rock Solid for a long time, I already have a special relationship with each teacher.
Rock Solid works to make school feel safe. RSCA encourages students to be whoever they want to be in Christ, to ask questions, to fall and learn. At RSCA I feel safe to say that God and I aren't on great terms at the moment, or that I have no idea how to solve a certain problem. I am grateful for my hours at this school. At RSCA I actually feel like I will get through these crazy teenage years.
Welcome to Rock Solid, a family. Come join us!