Instructional Video for Online Lunch Ordering

This video should help explain the new online lunch ordering process!

SCBA Online Lunch Ordering from South Charlotte Baptist Church on Vimeo.

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Whew! 2017 is almost over!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over!

We wanted to take a few moments to remind you of dates and activities that you need to keep in mind!

Veteran’s Day There will be no school or ESD tomorrow, Friday, November 10, in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Ladies Morning Refresher on Thursday, November 16, at 10 AM, Ladies are invited to attend this time of spiritual refreshment and fellowship. Meets in the Upper Room.

SCBA Thanksgiving Chapel on Wednesday, November 22, at 10 AM. Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, our entire student body will gather together for a special Thanksgiving chapel. Our elementary and Jr/Sr High choirs will be singing in this chapel and many of our classes will be making special presentations during the service. One of SCBA fathers, Pastor John Uit de Flesch will also be speaking in the service. Parent, Grandparents, and Friend are invited and encouraged to come. There will also be a noon dismissal this day.

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 There will be no school or ESD on these days. Classes and ESD will resume on Monday, November 27.

SCBC Community Thanksgiving Dinner You are invited to join us for our 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23, from 11 AM – 1 PM. If you know of individuals or families that will not be able to have Thanksgiving dinner, please let them know that we would love to have them join us! Go to www.southcharlottebaptist.org/thanksgiving for more information.

SCBA Christmas Celebration, Friday, December 8, 7 PM More details will be given in the next couple of weeks regarding this event but please mark you calendars and invite your family and friends to attend!

Christmas @ South Charlotte Baptist Church Visit www.southcharlottebaptist.org/christmas to learn more about celebrating Christmas at SCBC!

As of October 31, 2017, the “Bus Fund” has $17,653.03. Click here to make a donation and help us make it to our $35,000 goal!

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Principal’s Perspective for October 26, 2017

It’s been awhile since I last sent this out. Things have been extremely busy here in the ministry of South Charlotte Baptist Church. If you don’t have a church that you attend on a regular basis, why not join us this coming Sunday to meet the rest of the South Charlotte Baptist Church family!

Fall Festival

South Charlotte Baptist Church will host its annual fall festival on Tuesday night, October 31, from 6:30-8:30 PM. Our church and Academy families always enjoy this time of food, fun, and fellowship. We ask that children (and adults) not wear anything scary or worldly to this invite and please, no masks. In addition to all the usual activities planned for that night, we will be incorporating two additional items to help our junior and senior high students raise money for their 2018 Spring Trip. We will be selling canned drinks for $.50 in our concessions area and then we will have a dunk tank! For $1 you or your child can have 3 opportunities to dunk some of our jr/sr high students and possibly have the opportunity to dunk one of our teachers or staff! You don’t want to miss out on the fun! Click here for more information!

Fall Break

We will have our Fall Break on Wednesday, November 1. The Academy will be closed and there will be no ESD (extended school day) either before school or after school. Classes will resume on Thursday, November 2.

Christmas Joy Gift Bags

If you have planned to fill a Christmas Joy Gift bag this year, we ask that you drop them off in the Academy office by no later than Monday, October 30. If you are able to help with shipping costs ($5 a bag) please turn that in separately. Do not place money in the bags. If you have extra items, you may drop them off as well. We will give any extra items to Directline Ministries. They will use those extra items to put together additional Christmas Joy Gift bags.

Do You Have a Trade?

Do you have a trade that you would be willing to share with South Charlotte Baptist Academy? If you have a skill, such as carpentry, tile work, electrical, plumbing, IT (internet technologies), HVAC, painting, etc., that you would be willing to “share” with SCBA, Pastor Campbell would love to speak with you! Due to the fact that our ministry is not yet large enough to have a paid custodian/property manager, often, any repairs or upgrades that need to be made fall on the shoulders of our staff. Currently, we are need of someone who could help us with some networking problems that we are having. You may contact Pastor Campbell at (704) 575-3378.

New School Bus

For those of you have been a part of South Charlotte Baptist for a few years now, you know that it has been our desire to purchase a “new to us” school bus that we could use for field trips and other road trips as needed for the entire ministry. It would be our desire to purchase a bus that has less than 100,000 miles on it and is around 10 years old. We currently have $17,000 that has been given toward this need. To purchase a bus that fits what we are looking for, we will need to have between $40,000-$50,000. If you would like to make a donation toward the purchase of a bus, you may do son online. Click here and then choose “Academy Offerings.”

Chick Fil A Lunch

We have not fully instituted our Chick Fil A lunches yet. We do apologize for that. We have not been able to fully set up the online ordering process. We ask for your patience. If you have ordered the Chick Fil A lunch, and would like to receive a refund of those funds, please contact jeanne.kelsey@southcharlottebaptist.org in our business office.

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Help Wanted – Warehouse Job

Occasionally we will have businesses contact us searching for employees to fill needed positions.

One Source Security has contacted us in search of an individual to fill a position in their warehouse. This would be a full time position, Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm.

If interested, please contact Mr. Marc Dixson at (281) 415-0571.

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An Eye for the World

 

 

In Matthew 28:19-20, Christ instructed His disciples…

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Then, in Acts 1:8, Christ said…

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

South Charlotte Baptist Church, in an effort to be obedient to the Great Commission, supports a number of missionaries who are serving in different places around the world seeking to share the Gospel message in “the regions beyond.”

It is our desire that the students of South Charlotte Baptist Church would also develop an “eye for the world” and a burden for the world. To encourage that, each of our classes have adopted a missionary that they will learn about and correspond with throughout the course of the school year.

Here is a list of the missionaries that have been adopted:

As we (South Charlotte Baptist Church) receive updates from the various missionaries that we support, we post them on our mission’s website. You are encouraged to follow along with our missionaries. Please click the links to learn more about these individuals and their families. Also, many of these missionaries have a presence on Facebook. We would encourage you to “look them up” and follow them as they serve the Lord around the world!

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7 Ways the iPhone Has Made Life Worse

 

 

 

 

We have had a wonderful week at South Charlotte Baptist Academy! Only one more week and it will be October! It is hard too believe that this year is going so quickly.

Fall Revival Services @ South Charlotte Baptist Church. You are invited to join us this coming Sunday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 27 for our fall revival services with Dr. David Sorenson. Dr. Sorenson is nationally recognized and preaches on topics ranging from the marriage and the family to the King James Version of the Bible. Click here to read more about Dr. Sorenson’s ministry and then plan to join us as our guest!

Making Home Work. Our parenting series continues this Sunday morning at 10 AM. This Sunday, we will continue to discuss the power of a parent’s influence. Please join us for this encouraging time as we look at Biblical principles as they relate to parenting. Click here to learn more. The past lessons (audio) and the notes can be found here…

7 Ways the iPhone Has Made Life Worse. We are surrounded by technology. Our children are growing up in a world saturated by technology. Unfortunately, while we often feel as though we can’t imagine life without technology, we don’t realize that all of this technology has a definite “down side.” In her article, “7 Ways the iPhone Has Made Life Worse,” writer Kara S. Alaimo states that they are making us ignore one another. I have seen parents come to the Academy in the afternoon to pick up their children after school. Instead of stopping to take the time to give their child a hug and ask them how their day was, they have a cell phone to their ear the entire time as they sign their child out and hustle them out the door. Mom and Dad, your children are the most precious thing that you have. If you don’t have time for them now, when they are young, I can guarantee you that they will not have time for you when they are grown! Let me encourage you to put the cell phone and tablet down for awhile; step away from the computer; turn the TV off and spend some time with your child. Go outside for a walk; play Chutes and Ladders with them; take them to the park; anything – just spend some time with them!

Hurricane Maria. If you have watched the news at all you know that Hurricane Maria absolutely devastated Puerto Rico. It has been reported that Puerto Rico could be without power from 4-6 months. Some within our school have family in Puerto Rico and they are seeking to send them aid to help with the recovery from this hurricane. The following items have been specifically requested:

  • Canned food
  • Batteries of any type
  • Candles
  • 1/2 inch rope of any lengths
  • Matches

You may drop any of those items off at the Academy office at any time over the next week. These items will then be shipped to the Puerto Rico for distribution among the residents there.

We want to help! We want your children to receive an excellent education in a wonderfully caring environment. If, at any time, you have concerns or questions about South Charlotte Baptist Academy, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please do not allow small concerns to become big concerns. You may feel free to contact me, Pastor Campbell, at any time at (704) 575-3378.

Please be our guest on this special occasion for South Charlotte Baptist Church!

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Principal’s Perspective for Monday, September 18, 2017

We trust that you have a wonderful weekend and that your week has gotten off to a wonderful start! Don’t forget that tomorrow is Tuesday and that means, “Chapel!” Please make sure that the students are dressed in their chapel uniform.

Please take a moment to read the following reminders and announcements!

No Flip Flops

The dress guidelines for South Charlotte Baptist Academy state that children need to wear “close toed” shoes such as athletic or tennis shoes. For safety and sanitary reasons, students should not wear flip flops or “open toed” sandals. For more detailed information regarding the dress guidelines, please log in to Parents Web, go to School Information > Resource Documents, to find the current dress guidelines for SCBA students.

School Lunches

Currently, SCBA provides lunch for our preschool students (3 and 4 year old classes). To view the lunch menu, please log in to Parents Web, go to School Information > Resources Documents, and click on the appropriate month to view the lunch menu.

Currently, on Thursdays, our Kindergarten through High School students are able to order items from CiCi’s Pizza. Very soon, we will be making a change to how pizza orders are placed. Beginning in October, we will be moving to an online ordering system through Parents Web.

With that change, we will also be adding “Chick Fil A” Tuesdays! For $5, a student can order a Chick Fill A sandwich, a bag of chips, and a drink. We will use the same online ordering system through Parents Web to order and pay for “Chick Fil A” Tuesdays!

SCBC Fall Bible Conference, September 24-27

We would like to invite you to South Charlotte Baptist Church to hear the preaching of Dr. David Sorenson. He will be preaching in our services this coming Sunday, September 24, and then will be preaching Monday – Wednesday nights beginning at 7:00 PM.

Master Clubs

A number of our students attend Master Clubs each Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 PM. We would love to invite all of our elementary age children to attend Master Clubs! Click here for more information!

SCBC 40th Anniversary!

We would like to invite each of you to join us on Sunday, October 8, beginning at 10:30 AM for the 40th Anniversary celebration of South Charlotte Baptist Church! Click here for more information!

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The Importance of Character

The world understands that character is important. One secular business writer said…

Notably, without mentioning names, we are in somewhat over a global character crisis, a crisis which has undoubtedly contributed to our worldwide financial crisis.

Again, the world understands that character is important. But, as Christians, do we? Do we know why it is important?

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 2 Peter 1:5

The Bible does not use the word, “character.” Instead it uses the word, “virtue,” which simply means, “excellence of character!” That word is used in 2 Peter 1:3…

“According as [God’s] divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him (Christ) that hath called us to glory and virtue:”

We have been “called” to have and develop excellence of character! God expects us – as Christians – to have good character!

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

What is “Character?”

  • Character is defined as “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.”
  • Some have said, “Your reputation is what others thing of you; your character is what you really are.”
  • Our character is who we really are even when no one is looking.

Having “good character” means doing what is right because it is the right thing to do.

There are many examples of individuals, in the Bible, who had good character. Two that come to mind are Joseph and Daniel – both who were young men in some very difficult circumstances and yet they both did right because it was the right thing to do!

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Daniel 1:8

Your character is the most precious possession you have next to your salvation.

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1

God understands that your reputation – what others think of you – and your character – what God knows you to be – are indelibly connected.

“Reputation is the shadow; Character is the tree.” – Abraham Lincoln

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost!” – Anonymous

Why is character so important?

 

Our character is what determines how we respond to the situations and circumstances of life. In Acts 16:19-25, Paul and Silas find themselves being beaten and thrown into prison for simply preaching the Gospel and seeing a young lady come to the Lord. Unfair? You better believe it! How did they respond?

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. Acts 16:25

Our character will determine our usefulness to the Lord now and later in life.

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet [ready to be used] for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:20-22

I don’t believe any would argue the fact that Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of our country was a great man. In 1787, He was instrumental in the formation of our country’s constitution, one of the greatest documents ever put to paper. How did Benjamin Franklin’s “greatness” begin? In 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system to develop his character. He identified 13 characteristics that he systematically developed in his life.

It is our desire to see our young people to develop the character of God – character which will serve them well right now as well as in the future!

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Principal’s Perspective for Saturday, September 9, 2018

Good Afternoon!

Hurricane Irma Everyone has been anxiously waiting to see where Irma is going to make landfall and how, exactly, Irma will affect the Carolinas, particularly the Charlotte area. At this point, it looks as though we will receive rain and some wind. With wind, there is always the possibility of power outages. Due to when Irma is expected to begin to affect Charlotte, it is likely that we will not have ESD (Extended School Day/Aftercare) on Monday afternoon. Please make plans accordingly. We will make a final decision about that by Sunday evening.

*If you would like to make a donation to a trusted disaster relief organization, please consider Hearts with Hands. Click here for more information…

School Closings This is a good opportunity to remind everyone of our school closings policy. We will follow Charlotte/Mecklenburg’s lead for the first day of any school closing. For example, if Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools closed for Tuesday, we also would not have classes on Tuesday. However, for any following days we will make decisions independent of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg school district. We would use all resources available to us to inform you of our decisions – email, text, phone calls, etc.

Making Home Work We again want to invite you to join us, tomorrow (Sunday, September 10) morning, at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall of SCBC for Making Home Work, a 13-week study off Bible principles for raising children and building families. Click here for more information…

Fall Bible Conference We would like to invite you to our Fall Bible Conference with Dr. David Sorenson, beginning Sunday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 27.

Masterclubs Many of you brought your children to Masterclubs this past Wednesday night and we want to thank you for that. We would love to invite each of you to bring your children to Masterclubs. Then, mom and day, join us for “Continue!” Click here for more information…

Continue On Wednesday nights, in the main auditorium of SCBC, we will be taking a Biblical journey in personal discipleship. While your children enjoy Masterclubs, you can be encouraged and challenged in your walk with God!

SCBC 40th Anniversary We want to invite you to join us as we rejoice in God’s goodness on Sunday, October 8 at 10:30 AM as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of South Charlotte Baptist Church. Click here for more information…

 

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Principal’s Perspective for Friday, September 1, 2018

We have come to the end of another week of school but have come to the beginning of a new month!

Making Home Work in a Broken Society

Join us this Sunday, September 3, beginning at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall of South Charlotte Baptist Church for a 13-week study on raising children and building families. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and be encouraged! Click here for more information…

Parent’s Review

We always love to hear from our parents – current & former – about what South Charlotte Baptist Academy has done for them and their children. Click here to read a recent testimony from one of our former parents!

Labor Day!

There will be no school this coming Monday, September 4, in honor of Labor Day! The church & Academy offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 5!

Master Clubs

Bring your children on Wednesday nights to Master Clubs @ South Charlotte Baptist Church! The purpose of Master Clubs is to Evangelize, Disciple, Teach, Train, & Provide Opportunities for Children to Serve God Now! Click here for more information…

Continue

Get answers to your spiritual questions and be grounded in your faith! Join South Charlotte Baptist Church each Wednesday night this fall (beginning Wednesday, September 6) for Continue: a Biblical journey in personal discipleship!

Box Tops for Education

A wonderful way that you can help South Charlotte Baptist Academy is by clipping “Box Tops for Education” and sending them to school with your children. This year, we will be using the funds from the box tops to help our junior and senior high go on their spring trip to the Creation Museum.

Help with Hurricane Harvey

If you would like to donate to the disaster relief from Hurricane Harvey, please visit Hearts with Hands, a disaster relief organization that we have partnered with in the past. Click here for more information…

Coming Soon

Keep watching for information on two exciting opportunities that will be coming up later in September – “Birthday in a Box” & “Chick Fil A Tuesdays!”

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