Lake Center Christian School Students Sharing Hope

Service to Christ is a focus at LCCS

By: Emily Chesnic, Campus Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

HARTVILLE – For 75 years, Lake Center Christian School (LCCS) has cultivated spiritual growth in the lives of young people, watering and nurturing souls with Scripture so they know Christ and make Him known. 

LCCS has a campus pastor shepherding young followers of Jesus Christ and preparing them to share their faith. 

Jeff Knori, who first began serving at LCCS as a part-time junior high Bible teacher/campus pastor in 1996, assumed the title of full-time campus pastor in August 2021. Mr. Knori passionately comes alongside churches, families, and faculty/staff to help bring up “a generation that has a heart after Christ.”

Under the guidance of the Campus Pastor, LCCS students are stepping out of the school building and into the mission field. The prayer when students go out: they let their “light shine before men” (Matthew 5:16), making a godly impact in their world, said Mr. Knori. 

This school year, LCCS senior high students especially are standing as “lights” ahead of seasons that may be bleak for some. They are doing this through their Hope Station table, located inside the Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market on scheduled Saturdays, specifically those coming right before a holiday. 

During the Christmas season, students manning the Hope Station passed out candy canes, praying with those who are hurting and sharing the hope they have in Christ.

Being a part of outreach with my classmates in a physical environment where anyone can come to authentically talk and receive prayer about any issue or struggle has been a blessing,” said LCCS senior Andrew King. “I am convinced the Hope Station has changed lives for individuals I am proud to say I have been able to pray for, talk to, and learn about.”

Outreach opportunities, including the Hope Station, are integral to the spiritual growth component at LCCS.

 “Times of outreach, utilizing authentic, interaction-based ministry with real human beings, have been my absolute favorite part of the school,” said King. “This allows students to put into practice what we are taught.”

 King and LCCS junior Christina Luton, a member of LCCS’s Chapel Worship Team, said they appreciate the emphasis placed on Christian service at LCCS.

 “I have been so blessed this year to be able to take part in so many things God has been doing within our school,” said Luton. “God uses broken and imperfect people to show the world the power of the cross. He reaches down and touches the lives of people who are called according to His purpose and raises them up into fullness in Christ.”

Come see firsthand how Lake Center’s 9-12th grade teachers immerse students in a Biblical worldview to spur students’ individual growth in service to Christ, Christian character, and academic excellence. LCCS invites prospective students and their parents on campus to observe a chapel and instructional time. To schedule a campus tour or shadow day, contact LCCS Director of Admissions, Jackie Gilin, at (330) 877-2048 or jgilin@lccs.com. You can also learn more at www.lccs.com/visit.

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Lake Center Christian School seniors, from left, Christopher Kline, Kendall Kauffman, Andrew King, Leah Klein, and Sophia Sommers man the Hope Station at the Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market as a service to Christ.

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