“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
Since GAC was founded in 1964, we have witnessed the presence of God on campus. From the old dirt road on Indian Trail that led to the front doors of our school of 150 students, to the thriving campus that now serves 1,500+ students a year, we have experienced how God has led GAC in the past and how God will continue to lead GAC in the future.
This year the theme on campus is “Filled With Joy.” In a world that seems to experience the lack of joy, what would it look like for the GAC campus to be filled with joy? Our desire as a school is for every student, faculty and staff member to experience fullness of joy in their lives this year. We’re excited and expectant to see how God will provide out of His abundance.
The word filled means, “to occupy to the full capacity.” Like a water hose that fills a bucket to the brim, God desires to fill our campus with joy to the full. And when the lives on campus are filled with joy, that joy will overflow into the world.
To be filled with joy leaves no room for despair. Over the years, GAC has experienced times of trial and hardship, but as a community of believers, we don’t go through trials the way the world does. We walk through the fire with hope and joy that the King who sits on the throne has come, and He is coming again. He has empowered our community to live with the same joy as Jesus did, that comes straight from the heart of the Father and overflows to bring hope and life to a world that is seeking.
God has a unique calling on GAC to be set apart from the world. As a Christ-filled community we are called to walk
in biblical hope and unbridled joy. Biblical hope is absolute assurance in God’s promises for the future based on his faithfulness in the past. May we look behind to see what God has done, and walk in the confidence that God is going to continually fill us with joy by the power of the Holy Spirit to impact the campus, city, and nations for Christ.