“Living a Life of Kindness in Christ” is the theme for NRCA’s 23rd school year. The Apostle Paul encourages us in Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” In keeping with our theme on kindness, we invited Paul Coughlin, Founder and President of The Protectors, an international, freedom-from-bullying organization that partners with faith-based ministries to speak on what is now the #1 form of child abuse in the nation and the #1 concern of both parents and students.
Who is Paul Coughlin? Paul writes for Fox News, is an expert witness regarding bullying and the law, works with professional teams like the Baltimore Ravens, has written books like Raising Bullet-Proof Kids and No More Christian Nice Guy, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, 700 Club, Focus on the Family, C-SPAN, the LA Times, Newsweek, etc. He has traveled the world to diminish bullying throughout our communities.
Paul spoke to our staff on Monday afternoon and our parents Monday night, each for two hours. Tuesday, he held chapels for Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. His messages were powerful, motivating, and convicting. Many of our students responded in chapel. Students were going to other students asking for forgiveness. Students were challenged to be a protector and speak up on behalf of their fellow students. God was at work!
Glory to God alone!