Recently, in the Entrepreneurship class (S2023), we considered the value of hard work in starting and operating a business and the value of hard work in school. We've been utilizing a curriculum entitled, BOSS CLUB produced by some students from Baylor University. the students are enjoying the course as they learn how to start up a business.
The Protestant Work Ethic is based in part on the biblical mandate that work is a gift from God and therefore valuable. “Work” is also a part of our calling as God’s people and an important part of God’s purpose for humanity in the Creation Mandate (Genesis 1:26-28). Through our work, our creativity, and our productivity, we represent God to the world reflecting his glory and expanding His kingdom. Paul promotes hard work with these words, “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10, KJV)
Sadly, hard work is counter-cultural these days. As Christians, we should get our example from Genesis. God both worked and rested -- to be God-like is to work hard and rest well.
We have some really hard-working students at Heritage, and we are proud of them. I encourage you to take time this week to discuss hard work with your student. Academics at Heritage requires discipline, organization, and hard work to be successful. Parents who hold the primary role in developing and molding the character of children. Keep up the good work!
For Christ and Family, Mr. Ragsdell