The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

September 20, 2018

Volume 3, Issue 7

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

~Proverbs 3:5-6


Character WOW

Self-Control vs. Self-indulgence

Character WOW!

“Instant obedience to the initial prompting of God’s Spirit.”

"Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” ~ Proverbs 25:28

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” ~ Galatians 5:25

Self-control is an important ingredient to building a successful life. Jesus demonstrated self-control in the wilderness when tempted by the relying on God’s word (Matthew 4). David refused to harm King Saul even though it was within his power to do so (1 Samuel 24:1-14). Exercising self-control leaves room for the Holy Spirit, produces a healthy life, and blesses others.

The Bible says that the tongue is especially difficult to control. James writes “no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” (James 3:8) The words we use can either bless or curse; help or harm; produce life or leave people wounded and dying! Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Let’s seek to bless others with our words. Perhaps this week you could write a note of blessing to a friend, sibling, parent, teacher, or even someone who has caused you trouble in the past.

My Declaration: “I will exercise self-control in the words I speak to others seeking to bless and not to curse.”

Bible story: David’s refusal to harm Saul (1 Samuel 24:1-14)

Quote: “Self-control is the discipline of delaying impulse or gratification for a greater purpose or cause. When we exercise self-control, we are saying "no" for the sake of a bigger and better "yes." We are trading something in the here and now for something greater in the future.” ~ Focus on the Family

Parent-Teacher Fellowship

Parents, this is a great way to connect with your student's teachers about progress, concerns, and encouragement. Join us in the sanctuary on September 27th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. We will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. with an opening prayer and an encouraging word about partnership.

Spring semester registration forms will also be available for pick up at this time.

Heritage Academy Launches Student Success Center

Is your student struggling or in need of enrichment this year? The Student Success Center is now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment for tutoring email Pam Tamerius. In the email include what subject your student needs tutoring in, what day, and what time they will be coming. The cost is $20 for a one-hour session and $30 for a two-hour session.


Seniors and Parents Meeting -TONIGHT

On September 20th from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of Calvary Baptist Church, there will be a meeting for seniors and their parents with Mr. Ragsdell and Mr. Schnipper. At this meeting, we will discuss the senior timeline, Senior Celebrate, Graduation, and more.


Home Girls Volleyball Game

Friday, Sep. 21st, 5pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

5:00pm Junior Varsity

6:00pm Varsity

Home Girls Volleyball Game

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 5pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

Junior Varsity 5:00 pm

Varsity 6:00 pm

Home Boys Soccer Game

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 5pm

1615 Business Loop 70 West

Columbia, MO

Field #7

Home Boys Soccer Game

Friday, Sep. 28th, 5pm

1615 Business Loop 70 West

Columbia, MO

Field #7



20 - Seniors and their parents meet with Mr. Ragsdell and Mr. Schnipper

24 - Chapel Speaker Jeff Carson

26 - See You @ the Pole (during community life)

27 - Parent/Teacher Fellowship 7:00-8:15pm

*For all upcoming events, click below to go to the calendar on Gradelink.



25 - Girls Volleyball 5:00pm at Heritage Academy

25 - Boys Soccer 5:00pm at Cosmo Park, Columbia, MO

28 - Boys Soccer 5:00pm at Cosmo Park, Columbia, MO

28-29 - Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament at Christian Fellowship School


2 - Girls Volleyball 5:00pm at Christian Fellowship School

5 - Girls Volleyball 5:00pm at Heritage Academy


Click to view the Gradelink calendar


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Old School Values, New School Schedule

Heritage Academy is a University-Model® School, facilitating students' access to excellent education, increased time with family, and opportunities for growth toward maturity while providing a cost-effective, college-preparatory education. In an age where family life is becoming increasingly fragmented, the unique structure of the model also serves to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers ” (Malachi 4:6).