Riverside Sundays #1 Fan: Meet the Lang Family
We love the closeness among the families and staff, and the emphasis on Christian values. Our children feel respected, honored, and taken care of by others. They don’t feel taken for granted, bullied, or treated less than they are.
We chose the school because we found that at the public schools the staff and families were not honoring our religion. That the public schools were encouraging behaviors that did not take God and his commandments seriously. My daughters were afraid of other students and even teachers that did not encourage reflection and the following of moral values. We chose Riverside because we could worship Jesus there and that his Word is being taught every minute every day. Riverside cares about our kids and us and wants the best for all of us. That is a special human touch that you cannot receive at any other school I know of in the Yakima Valley.
My daughters now apply the teachings of Jesus Christ in all disciplines: math, science, social studies, language arts, art, p.e., music, computers, etc. They treat all their classmates and the RCS staff with a consideration and caring attitude that the Bible teaches. The curriculum is not easy at RCS, there is rigor and Jesus teaches us to have faith and persist when difficulties challenge us. RCS instills in my girls that Christian character is most important and that intellectuality is second. I appreciate that emphasis on Christian character.
Rooted in Christ means that my girls always in any class return to the most important thing: Jesus, his teachings, and that we are saved by grace and not by works. Ready for tomorrow means that the Christian life and perspective is applied to the relevant world and it’s problems, which is more important today than ever. I believe we are in or on the cusp of the end times. Jesus is coming soon and we must be ready for Him. Being ready for the return of Jesus means applying as strongly as possible the Christian teachings to our current state of affairs locally, nationally, and internationally. We are sinners, we must try to share the gospel, we must have the grace to forgive, and we must have faith as we prepare for His return.
I would tell another parent that RCS is a special school that gives his/her child a matchless gift in a world that needs RCS education desperately. The gift of an RCS Christian education though requires a strong commitment financially, spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally. This is not a school for the lazy. It is a school for the hard workers and their families that want to sacrifice their time and resources to give their children an education that is without equal. I spend 4 nights a week helping one or both of my daughters with her homework. Sometimes she and I have to review problems, rewrite them, fix mistakes, etc. It is a chore but the dividends that are coming are going to be magnificent. No matter what the cost or hours of service required, I love RCS and would not have traded the sacrifices for another school‘s education. My children like your children only get educated once. Make that one time experience a commitment to them, their future, and to Jesus.