Mr. Monk Teaches About Being a “Friendly Friend” at RCE Spiritual Emphasis Week
Last week was RCE Spiritual Impact week. Students TK through 5th grade had chapel daily to give time and emphasis to grow spiritually. Mr. Butch Monk, former RCE principal on the former Crossroads campus, spoke about friendships. On Monday, Mr. Monk emphasized how to treat others well including in your words, in your actions, and even by keeping your promises. Tuesday and Wednesday focused on thoughts and actions, and Thursday, Mr. Monk summarized what it means to be a “Friendly Friend.” Friendly Friends have care and concern for their friends, the courage to stick up for their friends, commitment to not give up in helping a friend, and the willingness to cooperate with their friend.
Mr. Monk served at Redwood Christian Schools for thirty-six years as teacher, coach, principal, mentor, friend, and encourager. He is still famous with long-term faculty and his students from forty-five years ago. He was on campus to greet the EC workers when they arrived in the morning, and after morning faculty devotions, was in the parking lot to greet “his kids” when they arrived for school each day. Oftentimes Mr. Monk was also the last person to leave campus as well. On Sundays, Mr. Monk would go to campus and ensure that every room was set up correctly, often doing it himself. He remains precious to thousands of kids and parents, each one impacted by his tender, loving, Christ-like heart.