Teaching to Serve Behind-the-Scenes
An Interview with Mr. Kiefer – Private Middle Schools Teacher
One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS for our 50th anniversary is to connect with current RCS faculty and see how God is using them to “inspire futures” at RCS. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed Middle School teacher, Mr. Kiefer who shares his valuable behind-the-scenes ministry skills with students to inspire them to serve.
This month’s theme verse is Hebrews 13:15, “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” Dr. Hearne asked Mr. Kiefer to share what this verse means to him.
Mr. Kiefer shared, “The first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism is ‘What is the chief end of man?’ The answer is ‘to glorify God and enjoy him forever.’ Our primary purpose is to offer praises to God. As Christians everything we do should be a sacrifice of our time, talents, or energy to glorify God. Our actions show who we truly serve.”
What do you teach at Redwood Christian Schools?
I teach 7th grade Bible, 7th grade English, middle school academic assistance English courses, and an audio visual elective.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I love the atmosphere of support for both students and faculty at RCS.
Why do you like teaching at Redwood Christian? What motivated you to become a teacher at Redwood Christian?
I like teaching at RCS because I can teach the whole truth of the gospel in every class.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I have a passion for the support areas of ministry. I love doing behind-the-scenes work that supports ministry. I use those skills to teach students how to support ministries through sound engineering.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
Our students are so welcoming. It is amazing to see how quickly new students melt into classes. After a week, I couldn’t tell you who is new.
The RCS tagline is “Inspiring Futures.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
I want to inspire students to go out of their way to be helpful. By sharing my skills, I hope students are inspired to areas of ministry that they may not have seen or considered before.