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Superintendent Welcome

Dear Merritt Island Christian School Families,

WELCOME! We especially welcome students and families who are new to MICS this year!

Our vision verse for the 2023-2024 school year is Colossians 3:17, “Whatever you do, whether in word of deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” 

Being ALL IN as a Cougar means that we give our very best every single day, living out these characteristics that we see in Scripture that separate us from others.

Dr. Mielke

CourageousWe are fearless in our endeavor to do what is right. (Joshua 1:9)

Optimistic We remain positive by keeping our eyes on the Lord, even during difficult times. (Romans 8:28)

UncommonWe shine brightly for Jesus Christ in a dark world. (Philippians 2:15)

GratefulWe thank God daily for His abundant blessings upon us. (Ephesians 5:20)

AuthenticWe live out a true walk with the Lord in all things. (James 1:22)

RespectfulWe display consideration and regard for our Lord, our authorities, and ourselves. (1 Peter 2:17)

SelflessWe place the needs of others ahead of our own. (Philippians 2:3-4)

We strive to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, and it is our mission to lead students to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.   We want our MICS families to be ALL IN for Jesus in every area of their lives, reminding ourselves that if Jesus isn’t Lord of all, He isn’t Lord at all.  So whatever we do in word or deed, we strive to do it in a way that is led by the Spirit and that it would please the Lord.

I am so excited to see how we will live out this vision verse together this year.

The best is ahead!

Dr. Mielke

In this passage, Jesus calls Himself the Door of the Sheep (v.7), Yahweh (v.10), and the Good Shepherd (v.11). He is identifying Himself as the One who is standing between us as His sheep, and the danger that surrounds us. Why do we need that protection? Because the enemy is seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8), and this verse reminds us that Satan is here to steal, kill, destroy us. Satan doesn’t just want to wreck our day or annoy us. His aim is complete and total obliteration. Death.
But God!
Our Good Shepherd, Jesus, gives us abundant life by giving us protection, and He willfully sacrifices Himself for His sheep. He wants us to thrive! The word “good” here means more than just being righteous or upright. In the original language, it literally means someone or something so very good that it is worth emulating or copying. Jesus is telling us that that we are to willingly emulate a sacrificial attitude for the benefit of others. We are to think more highly of others than we do for ourselves. We are to love others as we love ourselves (Luke 10:27).
This year, we be ever mindful that the enemy wants to steal, kill, and destroy, BUT through Christ Jesus, we can experience abundant life. It is not just for our own selves, but we will focus on ways that we can emulate our Good Shepherd by showing love and kindness to those around us. We will intentionally set our attention on ways that we can thrive as the Cougar family.
I am so excited to see how we will live out this vision verse together this year.
The best is ahead!
~ Dr. Mielke