T W E L V E O R D I N A R Y D A Y S O N T H E H I L L
Last fall, I invited a film crew to write and produce a film that would capture the “beauty and glory” of Valley Christian Schools.
Walking the campus these past three years, I've seen countless “God Moments” that I knew distinguished our schools from any other in the Tri-Valley. My brother, Matt, who is a film editor at Turner Studios in Atlanta, recommended to me Michael Lines from Abiyoyo Productions. Michael is a Christ-follower who is uniquely gifted by the Spirit to communicate stories using film. Pairing Michael up with our own Kelly Kindall was, in my mind, the ideal Valley Christian film “dream team.”
I knew I wanted to roll this film out in time for the new school year, so I grabbed any available window Michael had to fly him across country. We never scheduled Michael around any particular event in our schools. We simply took the only window he could give us.
In one sense, it was simply “twelve ordinary days on the Hill.” Other than a roaming camera crew popping in and out of events and setting up personal interviews, these days passed by with little or no fanfare.
I imagine that if they were not so powerfully captured on film, those twelve days would have gone unnoticed and unrecorded in the annuals of our minds. Yet, what Michael and his team did is utterly amazing! Through film, Michael captures the magic of the ordinary by taking us from participants to observers of what God does every day on the Hill. From Preschool to High School, chemistry to chapel, softball practice to P.E., pledges to prayers, photography to Rube Goldberg projects, Michael helps us see that what happens every day here on the Hill is quite extraordinary. That Valley Christian School is a place where students:
Meet Christ personally and powerfully
Step into their life calling
Share a close-knit caring community
Receive exceptional, Biblically-based education
Become fully prepared for the world they will eventually enter
That is the Valley Christian difference. And I am proud to play a small part of it...enjoy the film!!!
DR. ROGER VALCI | SUPERINTENDENT
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