Fall Community Forum




Guest speaker, Dr. Glenn Moots

 Bio: Glenn Moots is professor of philosophy and political science at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. In 2013-2014 he was a William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program and the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He is author of dozens of essays on religion and politics and also of Politics Reformed: The Anglo-American Legacy of Covenant Theology (University of Missouri Press, 2010). Most recently, he was guest editor of a symposium in the Journal of Military Ethics on the question “Was the American Revolution a Just War?” and a plenary speaker at the Davenant Trust’s Convivium Irenicum on the question of Christian America.

He earned his PhD at Louisiana State University in political science and also holds graduate degrees in both philosophy and finance. He earned his Artium Baccalaureus from the University of Michigan.

Professor Moots is also director of a homeschool seminar using the Veritas Omnibus curriculum and a family book club that parallels the Veritas Omnibus selections.  If you are interested in joining the book club, please let him know.

He and his wife Michelle are proud parents of Rebekah and Andrew. Rebekah is dual-enrolled, rides horses, and is preparing for college. Andrew is in high school and has started a company that does computer repair, software design, and computer training. They are all members of Christ Covenant Church in Midland.


Title: Education and its Counterfeits

Americans spent over 1.3 trillion dollars on education in 2007, roughly 10% of our total GDP. And those who come out the other end still average $30,000 of student loan debt. But what are we getting for all that expense? While Americans spend more and more on schooling, we appear to be receiving less and less education. So what does it mean to be an “educated” person and how does one become educated? In particular, what does it mean to get a “Christian” or a “classical’ education? Can the recent revival of Christian classical education help us to distinguish a real education from its counterfeits? Answering this question obliges us to challenge many of our current assumptions and habits and take a hard look at the status quo of schooling in America.



School Starts August 31!

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The MCS faculty and staff are gearing up and excited to have our students back! Here’s a glance at the most important dates around the corner!

  • Wednesday, Aug 26, 3:00-4:30pm: Student Open House!  Meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and drop off your school supplies! Secondary students can pick up their locker assignments and schedules, too.
  • Monday, Aug 31:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!  With Labor Day being so late this year, we’re starting a little earlier than the public schools.
  • Friday, Sept 4-Monday, Sept 7:  NO SCHOOL for Labor Day Weekend! We will ease into the start of the school year with a 4 day weekend to celebrate contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
  • Tuesday, Sept 8, 6:30-8:00pm:  Back to School Night!  All parents must attend to find out the specifics of their child’s classroom routines and expectations, and also to sign up for their required service hours.

The Spirit is moving and God is richly blessing our efforts!  It’s going to be a great year at MCS!



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“…And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”

And the star-spangled banner shall wave over the land of the free,

and the home of the brave!”

  Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)

MCS Announces Carianne Robbins as New Principal

Robbins_Carianne4We are excited to present Mrs. Carianne Robbins as the new Principal at Midland Christian School.

Carianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and an Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.  This leaves her a dissertation away from a Ph.D. Recently, Mrs. Robbins received a K-12 Administrator certificate through the state of Michigan, making her eligible for principalship duties at both the elementary and secondary levels. With 11 years of teaching experience ranging from preschool to high school, in several educational settings, Carianne has a strong knowledge base in education at all grade levels.  She is also well versed in the classical Christian model of education and excited to continue to grow the programs at Midland Christian School.  MCS has appreciated Carianne’s leadership during her total 5 years serving as the Early Childhood Director and teaching various classes in the Early Childhood programs.  She has also coordinated the School Improvement Team’s efforts toward dual accreditation through Christian Schools International and AdvancEd.

She, her husband, Ty, and their four children reside in Auburn, Michigan and enjoy worshiping at the Midland Evangelical Free Church.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Robbins on her new position!

Welcome To Summer!

Midland Christian School is hosting a PIG ROAST on Thursday, June 11th, from 5:30-7:30 pm to celebrate the end of the school year.  Everyone is Welcome!

Bring your family and friends! A full meal with side dishes will be provided. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds benefit Midland Christian School.

Click here to find out details! Pig Roast Flyer 2015

Campus Visits

We invite you to come in and see the inner workings of MCS first hand.
Campus visits are held each Thursday at 10AM or by personal appointment. Call today!

What IS a “Community Forum”?

The Midland Christian School Community Forum, usually scheduled in the Fall and Spring and open to the public, is designed to encourage us all to appreciate God’s creation and His eternal truth manifested throughout history, to explore how to think concerning current issues confronting us, and to gain wisdom to live and work so that we are able to enrich the culture.

We hope you will not only join us, but bring your friends and colleagues to upcoming offerings.

Past speakers:
Spring 2013: “The Classical Foundations of Liberty” (Dr. Ken Calvert, Headmaster, Hillsdale Academy)

Fall 2013: “What History Teaches Us About Educating the Next Generation of Christians” (Dr. John Pafford, History Professor and nationally published author)

Spring 2014: “Coaching Your Children Through Their Toughest Questions” (Mr. Tom Gilson, National Field Director for Ratio Christi Ministry, and nationally published author)

Fall 2014: “Brilliant – Man Made in the Image of God!” (Mr. Bruce Malone, Executive Director, Search for the Truth Ministries)

Spring 2015: “How Ideas Become Laws” (Mr. Joe Lehman, President, Mackinac Center for Public Policy)