High school mentor groups discuss reconciliation

MORe and FORe or Males of Reconciliation and Females of Reconciliation is a diversity initiative headed up by Dr. Isiah Hill, 12th grade boys chair, high school science teacher, and high school diversity coordinator. The mission is to use the word of God as the foundation to educate, inspire, and disciple high school students to foster reconciliation within the G.R.A.C.E. Model. The primary goal is to build empathy and understanding that leads to a sense of Christ-like community. 
High school students and faculty will break into small groups called “reconciliation groups” during flex times throughout the year. 

“The goal is to have rich discussion, and this will be an ongoing conversation,” explains Hill. 

High school students recently met in their “reconciliation groups” or mentor groups to discuss the meaning of reconciliation. Each mentor encouraged students to look to scripture to establish a definition of the word.  
2 Corinthians 5:19 (NIV) says, “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 

Mentors reminded students that our reconciliation with Christ should lead us to reconcile with others. As grace has been shown to each believer, each believer should extend this same grace to others. 

Students shared their own definitions of reconciliation and were encouraged to share personal experiences of reconciling with someone else. 

“My prayer is that students will open their hearts to the call of reconciliation and allow God to transform them as need be. My hope is that they will fully participate in these sessions by being open and honest about their experiences in a way that everyone can be edified,” reflects Hill. 

Thank you, high school students, for engaging in this meaningful conversation.