Today I am writing to you regarding a matter that is close to my heart. Each of us knows there are experiences, people, and sometimes even organizations that come into one’s life and affects it for the good. One of those organizations in my life, as many of you know, has been the CiRCE Institute. What about you?
Has the CiRCE Institute touched your life in some way? Have you heard Andrew Kern speak at a conference? Did he say or ask something that resonated with or blessed you somehow? Have you been to a CiRCE workshop and been equipped to teach your children in ways that you had not been equipped in before? What new ideas and perspectives has become part of your life because of the CiRCE Institute? The CiRCE Institute has been successful in presenting the Christian classical tradition to the homeschool community and classical schools in a way that upholds the ideals of the classical tradition while not forsaking real life solutions.
I do not think it can be known the extent of influence the CiRCE institute has had on the rebirth of this tradition in our modern day culture. For example, if you are a Classical Conversations family, you are influenced by the CiRCE Institute, did you know that? If you read this blog, you are definitely influenced by the CiRCE Institute. This blog would not even exist if it were not for the influence of the CIRCE Apprenticeship in my life.
I say all this to invite you. This is an invitation to pour into the CiRCE Institute just a fraction of what they have poured into each of us and the Christian Classical Tradition. By doing this we can help enable them to do even more for the sake of our students and the Classical Tradition. How? There are three main ways you can help right now, exactly where you are.
Second, if you are not within driving distance to Charlotte, NC but would still love to be part of this November celebration then you can help as well. During the month of November 2014, you can double what you pour into the CiRCE Institute without investing double. “One very generous donor will match all donations made this month, up to $15,000. When you give $30, that $30 is actually $60. When you give $1000, that $1,000 is actually $2,000.” You can learn more about a few gifts you can receive when you give and about the fundraising at the CiRCE Institute here.
Finally, you can pray. Pray the Lord stirs the hearts of those who are meant to be part of this. Thank you to all who are already pouring back into the CiRCE Institute. What a blessing you are. Thank you for joining in as we all seek to do our part in cultivating wisdom and virtue.
Expanding wisdom, extending grace,
Note: I am not receiving any compensation for the words above nor did the above organization ask for this to be written. This post is entirely of my own choosing and desire.