My name is Jason Naes and I am the Student Pastor at Perry 1st Assembly of God. I want to take a minute to tell you about the opportunities that they will listen to you!

 Please come join me one Tuesday and see for yourself the incredible opportunity Character Education has given me with our schools.  Every Tuesday I have had the privilege of spending my day with 9th and 10th graders at the High School as well as Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers at the Accelerated School.  I see roughly around 140 students every week! 

What I am able to do in these classes is to help teach what I call the intangibles in life.  Our teachers spend their time covering topics like Math, Science, and History, all very important, but they rarely get the opportunity to talk to our students about life, integrity, never giving up, hope, forgiveness.  

One of my favorite lessons is the one on Abraham Lincoln. Though we know him as one of the greatest Presidents of America, most don’t know that he failed in almost every business and election he had every participated in except for being President. But those failures are what gave him the tools to be so successful. These are areas that we are losing in our society and I (we) have the opportunity to spend some time teaching life lessons to our students. But I need your help, I like to think that I am a charismatic guy, but there are students that just won’t listen to me. But I m thankful for the opportunity we have been given in our schools.

Image 1 26 19 at 8.25 PMDuring the months of November and December our sponsors for the Adopt-A-Grade/Staff program have been busy.

Through the Adopt-A-Grade/Staff program Faith Baptist Church and others served lunch to all teachers and staff will all the trimmings.

The Adopt-A-Grade/Staff program Perry Primary (Farm Bureau, 1st Baptist Church and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church) served lunch catered by Mama’s Italian Family Restaurant.

Our other sponsors were just as busy with Cornerstone Fellowship delivering birthday cards, candy, chips and soda for all birthday in the month of November and December. Also, in the month of December served the entire staff with a “Baked Potato Bar”.

The Farm Bureau delivered birthday cards w/$5.00 gift certificate to all staff with birthdays in November and December. In November they had a drawing for a letter of appreciation and a $25.00 gift certificate. 

Screen Shot 2018 12 07 at 8.00.39 AMCEN would like to inform our community that Jim Brannan will be the director for CEN Taylor County. I will focus on more administrative duties and growing CEN.
Jim has 34 years of educational experience as an instructor, principal, director and has a passion to make a difference in the lives and future of kids and families in Taylor County. You may reach him at (850) 295-1539
I ask that you invite Jim to your church, business or civic group so that he can give an update to CEN and share with you how you can invest in the lives or our kids and families in Taylor County. Together we can make a difference through program and financial support.
As of December 2, 2018, I am officially Pastor of First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, the people of FBCS and the community.
They have agreed and encouraged my continued involvement with CEN and are excited about getting all four CEN programs started at the Steinhatchee School.
CEN is committed to “developing our youth for leadership tomorrow”.
On November 14th and 15th I attended the ESSI conference in Orlando, Florida. I was asked to go by Mr. Graham (Program Specialist Bureau of Family & Community Outreach Florida Department of Education) to learn and experience more about the Florida Department of Education Faith-Based Initiative.
It was exciting to hear the Department of Education’s openness, focus and encouragement to our faith-based community’s involvement in our schools.