Alumni Serving In Pura Vida

Alumni Serving In Pura Vida

This spring two CCA graduates are living in Costa Rica serving with the ministry Pura Vida.  After graduating in 2015 Alyssa Bueno and Emily Bolton both felt God’s call on their lives to give their time to the ministry of Pura Vida. Each year the high school students at CCA travel down to Costa Rica to partner with the ministry of Pura Vida providing enrichment programs for impoverished children, sharing the gospel, and doing construction projects.  Both Alyssa and Emily participated in this mission trip during high school. As interns they have been able to experience even more than the typical mission group visiting for a week.  In addition to assisting the mission teams that visit Costa Rica, they have taught art lessons, visited with local families, taught English at the local high school and helped in the Pura Vida sponsorship program.  

Alyssa has said, “it’s been one of the best decisions of my life to be here and dedicate this time to serving God and growing.  I’ve learned about how love goes hand in hand with obeying God and about how we should offer all areas of our life as a sacrifice to Him every single day.”  

For Emily returning as an intern has been specifically significant because of the relationship it has allowed her to develop with the family she has sponsored.  Emily has said, “No words can explain how beautiful this relationship is. I'm grateful for my time with Ignacia and Isaac, because I have the special blessing and honor to be here to ACTUALLY KNOW my sponsor children and their families. I get to know my family’s stories, their struggles, their interests, what makes them smile, and I get to share God's love with them. It's more than just giving, it's more than time spent, it's about being able to share the most important thing and that's the love of Christ. And there's no other place I would rather be than in the position I am now, which is living for more than myself.”

CCA is so proud of these girls and their heart to take what they have learned and received and to turn and share their love and gifts with others.  It has been an encouragement to see the fruit of their genuine faith and how they are equipped to serve!

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.” 2 Corinthians 5:14

Faculty Spotlight: Troy Boyer

Faculty Spotlight: Troy Boyer

As Cornerstone Christian Academy celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year, one of our own began as a student and has ended up a teacher.  Troy Boyer’s family was one of the first families to join CCA when he started attending in 6th grade in 1996.  In many ways CCA was an answer to prayer for his family, integrating faith and community in the academic environment.  At the end of Troy’s 8th grade year, his class petitioned to have CCA continue into high school, however there wasn’t the ability to run a 9-12th grade program at that time.  Through a series of events, and after spending 9th grade at other area high schools, Troy’s class returned for their sophomore year became the first graduating class of Cornerstone in 2003.  

Being a part of the first senior class, gave Troy and the class of 2003 many unique leadership opportunities.  As seniors in a fledgling school they were able to have ownership and independence that was uncommon.  They developed relationships with the younger students through the buddy program, as well as served in local missions, and a Mexico mission trip.  These 3 years of independence and leadership opportunities, as well as Troy spending the summer after graduation in England running soccer camps and sharing the gospel, made his faith become personal, and a desire to follow God with his whole heart was ignited.

After graduation and his summer in England, Troy went off to Sterling College in Kansas on a soccer scholarship.  His goal was to be able to start every game in his Left Wing position, and as a freshman his dream was accomplished!  Later he came back to Colorado and enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  His declared degree was in psychology, with the intention of perhaps being a high school counselor and maybe a coach.  Then during college, Larry Zimbelman reached out to Troy looking for a substitute P.E. teacher for CCA.  Though initially hesitant, Troy agreed and subbed a few times for CCA P.E.  It quickly became evident that this was his gift, and he began teaching at CCA 2 days a week, and going to class 3 days a week, now working towards his degree in Physical Education.  Around the same time Troy also started teaching and co-leading the youth at his church.  God used all of these opportunities to grow and guide Troy and help him realize how his passion for teaching kids and playing sports could be integrated together.

Troy graduated from Metro in 2010, and shortly afterward married his wife Megan.  Troy and Megan have 2 little girls, Katie and Ella.  Troy acknowledges God and the way He has directed his path and CCA.  God has organically grown this school and the people who are a part of it every year.  And during this journey a shy teenage boy was able to grow and understand his passion and purpose at CCA and that there is not a better platform to use his passion for sports alongside mentoring and discipling kids for Jesus.

Faculty Spotlight: Terese Roob

Faculty Spotlight: Terese Roob

To be gifted is to have exceptional talent or natural ability. Cornerstone Christian Academy teacher, Terese Roob, has spent much of her career teaching gifted children. 

CCA Art Show 2017

CCA Art Show 2017

Art is different for everyone, some people enjoy it and some people dread it. I think that art is a creative and interactive way of putting your story and your feelings on paper. Whether it is in designing a room or creating an abstract picture, there is a story.

Summer Camp Guide 2017

Summer Camp Guide 2017

Daffodils are just peeking through the soil but it’s already time to start thinking about summer. Specifically, what are your kids going to do this summer? 

Valentine's Day at CCA

Showing love to an entire school is no small task, but for fourteen years, each CCA senior class has done just that. Add in some funky grooves, silly tu-tu’s and a blue bubble suit for good measure and you have the recipe for a fun, truly unique Valentine’s Day celebration.

Faculty Spotlight: Margie Luce

Meet the woman whose lifetime career has always been more ministry than profession. The woman who joyfully exudes Christ’s love in teaching phonics or first-time obedience. Margie Luce is one of Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Kindergarten teachers and this year marks her 41st year in teaching.

Indoor Family Fun When it’s Cold Outside

Indoor Family Fun When it’s Cold Outside

Looking for a way to stay warm while having fun with your kids? The Denver winter weather can be brutal. Finding ways to have fun with your children without freezing in the process is probably your top concern during this time of year.

Inspiring Service One Trip at a Time

Inspiring Service One Trip at a Time

Seeing young people inspired to live with conviction and service to others is one of the end goals of education at Cornerstone Christian Academy.  This begins as early as preschool through prayer time and local community service as teachers work to raise awareness in students about the needs of people around them.