“Jeshurun” means “the upright one” and is a name used to refer to the people of God whom God has made righteous. God called the people of Israel “Jeshurun” despite many who opposed God and remained disobedient. This demonstrates that even though they were undeserving of such recognition, God was proclaiming a message of hope by naming them as righteous people. To both the Missionary Kids (MK) who will come to this school and to the servants of God involved in this ministry, God has promised to fill their thirsty spirits, send the Holy Spirit and shower them with blessings.
In particular, “Jeshurun” carries the biblical promise that children of missionaries, who often face identity crises and are unable to feel a sense of belonging, will find their place in God and restore their identities within Him.
But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen.
This is what the Lord says—
he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.
Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’;
others will call themselves by the name of Jacob;
still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
and will take the name Israel.
"Fostering soldiers of Christ dedicated to the Kingdom of God and His righteousness" - Matthew 6:33
The purpose of Jeshurun Christian School is to mold students into true soldiers for Christ who seek to dedicate their lives for God’s Kingdom and His righteousness instead of pursuing worldly honor or riches.
Only through God’s Word can we find the correct perspective with which we identify our life goals. Therefore, the Bible forms the foundation of the educational framework at Jeshurun Christian School.
As students learn and directly experience what it means to live as God’s people in all areas of life, they are taught the importance of leading a life that glorifies God, the Lord of all.
Students are raised up to be individuals who love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and mind. They are taught the value of wholly surrendering themselves to God’s sovereignty rather than following their own thoughts or will.
Sound doctrine points to a religious education that is built upon a sound biblical framework and theology.
Sound life refers to a holistic lifestyle and a lived education including character building that is experienced through practical applications.
Sound preaching refers to integrated and practical knowledge that is taught from a biblical perspective.
JCS History and Media Credentials
December 31, 2009: Ministry first announced and Scripture verse received during worship service (Isaiah 40:31)
January 2010: Received the first seed money (designated offering from September 2009)
February 25, 2010: Had first official meeting and continued to organize seminars and meetings on Christian education from this point onwards
April 29, 2010: Shared this ministry together with the church leadership team
July 2010: Visited Christian schools in the greater Syracuse region and gathered relevant research
October 2010: Established the school’s name, “Jeshurun Christian School” (Isaiah 44: 1 – 5)
November 2010: Presented on the broad framework for this school geared for MKs, at the Annual Assembly for Korea World Mission Council (KWMC)
March 2011: Published article in the Chosun Ilbo newspaper(Conducted interview) (Link: Article)
March 24, 2011: Interview with Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), titled “Mission Works” (http://www.febc.net/)
March 2011: Interview with Christian Television Station (CTS), aired on April 21st and titled “For the Nations” (Listen the interview)
June 2011: Received grant from Hahn Family Foundation Grant ($50,000)
September 2011: Presented at the ministry interest meeting organized by Korean Church of Syracuse
July 2012: Presented at a seminar specifically on the establishment of Jeshurun Christian School at KWMC conference
November 2013: Spoke at the General Assembly of KWMC
April 13, 2014: Officially began preparing for opening of JCS through continuous staff meetings
May 31, 2015: Held first Information Session on JCS
July 2015: Interview with Christian GBC broadcasting company, aired July 1st and titled “Fan the Flames Once Again” (www.igbc.net)
August 25, 2015: Received 1st student application from Nishad Biswa, son of Bhim Biswa (Nepali pastor)
August 27, 2015: Received 2nd application from Shrip Ashis Rai, son of Dinesh Rai (Nepali pastor)
September 3, 2015: Admission granted to Nishad Biswa, Shrip Ashis Rai
September 4, 2015: Radio Interview with MKPK Missionary & Pastor's Kids Station (by Grace Song)
September 8, 2015: Interview with GMAN Radio (internet radio station for missionaries) GMAN Radio
September 13, 2015: Students move into dormitory facility (HOP) & Welcome dinner for students
September 14, 2015: Orientation
September 15, 2015: First day of classes
September 21, 2015: Opening ceremony for JCS
March 8, 2016: Registered as "Jeshurun Christian Society
June 3-6, 2016: Seminar Presentation of JCS at WMK Ignite Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
June 7-10, 2016: Seminar Presentation of JCS at Korean World Missions Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
June 30, 2016: Last day of classes for the 2015-2016 school year