The beginning of wisdom is reverence for God (Proverbs 1:7). Therefore, a very important part of our school program is ministering to the students’ spiritual needs.
Each class has morning devotions when the school day begins. Some teachers choose to study through a book of the Bible. Others use Bible study material and age-appropriate devotional books. The students and teacher spend time in prayer for each other and for the school. This is a special time for teachers and students to grow together spiritually.
Each instructional day also includes a Bible lesson. The lessons present the Bible using the Old Testament and New Testament teachings using a comprehensive curriculum.
Scripture memorization is an important part of the spiritual formation offered to our students. Students memorize the theme verse for the year. Students also memorize scripture that pertains to the Bible instruction each week. Students are encouraged to learn the verses and apply them to their everyday life. Beyond Bible class, our faculty does an exceptional job of integrating the Christian faith in meaningful ways with the various subjects that are taught, and through relationships. Scripture memorization and Chapel services are also important parts of this training.
Community outreached is stressed as an opportunity for students to grow in their walks of faith with Jesus Christ. Students are encouraged to look farther than our school to the surrounding city and the rest of the world. Students are given opportunities to serve at local ministries and intentionally serve others. Efforts are also made to bring guest speakers who are foreign missionaries to give students a larger perspective on the community of Christians around the world.
Our weekly Chapel services are an opportunity for students to spend time praising and worshiping God. It is also an opportunity for students to be taught from the Bible by local pastors.
Older students spend time off-campus focusing on their spiritual life. These off-campus events allow students an opportunity to get away from their ordinary routines and pay closer attention to and be challenged in their spiritual growth.