Chapel is a time for our student body to take a break from all the busyness of the school week to remember what Christian Academy is all about – developing students with a heart for God. Chapel represents a section of time we set aside each week to intentionally connect with God through worship and to be challenged to explore the depths of God’s truth and love.
Along with exposure to a variety of worship songs and styles, Chapel brings quality preachers to campus, as well as Christian speakers from the community. During the semester, Chapel speakers may include preachers and leaders of service ministries, as well as those who speak from a Christ-centered perspective on education, the arts, government, science, the family, and various contemporary subjects. While Chapel is often structured as a worship service, the purpose of Chapel is different from the spiritual development students receive from their local church. Thus, Chapel is never intended to take the place of a local church in a student’s life.
Students’ attendance in chapel is required, as we see this as an important part of developing students with a heart for God. We believe that all teaching must be built on a foundation of God’s truth.
The three themes for the next three years, starting with the chapel theme last year, are Knowing God Loving God, and Serving God. Each theme has a verse the students memorize for the year and has a sub-theme for each month to help the students focus on how to know, love, and serve our great God and Savior.
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3
“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39