Weekly Chapel – We start each week with a Monday Chapel. These services introduce children to the beauty of worship through singing, liturgy, scripture reading, a short message, and prayer. We follow the Christian calendar and celebrate Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. Additionally, we have an annual Operation Christmas Child chapel, National Day of Prayer Chapel, and this year we will be doing our first Quiz Bowl Chapel.
Family Chapel - Once a month, families are invited to join their student for worship and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion.
Daily Prayer – Each class opens the day with a short scripture reading, prayer, and the pledges.
Weekly Faith Formation Class
- Kindergarten through 4th grade: In addition to a Biblically-integrated curriculum, Kindergarten through 4th-grade students attend a Faith Formation class four times per week. This is more than an elective-- this is at the core of our academic curriculum. This provides an education not only in Scripture, but also in the faith, morals, character formation, seasons and traditions of the Church, and provides time to reinforce and discuss the week's chapel lesson.
- Middle School (5th through 8th grades): Every child has a Faith Formation each day in grades 5-8. Below is a summary of what our students learn.
5th grade- Route 66: Through the Bible from Positive Action for Christ (Year A) - Old Testament Survey
6th grade- Route 66: Through the Bible From Positive Action for Christ (Year B) - New Testament Survey
7th grade- The Life of Christ: A Deep Dive into the Gospel of John.
8th grade- World Missions and Culture. This class gives our students a foundational knowledge and hands-on experience in local, national, and international missions.
Upper School: Once in Upper School, students are required to take 3 years of Faith Formation Classes. These classes are one semester long and students get to select which courses to take.
- Christian Theology
- Church History
- Spiritual Formation
- Old Testament
- New Testament
- Ethics and Logic
- World Changers: Christian Leadership Capstone
Special Events and Celebrations – Throughout each year, students and families have the opportunity to participate in a variety of special projects and events. Some of our favorites include:
- 8th Grade Mission Trip to the Samaritan's Purse Distribution Center in Charlotte, NC
- Ash Wednesday and National Day of Prayer services
- Youth Confirmation classes offered by The Church of the Cross
- Making placemats for Prison Ministry
- The Blessing of the Animals service to honor the Feast Day of St. Francis
- Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive and collection site
- Summer Vacation Bible School
- Church Youth Group and Fall MONDO Retreat to Camp St. Christopher (grades 6-8)
- Bible-based classes offered by The Church of the Cross at various times of the year