Faith Formation - K-8

Students in K-8 enjoy the following faith formation programs:

Weekly Chapel – Wednesday morning chapel is a highlight for both students and staff. At chapel, students look forward to sitting with their Middle School chapel buddy, singing, hearing a short Biblical message and joining together in corporate prayer. Seasonal celebrations include Blessing of the Animals, See You at the Pole, Advent/Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week/Easter and Pentecost.

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.  A time of parent fellowship is offered before and after the service, with coffee and light refreshments provided by the Daughters of the King group.  Family Chapel is led by pastors from The Church of the Cross.

Daily Bible Application – Each class opens the day with pledges, devotions and prayer. Kindergarten through 4th grade teachers use the Biblical Choices for a New Generation curriculum (Standard/David C. Cook Publishing) and focus on the Old Testament for the first half of the year and the New Testament in the second half.  Middle School teachers integrate Scripture into all of their class subjects as they seek to apply Biblical truth to all academic knowledge. 

Weekly Catechesis Class

  • Kindergarten through 4th grade:  In addition to in-class Bible instruction, Kindergarten through 4th grade students attend a weekly Faith Formation class, which is offered as an enrichment class.  This provides an education not only in Scripture, but also in the faith, history, seasons and traditions of the Church as a whole, and provides time to reinforce and discuss the week's chapel lesson. 
  • Middle School (5th through 8th grades):  Our older students attend a Faith Formation class twice a week which uses the following curriculum:

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 and 8th grades - Your Word is Truth (Biblical Worldview)  This class is currently divided into a girls or boys only class as the main focus is to teach students how to apply Scripture to real life. 

In the weekly Faith Formation classes, students have a memory verse to be learned. 

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:

  • See You at the Pole Day
  • 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