Student Life > Spiritual Life
In This Section
- Spiritual Life Overview
- Bible Practicum
- Junior High Retreat
- Operation Christmas Child
- Spiritual Emphasis Day & Week
- Washington DC Trip
Students are led in devotions every day in the classroom. Elementary students begin their day looking at the Bible and spending time together in prayer. Junior and Senior High School students are led in a time of devotions and prayer during their homeroom class time in the middle of the day.
The chapel programs at Park Christian are designed to engage the entire student body. Through the teaching of the Bible and addressing relevant issues students encounter, our aim is to offer dynamic chapel services that develop our students into maturing followers of Jesus Christ.
Chapels include student-led worship, various testimonies, videos, student drama, and biblically sound teaching by speakers from the school, the community, and around the world.
Chapels center on a unifying yearly theme determined by the current senior class.
Chapels takes place every Monday at 8:10 a.m., we welcome you to join us. You can watch Junior & Senior High Chapel on our Live Stream.
SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS WEEK & DAY
Spiritual Emphasis Week is held each fall. The week centers on the theme for the current year and begins and concludes with special chapels. The week consists of daily spiritual emphasis through class projects, listening exercises, service opportunities, Scripture memory, prayer gatherings, and extended times of worship.
Spiritual Emphasis Day is held in the spring. Kindergarten through 6th grade spend the day in small and large group experiences centered on the yearly theme. Guest speakers, worship leaders, and activities fill the day. Grades 7-12 select from a variety of seminars addressing relevant life issues. The day begins and ends with special chapel services. All traditional classroom activites are canceled for the day.
Prior to graduating, each student is required to complete 80 hours of service. The Bible Practicum is designed to further increase the level of ministry understanding and competencies gained through the experience of volunteering within a church or community setting. At least 40 hours are to be devoted to the student's local church; God's primary tool for ministry.
Two days a year are set aside exclusively for community service – one day during Spiritual Emphasis Week in the fall and one day in the spring. Other days have been given to community service as needs arise in the general public (i.e. flood fight, spring clean-up, special community events). Annual participation in Fill the Dome – a student-led, community food drive, and Operation Christmas Child, an international effort to provide Christmas gifts to children around the world, are led by the student body.
JUNIOR HIGH RETREAT
All 7th and 8th grade students, some teachers and administration, and parent volunteers embark on a two-day retreat at an area Bible camp. The purpose of the retreat is to enhance class unity, set a spiritual temperature for the year, and inspire an individual passion for the Lord in each student. Group building exercises, times of worship, Bible teaching, games, contests, and tons of fun fill the two-day experience.
BIBLE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The Bible curriculum is designed to lead students in a progressive discovery of God's truth revealed in the Bible. Elementary students are intentionally exposed to the fundamental truths of Scripture and are engaged in its teaching through interactive experiences. Junior and Senior High students progress through a succession of classes beginning with Old Testament Survey and concluding with College Prep Theology.