Our desire is that students will have a deeper understanding of God and integrate the spiritual lessons they learn into everyday life.
Elementary staff integrate spiritual truths throughout their academic lessons and have specific spiritual elements throughout the day including Bible stories, memory verses, and prayer.
Every Middle School and High School student takes a Bible course–an integral part of their curriculum, attends Chapel, and participates in small groups weekly. We also offer additional activities to explore and deepen their Christian faith.
We recognize the crucial nature of ministering–not only to the academic–but to the spiritual. While academic skills help students “make a living”, spiritual skills show students “how to live” in a moral and worthwhile manner.
We discuss a wide range of topics from contemporary issues and biblical studies to personal applications. For high school, we feature chapels with students leading in worship and working behind the scenes on the audio, visual, and lighting controls. Middle School Chapel becomes partially student-led further in the year under the guidance and instruction of Chapel leadership.
In addition to content taught in the regular classroom, elementary students participate in monthly Chapel.
We strive to make biblical principles practical and applicable to everyday life. Small groups of 8-12 students meet to share their responses to Chapel speakers and spiritual issues. Group leaders help guide the discussions and journal writings so students will be challenged to grow in their faith. Both high school and middle school students participate in small groups.
We teach our students, from elementary through high school, not just to be “consumers” of the community, but “givers” to the community. With service in mind, high school students branch out into the entire community and offer their services to places such as the Shore Line Clean Up, local Food Banks, and Med-Share. All students, including our younger ones, participate in personalized opportunities applying their talents to hand-craft items “to love their neighbors” including public servants such as Hayward City Council members and first responders.
Bible Clubs/Bible Study
Through Bible clubs, students learn to lead and interact with peers in a deeper study of scripture. Friday Night Bible Study is another way for high school students to discuss scripture with peers and faculty in a casual evening of fun, food, fellowship and study.