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Philosophy of Spiritual Life
The Spiritual Life Department provides opportunities for our students to worship, walk, and work for Christ within Harvest Christian Academy. Through weekly chapels, conferences, spiritual emphasis weeks, mentoring programs, and personalized counseling, our goal is to see students integrate faith and life both inside and outside the classrooms.
Who speaks in chapel?
We are blessed to have many guests in our weekly chapels. We want our students to be exposed to a variety of teaching and worship styles. Many of our guests are pastors and worship leaders from Harvest Bible Chapel’s around the Chicago-land area. They all share our passion to see our students develop a dynamic and growing walk with Christ.
What is taught in chapel?
Our spiritual life team meets throughout the summer to prayerfully consider what the Lord would have us teach our students during the year. Some factors that figure into the decision making process may include: teacher and parental input, observed spiritual needs within the student body, and current student ministry teaching themes.
What is worship like?
Our worship very much parallels what students would experience during student ministry or even during the churches main services. In fact, many of the churches worship leaders are frequent guests in our chapels. In addition to have a worship band each week, students are taught that worship is more than just music. Our creative worship team helps model this as students experience worship through creative arts, prayer, scripture reading, service, and many other ways during our worship times.
What makes Chapel different than an assembly?
Our weekly chapels allow our student body to gather in order to lift high the name of Jesus through worship and teaching. They are meant to allow students to take a break from their studies and to get spiritually refreshed as they lift high the name of Jesus. This differs from our assemblies which are meant to provide students opportunities to express their school pride and celebrate various school achievements.