Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation is at the core of all we do here at Faith Christian School (FCS). Our mission is to lovingly train our students as disciples of Jesus Christ for a life of influence. That happens in the classroom, on the sports field/court, through chapels, and it happens when a student doesn’t make the right decision and needs to be held accountable, then experiences restoration with those he/she has offended.

In Psalm 86:11a, the psalmist writes a prayer: “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.” As we endeavor to partner with our parents to train students as Jesus’ disciples, we’re seeking to help them walk in the ways of our Lord God.

WEEKLY CHAPEL SERVICES

Some of the ways we help our students in their walk with the Lord are integrated into each part of their week with us at FCS. Weekly age-appropriate Chapel services include engaging teaching and participatory worship along with a timely message from God’s Word. Elementary students (PreK-5th) take turns leading worship from the stage as an older student guides them in words and motions. Secondary students (6th-12th) have a student-led worship team that selects songs, rehearses, coordinates tech and slides, and lead all of our secondary students weekly.

After chapels and throughout the week, our elementary students process through weekly topics and invest deeper into learning and memorizing God’s Word. They also seasonally take the time to collect ways that they’ve seen God work. They collaborate with their teacher to put together what we call their “Spiritual Portfolios” that they will be given upon graduating from 8th grade. 

LEADERSHIP TRIPS

All of our students take trips designed to help them grow spiritually, and also relationally, as they get stretched a bit out of their comfort zones.

We’ve partnered with local Christian camps for a day with our younger students to better understand God in His creation, and to worship Him in response. As our students get older, those trips turn into overnight stays with more focus and challenge. 

Our freshmen leadership trips focuses on team building and gaining a deeper understanding of each other and through their individual gifts and callings.

Sophomores and juniors take a 3-day retreat to a local christian camp. They are challenged to consider the influence and legacy that they have and will have in their communities.

Seniors spend about a week exploring, experiencing, and celebrating God’s creation in northern Arizona. We partner with Christian ministries in the area to see evidence of ancient people groups, extinct volcanoes, and the Grand Canyon. While touring these sites we spend time getting hands-on experience with
God’s creation as well as the redemption of it.

EAGLE TIME & HOUSE GROUPS

A short amount of time is set apart each day for Eagle Time. Secondary students are divided by house groups run by staff members. These groups are paired with our three guiding values of Love, Learn, and Lead, and are named after our character awards: Barnabas, Peter, and Nehemiah.

Eagle Time is different each day consisting of activities such as weekly group competitions, prayer time, check points, devotions, and time spent mentoring younger classes.

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