Weekly Chapel Service
Our theme for the year
1 Timothy 4:12 – Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
We are excited to announce the hire of a new worship leader for middle and high school chapels, and other campus wide worship events. Blake McCaskill joins our faculty in partnership with the Bellevue Church of Christ where he serves as their youth minister. Blake is a young and energetic Christian with an incredible gift of leading and engaging teenagers in worship.
Students are engaged in worship through singing, prayer, and internalizing messages presented from God’s Word. Most chapel assemblies include a guest speaker. Occasionally one of our own coaches or teachers speak, and we have periodic chapels emphasizing singing. Each semester, seniors lead two chapels with Coach Mike McPherson, utilizing skits that have a biblical message of application. There are also six chapels scheduled each year where the seniors have their own service led by High School Principal, Mr. Bishop. Mr. Bishop continues to do an incredible job organizing these “Senior Chapels” to have a more personal impact on their lives, faith, and leadership, to prepare them for success in life after high school using the theme of Colossians 3:17 – “Whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord.”
Most middle school chapel assemblies also include a guest speaker. Occasionally one of our own coaches or teachers speaks, or even one of the students. Each semester, two chapels are scheduled to be entirely student-led under the oversight of teacher Mr. Josh Barnett. The format varies, but many students present lessons through videos they create on their iPads of student narrated and reenacted bible stories. We also plan some chapels each semester with a singing emphasis.
These worship times involve a variety of activities to help the children think about and experience God throughout the year. The chapel service that continues to be the most meaningful to parents and visitors is hearing these youngest Eagles sing! Elementary Principal, Mrs. Estes, does a phenomenal job leading the youngest Eagles in learning new songs and developing a love for God, and a heart for worship. Students bring their bibles to read and be engaged during the lesson. This year they will be studying stories of Christian faith in action found in the Old Testament from Judges to Malachi. Students also have a weekly memory verse they learn in conjunction with the biblical focus for that week.