At Grace, our goal is to not only develop minds and intellect, but also nurture hearts and souls. With a Christian worldview integrated into all academic and extracurricular programming, students will discover many opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship.
Worship & Study
Elementary, middle and high schools chapels are held weekly, led by an area pastor, GCS or Grace Chapel staff, or GCS students. Chapel services are designed to engage students in high-energy praise and worship, prayer, and a message from God’s Word. Chapel gives students a quiet time each week to reflect on and respond to God’s calling on their lives.
Bible Studies & Devotionals
Bible is taught as a core subject in grades K-12. In addition to developing Biblical-literacy and a strong theological foundation, Bible class at Grace is devotional in nature. It’s more than merely an academic study of a book — students reflect, journal, and pray collectively and individually in response to the daily engagement with the living and active Word of God (Hebrews 4:12).
While most government-led schools have prohibited students and staff from praying, our students learn how to talk to God and grow in a consistency of connection with Him on a daily basis.
Our GCS faculty participate in professional development programing to increase their effectiveness of making disciples of Jesus in the classroom. Additionally, our middle and high school students meet in discipleship groups led by a faculty member. It’s not bible class. It’s not chapel. It’s small group time where students can spend quality time with fellow believers and be discipled, eventually becoming a disciple of others.
Praise & Worship Team
Middle and high school chapels each include their own student-let praise and worship teams. An elective is offered for qualifying students to help lead in worship through participation as a vocalist, instrumentalist, or member of the Sound & Production team.
GCS students learn to live beyond themselves, serving and blessing others. From local to international service and mission projects, students have opportunities to experience the joy of giving and making a real difference in the lives of others including Bumper Crop, Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes, local public school revitalization projects, senior living facility donations, and peer tutoring.
High School Mission Trips
Our high school students get to be the hands and feet of Jesus outside of the walls of our campus and community through a variety of mission opportunities, to include a week-long mission trip during the spring semester for our Seniors. Previous trips include both international and domestic trips. Mission trips are typically planned at least a year in advance and students participate in fundraising to help cover the costs.
International Student Program
Our students and staff have a global reach through our International Student Program. Our core values come to life as we love, lead, teach and train these students, ultimately sending them back to their home countries to share the love of Jesus.