Partnership, Participation, and Process
Spiritual life at Christian Heritage is a partnership with parents and churches to help students understand that “In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3).
Learning to be captivated by Jesus Christ and His Kingdom means participation. It happens everywhere from student clubs to the science lab and from the sports field to chapel.
But learning to love Jesus is a process. At CHS we want our students to live in the hopeful tension expressed in the Gospel of Mark, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Pursuing Jesus and His Kingdom is not an easy road, but it is the path to life.
Spiritual Life at CHS isn't a top-down model. Students take ownership of the school ethos by leading as chaplains, as part of a worship team, and as members of the Spiritual Leadership Cohort - a faculty-supported leadership program that helps students develop a sense of their individual calling that is connected to their community. Students also play a key role in planning and leading their fall retreats.
All students attend weekly chapel services designed to foster a view of the world that is bigger than themselves and grounded in King Jesus who as LORD of all laid down His life for all. Chapels at each division have student-led components - even for the youngest students. Chapels for our older students regularly engage serious questions and relevant topics to help produce the discernment needed to illuminate and impact the world with the light of Christ.
SALT and LIGHT
We provide opportunities for our students to remember that they are citizens of heaven and earth and neighbors to all. SALT (Serve And Learn Together) Trips take students outside their comfort zones to engage in cross-cultural missions and service projects. LIGHT (Local Investment in Gospel Hope and Truth) is an initiative to serve close to home. Our main SALT and LIGHT partner this year is Kids Alive International.
During the Easter season we offer a series of special services to reflect on God's grace as a community. We've addressed more specific topics like technology, race, and pornography. And we also have hosted more general events aimed at spiritual renewal to help our community have both a head full of knowledge and a heart full of wisdom. We also host several evening events each year aimed at empowering our parents.