Students participate outdoor Chapels once a month. Each class has the opportunity to lead chapel and share all that they are learning throughout the year. The students present a program including scripture memory work, singing, skits, and other material to inspire, edify, and challenge the body of Christ. Parents and guests are welcome by invitation only.
Teachers pray with students on a regular basis. Students are asked to listen to the teacher as they pray in order to get an idea of what a mature prayer is like. The children will also be guided through prayers of their own. Students are taught that prayer is a privilege because prayer is talking to God. When a child discovers prayer, he/she discovers that he/she has a Friend Who will listen at any hour of the day.
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Ps. 119:11)
It is not hard for a child to remember and quote a Bible verse or passage if he/she is taught correctly. A child is in his/her peak ability to memorize. Henry Halley (Halley, page 809) describes beautifully the value of Scripture memorization as a way to focus our minds on God’s thoughts:
“To run God’s thoughts through our mind often will make our mind grow like God’s mind; and as our mind grows like God’s mind, our whole life will be transformed into His image. It is one of the very best spiritual helps we can have.”