"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17)
At Trinity Christian School, nurturing the spiritual lives of our students as committed disciples of Jesus Christ is absolutely integral to our mission. Christian faith is foundational to our every endeavor, whether academic, social, athletic, artistic, or so forth. We approach every aspect of our well-rounded, whole-personal educational program from the perspective of timeless biblical principles, preparing our students for a lifetime of seeking first the Kingdom of God. We are purposeful about participating in activities that draw us closer to Christ, including:
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30, Trinity students and staff come together for a time of worship. Each grade level is given the responsibility of leading one chapel service per year. We also invite area pastors to share God’s word with us and begin each service with worship songs. Parents and grandparents are always welcome to attend.
At the start of each school year, faculty and staff select a passage of scripture to serve as the school scripture for the year. The passage provides the overarching theme for our weekly chapel services and often emphasizes a specific character trait we wish to build up in our students.
Weekly Staff Devotion
Every Tuesday morning prior to the start of the school day, our teachers and staff get together for a time of prayer and devotions. Staff members take turns leading these weekly devotional services. It is a time where the entire staff can come together in unity as we open up the Word of God with one another.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
One week, usually in April, is set aside for the kids to go to chapel each day of the week as we celebrate our annual Spiritual Emphasis Week. This week is provides an opportunity for students to renew and revitalize their focus on the Lord and be impacted by His Word and teachings. In order to be more effective in this effort we split the student body into two groups and have chapel at different times.
Teachers and students are also encouraged to set up one day to get involved in a Service Project as a class. 8th Grade Retreat The 8th graders kick off their school year with an overnight retreat during the first week of school. The 8th graders are challenged by trust games and several sessions where the message is about setting goals and making this the best year of their elementary career. It is a great time coming together as a class and with our Lord. Service Projects Letting our light shine by serving others is a great ministry at Trinity. Classes are encouraged to do one or more service projects throughout the year. Letting our faith shine through our actions is a great learning opportunity for the kids and a great example to our community. Classes in recent years have; raked leaves, visited nursing homes, served at Feed my Starving Children, written letters to soldiers, packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and much more!
Crosswalk is a Bible study and prayer group for seventh and eighth graders led by Mr. V. This is a time for Christian fellowship in which the students will be looking at God's Word through different devotionals and stories. There is also quality time spent in prayer. The students have the opportunity for fellowship amongst Christian friends for discussion over middle school life issues, to share their faith, and simply to take some time to relate with one another. Crosswalk meets at school every Friday at 7:45 a.m. Students need to enter through the MPR doors. Crosswalk meets for approximately a half-hour and then students are dismissed to go to their homeroom. This is a great opportunity for the students to grow together through meditating on and discussing God's Word. Moms in Touch After chapel each Wednesday, our moms are invited to come together for a time of prayer. Led by parent Amy Ciesnewski, the weekly gatherings allow moms to pray for the school, their children and other special requests. Childcare is provided during this time.
National Day of Prayer
Our students and staff participate each year in the National Day of Prayer through a special chapel service followed by a time of prayer in each classroom. Parents are welcome to participate in the chapel service and to pray for the school. See You at the Pole Our students and staff participate each year in See You at the Pole with student-led prayer and worship before school. Parents are welcome to participate. Prayer Requests We would gladly help you pray for your special need. Prayer request forms are found in the school or you may contact the school office if you are in need of prayer.