Each Monday morning, our entire K-12 staff and student body come together for All-School Chapel. We honor God in this way by giving Him our “first and our best” – the first hour of our school week. Each Chapel service consists of singing, creedal confession, Scripture reading, and a short sermon.
The emphasis of chapel is on faith formation – helping students to strengthen their resolve and commitment to the Christian faith and how to live it deeply and actively.
We follow the Christian Calendar in our Chapel preaching in order to allow students to live the story of the Bible over the course of each school year:
- Advent (Anticipation) – Waiting
- Christmastide (Incarnation) – With Us
- Epiphany (Revelation) – Wide-eyed
- Lent (Crucifixion) – With Him
- Eastertide (Resurrection) – Wonder
- Pentecost (Inspiration) – With Power
- Ordinary Times (Participation) – Witness
We root each sermons in a Scripture passage, not in a topic or story. We use the New Living Translation (NLT) for Chapel.
There are many different churches and denominations represented within our school family, so our chapel services focus on the things that we all have in common as Bible-believing Christians. The theological differences that divide the body into various denominations and faith groups are left to the home and church to teach.
Parents are welcomed to attend chapel, sit with their children, and participate together as a family. It’s a great way to start the week.
Our chapel services are broadcast live online at www.livestream.com/therocklions
and simulcast on our Facebook page at facebook.com/therocklions.