Spiritual Life at HOPE
School Chaplain: Perry Floyd
Bible College Undergrad, Master of Divinity, experience as both pastor and youth pastor. Heart for kids of all ages, from preschool to retirement.
3 Assistant Chaplains - (HCHS teachers) - one who was a Navy chaplain, one with Biblical counseling experience, and another lay counselor. They provide pastoral care to students and families on all three campuses based on our Principals’ recommendations. Our chaplains have relationships with area licensed professional counselors and often refer students and/or families out for ongoing biblical counseling.
Student Chaplains and assistants from each class on Student Council (8 total). These student servants meet weekly with the School Chaplain to pray for the school, staff, and families, and to discuss relevant topics for chapel. Topics such as Depression and Anxiety, Suicide, and more have been magnified by COVID.
Curriculum and Spiritual Development
Because we believe all truth is God's truth, all curriculum is through the lens of a Biblical worldview. In addition, spiritual development happens many other ways:
- Morning devotional, scripture memorization
- Weekly chapel
Middle and High School
- Weekly chapel
- Bible class daily .
- Fall - Spiritual retreats
- Spring - Spiritual Emphasis Week
Both Teacher-led and Student-led Bible studies happen throughout the year at lunchtime, before and after school on both the Middle and High School campuses.
Weekly & Special Chapel
Outreach / Missions
Special classes, such as Parenting the Love and Logic Way, and other resources, including special educational events addressing topics such as anxiety, depression, and teen suicide, are offered throughout the year.