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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.

 

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:

Preschool/Elementary

  • 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.

Students from Preschool through High School attend chapel weekly, with praise and worship and a relevant, age-appropriate message from one of our chaplains or a guest speaker. 
 
Staff have the privilege of worshiping together corporately during the school year each August at in-service and on early dismissal days throughout the academic year.  And, of course, in the Teachers’ Lounge or around campus praying spontaneously.
A student-led missions group called Meager Rations is also active, based on the account in John 6:5-13, existing to boldly ask Jesus to multiply our Meager rations of faith and availability to impact our neighbors and the nations.  This group of students is active serving, praying, participating in and fundraising for local and international 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.