At Metro Christian Academy, Christ is at the center of all we do. We are a non-denominational school, with over 150 churches represented within our student body. Weekly chapel is a beloved part of the week at elementary, middle, and high school levels. Through weekly chapel, small groups, and our Bible curriculum, students are challenged to deepen their relationship with Jesus. It is our sincere prayer that every student at MCA will encounter Christ in a meaningful and personal way.
This year our guiding verse for spiritual life is “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31.
Through scripture study, engaging speakers at chapel, and small group discussions, our hope is that students will see God clearly for who He is and how deeply He loves them. Our challenge is to then to empower and show our students who they are in Christ and help them, in partnership with parents, to learn to guard their hearts and thoughts so their paths are firmly planted in and directed by God’s word. Our deepest hope is that MCA students are equipped with the confidence and high moral character needed to pursue the path God has for each of them.
Weekly chapel for elementary students is a precious time of corporate worship and devotion with an emphasis on character traits and scripture application. Parents are welcome to attend each Wednesday morning as our elementary friends greet guests, sing praise and worship songs together, recite Bible memory verses, pray, and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. This year’s elementary chapel theme is “we are third.” Homeroom classrooms develop their own mantra of “we wills” to help keep unity, acts of kindness, and encouragement top of mind throughout the day.
Weekly chapel for secondary students is comprised of two separate chapel times on Thursdays for middle and high school students. Chapel provides a space to encounter the Lord in a meaningful way. It is a time of student-led praise and worship with messages that inspire and empower students by showing them who they are in Christ. The focus this year includes unity, surrender, thankfulness, and believing for BIG.
SEEKING THE LORD FIRST DETERMINES THE COURSE OF OUR DAY, AND OUR LIFE.