At Calvin Christian School we seek to nurture every student’s spiritual growth, this begins at the elementary level and continues on through to the end of high school. We surround our students with talk of God’s purpose for them, His love for all people, and His call for each of us to share His love with others. Aside from biblical instruction, we also participate in group worship on a regular basis. Whether that takes place in the classroom each morning, as part of Music class, or in a group assembly setting, students are encouraged in many ways to take part in these powerful experiences. We also seek out practical ways to be of service to our larger community, trusting that these activities become habits of service for our students as they grow in their faith.
Several times a month the elementary students gather together for singing and biblical input on a wide range of themes. This experience of singing with other children in a worship setting is a powerful way that our faith is strengthened. In addition to chapels, elementary students in every classroom participate in morning devotions as the day begins. Here each teacher leads their class in a time of reflecting on the many important aspects of our faith, often including times for prayer and worship singing.
Our collegiate students collectively participate in worship throughout the school year. Led by our student worship band, we praise our Heavenly Father through song and prepare to receive a spiritual message delivered by guest speakers and staff. Follow-up discussions related to chapel occur in Student Life Groups (SLGs) as we strive to implement God’s word in our daily lives. Every morning, collegiate students meet in an SLG with the same teacher for the duration of the school year. During this time, students participate in devotions and prayer and homeroom type activities. They build relationships and prepare to tackle the day.
Director of Student Faith and Life
My name is Marcia Hamm, and I’m the Director of Student Faith and Life at the collegiate. I’m grateful to be part of this diverse community of educators, staff, and students, and my deep hope is that in this community, our students will understand and practice what it means to love God, and love others.
"I believe each student has a role to play in revealing God’s goodness to our world, and they can only do that when they trust the unconditional love of God. Trusting God’s love for ourselves and seeing God’s image in others helps us to listen to each other and learn from each other. An important part of our role as Christian educators is to help students recognize God’s love, and the gifts they’ve been given because of His love, and then support them as they practice sharing their gifts within their community."