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Spiritual Emphasis

Horizon Christian School is a place where all are welcome

“The two most important days of our life are the day we were born and the day we discover why.” Author Unknown

Horizon Christian School mission, vision and values inform why, how and what we do. Although our Horizon Christian families worship in diverse expressions within the Christian “Church” (Baptist, Catholic, Charismatic, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Quaker, etc.,), we are united in our commitment to live out what Jesus Christ called the greatest commandments. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. 40”
(Matthew 22:38-40 NIV)

Spiritual transformation is a lifelong adventure and journey, captained by the Holy Spirit. In our weekly chapel gatherings, our aim is to join that journey, focusing on God’s story as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. 

Horizon Christian School is committed to cultivating a healthy and thriving educational community; “Where Everybody is Somebody and Jesus is All”
 

CHAPEL

Chapel is an integral part of how we do life at Horizon Christian School. Each week students have a unique opportunity to gather together, worship God in songs and experience a presentation (speaking, visual and or performing arts, etc.) focused on God’s story and His purposes for us.  
ELEMENTARY
Chapel for Kindergarten to 5th grade is held on Wednesday mornings. Our weekly gathering includes singing worship songs, group activities and prayer. Students also hear a variety of speakers including Horizon staff, local pastors, Horizon parents and missionaries. Our goal is to engage students with God’s story as expressed in the Bible and how it’s being lived out in His followers today.
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Chapel for the 6th-8th grade students is held weekly on Wednesday. Middle School Chapel begins with a mixer, a lively speaker, and then worship and singing. Our Campus Pastor works closely with our middle school chapel coordinator to challenge and encourage middle school students who are at a pivotal growth and development time of life. 

Small groups are a unique feature of middle school chapel. Our small group gatherings are called “Donuts and Discipleship.” D&D includes donuts and takes place once a month. D&D provides a safe, casual (smaller same gender group) setting where students may ask questions about faith and pressing middle school issues. 

HIGH SCHOOL 
Our weekly Chapel gatherings for 9th-12th grade students are held on Tuesday at 9:00am and provides a unique opportunity to celebrate our faith and community together. Student led worship, dynamic speakers, concerts and testimonials are part of our weekly high school chapel. Chapel is also a safe setting to address challenges and opportunities facing our students, our school, families, communities, nation and world. 

We are committed to engaging and equipping each student with the tools they will need to work through our ever-changing world with a Jesus-centered-faith foundation as their guide.


HIGH SCHOOL WORSHIP TEAM & CHAPEL CLASS 
High School Chapel Class takes place from 7:10 am to 7:55 am 3 days a week. In this class, students are involved in all aspects of chapel including worship, sound, lighting, video, video editing, announcements, film and speaking. The ownership students have over chapel not only strengthens and enhances chapel but is also develops awesome talents and gifts in our students.  
HIGH SCHOOL HAWK TALK ASSEMBLIES
During these assemblies we address, discuss, and help students process current events and topics in our school, community and world. Additionally, we feature some amazing accomplishments our students have achieved both in school and in their personal lives.

SERVICE PROJECTS

SERVICE PROJECTS
Our Service Projects are a distinctive for Horizon Christian Elementary School. When students “hear” from God about an entity (missionary, philanthropy, relief effort) that they want to bless, they meet with the principal to discuss how to do that. Students as young as 1st grade have led service projects over the last decade and over $20,000 has been raised and given away. The students receive ‘seed’ money with which to invest in a project to benefit and support non-profits, hospitals, and relief efforts locally and around the world. The impact of these projects on the students and those to whom they are serving is immediately noticeable.
KINGDOM ASSIGNMENTS - 8TH GRADE
At Horizon Christian Middle School our desire is to build into students an awareness of the needs that exist in the world around them. Students are put in small groups with an 8th grade parents who facilitate discussion, prayer and the opportunity to take “seed money”, find a way to grow the money, and then decide what non-profit group they will give their support money to. These groups are facilitated by the partnership of parents and go to support non-profits, missionaries, and relief efforts in our community and around the world. These projects become truly transformative for students as they begin to see the impact of their efforts and the blessings received by those to whom they are serving.
SERVE DAY - HIGH SCHOOL
Horizon Christian High School provides hands-on opportunities to serve our community and abroad.  Students serve others through participation in service projects in the classroom, athletic teams, clubs, all-school serve days and missions trip outreaches. Horizon Christian High School's approach allows students multiple options each year to serve locally and around the world.
MISSIONS TRIP - HIGH SCHOOL

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