Chapel is a time set apart for King’s Ridge students to participate in a relevant, age-appropriate environment, so that they can connect with God and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Chapel is designed to create an “irresistible environment” where the topics, events, music and overall Chapel experience are tailored to engage both students and faculty, affording them an opportunity to draw closer to God. The goal is to engage students so that they look forward to Chapel each week and come with the anticipation of experiencing God in a new and fresh way—an appealing, purpose-driven and motivational time of worship.
Lower School students attend a weekly chapel, lasting approximately 40-50 minutes and strive to create a consistent environment filled with appropriate music, videos, and faculty messages that are designed to keep students engaged.
Weekly Middle School Chapels are 45 minutes in length. Most chapels begin with some action (skits, appropriate games, activities) to get students up on their feet and moving around. It is important for Middle School students to hear from people they know, trust and are familiar. Therefore, KRCS Middle School faculty or coaches deliver most messages.
The ultimate goal of the Upper School Chapel program is totally student-led worship (content, environment, music, speakers, etc.) Students in partnership with the Christian Life Department staff develop this. Upper School Chapels challenge students to learn necessary skills to become critical thinkers on faith-based issues.
Student leadership is developed in the Chapel Leadership elective course, offered primarily to senior students. This application-based class directs the week-to-week specific content of how Chapel is produced and managed. Students either speak themselves or choose faculty or outside speakers.