At Providence School, we believe that all truth is based on God’s word. In everything we do from an elementary language lesson, to an advanced physics class, our faculty integrate Biblical truth into the lives and education of our students. Each student from Preschool – 12th grade has weekly chapel and daily Bible classes as part of their class schedule. Spiritual growth is emphasized in all aspects of campus life. All students participate in a weekly chapel service featuring; special speakers, local youth pastors, community leaders, and student participation. In aligning with our missions statement, our student-led Chapel services are key to spiritual growth and development. It is our goal to develop Godly leaders who engage in their culture and change it.
Upper & Middle School Chapel
Our Middle and Upper School students gather together once a week with faculty and staff members for chapel. These services are unique and exciting and offer a time of student-led worship, followed by an inspirational message from faculty members,community leaders, youth pastors from around the city and inspirational speakers who share a messages which encourage students to pursue a deeper walk with God. Every year we have a spiritual emphasis week where we focus solely on the spiritual development of our students.
Members of the Providence community come from a variety of backgrounds, have a wide range of talents and personalities, and view life from very different lenses and perspectives. Yet the thread that binds together every student, faculty, and staff member is faith in Jesus Christ. We are blessed that the New Life Sanctuary is also home to our Upper School Chapel.
Students are involved with planning services through the Chapel Leadership class and members plan services and initiate new and creative ideas for reaching their classmates. Students also participate in the services themselves by singing, playing an instrument, reading a Scripture, praying, and managing production equipment. Providence holds special services throughout the year including for Remembering 9/11, Christmas, and Easter.
Upper School parents are invited and encouraged to attend Upper School Chapel.
Lower School Chapel
Lower School Chapel is an integral part of the overall school experience. Weekly chapels include a time in which students have the opportunity to corporately praise and worship through engaging and meaningful songs. There is also a Bible-centered lesson either through a guest speaker, individual class or grade level presentation. Both of these components, worship and lessons, help students learn the importance of worship and the study of God’s Word with a focus on the Biblical truths that they are learning as part of the Lower School Bible curriculum.
Lower School Chapel is held in the Kid Life room located in the west wing of the New Life Christian Fellowship building.
Grades K- 2
Tuesdays – 12:55 PM – 1:35 PM
New Life Building – Kid Life Room
Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays – 1:55 PM – 2:35 PM
New Life Building – Kid Life Room
Lower School parents are invited and encouraged to attend Lower School Chapel.
Global Mission Trips
Global Mission Trips give our Upper School students an engaging international mission experience. Providence School and Joshua Expeditions have partnered under the leadership of our Foreign Language Department Head, Maribeth Dill, to take students to Costa Rica each summer for the last 8 years. What started out as a program for Spanish students to use their skills abroad as well as participate in church ministry and cultural exploration, has now blossomed into a full week of youth ministry and a housebuilding project.
At least 30 high school students along with Mrs. Dill and a few of our faculty members put on a weekend youth camp for students from La Carpio, Costa Rica, a very impoverished suburb of San Jose. The camp includes team building activities, sports and games, devotionals, music, dramas and amazing fellowship. In addition to the camp, the missions team spends three days building a home in Pavas, Costa Rica. They work alongside the family and community to bless a home with a 600 square foot home with beds, a kitchen table, and a stove. Both the youth camp and the house build projects offer students the chance to step outside their comforts of home and truly appreciate how blessed they are, while experiencing and sharing first-hand the love of Jesus Christ. The Costa Rica trip will remain an option for missions for our Providence students and we hope to expand to other destinations around the world for our students to experience and share the gospel.