Spiritual formation is integral to all we do here at MCS.
It is integrated into every class, every activity, and every interaction.
It takes place both formally and informally throughout the school day. At its heart, the whole purpose of Meadowbrook is to help students to become more like Christ, and to that end every interaction is an opportunity to make that difference. However, there are specific activities that are more geared toward making spiritual formation happen.
All grades 1-12 students participate in weekly chapels, with separate chapels for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students. Typical chapels include worship, prayer, and a message, though the exact format may vary weekly. High school students regularly have opportunities to lead in worship and to speak and provide input into the overall schedule. Other speakers include faculty members, local pastors, and other speakers as opportunities arise.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Once per year at the High School level, we take a week to focus on our relationship with God. This usually involves an outside speaker or team that comes and shares with our students in chapel, with classroom follow-ups. Occasionally Middle School and Elementary students have similar events.
All students participate in daily Bible classes, focusing on content, memorization, and application. Elementary classes focus on significant stories of the Bible, Middle School completes a three-year survey of the entire Bible, and High School includes a variety of thematic courses designed to move a student through the stages of belief. These classes include Logic-Worldviews/Christianity 101; Bible Relevance and Reliability/Spiritual Formation; Apologetics/Missional Living; Faith and Culture.
A variety of small group options are available to MS and HS students. These include student-led groups and adult-led groups that take place as a part of the chapel program. Every student at the HS level has a mentor assigned to them that will work through their high school career, building connections and relationships that feed into spiritual formation.