Spiritual growth is a primary concern of GHCA, growing out of our mission to provide a biblically-integrated education. This focus is reflected in a number of ways in the school's program throughout the year:
Our students and staff represent about twenty area churches with whom we work to maintain a strong partnership for the spiritual benefit of our students. Churches support the school in a variety of ways, including providing chapel speakers, facilities for school use (e.g., chapels and concerts), and financial support. Pastors often provide counseling and prayer support for our students and staff.
School prayer meetings are scheduled periodically to provide opportunities for the board, staff, parents and students to come together to pray for the needs of the school and its families.
All students are required to attend chapel each week, which gives them the opportunity to sing, share testimonies, and hear a nondenominational, biblical message. Chapel and discipleship groups alternate weeks for secondary level students. Chapel programs involve many different kinds of speakers, activities, and videos. Area pastors, youth pastors, and missionaries are frequent guests. Occasionally special chapels or assemblies are announced when the opportunity arises to hear special guests or presentations. Special all-school (PreK – 12) chapels are held at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Parents are always welcome to attend chapel services.
Students in grades 7-12 are divided into “discipleship groups” that alternate meeting times with chapel services. These groups are informal and enjoy time focusing on various aspects of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Discipleship groups sometimes do off-campus service projects; they also can go off campus for lunch about once each quarter.