Every year, students in the Secondary grades (Grades 7-12) are required to participate in a ministry project that helps encourage involvement in their home church and growth in their spiritual walk.
The project rotates each year as to avoid doing the same activity continuously. Depending on the year, students will have a Missionary Ministry Project or a Church Ministry Project.
Missionary Ministry Project
For the Missionary Ministry Project, students will choose one of the missionaries that their home church supports. They will correspond with this missionary to learn about who they are, what they do on the mission field, and what needs they have. A student will choose one of those missionary’s needs and develop a plan on how they can help in meeting that need.
Students will choose one missionary for the entire year, and throughout the course of the project will write several essays and a final project paper. They will also present an oral report on what they have learned during a chapel session in the fourth quarter.
Essays count for two quiz grades, one each in Bible and English. The final paper counts for a test grade in both Bible and English.
Church Ministry Project
For the Church Ministry Project, students will choose one of the ministries of their home church to be involved in. They will participate in all aspects of this ministry at least twice a month, keeping a log of what they do and when it was done.
Students will choose two ministries during the course of the year, one in each semester. At the beginning of the project, they will write an essay about what they chose, why they chose it, and what they hope to learn. At the end of the semester, they will write a final paper about their experience. They will also present an oral report on what they learned during a chapel session in the second and fourth quarters respectively.
The essay and the log count for two quiz grades, one each in Bible and English. The final paper counts for a test grade in both Bible and English.