Mount Airy Christian Academy exists for the purpose of maturing its students academically, physically, spiritually, and socially.
“…Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
Chapels exist to help grow the students spiritually outside of the classroom setting. It provides the students an opportunity to be challenged from God’s Word on a weekly basis. It also cultivates a time of worship that bonds the secondary as a whole. Students on the Worship Team lead in a time of worship through song, which is followed by a guest speaker who preaches from the Word of God.
Multiple times throughout the year, the secondary students break into small groups, called HomeGroups, to discuss the previous two or three chapel topics. Teachers lead these HomeGroups, which provides a unique chance for students and teachers to bond together and go deeper. This time for discussion enables the students to process even more of the truths shared during chapel and to apply the truths to their lives.
Middle school and high school both begin the year with a retreat. These retreats focus on class bonding, unity as a whole, and the Word of God. These off-campus events help the students form closer relationships and to understand God’s word more deeply. Retreats seek to grow the students socially but, most importantly, spiritually through prayer, worship sessions, and Homegroups. Oftentimes, students say that these retreats are their favorite events of the year.
2016 MACA High School Retreat
Spiritually, MACA students…
- Recognize God as the source of all cosmic order (moral, physical, social, political, aesthetic, etc.)
- Possess apologetic skills to defend their faith.
- Understand a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Are encouraged and equipped to grow in their personal relationship with God.
- Know, understand, and have the ability to apply God’s Word in daily life.
- Are encouraged and equipped to respond to and carry out the Great Commission locally and around the world.
- Understand the work of the Holy Spirit, which enables individuals to pursue a life of godliness.
- Can articulate and defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
- Have been taught the responsibility of using God-given spiritual gifts in the local church.
- Have been taught the responsibility of using God-given talents and abilities for His glory.
- Are encouraged and equipped to apply an objective moral standard.