Front Range Christian School offers weekly chapel for all students, K-12. The elementary school chapel is held on Wednesdays from 8-9am in the performing arts center (PAC) of the junior/senior high campus. The junior/senior high chapel is also on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:20am in the performing arts center (PAC).
Each year, there is an annual theme for our chapel services. The theme is school-wide and each speaker ties their chapel talk into the theme.
To learn more about the spiritual development of students at FRCS, read about the philosophy and approach to Discipleship at FRCS.
“They said to one another, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?’” ~ Luke 24:32
Who doesn’t like a great story?
It’s no coincidence that all the books and letters of the Bible were composed before the end of the 1st Century. In this way, their accuracy to the original stories and message didn’t get corrupted or embellished. Although it took a few hundred years for the Church to agree to which books bore apostolic authority, these writings made their way throughout the Roman world and brought faith and hope to millions. They still do. But inspiring stories of faith in the midst of loss, success and uncertainty didn’t end in Hebrews chapter 11.
This year we’ve chosen as our school theme: The Journey: Stories of Faith. As followers of Christ our stories of faith must be told because it’s through our stories that others find encouragement, sympathy, understanding, and hope. How often has your heart been lifted or moved closer to healing simply by listening to someone’s story? And it’s not just the stories of faith through times of trouble that encourage and inspire, but also stories from times of blessing and abundance. A good story has conflict, but ultimately resolves. A story is messy and full of confusion, but there is meaning and completeness to it. A story is about people and places, not ideas and concepts.
Educators search the world over for a story that drives home a point, clarifies a message or brings hope to those feeling alone or confused in their journey. The best teachers and preachers are the best story tellers. A great story is a like a seed; it carries a power which is mysterious, potent and continuing. When it falls into the receptive ground of a human mind, it takes on a life of its own. That’s why the classic stories – from “The Prodigal Son” to Treasure Island – have been told in nearly every culture and time since their first telling. Stories spark emotions and help us make sense of things. They become the lens through which we interpret the world around us. We learn from stories.
Our Front Range Christian community is made up of believers who have discovered the faithfulness of God through life’s perilous journey and as a result have found peace, hope, and comfort. Whether the final chapter of your faith story has yet to be written, or a chapter has just ended and a new one begun, let’s find space to tell our stories about our good, good Father.
So let’s pick up our walking sticks and, as a community of faith, take a journey together and share stories about our faithful Father along the way.
Why an annual theme?
FRCS’s annual theme is a common thread woven throughout the school year to help encourage unity in our community and provide a framework for discipleship and chapel. It provides an opportunity for our school to focus on growth in a particular area both as individual followers of Christ and as a Body of believers.
Themes are chosen with input from many sources and after a lot of prayer as we seek God’s leading for our school. They are often associated with a specific Bible verse or passage or a book.
We hope that you will join us in exploring the theme and its implications for you and for this community.