The Spiritual Life staff models and supports both classroom and campus-wide relational ministry that glorifies God, communicates biblical truths, presents the gospel, and disciples students.
What Makes This Christian Academy in Silicon Valley Different?
Although The King's Academy places high value on academic excellence, it differs from other schools in that everything at TKA is designed to bring students closer to God, to create strong relationship between students and staff, and to build Christian servant leaders.
The entire student body has daily opportunities to mature spiritually through home groups, retreats, chapels, clubs, peer groups, mentoring and service.
Spiritual Life Theme
"Love the Lord Your God"
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." -Mark 12:30
This year, our spiritual life theme is “Love the Lord your God,” taken from Mark 12:30. Here Jesus is asked which is the most important of all God's commandments. His answer, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” will be what we will reflect on as a school throughout the year. In chapel, we will begin by exploring what it means to “Love the Lord your God.” In succeeding quarters, we will examine ways that we can “Love the Lord” with our heart, with our soul, with our mind, and with our strength” in our everyday lives.
Junior High and High School Chapels
The King’s Academy provides separate chapel experiences for our junior high and senior high students. At chapel, students pray together, sing together, and worship God together. Through chapels, students learn to apply Christian principles to the real issues they face, such as peer pressure and family conflicts. Weekly chapels focus on worship and hearing engaging messages based on the word of God from staff, alumni, local youth pastors, and guest speakers. Chapel worship teams are comprised entirely of student musicians and vocalists. Chapel is followed by a special home group time for discussion.
Daily Home Groups
All the programs and events planned by Spiritual Life are designed to build relationships between staff and students, between students and peers, and ultimately between our students and the Lord. The ethic behind all campus ministry is an understanding that small investments over long periods of time reap great rewards. This is why we call it "Relational Ministry." Home groups are organized by gender and grade, led by a staff facilitator. The goal of home groups is to create a safe, loving, relational environment where students have fun, engage with one another, attend to daily announcements, and share in brief moments of spiritual focus such as prayer, devotion, testimony, etc. Students meet with their home group in the morning to start the day on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. On Thursdays, home groups meet for 20 minutes following chapel to discuss the chapel message. Wednesday is a late start (10:00 a.m.) school day, so there are no home group meetings.
All School Clubs
How to describe a TKA Club? Spirited, loud, zany, unexpected, crazy, creative, hilarious, fun! Club is when our entire student body comes together for an exciting time, which fosters community and school spirit. Club is a celebration of God’s love for us, and yes, there is usually a joyful noise! Club activities include sports rallies, games, competitions, music, video, and live performances.