Spiritual Life

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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 Christ-Centered 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, create strong relationships between students and staff, and 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 2023-2024

Connectedness is foundational for life!  This is God’s design for how life is to thrive.  Today, we are living through what sociologists are calling, a “crises of connectedness.”  We are more isolated as a society than ever and trust, which is the foundation of connectedness, is at an all-time low.  This year, we will be focusing on 2 connections that are vital for life: Our relationship with God and our relationship with one another.  Our hope is that as we cultivate these two relationships, that we might more fully experience the richness of life that God intended for us in Christ.

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me, you can do nothing. - John 15:5

Campus Ministries

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 Rallies

How to describe a TKA Rallies? 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..

Discipleship Model, teach, mentor, and train
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Special Student Discipleship Groups

  • The Seeker Small Group is for students who are interested in learning more about Christianity.
  • The Vanguard Group is for Christians who want to be discipled and grow.
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Spiritual Life Staff

Jeff Liu
Matt Berry

Matt Berry, Spiritual Life Staff, Audio Engineering & AV Tech Teacher, Student Council Advisor

Bryson Bridges
Jordan Coss
Stephanie Wetzel

Stephanie Wetzel, Spiritual Life Staff & Bible Teacher,  Student Council Advisor

Micaela McLaughlin

Spiritual Life Media