Servant Leadership

One of the core values and part of the mission of The King's Academy is servant leadership. We engage students to look beyond themselves and reach out to others in love and compassion. We equip students to share the Gospel and provide opportunities for students to contribute their God-given gifts and talents. Additionally, all students are encouraged to serve the school community and lead by Godly example.

How Service Impacts Students

  • Research has shown that teens who engage in community service are more responsible and have higher self-esteem and resilience. 

  • Volunteering helps teens gain new skills necessary for the job market and life such as leadership, communication skills, dependability, time management, and decision-making.

  • Helping others may just be the secret to living a life that is not only happier but also healthier,  more productive,  and meaningful.

Service Week

An integral component of TKA's educational experience and  high school curriculum is required annual participation in TKA's Service Week. The week prior to Easter, TKA devotes one full school week to serving others. During TKA's Service Week, high school students participate in a variety of school-led service opportunities and service trips. Students continue to testify how service rises to the top as one of the most impactful elements of their TKA education.

TKA Service Week is an academic week on our school calendar, and as such, we expect all high school students to attend.  While we value all of the sacrificial service TKA students participate in, the intent of TKA Service Week is to serve together, as a TKA community, which supports our mission of creating enduring relationships.  

View details for Service Week 2024!

View details about Junior High Service 2024!

Why Do We Serve Others?

“Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:26-28, NIV)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV) 

Throughout Scripture, we see that "service" is not just a good thing. It is at the very heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. For TKA, the goal of service is not to go somewhere and simply perform a service, but rather to engage in the full experience of service and to return having been transformed into a servant leader for life. 

It is our prayer that as students serve, as they engage with local populations, as they get to know their stories and see how their gifts and talents and blessings can make a radical difference in the world, their hearts and minds will be forever changed.

Parent Testimonial: Service Impact

"Our child is not the best student. She's not heading off to a prestigious school and won't be a Rhodes Scholar. But she heard about a mission trip to the Philippines that serves kids in orphanages. Even though the trip was 10 days long, and meant she'd lose a lot of her spring break, and would be grueling in 94-degree tropical heat, and uncomfortable, and 7,000 miles away, and cost three times more than some of the other trips, she didn't care. She said, "I feel like God is leading me to this trip." She set off to raise the money. And, she did.

Her heart was moved to serve, to sacrifice, and to try to help kids. We don't see any other high school in the area that's even interested in this, let alone creating environments where this is being modeled and formed in students. That's why TKA and its Christian education is important to us.  Because we can see our daughter being invited to follow the way of Jesus by the adult staff, and growing into maturity. Jesus said, "Seek me and my kingdom first, and everything else will be added to you." We choose to believe Jesus. We're so grateful TKA, its teachers and staff do too."

- Dave and Nicole Tieche, TKA Parents


Contact Micaela McLaughlin, Service Outreach Coordinator