John 17:3 teaches that life is knowing God and his Son, Jesus. Southside Christian School's commitment to this principle is a vital distinctive in a world in which nearly everything imaginable is vying for our children’s attention – and more important – their hearts and minds. In a Christian school, spiritual formation is a deliberate and intentional plan. At SCS, it permeates every learning experience. It is the heart of all we do.
The Chapel program is a foundational component of student life at SCS. Each student over age three attends a weekly chapel service designed to engage them in heartfelt worship and give them a foundation in scriptural principles that will serve them their entire lives. The upper school worship team, comprised of gifted student musicians, leads the praise and worship portion of the high school chapel.
SCS holds a Spiritual Life Conference for two days each fall and one day each spring. Guest speakers and praise teams from area churches and Christian colleges bring a fresh voice to the ministry of challenging students spiritually. Following the worship and messages, students gather in small groups to explore scriptural principles in a deeper way and to develop relational bonds that enable them to support one another in their walk with Christ.
Before school, after school, during free periods, and in a host of other teachable moments, you will find loving, caring faculty giving focused attention to the spiritual needs of our students. Many develop mentoring relationships with students that include Bible study, counseling, and prayer. All of them are committed Christians who view their service at SCS as a ministry devoted to the advancement of the Kingdom of God.