Spiritual Life at TCA
Spiritual Life at TCA seeks to be grounded in the truth of God’s word. TCA is committed to upholding the supremacy of the word of God. Our belief in the supremacy of the word of God is evident in our weekly chapels, monthly discipleship groups (in both lower and upper school), annual retreats (in both middle and high school) but it is most evident in the transformed lives of students who have come to faith in Jesus Christ at TCA over the years and the many more who have grown in their faith by submitting to the authority of God’s word. Students also have ample opportunities to serve each other, the staff, and the community by various means. Indeed students at TCA live out the school’s motto of learn, believe and serve.
Lower School Chapel meets weekly on Wednesdays 8:30-9:00am
Upper School Chapel meets weekly on Wednesdays 11:23-12:08
The purpose of chapels at TCA is to provide students, teachers and staff a time to worship God together and to sit under the counsel of His word. Chapel is led and coordinated by Giovanni Coreas our campus pastor. Pastor Coreas is committed to expository preaching. This year he will be preaching through the book of Romans.
The third chapel of each month we will welcome a guest speaker who will more than likely be a local pastor, preacher or one of our own teachers/staff member.
The music that we worship God with during chapel is one that always reflects a high view of God and a low view of man so that God is exalted and not self.
Finally, we will have two school wide chapels this year. One December 15 in celebration of Christmas and the other April 6 in commemoration of Easter.
The fourth chapel of each month we gather for worship and then breakout into dGroups throughout the building. The purpose of dGroups is to provide students with a safe space where they can be themselves, speak candidly on spiritual issues, ask questions, and prayerfully be discipled by a caring and godly adult.
Discipleship Groups in the lower school also happen during the fourth chapel of the month and these are led by our upperclassmen in student leadership. Two students are assigned to a classroom where with the support of that class’s teacher they lead their younger peers in worship and study of the word.
Upper School students at TCA retreat once a year. High School retreats for three days and two nights in the fall (September) while middle school retreats two days and one night in the winter (January). God is not more present at the retreat site than he is at TCA but we are less distracted and therefore tend to listen to the counsel of his word more attentively.
TCA offers students a variety of ministry outlets and opportunities.
The Student Leadership and Ministries group led by Mr. Jon Thompson provides students with opportunities to serve the immediate TCA community. Students are encouraged to apply to join this group a year in advance.
The Student Praise Team led by Mr. Nathan Gioconda provides students with musical and vocal talent with opportunities to lead their peers in worship during our weekly chapels and annual retreats.
Lower School discipleship groups led by Pastor Coreas provide select students with an opportunity to minister to their younger peers with the support of elementary teachers.