Spiritual Life Emphasis Week

Overview

Each year, an entire week of school at CCS is dedicated to growing our students’ love for Christ and teaching/reinforcing Christ’s example to “live out” our faith. This mission-minded attitude is meant for all Christians to have daily. Spiritual Life Emphasis Week (SLEW) is dedicated and designed with a different theme each year to show students how to do just that.

Parent Involvement

We believe that the movement of the gospel in our students starts at home. As we seek to partner with parents in this effort, we would love for parents to feel the freedom to come and see how we are seeking to train and equip our students as disciples of Jesus. Attending our chapel services, serving with our students on their outreach opportunities, and attending our worship is highly encouraged.

In addition to general attendance, parent volunteering is also highly encouraged. We would like the Spirit to move in powerful ways through SLEW. This means that we will need a lot of hands-on-deck in all of the details of how we get SLEW accomplished.

Our Goal with the Mini-mission Trips

Each student will have an experience not only working on a project (like cleaning or making lunch) but more importantly, interacting with the people from that facility. For example, if it is the Serve City Homeless Shelter, the students will interact with the homeless (of course, in a safe, supervised manner).

Our Perspective

We must keep students safe, but not necessarily keep them comfortable. We want to stretch them outside their normal comfort zones to allow them to experience the command to be salt and light to the world around us, as Christ, our ultimate example, did.

Emphasizing Lifestyle, Not an Event

Through these mini-mission trips, we want to encourage students to make serving part of their lifestyle, not a one-time event. Therefore, we are attempting to have a student (or group of students) be a contact for each facility we visit to organize ongoing and future events at each facility. For example, students can organize, make, and serve a meal for the Serve City Homeless Shelter regularly. Or, students can organize a day and time for all students to walk/pray the path of ministries throughout Hamilton (to continue the out-and-about mission trip).

If you have any general questions about SLEW, please contact our Student Chaplain.


Elementary Campus

Each year, an entire week of school at CCS is dedicated to growing our students’ love for Christ and teaching/reinforcing Christ’s example to “live out” our faith. This mission-minded attitude is meant for all Christians to have daily. SLEW is dedicated and designed with a different theme each year to show students how to do just that.

Parents are strongly encouraged to join the students for chapel each day!