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FACS students, faculty, and families work together to build a culture that honors Christ, one another, and the community. This work can be both formal and informal and is concentrated in three disciplines: worship, discipleship, and service.
On a formal basis, students and faculty at all grade levels participate in weekly chapels to worship, learn, and pray. Elementary chapels are held in the children’s space and include music, teaching, and interactive experiences designed to engage young learners. Secondary chapels take place in our main worship center and involve student-led music and messages that build on an annual chapel theme as well as guest speakers and performances. On an informal basis, worship takes place continuously in our classrooms, offices, fine arts, and athletic venues, as our school family gives glory to God for His work in our midst.
FACS faculty, staff members and coaches are all Christ-followers. Utilizing their unique talents, gifts, and personalities, all are eager to disciple students to know Christ better and become more like Him. Many of our students are likewise mature Christians who joyfully disciple peers and younger students. Many of our coaches and fine arts leaders have also designed structured discipleship programs for their team members.
Student leadership takes place daily at FACS, from the classroom to campus organizations to sports teams and even the theater stage. It may be serving in a visible role or leading prayer and devotion. Students have many opportunities to serve and lead others.
Students also have opportunities through organizations like Student Government Association and the school Service Ministry to serve others through food drives, visiting our more vulnerable population, collecting gifts for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, being part of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, collecting items for other ministries in need, and showing appreciation for law enforcement.
These activities help others, build character, and even help build resumes since colleges and universities are interested in enrolling students who care about their communities. Once students enter high school, they are encouraged to keep a record of community service performed through the school and through churches and other organizations.
This generation of future leaders has more opportunity to develop a strong voice than those in the past with the help of social media. At FACS, we give space for students to develop their voices. Learn more about campus life at FACS on these student-led social channels.