Spiritual Formation events at Westminster are special times for all who attend and are focused on making sure that our students understand who God is, how much He loves them and what that means in light of their relationship with Him and glorifying Him. See You at the Pole, SLEW (Spiritual Life Emphasis Week), weekly chapel services and Winterim are all examples of events that occur throughout the academic year that promote the spiritual life of our faculty, staff and students. Click here to visit the Spiritual Formation blog.
Our Lower School conducts chapel services on Friday mornings. Our Middle and Upper Schools have chapel on Tuesday mornings. At times, the Middle and Upper School services are joint, but most often, they are split.
Middle & Upper School Chapel
At the Middle and Upper School level, chapel has become increasingly student-driven. Students are leading worship, introducing speakers and praying during the chapel service. They also plan what is addressed and make suggestions of who will address it. “I want to make sure students are engaged in chapel and the best way to do that is to let them lead,” Spiritual Life Director Mike Freace said. “The students know better than anyone the areas of hardheartedness in themselves and their peers.” There is a Middle School Chapel Band and an Upper School Chapel Band – each is comprised of students. They pick the worship songs each week and practice them prior to the Monday service.
To read more about the specifics of chapel services for our older students, visit the Spiritual Formation bl0g.
Lower School Chapel
Each week, our Pre-K through fifth grade students participate and worship in a chapel service. Mrs. Lawson leads them in singing a few praise choruses, followed by a guest speaker. While sometimes the speakers are from the Westminster community, at other times people from various ministries visit to share about Christ.