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Chapel & Bible Classes

Chapel & Bible

growing our faith

Students have the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with God and each other through Chapel and Bible study. Each year as a school, we focus on one of the Core Values of Presbyterian School and emphasize it in chapel through our scripture readings and messages. Parents are invited and encouraged to support their children's faith and are given resources to do this at home.


Early Childhood Chapel
Each grade-level meets weekly with Brenton Smith, our Early Childhood Chaplain. During EC Chapel, students enter into God’s ongoing story. Students sing songs, learn from Jesus how to love God and how to love others, discover people who have loved God, and practice talking to God. Parents are welcome to attend chapel once a month to witness the celebration of that month’s birthdays and worship alongside their children.

Lower School Chapel
Students meet weekly by grade level with Brenton Smith, our Lower School Chaplain. In chapel, students encounter the grace of Jesus through the gospel, personalize scripture, and dialogue with God. Monthly, we honor birthdays to recognize God's continuous presence with us at each age. Parents are welcome to attend Chapel during monthly family chapels.

Middle School Chapel
All middle school students gather weekly for worship with Rev. Nathan Tenney, our Middle School Chaplain. Chapel worship is led by students who read scripture, lead prayers, and serve as the chapel band. A message is delivered by Rev. Tenney or a guest speaker from the Presbyterian School faculty or First Presbyterian Church staff. Birthdays are celebrated monthly. Families are invited to join us weekly.

Chapel Resources
We believe in the power of partnering with families in supporting the faith development of each child and believe this is a central piece of our PS mission. To live into that goal, Chaplains send home monthly resources to encourage continuing the conversation from chapel and Bible class at home. Within these resources, Chaplains share an anchor scripture, an overview of chapel topics, activities to do at home, conversations to have on the go, and a prayer to pray with your child.

Chapel Worship Songs Playlist
We have shared the worship songs we sing in Chapel on a Spotify playlist. Click here to listen to our playlist at home!

Bible Study

Bible & Faith Classes (5th - 8th Grade)
Our fifth-grade students receive a 30,000-foot view of the Bible as one unified story of God. Each lesson is tied to discovering more about God and our relationship with his Son, Jesus Christ. Our sixth-grade class utilizes the Orange XP3 curriculum to dive into Jesus’ life and teachings. In seventh-grade, our students participate in Alpha Youth as a way of exploring questions of faith. Our eighth-grade students return to Orange XP3 with a focus on living out our faith in our everyday lives.  

Lunchtime Bible Study Devotional Groups (5th - 8th Grade)
Each fifth through eighth grade offers lunchtime Bible Study Devotional Groups that meet weekly. These optional groups meet once a week at lunch and are facilitated by Presbyterian School faculty or First Presbyterian Church children and youth ministry staff.