This week middle school started a new initiative called, Chapel Reflections. The purpose of Chapel Reflections is to create a time for students to reflect on the message shared in chapel each week. Our middle school teachers are committed to using community time immersed in guided conversations and discussion with students to take a message to a deeper level.
The goals of Chapel Reflections are:
1. To build community.
2. To teach students to reflect on the chapel message from the day before.
3. To provide a way to respond to the story in some way.
4. To intentionally engage with students spiritually, building relationships with them that inspire growth.
According to Assistant Head of Middle School Ellen Barrett, “The heart behind this initiative reflects our mission and passion at Second Baptist School. Dr. Davis says, ‘we are one,’ and Christian education is not a compartmentalized task. It is an all-in, everyday action. Discipleship is a team sport, not relegated to certain teachers at certain times. Pouring into the spiritual, lives of our students in tangible ways is the intention of every faculty member on campus at SBS.”
After one Chapel Reflection during CT, many students were grateful for the new opportunity this initiative has provided.
“I really felt like I bonded with my CT!” said Linley Norris ‘23.
“It was special because we were able to reflect on and apply the chapel message from the day before.” said Kendalyn Firenza '23.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16