A key component of a student’s week at Second Baptist School is Chapel. All lower, middle and upper school students enter into a time of praise, worship and study once a week to pray and learn. According to lower school Bible teacher Dianna Bolling, Chapel allows time to “put our agendas on hold and hear God's Word.”
In lower school, students are studying the Fruit of the Spirit, specifically in the life of Joseph. As a whole, these students are memorizing Psalm 1:1-3.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
Lower School Chapel has been blessed to hear from some of the best -- Ben Flannagan, Evette Haberman, Hunter Dominy, Kelly Turnage ‘03 and AIM for Success.
When asked about her favorite Chapel, Mrs. Bolling responded, “Every year during September, Mrs. Haberman plans a special Chapel for us to remember 9/11. This year, she read a beautiful book called 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy. We were so touched by the message of how we can help others with the gifts and tools God places in our hands.”
In middle school, friendship is the focus. A panel of eighth graders at a recent Chapel boldly discussed good friendships and how to work through conflicts. In addition, SBC Youth Pastor Nate Long spoke on friendship using David and Jonathan as an example.
According to sixth grade Bible teacher Elizabeth Dains, “Coming together and worshiping the Lord with my students is such a gift. I love being able to praise Jesus next to my students!”
In upper school, the Chapel theme is “for real.” Students are challenged to be real and authentic in their faith and walk with Jesus.
According to Head Prefect Anna Beth Swain ‘20, “What makes upper school Chapel unique is that it is almost exclusively student-led. The ministry committee plans the service, pray, lead worship and deliver the message.
We are thankful for teachers, administrators and student leaders who pour into these services that are so vital to the excellent Christian education taking place at Second Baptist School!