Each Friday the middle school students break into discipleship groups called Re-groups. In Matthew 28:19 and 20, Christ commissioned those who followed him to go into all nations making disciples of Jesus Christ, baptizing and teaching them to observe all his commands. Simply put, “discipleship” is the process of making and maturing disciples or followers of Christ. These discipleship groups are designed to foster growth and facilitate discussion around what Jesus said and did.
Boys and girls are separated and grouped with a staff member, who leads the discussion each week. This year, each Re-group will get a chance to really respond and reflect on that morning’s chapel message through engaging, heart-level discussion questions. It is important for a Christian to hear what the Bible teaches about following after Christ, but it is absolutely essential to give time to reflect and respond in a way that honors God. Hence, the name Re-group.
The Middle School Quorum is our version of a family “living room” conversation. During these conversations, we have five main areas of emphasis: team-building, school-spirit, and unity; leadership skills and concepts; study skills, celebration of cultural diversity, and the emphasis of a growth mindset; and informal housekeeping announcements and conversations. Quorums consist of faculty/staff and guest speakers, team-building games, laughter, and stimulating conversations. Quorums occur on Wednesday afternoons.
One of the hallmarks of Legacy Christian Academy is the desire to see all of our students grow in character as servant-leaders in the local as well as the global community. All middle school students at Legacy Christian Academy are expected to complete 24 community service hours per year as part of their graduation requirements. This includes the hours served on our annual community service days each year.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:3-8 ESV)