Spiritual Life

Spiritual Emphasis Week - Elementary

Spiritual Emphasis Week

Each year a week is set aside to emphasize the spiritual growth and development of our students.  At the end of this week there is a three day retreat, called Spiritual Emphasis Retreat, offered to students in grades 6-12. Teachers and students get the opportunity to leave Xela, stay at a retreat center, and create great memories while growing in their faith and understanding of the Lord. During the retreat, the students come together for morning and evening chapels, break-out groups led by the teachers, and team building activities. Many years we have been blessed to have mission teams come down to lead chapels and services.

Elementary students get to participate in many different activities throughout the week, that often model a Vacation Bible School. They attend all-school chapels in the morning, have time for group games in the afternoon, and rotate between stations of Bible lessons, crafts, and singing.