High School Spiritual Life

Spiritual Theme – Fear Not

Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave

you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” We are excited to live this out in

community together. We know He goes before us and we are so very grateful for His leading and

abundant provision to our school and to each of us as His children.

Student Life Center

In 2016, a team of students, faculty, and GCCS parents worked on overhauling the former Student Life Center into a prayer room. The room had become a miscellaneous gathering room and was no longer meeting the needs and longings of our community. And so the decision was made to transition the room into a prayer space, a special and specific space geared toward entering into the presence of God. Our world has become increasingly noisy and distractible – smartphones and other newer technologies steal our attention and keep us constantly entertained. The prayer room is intended to counteract this emphasis on endless activity; instead of push notifications and alerts, the space will encourage mindfulness, self-reflection, and prayer.

Time after time again in the gospels, Jesus goes off alone to pray. He abandons, for even a moment or two, the hustle and bustle of what he is doing and focuses on who he is being. He enters into conversation with the Father. He prays on behalf of his disciples. Our hope is that the rhythms of prayer so integral to Christ’s ministry start to leak into our lives as well, and the prayer room might be one resource in this endeavor. After all, it’s in these moments of quiet that we can best hear God’s whisper.

Groups of students and parents are using this prayer room regularly.