The high academic standards and co-curricular opportunities at Living Word High School are comparable to any public or private school in the area. The fact that everything we do is based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ sets Living Word apart and creates many opportunities for students to grow as servant leaders. Students share their faith and grow in faith through chapel, service events, student groups, and other less formal activities.
Faculty and students gather together twice a week for chapel where God’s Word is shared in a variety of ways. Chapels are led by faculty members, local church workers, and student groups. One group that leads frequently is Chapel Drama. This group meets weekly to write chapel skits, pick songs and readings, and organize a chapel program to be used both at Living Word and with local Lutheran Elementary schools.
Students have many opportunities to put faith in practice through service. This service takes various shapes from organized fundraisers, service days, mission trips and beyond. Some opportunities occur though classes (like Discipleship and the Mississippi Mission trip – Winterim classes). Other opportunities occur throughout the school (like fundraisers for food pantries, needy children, and families in crisis). Many other opportunities exist on a less official basis. Often, students will advertise and gather support at Living Word for service opportunities and Bible studies happening at their church, in their neighborhood, or in their homes.
Many more opportunities exist through Living Word for students to share their faith and grow in faith. Although service opportunities are most often organized and overseen by faculty members, most ideas for opportunities come from students and are driven by the students’ desire to serve others as Children of God.