Spiritual Life

Middle and high school 

At the first K-12 Convocation, each student
put a colored tile, stone or button in a jar to
create a beautiful piece together.

In study, worship and play, EMS students are challenged to honor God and follow the example of Jesus Christ in every aspect of life. EMS partners with the home and church to help students grow in their faith, serve others and develop the gifts and talents with which they are blessed. This happens through::

  • Chapel serices four times per week;
  • Bible classes;
  • Spiritual Renewal Week twice a year in Chapel;
  • Community Service Day;
  • Small  group Bible studies;
  • Neighbor Groups;
  • Discussion of biblical values in numerous classes.

Chapel is held 9:30 to 9:45 Monday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday mornings for grades 6-12. Students, faculty and staff gather in the auditorium for 15 minutes to hear guest speakers, make music, learn about issues, worship and pray together. Parents and community members are welcome to attend chapel services or gathering any day.  If you plan to attend chapel, please enter through the main entrance doors of the school, check in at the front office, go to the auditorium and sit in the rows under the balcony (students have assigned seats). Click here for a complete list of upcoming Chapels.

Neighbor Groups are held Tuesday mornings, a time for a group of 8-12 students (middle or high) to create a safe and familiar space for discussing school-wide issues, personal concerns, and current events; to share food; to laugh, cry, play and pray together.

Elementary School

EMES students meet once a week in Gathering to sing, share faith stories, and to hear others share how they live out their faith in the world.  The group meets in the Commons near the front office.   Families and our community are invited to attend Gathering each Wednesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. If you plan to attend, please enter through the main entrance doors of the school, check in at the front office, and cross the hall ot the Commons.

Spiritual growth is fostered each day in the classroom as students are given opportunities to share their beliefs.

Teachers model their faith as they create a respectful classroom where everyone is valued and honesty and integrity are valued.

Peacebuilding classes emphasize the importance of being an effective member of the community by learning leadership skills and effective communication skills. Stories from the Bible are introduced in the peacebuilding curriculum.  These stories continue to be used in the regular classrooms as students learn to follow Jesus’ teachings.  Within these class discussions and activities, students are challenged to look at the world from the eyes of others and find ways they can help those around them.