At Jupiter Christian School, spiritual life is not relegated to a few programs, but is a part of who we are and everything we do from academics and athletics to chapel. Our desire is to help move our students toward spiritual maturity and to incorporate their faith into all aspects of life as a natural outflowing of their relationship with Jesus.
However, our spiritual life department does oversee a few specific spiritual life programs that focus on intentional spiritual development amongst the student body. These programs include chapel, missions, community service and GAP groups (small groups focused on growth, accountability, and prayer). For more information on these programs, contact Mr. Charlie Hubbard, Campus Pastor
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:36)
GAP is an acronym for Growth, Accountability, Prayer. At Jupiter Christian School it is our desire that every student develop a walk with Jesus within Christian community that will love and support them. One of the ways that we do that is through our GAP groups. GAP groups are small community driven groups where spiritual growth is encouraged, students are held accountable, and students are prayed with and prayed for. These three things – growth, accountability, and prayer – are where we derive the name for these groups (GAP = Growth, Accountability, and Prayer). Each GAP group is grade and gender specific with a leader of the same gender. This is intentional as it allows each GAP group to build a safe community that allows students to dig deeper into the Word of God and conversation with an adult in order to work towards applying Scripture to real life situations that our student body deals with on a daily basis. For more information on these programs, contact Mr. Charlie Hubbard, Campus Pastor
Jesus commanded us to “Go… and make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19-20),” and as a school that seeks to glorify Him and make Him known, missions is something we are very passionate about. Our students have the wonderful opportunity to participate in mission trips offered through JCS each year during Minimester. It is our prayer that each mission trip will provide our students with a unique opportunity to share the love of God through acts of service as well as opportunities to share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
We are excited to be able to participate in missions on both a domestic and international level. Past trips have included domestic locations including Atlanta, Chicago, Alaska and our own backyard, as well as international locations including Romania, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
This year we are excited to continue our partnership with SCORE International in Costa Rica and Crossworld Ministries in the Dominican Republic. We are equally excited to offer a new trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where our students will have the joy of serving at the Good Samaritan Mission. Please partner with us in praying for our trips and our students, and if you are interested in helping to support our trips and the spread of the Gospel please contact the Upper School Office at (561) 354-1932 for more information.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Though everything we do is ultimately an act of worship, when we gather together for weekly chapel services, we are blessed to be led in a special time of praise and worship by our campus worship team. The campus worship team is comprised of students who have a love for the Lord, a passion for music, a heart to serve, and a desire to see God glorified here on the Jupiter Christian campus. There are several different opportunities for students who desire to serve on the campus worship team including:
• Sound Technicians
• Media Technicians
• “The Crew” (Set-Up)
Though vocalists and musicians are often the one in the spotlight (literally), there are no small roles on the campus worship team. Each person is appreciated and valued as an important member of the team, as this couldn’t happen each week without everyone’s involvement.
For aspiring musicians and vocalists who want to serve on the campus worship team, we do not require that you be at a level of mastery, but we do ask that you have a general knowledge of music and your instrument, be able to provide your own instrument, and be comfortable playing and/or singing in front of other people. For technicians and members of the crew, all that we ask is that you have a willing heart. Much of this can be taught and learned through continued practice and experience. If interested in serving on the campus worship team, complete the student leadership application below and turn it in to the Upper School Office.
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” – Psalm 98:4 ESV