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Spiritual Life

Charlotte Christian School exists to prepare students to impact the culture for Christ. Whether it is in the area of academics, fine arts or athletics, Biblical truth is at the heart of who we are at Charlotte Christian. Our goal is to help each student grow in their walk with Christ as they study, understand and obey God’s word and develop a Christian world and life view. Beginning in the earliest of grades, students attend weekly chapels and are taught daily Bible lessons on an age-appropriate level. As students mature, additional academic and co-curricular opportunities exist to challenge them in their faith and to help them grow in their wisdom and understanding of who God is and what His plan is for them. 

Chapel & Spiritual Life Conferences

Charlotte Christian has a continuing commitment to enhance the spiritual growth of its students and faculty. Besides classroom Bible instruction, weekly chapels, annual all-school chapels, special times are set aside for additional focused spiritual instruction, worship, and/or service throughout the school year. The upper school participates in a Spiritual Life Conference Day and Bible studies. The middle school also participates in advisory-based Bible studies as well as Bible study groups. During Spiritual Life Conference days in both the middle and upper school, special speakers are invited to campus for a time of focused teaching and discussion, designed to challenge students in their Christian walk in a more thoughtful way.

Spiritual Retreats

Retreats and special spiritual emphasis days are planned each year for lower, middle and upper school students as a time for spiritual renewal and relationship building.

Lower school students participate in S.L.A.M. (Spiritual Life and Meaning) days in the fall. Students in grades JK-5 gather in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium for team-building games followed by a time of praise, worship and study. Students in grades 4-5 travel off campus to spend a day at the Hemby Center, a local YMCA-affiliated retreat complex.

Middle and upper school students attend Windy Gap each fall, a Young Life-owned retreat center in the North Carolina mountains, where they spend two days and nights bonding with their classmates and growing in their relationships with Christ. Time at Windy Gap consists of chapel in the morning and evening and friendly class competitions and free time in the afternoon. This annual event is a much-anticipated highlight of every school year.

Knights Service Hours & Service Days

The Knights Service program teaches students the joy of selflessly serving others in the name of Jesus Christ. Beginning in sixth grade, students are required to earn service hours each year as a means of teaching them to serve in humility and to develop good work habits.

Community service projects are available each year through partnering to support local agencies. Charlotte Christian has recently supported Bright Blessings with baby and hygiene kits and snack bags; supported Roof Above with sandwiches for the homeless community; and supported Harvest Center with items for their members.

The upper school offers various mission trip opportunities throughout the year, including during the Winterim session that can be locally, regionally or internationally.