Chapel (Every Thursday)
NRCA’s chapel program is designed to reach every student with messages that speak directly to their specific time of life. Each week on campus, four different age-appropriate chapel services are held. The elementary chapels are split between two groups and focus throughout the year on character and missions. Both elementary chapels take place on Thursday, with Upper Elementary beginning at 8:10 am and Lower Elementary beginning at 12:20 pm. Parents are welcome to join their students for these chapels.
Each year, NRCA partners with local student pastors and leaders to provide an incredible variety of topics and speakers for the school year. As always, we allow parents, grandparents, and families to listen in on the chapels from work or home via livestream and recordings. Access to these can be found on the school website. High School Chapel is held every Thursday at 10:15 am and Middle School Chapel is held every Thursday at 12:15 pm. The entire chapel schedule will be released at the beginning of the school year. A schedule of the Middle/High School chapels are available online in the Campus Life Section of our website.
The 2016/2017 student body of 1,279 students represents over 184 churches within the community. The top 10 churches in order by student enrollment are: Crossroads Fellowship, Bay Leaf Baptist Church, Richland Creek Community Church, The Summit Church, Journey Church, Providence Baptist Church, Lifepointe Church, North Raleigh United Methodist Church, Hope Lutheran Church, Trinity Baptist Church.
NRCA employs a Student Life Director who serves in the capacity of a youth pastor on campus. He oversees the chapel services and speakers, school mission trips, community service, student leadership training, Small Group leaders, Middle School Leadership Conference, High School Leadership Conference, Student Council, and Spiritual Emphasis Week.
NRCA desires to foster a spirit of community amongst our students and families while partnering with local churches and ministries to provide opportunities to worship and grow in our faith together. One of the ways we do this is through our annual Spiritual Emphasis Week. During these three days, the student body focuses on growing deeper in their faith by diving into the Word of God and worshipping alongside one another. Students attend chapel services for three consecutive days and have the opportunity to attend incredible evening services. If a student attends the night services at Spiritual Emphasis Week, they are given a homework pass at the end of the night that excuses them from all homework due the next day! These three days also consist of many opportunities for students to continue conversations on the messages shared during Spiritual Emphasis Week with their teachers and their peers.
Although this event is geared toward our middle and high school students, it’s not just for students. Parents, families, and friends are more than welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity for the entire NRCA community to come together to worship. This event takes place in September and communication regarding the event will be on the school website and through emails.