In a world with an ever-changing culture shift, Valor is devoted to helping students understand the unchanging love of God and the life that following Christ offers.
Even in a busy time like high school, with countless events, happenings, competitions, and noble pursuits, it is easy to lose sight of the most important things. To help us refocus, Valor’s weekly Chapel provides students a time to gather together with one purpose - to pursue Jesus in our lives. The student worship leaders and faculty help us refocus as a community and ponder the words and promises of Jesus and how we can prosper in mind and spirit because of them.
Students often share their journeys of faith through challenges and adversity, to encourage their peers to think deeply about their relationship with God and his priority in their lives. Ivy Fox (Class of 2023) has served in the worship band for three years. She is a dedicated member of the worship team, which meets as a class four times weekly to develop the Chapel song sets, share devotions, and rehearse. Here are her thoughts on Valor Chapels:
“I have been a part of Valor’s worship band for three years. Regardless of each person’s standing with faith, music and reflection are an incredible ways to share community with others. I have found that the Lord can speak through many means – through a sermon or a song, a quiet moment, or even during the middle of a busy day at school, as chapels often are. I really appreciate and enjoy the space that Chapel creates for students to find, explore, or deepen their faith in Christ," she said.
Jesus has been, and always will be, the focal point of our culture at Valor. His word leads us, guides us, corrects us, and teaches us. Chapel is the place where we pursue Jesus, slow down for an hour, and turn our hearts and minds toward Him. In such a busy culture, Chapel is our reprieve – to be with the one who is worthy of our praise, our time, and our focus.
Colossians 2:6,7 "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
- Spiritual Life