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Gangway 2016 Start Dates

January 4, 2016 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags: , ,

gangwayHappy New Year from the Gangway staff! We look forward to seeing you back at our Middle and High School Gangway nights! Free dinner, basketball, games, music, and time to spend with friends!!!

  • Middle School starts January 13 at 6:30 p.m.
  • High School starts January 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Please contact Dylan or Roxanne with any questions.

NHS Alzheimer’s Center Visit

December 3, 2015 Posted in: Spiritual Life, Student Life Tags: ,

IMG_1739Our National Honor Society visits to the Alzheimer’s Center have been going fantastic this year! The students always have an enjoyable and conversation-filled time with the patients at the Center.

This past visit, on Tuesday, December 1, we decided that we would have a Christmas-themed visit. We started off the visit by singing with the patients hymns like “Silent Night,” then we decorated miniature Christmas trees and talked with them. We were so blessed to be able to share the happiness and joy that Christ’s birthday brings with the sweet and kind-hearted patients at the center.

We are looking forward to a new year with many more blessed and enjoyable visits to come.

Homecoming Court Announced!

October 15, 2015 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags:
 And the court is…


  • Tati Clarke-Leitz
  • Megan Matthews
  • Bradley Hebda
  • Christopher Mattair


  • Ashley Sharp
  • Jaylah Sterling
  • Luka Dragovic
  • Charlie Hughes


  • Jenna Boland
  • Raquel Rosa
  • Joshua Kraus
  • Wells Mahoney


  • Alexis Quintana
  • Kate Quinton
  • Heather Webel
  • Shannon Woodburn
  • Brandon Climenhage
  • Nick Dawson
  • Jason Saenz
  • Ray Tong


Fourth-Grade Chapel Program

December 4, 2014 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags:

LS- McKay ChapelThe fourth-grade students in Mrs. McKay’s class presented a chapel entitled “The Heavenly Home Depot.” Students presented biblical applications to everyday items that could be purchased at this store.

Students who received honorable mention and placed in the top three positions, in the science fair were also recognized with trophies and medals.

2014 High School Spiritual Retreat Recap

October 2, 2014 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags: ,

HS Spiritual Retreat“Awesome!”, “It was so much fun” and “Best part of the school year” were just a few of the energetic comments from students who attended the recent High School Spiritual Retreat. It was apparent on the Monday morning of September 22, that students were ecstatic to hop on the buses and head off to Lake Placid Christian Camp. The students arrived at lunchtime. They ate a quick meal and were dismissed for some free time. There were opportunities for fun at the camp—despite a little rain here and there—that included fun in the water, tubing down a water slide, kayaking on the lake, swimming, and inflatables to climb and slide off. Land activities included: beach volleyball (the Junior classes favorite activity), basketball (where Pastor Adam Masterson showed off his ball skills) and soccer (where students from all grades played together).

After free time the classes ate dinner and all the students met in the chapel where Pastor Eddie Bevill shared the message, Free Livin’. He said when he was young his old definition was doing anything he could get away with. He then shared how he was raised in a Christian home, but was not truly converted until he was in college. At the conclusion of chapel students were dismissed into their small groups. On the second day of camp the class competition’s commenced. The junior class won the pyramid contest and the seniors were the volleyball champions. Later that evening, there were class bonfires. “I enjoyed the chance for a social time with everyone in my grade,” said senior Brooke Oman.

On Wednesday morning the students cleaned up their rooms and hurried on to the buses, departing just after lunch and arrived at school tired, but more unified overall.
Thank you, to all the faculty and staff who helped with and participated in the camp. We know many seeds were planted and hearts and eyes were opened as bonds were strengthened among the students.

Article written by Daniel Wood ’16

Free Livin’—High School Spiritual Retreat

September 25, 2014 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags:

photoThis week was very exciting for our high school students as they loaded the buses early Monday morning and headed off to Lake Placid Camp for the annual Spiritual Retreat. Conversations were light and joyful as the students talked about the next few days and all of the activities planned. After the brief bus trip the students enjoyed a nice lunch and then began enjoying the many camp activities. The weather held off long enough that the students enjoyed the water activities, slip & slide, zip line, climbing wall and challenge course. There was also a lot of competition on the soccer field, basketball court and GaGa Ball pit. Lightening storms moved in during the afternoon and the students enjoyed time in their cabins playing indoor games and fellowship. After dinner the student worship team of Victoria Bevill, Kaitlyn Moore, Brock Boland, Alan Imber and Anthony Jacaruso led the students in worship in preparation for Pastor Bevill’s message. This very talented group of students began each session. The students listened intently as Pastor Eddie Bevill began his series of messages on Free Livin’ from Galatians 5. Pastor Bevill prepared a set of discussion points to guide the adult leaders as they held cabin devotions after his talk. The evening ended as the students gathered on the grounds and enjoyed fellowship and conversation before retiring for the night.

Tuesday was filled with activities, beginning with the second talk by Pastor Bevill and a time for cabin devotions. After lunch the students once again were able to enjoy all of the camp activities and were blessed with beautiful weather. Class competitions were held in human pyramid building (won by the junior class) and boys volleyball (won by the senior boys). The seniors then went on to defeat the faculty team by a very close 21-17 score. After dinner Pastor Bevill delivered his final message and challenged the students. He challenged the students to examine their lives not from the outward appearance, but what is really going on inside. Is freedom what he thought of as a teenager—doing whatever you want without getting caught; or is it the ability to serve a loving God with the freedom of knowing that we have everything we need through Jesus Christ? The evening ended with class bonfires, senior movie night and sophomore sundaes. The sophomore class had the highest percentage of retreat attendance and was treated to a special sundae bar.

Wednesday was spent packing and preparing to return to WA. Before leaving there was a time of community prayer and students were able to lead in sharing their hearts with God. Campus Pastor Adam Masterson closed the time with an encouragement to the students to take the seeds planted over these three days and water them into deeper personal relationships with Jesus Christ and one another.

Even When You Cannot Trace God’s Hand You Can Trust His Heart

June 26, 2014 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags:

From There is No Room For Luck in God’s Sovereign Plans God – Discover His Character by Bill Bright. (Pg. 116-117)

  1. Created in God’s love and image We are uniquely and wonderfully made
    So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;?male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;?    your works are wonderful I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
  2. In Christ, I am rescued, redeemed, forgiven and made new
    For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, (Colossians 1:13)
  3. I am God’s workmanship
    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.(Ephesians 2:10)
  4. God will finish the good work that He has started in me
    being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6
  5. God is always at work in my life
    In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (John 5:17)
  6. God will not give me anything I cannot handle in Christ
    No temptation, has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  7. We do not need to be anxious about anything
    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)
  8. If God is for us who can be against
    What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 
    (Romans 8:31)
  9. God will never leave us or forsake us
    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. ”So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
  10. Nothing can separate us from God in Christ
    neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39