Our basic goal and vision for Chapel time is to assist the student body in glorifying God through:
engaging our hearts through worship
enriching our heads with gospel engagement
equipping our hands to bless the world around us by hearing and sharing God's story
We offer three distinct types of chapel services at Twin Oaks.
「Whole School Chapel」
All students from all grades gather together in our beautiful sanctuary to worship the LORD. Our 8th grade Chapel Band leads us in praising Jesus Christ, and then speakers from the school, church, and surrounding community share a message from God’s Word. Additionally, each class is responsible for leading chapel at least once a year, and they get personal experience in planning a service, formulating a theme, and preparing, practicing, and presenting a message to the other students.
At least once a quarter we gather for chapel with our Teams. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade meet together, 3rd-5th meet together, and middle school meets together. This more intimate setting allows us to target the message and more directly apply it to the lives of our students. Most of the time, students’ teachers lead this chapel because they know the needs and struggles of their students and have an opportunity to address them through the Word.
Crew is a time where a small group of students in grades K-8 will meet together once a month during Chapel time for prayer, encouragement and relationship building. This group will stay together over the course of their years at the school, led by a TOCS staff member. The name crew was chosen because it represents the concepts of team and mission. Students are part of a team working together and supporting one another to accomplish a mission. In addition, crew has roots in an old English word for men in the army, as well as an old French term meaning "to grow." The goal is for all to grow together as they work together to be the people of God together.