At Medina Christian Academy, we are always working to develop, foster, and grow our Christ-centered community. Our mission, which guides our educational approach in the classroom, is to help our students grow in new and deeper relationships with Christ. Our spiritual emphasis retreats are integral to this mission.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
middle school and high school
key elements of the retreat
Each November, our middle school and high school students attend a weekend retreat where spiritual growth and fun activities coincide. If your student has not yet attended an MCA Upper School spiritual retreat, you may be curious about what the weekend includes. These are a few of the key elements of the retreat:
- Reflection: Students will spend time in small groups with a trusted teacher or staff member. During this time, they will reflect on their own spiritual growth. They will also listen to and learn from dynamic speakers who share their own experiences and stories.
- Worship: Students will be visited by the HeartSong ministry team at Cedarville University, an accredited, Christ-centered, institution. HeartSong strives to “communicate the livable reality of the gospel as seen through genuine worship.” The HeartSong team will lead and engage students in meaningful and joyful worship that incorporates music, scripture, and life stories.
- Community: While there will be an emphasis on spiritual reflection and worship, there will also be plenty of time for outdoor fun. Students will participate in activities like paintball, color wars, frisbee golf, a climbing wall, kayaking, and much more throughout the weekend.
We believe these retreats are an important part of the educational experience we provide as a private Christian school. Our prayer is for students to grow in faith together, becoming closer to Christ and closer to each other during the weekend. If you would like to learn more about our community of faith, academic approach, and the additional opportunities we provide for our Upper School students, please reach out to our team.Connect With MCA