The Immanuel Chapel experience is truly a highlight and central focus of attending Immanuel. Twice weekly, students in grades 7-12 join together for a time of worship and teaching that serves as a catalyst for their spiritual development. The Worship Fundamentals class helps create an environment in which students are free to worship through song in both energetic and introspective manners. The chapel band is comprised of students with a heart for worship who strive to lead the student body closer to the heart of Christ through current, modern praise and worship songs. Our outstanding chapel speakers, selected from area churches and Christian organizations, teach from the Word of God in practical and meaningful ways, challenging the students to grow in their faith. Monthly all-music chapels are held, with an opportunity for students to participate in communion and a time for worship, praise, introspection and prayer. Each year, the students experience two Spiritual Emphasis weeks, in the fall and spring, in which extra time is set aside to hone in on God’s Word and applications of His teachings. Students are further encouraged in their Life Groups, which meet bi-weekly and participate in Christian service projects in the community.
“Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for Joy!” Psalm 98:4
We believe in the importance of teaching our students the meaning of "Serve Beyond Self". Students and staff participate in various service projects throughout the year. An annual "Serve Day" gives Immanuel the opportunity to serve our neighbors and local community, while projects such as "Operation Christmas Child" spread the love of Jesus worldwide. We also work closely with local churches and ministry agencies to provide local and global mission trips: LA urban plunge, Fresno rescue mission, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
Life groups began in 2008 with the sole purpose to build lasting relationships that develop community and encourage students in their everyday life. Life groups are designed to engage students in a different activity that wouldn’t normally happen in the classroom.
Students can choose a life group based on different interests/clubs: outdoor recreation, board games, fishing, fantasy sports, tea and reading book club, photography, health & fitness, bodybuilding and BBQ, wood art, and skateboarding. Groups each have an adult mentor which meets twice a month to eat, play, talk, and share life.