|At the heart of a Westminster education is a deepening knowledge of one’s spiritual life, along with joyful opportunities for fellowship with others. Westminster students are encouraged to reflect on and celebrate their own faith, as well as learn about the faith of others.|
Religious Opportunities Include
Upper School Bible Studies offer the opportunity to both participate in and lead small group discussions surrounding their Christian faith. Typically meeting in the morning before school, Bible Studies provide a safe place for students to ask questions, sharing a time of fellowship under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Students should express interest in the early fall.
The Chapel Council is a student group that plans the details, words, prayers, music and media for the monthly Chapel assemblies in the Middle School.
|Christian Life Committee|
The Christian Life Committee is dedicated to the encouragement of Christianity outside the classroom. It seeks to combine spiritual development with leadership enhancement in order that a wide variety of Christian activities and interests are implemented and encouraged and a consideration of how to live out one’s faith is nurtured. A major focus each year is the planning and implementing of a variety of Christian related activities, such as Friday Morning Fellowship, Bible Studies, monthly Fellowship of Christian Athletes, quarterly retreats, service projects, mission trips, and general dialogue. The committee is open to all interested Upper School students, and students apply during the spring of the year before serving.
Club W (or “Club Dub”) is an opportunity for students to gather on Wednesday afternoon for music and Christian worship.
|Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)|
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets monthly and provides an opportunity for any interested Upper School student to hear a special speaker and to have fellowship with other students. The meeting is held at a student’s home and all Upper School students are invited.
The Christian Life Committee and Friday Morning Fellowship leaders sponsor retreats each fall, winter, and spring. Retreats are open to all Upper School students. The retreats provide students with an opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth and development.
|Friday Morning Fellowship (FMF)|
Friday Morning Fellowship is a time of Christian fellowship led by students for students. FMF meets every Friday morning of school at 7:00 a.m. for fellowship, singing, and a student message. All Upper School students are welcome and invited to attend.
|Jewish Scripture Study & Jewish Scripture Study Leaders|
This group meets once a week before school and is a fellowship group focused on the reading and study of Jewish texts from the Tanakh and elsewhere. Both Upper School and Middle School students attend, and Upper School students are encouraged to lead the study of particular texts of interest to them.
|Middle School Bible Study Leader|
Middle School Bible studies are led by two or three Upper School students in partnership with a faculty advisor. Students have the opportunity to lead Bible Studies of different ages and genders. Students should express interest in the early fall the year before serving.
|Middle School Fellowship Leader|
Middle School Fellowship Leader positions provide an opportunity for Upper School students to get to know and support Middle School students through group devotionals, musical fellowship, and creative experiential activities that tie in with the Christian-based message delivered at the Middle School Fellowship gathering. Students apply spring of the year before serving.
|Monday Morning Faculty Prayer|
Faculty prayer is a time designated for Middle School Faculty and Staff to gather in the Middle School Chapel to pray and meditate.
|Monthly Chapel Services|
Chapel Services are monthly assemblies that offer opportunities for inspiration, reflection, and celebration for the Middle School community.
|Tikkun Olam–Jewish Middle School Fellowship Leader|
This group meets during club periods and is an outreach of Upper School students to Middle School students. The focus is on a fun celebration of Jewishness through music, games, and food. All Jewish Upper School students are welcome to take a leadership role and to come up with ideas for meetings.
|Treehouse Of Knowledge/Nosh|
Treehouse of Knowledge/Nosh is a student-driven club which meets weekly to discuss theological, spiritual, ethical, school-related, or current event issues of interest. The focus of the group is to ask questions and discuss issues from a theological or ethical perspective.
|Wednesday Morning Prayer|
Wednesday morning prayer is student-led and offers Middle School students a time to pray and hear a devotion to start their day.