Knowing that today’s youth will become tomorrow’s leaders, HCA places a high priority on teaching leadership skills. At the foundational level, we teach servant leadership: that a true leader must be a servant first and foremost, with a heart for helping others.
Timothy Leadership Council:
TLC is student group designed to develop and practice Biblical servant leadership at Heritage Christian Academy. Jesus told us that “whoever would be great among you must be your servant … even as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Paul told Timothy: “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
TLC is a group of six students who will serve their fellow students by meeting regularly with the senior high principal to plan and implement student-initiated or student-led leadership activities. These activities might include mutual encouragement and edification, student leadership training, community service projects or prayer events.
Leadership 101 is a practical, Biblically-based program designed to help young people in grades 9-12 model the servant-leadership style of Jesus. Students will be trained in the Biblical model and definition of leadership with a core emphasis on three operating principles: serving the community, serving the Body, and engaging the culture. This program is designed to integrate with the regular classroom training students receive (including the Understanding the Times curriculum) by providing motivation and opportunity to put those principles into practice.
The program consists of a set of measurable goals that each student will be challenged to meet. Those who meet those goals will be invited to a year-end banquet at which they will be recognized.