GETTING INVOLVED @ MCA
An educational experience focused solely on academics does not fulfill the requirements of our mission to develop a student’s “whole” person–spirit, soul, and body. Therefore, Maranatha Christian Academy offers a variety of clubs and activities to reach those ends. A brief description of each club follows:
Adventures Club (Grades 7-12)
Adventures Club is for the outdoor enthusiast who desires to try new and challenging outdoor activities. Participation in this club does not require consistent membership; rather, students are invited to participate in whichever activities are of interest to them. Activities include backpacking, hiking, rock climbing and winter camping.
Providing opportunities for our students to participate in mission trips is an integral part of fulfilling our mission. As seen in Maranatha’s purpose statement, we desire that our students carry out the “Great Commission” and that they learn by our example to place the needs of others above their own needs and wants. Maranatha high school students have an opportunity each year over Easter break to travel to Zacatecas, Mexico, where they complete work projects for a local church and minister to children in an orphanage. Additionally, all Maranatha students are welcomed to participate in mission trips sponsored by Living Word Christian Center’s missions department.
MCA Thespians (Grades 7-12)
Why Drama? Because you get to express your emotions, watch the audiences react, and get them to believe in what you are saying. Drama teaches you how people think, it is a place to become everything you ever imagined, and it is a place to be a powerful witness for Jesus.
National Honor Society (Grades 7-12)
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
Prayer Groups and Praise & Worship (all grades)
There are a variety of opportunities for Maranatha students to meet as a community for prayer and/or praise and worship. Prayer groups are open to any student within the age range specified by the group and usually meet every other week during the lunch/study hall period. There is also the opportunity for students in Grades 7-12 to join together for praise and worship every other Friday during lunch and study hall. Attendance at this praise and worship event every other week consistently attracts nearly one-third of the upper school!
Strategy Games and Chess Club (Grades 7-12)
This club is for the student who enjoys fellowshipping with classmates that like to use higher level thinking skills. Held in room 221 every Thursday, students will learn, play, and improve their chess games. Other strategy games available are Stratego, checkers, Mancala, and Star Wars. Open play is available to all students who attend each day but who may not be interested in tournaments or chess. Several tournaments will be offered during the school year. These tournaments will give the student a club/school rank, and the winner will receive a small prize. Students may letter in Strategy Games/Chess Club. Requirements for lettering will be reviewed the second Thursday of the school year