The mission of BJA is to promote Christlikeness in the lives of its students, not only through the less direct means of strong academic and extracurricular programs but also through the direct preaching of the Word of God.
What better way to support the mission of BJA then to set aside a time for students to attend chapel. This time (weekly for elementary and daily for secondary) provides a break in the academic schedule and a chance to refocus spiritually and to hear God’s Word presented on a level that is age-appropriate and applicable.
Elementary chapels include a rotation of class presentations. Themed presentations include music, Scripture recitations and dramatic arrangements. Guests are welcome to attend as these students present important spiritual lessons to their peers.
Middle school chapels often follow a particular theme throughout the school year, and the services are oriented to and targeted for the needs of middle school students. Students contribute to chapel by providing instrumental or vocal special numbers.
High school students attend combined academy/university chapel services three days a week. The other two chapels may include a message and testimonies, a student body program, class meetings, or special Academy assemblies.
High school students have the privilege of participating in Bob Jones University’s annual Bible Conference, a week that is not only a break from regular classes but also a time of great inspiration to students and faculty alike. Academy music groups minister in special music at Bible Conference services each year.
Bob Jones Academy actively encourages its student body to attend a Bible-believing fundamental church in the community.
Students at the high school level have the opportunity to attend prayer meetings with their academic class on Tuesdays and with the student body on Thursdays before the school day begins. Middle school students have their own prayer meeting on Thursday mornings.