At Living Rock Academy ministry begins on campus with students participating in chapel. The Praise and Worship team serve joyfully as they lead the worship at the beginning of chapel services Monday mornings. This portion of campus ministry is an opportunity for the students, staff, and faculty to celebrate and be thankful as one body. Students hear from senior pastors and youth pastors from the surrounding churches.
Ministry extends beyond the LRA campus. The educational mission of service to others is accomplished through community service projects. As part of their graduation requirements, students must accumulate a minimum of 100 hours of community service by the end of his/her senior year, although many of the students surpass this mark. LRA prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service to others and is committed to showing Christ’s love.
Elementary: Elementary students learn how God shows His love for us and how we are made for community and relationship. In the classroom and in action, students learn how to join God in what He is doing. They also study past and present missionaries. Off-campus ministry takes elementary students to Franklin Nursing Home and Daily Bread.
Middle School: Students learn about religion comparison, child slave labor, deeper aspects about prayer, evangelism, and servanthood. Students assist the community in the following ways: Meals on Wheels, prayer walking, nursing home ministry, and assisting with their Christmas project.
High School: This year for High School Outreach, we added a new group called “Neighborhood Crew.” The idea behind this group is to serve our surrounding community with a pre-planned project and then go where God leads us. We have our first “God story” from this group. Our group was scheduled to help the local gas station owner who ended up not having work for us that day. Then it was on to “Where will God lead us?” One of the nearby business owners has a flowerbed out in front of her business that needed cleaning out so our students set out with their hard work ethic and got the job done. A few days later during morning devotions, faculty learned that the woman had been ill and was worried about her flowerbed, and when she drove up and saw that it had been done she felt so blessed. God knew that she needed that blessing and our students just followed God and got to be a part of the blessing!
The students participate in many service projects as part of the campus ministry portion of the Bobcat life. Each class does several projects together throughout the year. Those projects include outreach to needy through community churches, the Bulverde Community Center, Hope Center, Bulverde Thrift Store, Blanco Henry House, Boerne Our Daily Bread and various other service opportunities that arise throughout the year and that students elect to pursue on their own.