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Discipleship Theme

Developing spiritual leaders

All HCA classes integrate discipleship themes and questions that build upon each other as a student’s academic journey progresses. At the time of graduation, students will have wrestled with topics and questions that challenge, shape, and grow their faith and character.

The Discipleship Themes and questions begin with simple thoughts for lower Elementary grades and develop into more complicated topics requiring significant critical-thinking during High School.

The following are the Discipleship Themes for each grade level:

Elementary School

    • Kindergarten: “God Is the Creator”
    • 1st Grade: “The Fruit of the Spirit”
    • 2nd Grade: “The Importance of Going to Church”
    • 3rd Grade: “God’s Holy Word”
    • 4th Grade: “Faith, Belief, and Trust”
    • 5th Grade: “Sin and Forgiveness”

Middle School

    • 6th Grade: “Sharing the Good News”
    • 7th Grade: “Conflict and Change: Dealing with Adversity”
    • 8th Grade: “Moral Beliefs and Values”

High School

    • 9th Grade: “Decision-Making and Its Consequences”
    • 10th Grade: “Earthly Kingdom and Heavenly Kingdom”
    • 11th Grade: “Understanding the Times”
    • 12th Grade: “Goals, Determination, and Perseverance” (Preparing for the Future)


Discipleship Themes are integrated into each academic discipline through lesson plans, specific projects, and class activities. Incorporating these topics and questions into the educational experience follows HCA’s desire to be a Kingdom Education school.

Based on Scripture

Each Discipleship Theme stems from a passage of Scripture. These verses give context to each theme, and it provides a place for students to research their theme.

The following Scriptures correlate to the Discipleship Theme for each grade level…

Elementary School

    • Kindergarten – Isaiah 40:28
    • 1st Grade – Galatians 5:22
    • 2nd Grade – Hebrews 10:25
    • 3rd Grade – Psalm 119:105
    • 4th Grade – John 3:16
    • 5th Grade – Ephesians 1:7

Middle School

    • 6th Grade – Matthew 28:18-20
    • 7th Grade – Proverbs 17:14
    • 8th Grade – Colossians 3:23

High School

    • 9th Grade – Joshua 24:15
    • 10th Grade – Matthew 6:19-21
    • 11th Grade – 1 Chronicles 12:32
    • 12th Grade – Daniel 1:9