The spiritual goal for Cornerstone Prep graduates is that they leave Cornerstone Prep with a biblical worldview. Chapel is one avenue we use to teach, engage and reinforce this goal. Cornerstone Prep chapels emphasize active, age appropriate student participation in all areas to promote ownership and to model the diverse gifts in the body of Christ, emphasizing those elements of Christian faith which unify, rather than divide. Chapel will emphasize putting faith into action in the “real world” to promote being in the world but not of it with firm rooting in the scripture.
To help all our students learn and engage this year in chapel, the student life office is excited to introduce a new program, Habitudes, from Tim Elmore. “This is a tool that we can use to grow the leadership and legacy culture in our school,” said Campus Pastor, Brandon Nolan, “Each month, we will introduce a new ‘Habitude’ in chapel and discuss how it impacts us and those around us."
Look to this column to highlight the month’s habitude and explain more about it.
According to Growing Leaders founder Tim Elmore, every student has leadership potential because leadership is influence. Habitudes was specifically designed for Generation Y, and they are a fun, creative and engaging way for the next generation to learn and practice leadership. Habitudes teaches timeless character and leadership principles through the power of an image, a conversation and an experience.
Habitudes helps students:
- Break out of the herd mentality to influence others in positive ways.
- Create environments that are conducive to higher grades.
- Raise empathy and minimize bullying.
- Capitalize on personal strengths to be career-ready upon graduation.
- Develop critical thinking skills that produce better life choices, such as choosing healthy friends, improving study habits, and setting meaningful goals.
Habitudes helps teachers and parents:
- Develop students who take initiative to improve their school’s culture.
- Gain the attention of a younger generation so that they will listen to you.
- Guide unprepared adolescents toward productive adulthood.
- Develop students who think and act like authentic leaders.
- Reduce disciplinary problems so that teachers are freed to invest more
- time in students.