Spiritual Life

Our Goal

As a Christian School, Pinares’ goal is that the students demonstrate respect for God, authority, and others; understand and apply Christian values by displaying character traits of integrity, honesty, service, and sensitivity to others and thoughtfully consider accepting a personal, growing relationship with God. Because of that, we have different Christian Programs to encourage the students to know more about God and have a personal relationship with Him.

Elementary Spiritual Life

Welcome to Elementary Spiritual Life!

It is such an honour to be a part of God shaping the lives of these children.

At ALP we believe that the most crucial and important part of their education here is their relationship with Jesus Christ.

In this challenging and uncertain time, it is so encouraging to know that our God does not change and that we know all His promises hold true! This year will look different for everyone, however we can hold true to God’s word. 

We care most about their hearts and our desire is for each student to know and love Jesus as their personal savior. Through chapels, challenge club, small groups, and personal relationships with these students, we desire to point them to God’s truth in His word. We will be beginning this year holding online chapels and Challenge Club. Through creative elements we will continue to study God’s word virtually and engage students to grow in their personal walks with the Lord. Elementary students will continue to study different themes during this year which will point them to trust in our God and know the depth of His love. We will also be meeting and continuing to disciple students online, encouraging them in their personal relationships with Jesus! We pray God will open their eyes to who He is and draw them close to Him.

Another very important part of this ministry is singing with them in worship and training their hearts to worship God in truth. This will also be done virtually until God calls us to be together in person! Music that proclaims God’s truth during this season is so crucial- and we pray that this truth is written upon the hearts of the students. 

It is a great honour and calling to be able to lead these children in this ministry and pray over their hearts. My prayer for ALP families in this new year comes from Ephesians 3:17b-19a: 

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ”.

Lauren de la Vega & Cristiana Godoy

Chapel

Our students meet once a week during their chapel time to worship in song and be taught the scriptures in a creative way. Our desire is to tune these children’s hearts to know, fear and love God.

Challenge Club

Challenge Club is a fun after-school program for our fifth and sixth graders to grow in their personal relationship with God. There is an active game time and a large group worship, followed by a small group bible study to dive deeper into the scriptures.

High School Spiritual Life

Welcome to High School Spiritual Life at Academia Los Pinares.

The spiritual life is of the utmost importance to us because of the Christian emphasis we have as a school. During the year different activities are carried out that help us to know more our Lord Jesus Christ and His Word, such as weekly chapels, retreats, youth meetings with students, discipleships, Bible study groups, missionary trips, social outreach projects, spiritual emphasis weeks, times of prayer and others.

We give thanks to God for the opportunities to fulfill the ministry of sharing the love of God with others and we want you to be a part, through prayer, and in any other way in which the Lord guides you. We pray that God uses us to reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help our students consider having a lifelong relationship with the Lord.

In these times we know that we will have to change the ways to reach our high school students, but we want to show the same commitment to make an impact in the life of each person that God places in our path. Devotionals, while the pandemic lasts, will be broadcast via the Internet. We will follow discipleship “one on one” through Zoom. Unfortunately, group activities will have to wait until we have the authorization to resume these activities. We pray that God protects each ALP family and that we can be instruments in his hands to continue bringing His Word to each one.

Thank you for your visit and we encourage you to be part of this beautiful ministry.

Orlando Lara
High School Spiritual Life Coordinator

ALIVE

Always In View of Eternity. This after school spiritual life program is geared towards our 7th-12th grade one Friday every month. On these Fridays our students listen to a special speaker with a devotional and participate in dynamic activities.

Discipleship

Our high school students can choose to participate in teacher led discipleship groups which focus on different areas of spiritual growth. This program is focused on helping those who participate grow their personal relationship with God.

Retreats

Students can participate in two different types of spiritual retreats during the school year. Each school year students are invited to a one-day retreat to start off the year. Later in the year there is an opportunity for them to participate in a second retreat directed to their age group.

Outreach

Our 7th-12th grade students are encouraged to serve others while visiting various areas in our community and share the Gospel with all who don’t know the Lord as their personal Savior.