Discipleship in High School
In the high school, we continue our desire to teach, mentor and train students to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Our goal is for our students to not only be prepared academically to enter the next stage of life, but that they would also understand what it means to know and follow God and be equipped to articulate that in a world that doesn't understand.
Christ-Following Teachers - High school teachers are Christ-followers and they make it their mission to share the Gospel with their students, both in and out of the classroom. Teachers challenge their students to read their Bibles, apply its principles, and seek to know Christ.
Athletics - All HCS coaches work to teach and mentor their athletes beyond the playing field. Some have their teams study a book of the Bible and others begin each practice with a devotional or life lesson talk. [Learn More]
Discipleship Staff - The high school is equipped with several full-time discipleship staff members who are available to meet with students, walk through difficult times with them, and challenge them in their walks with Christ.
I left Heritage after 3rd grade, and returned in 7th grade. I came back only knowing some faces and remembering a few names, but had no connection with anyone after leaving. It was hard trying to weave back into the small, tight knit community. My guidance counselor, Mrs. Furnish, helped me feel more welcomed and get back to being connected with people. For the past five years she has been a good listening ear, has helped me grow in my walk with Christ, and has given me wise advice. It's hard to imagine not having her in my life, and all the other amazing mentors I have at Heritage.
- Abby, High School Student
Service Opportunities - All high school students participate in our “Day of Service” where they have opportunities to serve all over the Indianapolis community. Because we value service to others, all high school students are required to complete 20 hours of service annually which is completed through opportunities like mentoring in the Elementary School, tutoring at Tab Presbyterian, being a student ambassador for school events, and serving in their local church or community.
Leadership Training - High School students learn and practice servant leadership through involvement in Student Council, National Honor Society, Clubs, Athletics, and Fine Arts. Through these extra curricular and co-curricular opportunities, they learn how God has gifted them as well as learn important things like responsibility and teamwork, and personal integrity.
Young Life - Young Life is another opportunity for high school students to build relationships with people and be discipled. Young Life is a non-denominational ministry with the goal of helping students realize their full potential in Christ, recognize their need to be connected to the body of Christ (a local church) and develop the desire to share their faith with others.