WE ARE WITNESSES
Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my WITNESSES in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
One of the many themes in book of Acts is the idea that Christ’s disciples are “witnesses” of God – individuals that have seen God do mighty works in the world (Acts 1:8; 2:32; 3:15; 5:32). Just as the disciples of the early church were firsthand witnesses of what God was doing in the world, we are still constantly seeing God work in small and mighty ways today. As individuals that have witnessed God, we are therefore called to share what we have witnessed to a watching world. WE ARE WITNESSES.
One of our primary goals at Master’s Academy is to provide an environment that best fosters discipleship.
We want to encourage each and every student to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and to serve and honor Him in their personal lives.
Teacher-student mentorships are not “forced”, but rather occur organically as teachers and students build relationships. We have teachers who meet with students on a weekly basis to pray, study God’s Word, and share about life together.
Regardless of the subject, our teachers hold God’s Word as the foundation of their curricula and as the basis of Truth. This, in turn, produces students who not only know truth, but also apply it in their daily lives.
Unity is an integral part of growing in our relationship with God and others.
We offer experiences where our students can grow in meaningful relationships with one another throughout the school year. In turn, this results in a student body that faithfully lives out the biblical principle of having “one mind” in Christ.
HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
At the beginning of the school year, our High School students participate in a retreat together. The purpose of this retreat is to foster relationships between students and to learn about the spiritual vision for the school year. There are fun team building activities, as well as times of service to the community, and worship gatherings.
Our student body helps plan and participates in many Salt And Light Teens (S.A.L.T.) events throughout the year in an attempt to impact our community with Christ.
The Senior Trip takes place in the spring. Seniors decide on the destination at the beginning of the school year. The goal of this trip is for the Senior class to bond and enjoy time with one another before graduation, while also having an impact on the community they visit by serving in some capacity. Senior class destinations have included London, New York City, and Puerto Rico.
Our philosophy is that our relationship with God comes before our relationship to others.
This comes from Matthew 22:37-40 where Jesus says, “And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” As a result, we strive to give students many opportunities to worship God in the context of our school community.
Chapel services are held each Friday morning for both the Lower and Upper school. Often guest speakers share God’s truth in a dynamic way to allow the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of our students. Most guest speakers are from our local community, but occasionally speakers visit from other states and countries.
Prayer is vital to our spiritual life. Prayer is infused into everything we do because we believe that
“Prayer can never be in excess.” (C. H. Spurgeon)
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” (Oswald Chambers)
Our teachers and staff, as well as our parent prayer group, meet weekly to pray over the school, faculty, staff, students, and school families. Classes begin with prayer and there are special times of prayer, throughout the year in Bible classes. We encourage our school families and supporters to pray for the school, staff, and students, as well.
Our spiritual philosophy at Master’s Academy includes equipping our students to serve those around them and impact the world for Christ.
Master’s Academy provides opportunities for service through various projects in our school and county.
Our students participate in a service day whereby the Upper School serves various organizations and ministries in our community to be the “hands and feet of Jesus”. Some of the organizations we have served include:
• Dunklin Memorial Camp
• Harvest Outreach Center
• Shining Light Garden
• Epic Missions
• Habitat for Humanity
• Life for Youth Camp
• Teen Challenge
• Salvation Army
• Gifford Youth Center
VERO BEACH PRAYER BREAKFAST
This annual spring event is a large community gathering in Indian River County that draws thousands of people from all over Florida. Master’s Academy students can be seen serving breakfast at this event and helping tear down when the event concludes.
Master’s Academy strives to be faithful stewards of God’s resources and generous in giving to others. Our generous giving is manifested through the many needs that students and families support each year. Some of the causes we support include:
• Foreign Language Week Missions Offering
• Salvation Army
• Buggy Bunch
• Christian FM Radio
• Operation Christmas Child
• Care Net Pregnancies