Spiritual formation is a process in which a person – adult or student – moves from knowledge to acceptance to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord:  “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No man comes to the Father except through Me.”  (John14:6).  Through spiritual growth the student then applies Biblical principles to his life and the fruits of the spirit become more visible.  The process continues as the student begins to consistently share his faith with others and begins to impact his world and its culture for Christ, thus becoming a part of the solution to the world’s problems.

This process of formation is facilitated through formal components such as curriculum guide elements, Bible class, Chapels, and Spiritual Emphasis Week.  Other aspects are guided through community service projects, conferences, retreats, and mission trips.  Most of all biblical integration is naturally incorporated into the instruction and reflects Biblical truth and God’s character.

Although GCA does not require that students come from homes that profess a faith in Christ, all students participate in all activities including those activities that have a spiritual context.  Indeed it is impossible to separate those that do from those that don’t since academics, character building, and social interactions are biblically integrated.