Beyond the student council, team captains, and other leadership positions our students are given the opportunity to learn leadership skills through practical training and conferences. Salem Christian Schools seeks to encourage and inspire students toward a standard of excellence in leadership, communication, and performance by enhancing our student life and academic and fine arts programs. We provide opportunities for students to practically apply and develop skills necessary for confident Christian leadership. Each activity is planned to impact students’ educational and spiritual growth, encouraging them to be a testimony to the gospel . These events seek to provide opportunities for the students to engage with the students in this school and to obtain a positive interaction between students and teachers of other participating schools. Several middle school and high school students are able to attend the leadership conference that are presented for their stage in life in order to help them develop life-long leadership skills.
Much of our leadership development is through service. Jesus, our ultimate example, came to serve not be served. Therefore, any leader should be a servant leader. This principle of servant-leadership is why we see leadership development first as serving the community we live and influencing them for the sake of the Gospel.
The Student Government officers are responsible for helping to plan and implement student activities during the year, including School Spirit Week and other projects that enhance the Salem Christian School experience for everyone.
Several student serve the school community by leading the secondary school through a time of worship. Salem Christian School high school students lead us in worship through music in our chapel program. The praise team also ministers at student conferences and other events throughout the year.
Twice a year, during Ministry Days, the secondary students go to several locations in the region to provide community service. The students have an opportunity to support the ministries in the region by providing support for the programs that they offer. The students can be found in Easton, Reading, Philadelphia, Allentown, and various other areas during these organized days. Beyond these special days the homeroom classes seek out opportunities to serve the communities where we live.
The Christian life is characterized by service. Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities that arise for student involvement. Nursing home and soup kitchen outreaches are scheduled into the student’s high school career. Other activities are carried out as students express interest. Some of these include evangelism outreaches, mission trips, shoebox Christmas gifts, Compassion child support, prayer groups, drama presentations, free tutoring and many others.