Warner Christian Academy, a ministry of White Chapel Church, opened the doors of the first grade in September of 1971 and soon after added a Day Care Center. In September of 1972 WCA opened the school year with 228 students in grades K5-9. By the 1973 fall term, Warner had 440 students and the athletic program was started. In 1974, the first graduating class became the first official alumni of WCA. Since being established in 1971, Dr. Maurice Berquist's vision of providing a Christ-centered education to as many children in Volusia County as possible has been realized as thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunities offered at Warner Christian Academy.
White Chapel Church of God began the ministry of Warner Christian Academy with the express purpose of training a thousand young people for Christian ministry in whatever field God would lead them. Providing a quality Christ-centered education to as many students as possible is a lofty goal. God has provided the facilities and a "living curriculum" through our Spirit-led, academically degreed teachers and staff.
Chapel services are held weekly. High school students are lead in praise and worship by the student praise team. Students from elementary classes, the elementary choir, the praise band and the praise team will often present special music or skits. Area pastors and music groups as well as traveling groups from Christian colleges and organizations are invited to speak or perform.
Twice a year, additional time is set aside for Spiritual Impact Week for middle school and high school by having special guest speakers address our students. While it is not the only spiritual emphasis, chapel is an integral part of the spiritual development we hope to produce in the student body. Prayer is important at WCA, we take time before every class to pray with our students.
MISSION TRIPS AND SERVICE PROJECTS
Throughout the school year, students will be involved in mission trips to places far and near, and also participate in athletic or class service projects. Students actively support the St. Jude Math Olympics, blood drives, visitation in nursing homes, Christmas concerts in the community, and Operation Christmas child. The Warner Velvet Blues hosts a band tour each spring witnessing through music and drama to many communities.
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