Westlake students experience education in an environment where they are loved, challenged, and encouraged to wholeheartedly follow Jesus. YOU make that possible through your prayers and financial support!
Feed My Starving Children
During Spiritual Emphasis Week, our students in grades 7-12 spent time volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. While working at a station with 7th-8th grade boys, a student who is new to Westlake this year began telling another volunteer about how much he liked his new school. He shared that the kids are actually nice, and the teachers really care. He said that for the first time in his life he actually had friends at school. Westlake Christian Academy is very intentional about teaching students how to love God and love others.
This year the 9th grade biology class has spent a little time each quarter helping at the Lake County Forest Preserve Seed Nursery. The students plant seedlings, harvest seeds and sort seeds that have already been gathered. This is part of our effort to help our students become good stewards of the environment.
It gives them an opportunity to serve our community, work hard, and gain an understanding of the work that goes into following the creation mandate by caring for the earth.
4th Grade Chapel
Recently, our 4th graders presented a skit in chapel about two doctors who spent all their time learning, but never actually helping the sick people. They made the point that if we just learn about God, but don’t tell others, then we are not following Jesus’ direction to go and make disciples. At Westlake our students are not just taught the truth, but they are equipped to share it with others. In fact, one of our 4th graders shared her testimony at her church the following week as part of her decision to be baptized.