Mount Kenya Academy Senior School (MKASS) has its very ‘Grace Chapel’ which has two services each Sunday, one for the Junior School and one for the Senior School. The Chapel services program is organised by the Chapel committee comprising of staff from both schools including members of the management team. Students and staff take an active role in leading and presenting various items during worship e.g. songs, testimonies, prayers and even sharing meditations (sermons). Besides our own members, we invite guest speakers and groups to minister. Each term has a focus, for example January 2014 is “Perfect Peace” based on Isaiah 26:3 and also learning from some Bible characters. Chapel prefects and a staff member work closely with the Chaplain in identifying students or a class/year group to lead worship every Sunday. The Music department help in organising singing with the whole school going through song/hymn practice and some special recitals on Tuesday mornings.
Every Thursday from 7.30 to 8.00am all pupils of MKASS follow the ‘Reach 4 Life’ programme either in class groups or year groups or as a whole school where topics such as Trust, Making Peace, Obedience, Making a Difference are discussed. We also have ‘Mkenya Halisi’ study that focuses on the values that set us out as ‘True Kenyans.’ Students lead the sessions under the guidance/supervision of teachers and the Chaplain. This programme forms part of the wider Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (PSHEE) programme and is used to strengthen our core value of Christian Heritage.
I as Chaplain have an office at MKASS where meetings with individual students and staff take place to offer spiritual guidance/counsel and pray. From this place, planning for the various activities takes place.