Student Life

Spiritual Life

More than any other aspect of our school, we are most excited and passionate about the possibility for authentic discipleship. Our partnership with families in raising the next generation holds eternal value. Everything done here at HCA is viewed as an opportunity to pour into the student body in a way that points them toward Jesus. Our goal is to graduate well-prepared young men and women who will be equipped to stand firm in their faith amongst the many challenges they will face in the years that follow their tenure at this institution. Through weekly chapels, the student outreach program, local and international missions, and the one-on-one touch each student gets from the faculty and staff, this goal is realized, year after year.


The Upper School and Lower School provide bi-weekly chapel services that are a significant part of an HCA student’s spiritual growth. Students gather for corporate worship, to study the Word, and to apply Biblical truths to their lives on a level that relates to them. Messages are taught by school staff, local pastors, and various other ministry leaders. Testimonies, dramas, student-led worship, and intercessory prayer are typical components of chapel services.

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship is a result of intentional relationships and accountability that are focused on spiritual growth. HCA’s D-groups are built, and function, on this premise. Small groups are peer-driven under adult leadership. In these settings, students study the Bible, pray and care for one another, and discuss the issues and challenges of life together. As a result of these connections, students experience the joy of teamwork through various outreach opportunities by serving North Georgia and the nations. 
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:26-27 (NIV)
HCA provides a Christ-centered learning community that challenges students to realize their greatest potential for transforming their world and impacting their culture.
Providing a Christ-centered learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential for transforming their world and impacting their culture.