We lead with love, integrity and compassion.

Learning how to lead and be led is an important step toward becoming prepared for life after graduation. Various programs are available to help students build confidence, empathy and effective communication skills.

Servant Leadership Academy

Servant Leadership Academy (SLA) is an exciting new FBCA program designed to equip upper school students with the skill set needed to become strong leaders. Using the school’s motto of “believe. achieve. lead.”, students will experience a progressive curriculum that focuses on each aspect as an integral part of Christian leadership. Rooted in strong theology and history, this program will accomplish what other programs do not - a deep, abiding appreciation for the spiritual inheritance for which they have been called. By fostering their innate leadership potential, SLA students will become the Christian leaders that will impact the world for God’s Kingdom. The world is desperate for leaders like this, and through this program, FBCA students will be equipped to stand in the gap. 

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  • Goals

    The goals of the SLA program are to:
    • Raise FBCA upper school students to be strong, active, Christian
    leaders.
    • Assemble the best historical and theological influences into one
    cohesive program that develops mind and soul.
    • Create a program where students are trained year-round to take
    leadership roles, as opposed to just one week during the summer.
    • Create a leadership program that surpasses the best in the area and is a kingpin program for the school.

    Members of SLA will be trained for student positions of leadership in the school, like Student Government, club leadership, etc. Field trips for SLA members will include luncheons to hear local leaders speak, trips to local churches to meet with pastors, etc. 
  • Year 1 "Believe" - Washington D.C. and Boston

    During this first year, students will be introduced to the first of the
    program’s themes, “Believe”.

    Emphasis will be placed on believing in Christ as the primary focus.
    Believing in a dream, with the founding of America as the primary
    example, will also be discussed.

    Students will learn about leadership from a visionary level and how to make that vision a reality.
  • Year 2 "Achieve" - London and Paris

    Instrumental in church history, the second year will begin in London.

    Students will study the great achievements that are visible in and
    around London and its attractions, which will extend into the artistic and historical accomplishments in Paris.

    Curriculum will focus on the great leaders, the reasons for their
    success, as well as a study of their failures and why.
  • Year 3 "Lead" - Italy and Greece

    The leadership examples from Ancient Rome and Greece are
    plentiful: Paul, Archimedes, Socrates, Alexander, Caesar, Sulla,
    etc. There are many examples of people who excelled in such a
    way that the world celebrates their accomplishments today, and likely will for all history.

    In Greece, the paths forged by the great churches of the first century will be traveled: Thessalonica, Philippi, Corinth, etc. In Rome, the creations that have moved millions of visitors will be studied: the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Circus Maximus, and others.

    This trip, as a whole, will be aimed at inspiring students to impact the greatest amount of people towards the greatest good. 

Students Active in Leadership Training (SALT)

The Students Active in Leadership Training (SALT) program prepares eighth-grade students for Student Leadership University (SLU). The mission of SALT is to train students in the biblical characteristics of leadership and to develop their skills as leaders. Each fall, the group takes a two-day retreat to study leadership and identify their individual gifts and talents. The program is open to eighth-grade students who complete the application process, are in good academic standing, have maintained a positive disciplinary record and have demonstrated a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

FBCA alumni are trained leaders. They have been equipped to:

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  • Serve others

  • Establish a biblical worldview

  • Develop speaking and presenting skills for both small and large audiences

  • Facilitate group discussions

  • Establish a sense of vision, organizational skills and follow through

Senior-Kinder Buddies

Senior-Kinder Buddies is a leadership program unique to FBCA that connects students who are just beginning their careers at FBCA with those about to finish. The program gives kindergartners a glimpse at the future and the seniors a reminder of the past. It is fun for everyone involved. The seniors get a chance to develop a mentoring mindset that can carry on when they leave campus.

The students meet with their buddies on several occasions throughout the year including a book reading pajama party, 50's style sock hop to celebrate the 50th day of school and a 100th day of school celebration where they dress as the elderly.