Spiritual Life

The purpose of Chapel is to present gospel-centered teaching and worship that is meaningful and authentic to middle and high school students.

chapel leadership team

Each week, students are spiritually encouraged and challenged by influential speakers, relevant messages, and Christ-centered worship.

The Chapel Committee provides leadership for Wednesday Chapel services.

Mike Berttucci – Co-Director
Nick Gray – Co-Director
Matt DeJong – Music Coordinator
Han Kim – A/V

Parents are welcome to join us for Chapel each Wednesday from 9:20-9:50 a.m. in the Arena. Follow us on twitter twitter.com/WCAchapel. 

Chapel 2016-17 Theme: Grace Changes Everything

Grace. It is perhaps the first word in the Christian vocabulary. It’s something we learn as an infant in the faith: we are aware that we are saved by grace. But do we actually understand grace? Have we grown numb to what grace really means? It’s possible that we’ve stopped being amazed by it. We fail to understand its transformative power and cosmic implications. We forget its cost. We know that grace gets us into God’s Kingdom, but we think the story ends there.

But the story doesn’t end there. In fact, the story of God’s grace is much bigger than any of us can imagine. This year in Chapel, our goal is to make grace bigger. As Tim Keller describes it, the good news of God’s grace “is not just the A-B-C’s, but the A to Z of Christianity.” God’s grace isn’t just for the new believer; it isn’t only how we get into God’s Kingdom. It’s how we change. It’s how we grow. It’s how we love. Grace is central to all of life.

Grace changes everything.

moms praying

Pray with us.

Each week, parents meet to pray for our students, teachers, faculty, and staff.

Submit a prayer request.

Men’s Prayer Group

Tuesdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m.
Room A115
Led by Alin Means and Randy Cross

Biblical Business Training
Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Room A115
Led by Chris Caplinger


Moms in Prayer
The Moms in Prayer group is open to all Westminster moms. Please join us as your schedule allows. We use the four steps of prayer and pray specifically for our own children, the faculty and staff, and for the needs of the school and the school community. The eloquence of your prayer is not what is important. The sincerity of your heart is what God hears.

Mondays, 7 p.m. (beginning August 29)
Room A115
Led by Teresa Hardin and Marie Braton

Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. (beginning September 1)
Room A115
Led by Debbie Smith and Claire Atkins

peer counselors

Peer Counselors

During a unique time of transition, small groups of 7th, 8th, and new 9th grade students are mentored by 11th and 12th grade peer counselors who plan weekly devotional meetings and other fun extracurricular activities throughout the year.

Sponsor: Craig Walseth

Alumnus and former junior peer counselor Scott Rupprecht ’14 (pictured with his group of 8th grade boys) shares why he wanted to become a JPC and what he learned from his experience in the program.

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During my sophomore year, I become a junior high small group leader at my church. I learned that I love serving and hanging out with junior high kids and getting to know them on a deeper level. When I learned that I could become a junior peer counselor at Westminster, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. 

When I was in middle school, I didn’t know many people. During 7th and most of 8th grade, I had few friends and was basically a loner. However, growing up through freshman and sophomore year, I found a great group of friends who are hilarious and awesome. One of my goals is to be a good role model and to always be there for my guys who I know are going through a rough time. I want to be someone who they know they can hang out with and trust, so none of them has to be a ‘loner’ like I was.

During my time as a junior peer counselor, I learned that I enjoy being around a close-knit group of guys who get to know one another better and really just have fun. The easy part was getting the guys to talk; the hard part was getting them to talk about issues on a deep or personal level. However, we would get through the awkward moments and move on. The experience as a whole was awesome, and being a JPC was one of the best decisions I made during my junior year.

FIA-2014Putting faith into action.

All seniors participate in a yearlong service program called Faith In Action.

During their senior year, students serve every Thursday morning at a designated local agency. Over the years, Westminster seniors have learned valuable life lessons and enjoyed rich successes while serving throughout the St. Louis area. FIA offers students a tremendous opportunity to be helpful and responsible, not only as they represent Westminster in the community but also as they represent Christ to a watching world.

Sponsors: Susie Brown and Dave Schall



Watch how students learn, model, and practice servant leadership as they place the needs of others before their own by serving in the community.


Westminster students are invited to come together for a time of prayer every Wednesday starting at 7:25 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre.



ITSOG (In the Spirit of Giving), held every November, challenges students to give of their time and resources to make a difference in the lives of those in need.


Guidance and Counseling

Systematically addressing academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and college/career concerns is the foundation of the department.



Making a difference.

Westminster alumni are making a difference all over the world – impacting thousands of lives for the glory of God.