EKALESIA CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM - Acknowledging that spiritual growth is paramount to life's experiences, Christian Education equips our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana to begin in Christ, to grow in Christ, to mature in Christ and to minister to others through Christ.
Ekalesia Devotions - The devotions program consists of regular twenty-minute services that include Bible scripture readings, prayers, singing and short thought-provoking meditations. Devotions are held to assist students and faculty members to experience the presence of Jesus Christ here at Kamehameha Schools and in their daily lives. This is a time of worship and inspiration to bring the Bible to life. All students in grades 9-12 attend devotions approximately once every other week.
Ekalesia Christian Education Class - All high school students attend Christian Education classes for one full quarter. Academic classes will focus on the "Character of God becoming My Character". Ekalesia is required for all students.
- Grade 9 Christian Education Class - Freshman will discover "God’s Wholeness". In looking over the wholeness of God, we will review the religious, Christian heritage and history of Kamehameha Schools and study in detail who God is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, especially the role that Jesus takes as a role model for us today. We will apply God’s wholeness to our relationships with Christ and with one another. The study of worship to God is included. A final grade will be based on a short quiz, the reciting of Ka Pule a ka Haku (Lord’s Prayer) in Hawaiian, and a project of watching for the presence of God in others.
- Grade 10 Christian Education Class - Sophomores will discover "God's Plan." In reviewing God's overall plan, we will review the history of Churches, specifically Bishop Memorial Church; we will visit the ideals of the Hawaiian religion from the past and how that relates to us today. A detailed study of man as well as a detailed look at the relationship between God and man will reveal God's plan in creating us as people. The plans of God will be truly revealed through the discovery of an Old Testament scripture passage in Jeremiah. A final grade will be based on a short quiz and a project/report about a local church.
- Grade 11 Christian Education Class - Juniors will look at "My Faith Foundations in God". Now that we have looked at the character of God, we will begin to look at our foundations in God in Hawai‘i, by looking at the Fruits of the Spirit, the coming of the gospel of Jesus Christ to Hawai‘i and it’s fruition in Pauahi as well as open discussions about current issues that we are facing and how our faith is affected. We will use songs in class to connect our Christian faith and our Hawaiian culture. A service learning project is a requirement for Junior Ekalesia which includes between 5 and 10 hours of community service at a church or 9 humanitarian institution. These community hours can be done during the summer prior to their junior year. A final grade will be given based on this project and a short quiz.
- Grade 12 Christian Education Class - Seniors will focus on "My Faith in God for Life." We will prepare for life after graduation by applying Biblical Truths and discussing God’s Truth, looking at basic Protestant doctrines, discussing the tenets of other beliefs and having time for open dialogue about critical faith issues that seniors face. A final grade will be based upon a short quiz and a project about taking God into life issues after Kamehameha Schools.