Senior Retreat: Learning Where Our Identity is Placed
Senior Retreat is an annual event that gives our high school seniors the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of bonding, spiritual refreshment, leadership intensives, and endless good times outside of the Hartfield school walls. The Spiritual Life Department works hard to plan this trip for the beginning of each school year and it is something they always look forward to!
This year, our seniors spent their weekend at Timber Creek Camp. The two-day trip was full of excitement, connection, and growth. Students were brought together through large and small group activities, games, and free time. Each senior, as well as leaders, came back to school talking about how fun the weekend was. But most importantly, students came back talking about Jesus and the bonds they grew with their classmates.
The common theme throughout the weekend was focused on students understanding where their identity is placed. Students were charged to find their identity in who God made them to be, rather than temporary things. Each day the seniors were asked questions that allowed them to reflect on the most important things and then taught what the Bible says about who is most important, our Creator. Some other topics that were discussed include faith, leadership, encouragement, and much more! With a weekend full of leaders pouring into our seniors, God was evident in His work through them.
Just like our seniors learned what matters most, Hartfield is using our 10th year to focus on a similar vision: to see every student fulfill their God-given purpose. This can only be shown if we share where our school's identity is, in Jesus. We believe each student has a purpose and our staff wants to be used by the Lord to help them find just that.
This group of seniors has a big year ahead and we believe they will lead Hartfield well!
Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).