Spiritual Emphasis Week


The mission of Legacy Christian Academy is to equip the mind and disciple the heart of each student for Christ-like living. Spiritual Emphasis Week is a Christ-centered, intentional, and purposeful opportunity for students’ minds to be enriched by God’s Word, for their hearts to grow in love for Jesus, and for them to put their faith into action. LCA brings in excellent, biblical, and trustworthy messengers of the Gospel to strategically impact students with the truth in God’s Word throughout this week. Every morning during Spiritual Emphasis Week, students gather together for 40 minutes to worship God and receive powerful, relevant, and meaningful teachings from our speakers.

This week culminates on Friday after Chapel with an exceptional opportunity for students to put their faith into action and apply what they’ve learned. “Service Day” is an opportunity for our students to be salt and light in the community and grow in their love for God’s children and creation. Hebrews 3:13 and Hebrews 10:25 give us compelling reasons to have Spiritual Emphasis Week and to consistently and intentionally gather to worship, love, and learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 3:13, “But encourage one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

Hebrews 10:25, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”


October 2-6, 2017 Speakers

Duffy Robbins

Our middle and high school speaker will be Duffy Robbins, who is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA and is a 35 year veteran of youth ministry who is widely respected as one of the leading voices in youth and family ministry. Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers. Duffy has his D. Min. in Youth and Family Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is the author of numerous books including Ministry of Nurture, This Way to Youth Ministry: An Introduction to the Adventure, Speaking to Teenagers (which he co-wrote with Doug Fields), Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts and Enjoy the Silence (which he co-wrote with a wonderful lady named Maggie Robbins that he married many years ago).

In addition, Duffy will be the guest speaker for the LPA’s Fall Parents Night, the Spiritual Emphasis Week kick-off event for parents, on Tuesday, October 3. Learn More

Sonya Anderson

The elementary speaker will be the Family Ministries Coordinator at Constance Free Church, Sonya Anderson. All of her children attended Legacy and have been phenomenal leaders in our school. Also, for years she led impactful LCA student events such as En Gedi (a monthly time of worship, teaching, and games for high school students) and Pray Legacy (a weekly hour long prayer time for all students before school). She will be teaching our elementary students about the importance of respect and honor.

Service Day Projects 2017

PreK – Hurricane Relief

Kindergarten – Collecting food for a Food Shelf – learning about what a food shelf is and why it is needed in our community

1st & 2nd Grades – Bring Me Hope – Helping students have an awareness of orphans in China and praying for them

3rd Grade –

4th Grade – Operation Christmas Child

5th Grade – Farmstead – Encouraging the residents by painting pumpkins with them

6th Grade – Feed My Starving Children

7th Grade – 2nd Chance Youth Ranch – Raking, weed whipping, storing items for winter, working with the horses

8th Grade – Landscaping at the Group Homes of Paradigm Residential Services & Chores and More

Freshmen – Loaves and Fishes

Sophomores – MNELA (Church of the Open Door) – Preparing church to begin hosting for K-5 inner city charter school

Juniors – Dakota County – survey data entry, park reserve clean up

Seniors – Nowthen Alliance Church – Helping out at the church and with needs of single parents and elderly