Taejon Christian International School

Spiritual Life

The Spiritual Life office exists at TCIS to help fulfill the mission of the school, specifically to develop a Christian environment among the community and to offer additional positive experiences for spiritual growth outside the classroom. Spiritual Life programs provide a variety of opportunities for students and staff to be involved in Christian ministry. We believe that connecting our heritage and traditions from the past with the community of today will help determine what tomorrow will hold for all of us.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” -Hebrews 10:24-25

There are many opportunities for the community to practice and grow in their faith. Some of the larger programs include:


Chapel offers a time to celebrate Christ Jesus as a community. Through praise, prayer, and a variety of worship experiences, students and staff are given an opportunity to connect with God together. There are two Chapel services provided almost every week, one for Elementary and one for Grades 6-12. Faculty, students and a variety of special guests deliver chapels at TCIS.

Spiritual Emphasis Week
Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) is a three-day event in which the school takes time to focus on Christian spiritual matters as a community. It is a time of learning and reflection, as well as a time of bonding for students and staff together. Centered around a central theme, the community learns from speakers, engages in praise and worship, participates in community building activities, and spends time thinking and discussing real issues dealing with our students and their faith journey.

LASA Trips
Following the message and example of Christ Jesus, our school strives to serve others and to encourage students to a life of service. Our LASA program (Love All, Serve All) was created to provide a weeklong opportunity each year to minister to the needs of less privileged people outside of Korea. Grades 9-12 students participate on these trips and gain a broader worldview and engage in a variety of service activities. LASA trips are life-changing events of work and learning, and it allows for students to help others who are less privileged. These trips are optional and students who want to go pay a fee to participate.
Read more about the TCIS LASA program here.

Praise Team
Students with talent and passion for both music and God come together to lead praise and worship in Chapel and other events in our school. This program offers a great deal of student leadership opportunity.

Praise Nights
Praise Nights are evenings of worship and prayer time organized and delivered by students for the community. Students, staff, teachers, and parents are all welcomed to attend.

Fellowship is a school club of students that meets regularly to share about their lives and to pray for one another. Fellowship groups are all student led prayer groups.

Community Ministries
There are many other opportunities supported by our local community, clubs, and student body that exist to minister to the needs of our students and reach outside of our community and inside of Korea; these experiences give students the opportunity to serve and teach in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Life Director profile photoLarry Smith
Spiritual Life Director
IB Coordinator