Des Moines Christian High School is passionate about equipping godly young men and women with skills and opportunities to live out our mission to impact the world for Christ. We believe this impact begins at home, in the local community, and within the walls of the school. Students have been commissioned to this mission field for such a time as this. Each year students have the opportunity to apply for student leadership opportunities.
Through the DMC LEAD experiences, High School students will:
- Love and serve families, friends, communities, and the world with passion, care, and empathy (servant-hearted leaders).
- Give generously of their time and talents within their relationships, churches, and communities (servant-hearted leaders).
- Collaborate with others and impact team efforts with creative ideas, actionable suggestions, and hard work (servant-hearted leaders).
- Listen first to understand, resulting in the ability to connect with empathy, thoughtfulness, and confidence (critical thinkers and effective communicators).
- Recognize, pursue, and maximize the potential of their God-given gifts and callings (accomplished learners).
- Demonstrate confidence and security in their identity as a child of God (passionate apprentices of Christ).
- Seek, discern, and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit (passionate apprentices of Christ).
- Live and act in faith with boldness, joy, and authenticity (passionate apprentices of Christ).
This group of students represents all grade levels in the High School, work directly with the Head of High School, and focus on leading the culture and systems of DMC. From its inception, this team has focused on two goals: (1) To care for the student community and ensure every student is seen (2) To provide student voice to improving systems in High School.
This group of leaders plans and executes events that unite the student body and school community while promoting school spirit. Events include homecoming, winter and spring spirit weeks, student cheer sections at games and any state pep assemblies.
Part of building great culture is leading and caring for the younger High School students who will someday be the leaders. As a freshman mentor, students are paired up with two to three freshmen of the same gender at the beginning of the year and care for them as they learn all about High School. Three official mentor events are held at the start of the school year and many more unofficial relationship building-opportunities occur throughout the year.
Project Local leaders engage the student body in the local ministry of impacting the world for Christ. This group partners with local nonprofit organizations and becomes their advocate on campus, communicating to faculty and students the needs they have and how we as a school can serve them. This group is responsible for planning all service day details for both Worldview and Spiritual Emphasis.
Spiritual Life Programming
This LEAD group functions in the form of a class and is made up of students who have a passion to lead the spiritual life rhythms of DMC through a student lens. Whether it is vision casting, recruiting speakers, organizing events, leading worship, or working in the audio/visual booth, students can add their own gifts to this group to empower the influence of DMC's spiritual life programs. This group is responsible for planning Chapels, Worldview, Spiritual Emphasis, National Day of Prayer, and more.
DMC Student Ambassador
Student Ambassadors lead the way in representing the school with prospective students, new students, prospective donors, and school visitors. Student Ambassadors are trained to host all guests of DMC and champion our school’s mission above all. They may even be called upon to provide testimonials for marketing and promotional material.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Student Directors
Student Directors organize FCA events throughout the year including the beginning of the year launch party and Fields of Faith They also organize speakers and weekly huddle small groups to empower student huddle leaders.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leaders
This group of students leads the small group huddles of FCA in partnership with the FCA Student Directors. Individuals in this role lead a small group through guided Bible study and discussion questions.
National Honor Society Officers
Officers provide leadership for the members of National Honor Society by planning the induction ceremony and service projects in the local community. They also facilitate NHS group meetings.