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Missions

Missions and service opportunities at PCA allow for students to interact with others in local, state, national and international communities. Experiences such as visiting the elderly in nursing homes, helping in the shipment of the shoes to orphans around the world, ministering to people groups along the Amazon River in Brazil and more all serve to enrich students’ understanding of self and others in light of God’s design.

Each grade level is assigned specific trips to pray for as well as gathering the items needed for the students to take to missionaries and the people they serve.

Missions by Division

Lower School Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child: Operation Christmas Child is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that works world wide to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people. Every November PCA students enjoy participating in this ministry by filling individual shoe boxes with toiletries, small toys and school supplies for children around the world.
  • World Impact Day: The purpose of World Impact day is to educate our students and families on opportunities to glorify God and further His kingdom by bridging the mind, heart and actions of students, staff and parents through greater awareness and involvement in local and global short-term missions.
  • Boosterthon Fun Run: Boosterthon is a Christian-based company which sponsors a fun run in the spring with Lower School students to raise money for mission trips. The Boosterthon leaders teach character traits to the students and encourage them to raise pledges from family and friends for their grade level accounts for future mission trips. Boosterthon Fun Run focuses on team effort and helps promote physical fitness. Parents attend and enjoy watching their students walk or run the Fun Run track. This program has proven to be an effective fund-raiser and a fun-filled event for the entire family.

Middle School Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child: Operation Christmas Child is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that works world wide to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people. Every November PCA students enjoy participating in this ministry by filling individual shoe boxes with toiletries, small toys and school supplies for children around the world.
  • World Impact Day: The purpose of World Impact day is to educate our students and families on opportunities to glorify God and further His kingdom by bridging the mind, heart and actions of students, staff and parents through greater awareness and involvement in local and global short-term missions.
  • Boosterthon Fun Run: Boosterthon is a Christian-based company which sponsors a fun run in the spring with Lower School students to raise money for mission trips. The Boosterthon leaders teach character traits to the students and encourage them to raise pledges from family and friends for their grade level accounts for future mission trips. Boosterthon Fun Run focuses on team effort and helps promote physical fitness. Parents attend and enjoy watching their students walk or run the Fun Run track. This program has proven to be an effective fund-raiser and a fun-filled event for the entire family.

Upper School Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child: Operation Christmas Child is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that works world wide to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people. Every November PCA students enjoy participating in this ministry by filling individual shoe boxes with toiletries, small toys and school supplies for children around the world. Link to
  • World Impact Day: The purpose of World Impact Day is to educate our students and families on opportunities to glorify God and further His Kingdom by bridging the mind, heart and actions of students, staff and parents through greater awareness and involvement in local and global short-term missions.
  • Upper School Minimester: PCA’s Upper School Minimester experience allows students the opportunity to engage with other cultures, investigate areas of personal interest, or explore new horizons. Traditionally Minimester occurs the week before spring break and is a much anticipated time for both students and faculty members. Both Lower and Middle School students demonstrate support for Upper School students through prayer and the gathering of needed supplies for each trip.

PCA Service Projects

Manna Mondays

Parent/Teacher Fellowship heads up this ministry in conjunction with 4th grade students.

On the first Monday and Tuesday of each month (excl. February), 4th grade students and moms collect designated items at the Lower School entrance, which are donated to various service projects and agencies in the area. The donations include non-perishable food items, gently-used coats, toys, books and DVDs. Middle School and Upper School students deliver Manna Monday donations on their service project days during the school year.

Manna Monday is an on-going opportunity to emphasize service and outreach to our community, state and world.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a service project Prestonwood Christian Academy participates in with Prestonwood Baptist Church. Operation Christmas Child is an international program started in 1993 by Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse. The goal is to collect shoeboxes filled with toys for children which are sent by Samaritan’s Purse to 130 countries around the world with the gospel message tucked inside. PCA encourages students to participate as another mission opportunity to serve others and share the gospel.

Service Project Day

Every Seventh through Twelfth grade student participates in two service project days a year. We have approximately thirty advisory groups that are assigned to serve the community in eighteen different locations around the metroplex. Some examples of local areas we serve are: food pantries, senior citizen services, resale shops, men/women shelters, Habitat for Humanity work projects, retirement facilities and several Mi Escuelita schools. This is a highlight for our students to be able to use their gifts to serve others in our community.