World Impact Day
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” - Acts 1:8
What is World Impact Day?
World Impact Day at Prestonwood Christian Academy is the culmination of an entire year's effort to connect missions throughout every division of the school. World Impact Day is a day set apart to pray and help students in each grade level prepare to go on their mission during Minimester! World Impact Day takes place one day of the week preceding Minimester.
We use the acronym BRIDGE to describe our mission for World Impact Day!
BRIDGE: Bridging mind-heart-actions for eternal purpose and impact.
Bring together the head of Kingdom education and the heart for Kingdom education.
Reproduce disciples of students, staff and parents and those they reach.
Invest in the lives of others through Christ-like service.
Develop servant-leaders with hearts for God, others and missions.
Go into the world with the Gospel.
Equip students, staff and parents to be life-long laborers for Jesus Christ.
What takes place on World Impact Day?
World Impact Day begins with All School Worship for students and faculty of all grade levels, and families within our community. The service starts with a flag ceremony with over 90 flags representing countries where PCA families have gone on mission. The last flags presented represent the countries that our Upper School students will be ministering in during the next week. Each mission participant is commissioned and prayed over during the service. Everyone is challenged to serve where they are and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Minimester participants visit the classes of the Lower School and Middle School grade levels who adopted their mission. While there, mission participants share specific prayer requests, testimonies and answer any questions about the countries and location they are about to visit. Each student is given a bracelet with their country name on it to remind them to pray for the missions over the next week.
On World Impact Day, the entire school is served rice and beans for lunch as a reminder that we are indeed blessed in North Texas, and that there are billions of people throughout the world that have nothing but rice and beans each day. Students are encouraged to donate their normal, daily lunch money as an offering for World Missions.
What goes into Preparing for World Impact Day?
Prayer and preparation for World Impact Day actually starts in September. Lower School and Middle School students adopt a specific Upper School Minimester Mission. Students in each grade level begin to pray for mission participants that are training for their missions in March. Grade levels also collect small items such as soccer balls, school supplies and toiletries for each adopted mission. These items are used by the Upper School students as part of their service and ministry to the area of the world they are serving.
I truly believe our students are getting an education beyond the binds of books--which will allow them to follow through with The Great Commission.PCA Parent