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 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.
All seventh through twelfth grade students at PCA participate in an organized service project day every year. We have approximately 50 advisory groups that are assigned to serve the community in more than 20 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.
Click below to hear a couple of our students describe the heart behind Service project day, during an interview on a local radio station.
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Minimester is a week that is intentionally set aside every year at Prestonwood Christian Academy to allow our students the opportunity to engage with other cultures for the sake of spreading the gospel, investigate areas of personal interest or explore new horizons. Every student at PCA is involved in Minimester, through donations and prayer, but it is the 7-12th graders who participate in the Minimester trips. For many of our students this is the most memorable week of the year as it is an opportunity, provided to them through PCA, to truly be the "hands and feet of Christ."