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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. Visit the Samaritan's Purse website for more information.
  • 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. Click here for World Impact page
  • Manna Monday: Manna Monday is held at the Lower School the first Monday and Tuesday of every month as an opportunity for students to give items to be donated to various sites visited by our Upper School students on their service project days. Click here to view the Manna Monday Schedule.
  • 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. For more information, visit their website at http://boosterthon.com/.

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.
  • Middle School Minimester: Minimester is a time for specialized learning for each grade level. Fifth grade has a time of specialized learning on and off campus with that compliments the classroom curriculum and includes a service day. Sixth grade students attend an overnight outdoor education program with a biblical perspective taught at Pine Cove. Seventh grade boys and girls participate in two separate minimester trips. Both of these trips are in conjunction with the Middle School Pride of Brothers and Society of Sisters programs which focus on teaching and training Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Eighth grade have the choice of traveling to our nation’s capital to experience history first hand with visits to all of the war memorials, presidential monuments, the National Archives, the Holocaust Museum, Mt. Vernon, and a trip to Williamsburg. A time of service to a local organization is also on the itinerary. If students choose not to attend the D.C. trip, there is an opportunity to do a week of wonderful local mission trips at home with classmates.

  • Minimester Cost: Since Minimester is part of the Middle School curriculum, participation is required. There is an additional cost to every Minimester trip. Parent meetings are held in the fall to provide more information including a tentative itinerary and scheduled payment plan. A fundraising opportunity is offered in the fall to help families offset the cost of the trips. Click here for more information.

What kind of mission work do PCA students do?

Missions and service opportunities at Prestonwood Christian Academy 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.