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Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service

Objectives:

Community-wide leadership skill development
Increased participation in service
Greater community impact through service and mission trips
New and significant community partnerships
Enhanced student culture
Cross-grade-level mentoring
Stronger Biblical worldview for our students regarding leadership, calling, and service.

Leadership:

Students in the lower school meet as a cohort to engage in servant leadership lessons led by the school counselor. The goal is to grow these groups within the division to eventually create multiple groups that are meeting simultaneously at various grade levels. Students are required to engage in leadership activities as well as service opportunities.

Middle and High School students engage in leadership lessons and activities through our advisory program.
Lessons center around the following topics by grade level, using the Habitudes Curriculum created by Tim Elmore from Growing Leaders:
• 6th – personal responsibility
• 7th – ownership/accountability
• 8th – serving/proactive
• 9th – personal leadership
• 10th – corporate leadership
• 11th – mentoring/reaching down
• 12th – legacy/leaving organization better

Each year our Rhetoric School students take part in multiple off-campus experiences to deepen relationships and foster spiritual growth.


Starting in the fall of 2023 elective leadership courses will be available to our Rhetoric students. These courses take a deeper dive into aspects of leadership.
The focus by course:
• 101 – Growth Mindset
• 201 – Attitude
• 301 – Excellence and Service
• 401 – Legacy
Incorporating the best available resources on leadership, including, but not limited to Lencioni, Collins, Maxwell, Covey, Groeschel, Mulally, Holiday, Heath, Gladwell, Gordon, Coyle, Brown, Scott, and more. Further, students will engage in regular leadership activities, local/domestic mission trips, and service opportunities. The capstone experience is an individual service project.

Calling:

Each year our Rhetoric students are assigned a summer reading. These reads help continue Classical education and showcase our mission of teaching our students to be lifelong learners. Learning doesn’t just happen in the confines of the school year. During the summer of 2023, the assigned reading is Rethink Your Self: The Power of Looking Up Before Looking In by Trevin Wax. This reading leads to the opening Harkness discussions when students return to the classroom.

What is Capio exactly?  

It is a Latin word that means, “I take hold of” or “I seize”.  Capio is the name of a brand new visiting scholars program at PCA.  The word and the logo are intended to remind us of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”  The armor image in the logo prompts us to put on the full armor of God so we can stand our ground against our enemy (Ephesians 6:10-17).  

The Inaugural Capio Event happened August 4th, 2023 with Author Trevin Wax.

1 on 1 Discipleship

Providence Christian Academy offers an exceptional 1 on 1 Discipleship program, providing dedicated mentorship for students to embark on a transformative journey, through regular meetings, deep conversations, and shared experiences. Students are encouraged to explore their faith, ask thought-provoking questions, and seek guidance on their spiritual walk. The program’s focus extends beyond academic knowledge, ensuring that students have the necessary tools to navigate life’s challenges, develop a Christ-centered worldview, and foster a lifelong commitment to serving others. The 1 on 1 Discipleship program serves as a bastion of support within the PCA, empowering students to thrive.

Kingdom Unity

Through our Kingdom Unity initiatives, we actively pursue reconciliation bridging the gaps that often divide us. We embrace the rich tapestry of cultures, ethnicities, and traditions that make up our academy, recognizing that our differences are a testament to the beauty of God’s creation. Some of the ways we accomplish this endeavor are through Kingdom Spotlights, which highlight the beauty and diversity of God’s Kingdom through, but not limited to:

  • Black History Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Womens History Month
  • MLK Prayer Walk

Service:

Service projects are a core part of a PCA’s curriculum and serve in multiple ways.
First, our Grammar School students are given an opportunity to actively engage in their communities and develop a sense of civic responsibility. By participating in service projects, students gain a deeper understanding of social issues and the challenges faced by others, fostering empathy, compassion, and a desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Then in our Logic School and Rhetoric Schools, service projects also promote personal growth and character development. Through hands-on experiences, students learn important values such as teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. They develop essential life skills, including communication, organization, and critical thinking, which are transferable to various aspects of their lives. These traits are enhanced through our partnerships with BETA Club and the National Honor Society.

PCA service projects provide much-needed assistance, support, and resources to those in need. Students’ involvement in service projects helps create a positive impact and contributes to building a stronger, more compassionate community.

The Center for Leadership Calling and Service inaugural leader:

Nick Person

Director of Spiritual Life and Kingdom Unity

Joining PCA in July 2023 as our new Director of Spiritual Life and Kingdom Unity. Mr. Person received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University. He has been in full-time ministry for over twenty years and has served at New Vision Baptist as their Teaching and Next Steps Pastor for the past six years. He has also served as a guest speaker at numerous events including, Student Life camps and MTSU’s college campus ministry, The Point. He is married to Laura Person, PCA 1st grade teacher, and they have three children at PCA: Ava (9th grade), Jackson (8th grade), and Nash (3rd grade).

PCA parents and parents in our community are invited to join us on February 26 at 7:00pm to for a special presentation on Raising Emotionally Strong Kids and Teens hosted by David Thomas and Sissy Goff. Have you wondered what it looks like to raise kids with emotional strength? This workshop will ...equip parents, educators, grandparents and coaches to help kids and adolescents develop three foundational ingredients for emotional health, known as the 3 R’s. We encourage all PCA parents to attend and invite friends and parents in the community! This will be a valuable workshop with practical ideas and intentional practices for building emotional strength in your family! You don’t want to miss it!
Please register to attend through this link: https://www.providencechristian.com/academics/counseling-2/raising-emotionally-strong-kids-and-teens/
#WeArePCA

PCA Founders Day Chapel 2024. Students, faculty, parents, grandparents, Alumni, and friends gathered for school-wide Founders Day Chapel in the Jean Alyne Dotson Gymnasium. Special guest speakers included Don McMurry, former faculty and PCA Alumni parent, and Camden Marasco, PCA Alumni, Class of ...2019. #WeArePCA