Grade Level Prayer Retreats
Each year, Prince Avenue Christian School has a Prayer Retreat for each grade level of the middle school. These prayer retreats are simply time off-campus where we can focus on spiritual issues and spend time together praying. Our goal is to encourage our students to focus on spiritual things and to begin to value the ministry of praying for the school and for one another. Generally, each prayer retreat will have a speaker who presents a central theme and small group discussions led by members of the senior class. Our Prayer Retreats have proven to be valuable times of helping our students grow as individual Christians and helping them develop unity as a class.
Prince Avenue Christian School consistently looks for opportunities for the student body to minister to our community. Ministry opportunities are organized through school organizations, clubs, and classes, and all students are encouraged to participate. Some of these ministry opportunities are:
- Canned Food Drives
- Operation Christmas Child
- Middle School Chorus Visits to Nursing Homes
- Letters to Service Members
Fruit of the Spirit Awards
As part of the middle school initiative to be more like Christ in word and deed, each week, the middle schoolteachers submit names of students who have exemplified one of the Fruits of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These students are recognized during lunch on Fridays in front of the middle school student body. Every week a different Fruit of the Spirit is chosen. This provides an opportunity to acknowledge and commend students who are striving to live according to the example set forth in the Scriptures and also challenges others to strive to be more Christ-like as well.