A clear distinctive of PCA is our Christian component. In addition to required Bible class every year, the Alberta curriculm is taught from a Christ-centered perspective with teachers integrating their Christian faith into every aspect of the course content. As well, all students attend weekly chapels, complete Christian service hours (JH/HS), and have the opportunity to be involved in missions team in Alberta, Greece or Columbia.
PCA elementary school meets for chapel every Tuesday morning. PCA secondary school meets for chapel every Thursday morning. Chapels include a time of music/worship followed by a guest speaker.
If you are interested in knowing more about the PCA chapel ministry or serving as a guest speaker, please contact the Christian Education Co-ordinator.
PCA is committed to sharing, through word and deed, the Good News of Jesus Christ through missions teams.
Blue Bronna In Junior High, students may apply to participate in the annual missions trip (May) to Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp in southern Alberta where they assist in getting the camp ready for the summer.
Greece As students enter high school, they are eligible to apply for the Greece Missions team, open for students in grades 10-12 Those who participate are given an opportunity to experience the culture of another country and will gain an appreciation for the diversity of God's creation and His people. This team serves in children's ministry, food preparation & kitchen duty, and general maintenance while Hellenic Ministries holds their annual staff conference. In addition, the team is usually able to visit biblical sites described in the book of Acts. To read specific reflections from the PCA Greece 2012 blog, click here.
Colombia Every February, a team of 10-12 grade 12 students travel to Bogota, Colombia for ten days. During this time the PCA Colombia team is involved in ministries such as teaching English to inner city school children, playing with children in orphanages and poverty stricken areas, leading Sunday School, youth and children's programs, as well as distributing school supplies and clothing to those in need. To read specific reflections from the PCA Colombia 2013 blog, click here.
View Colombia 2013 Presentation
Each of the missions teams is working towards helping students fulfill the mission of PCA that would see each of them committed to "knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and to pursuing godly character and lifelong service." Each PCA missions team is led by at least one male and one female teacher/staff member. The prayer and financial support for these teams comes as each team participates in various fundraisers as well as each student connecting with their family, friends and church.
For more information on the PCA missions teams, contact the school office at 403.443.4220
PCAS Ministry Matching Grant
In addition to PCA missions teams, we encourage students to be involved in other ministries (eg. summer camps, mission trips) through the PCAS Ministry Matching Grant.