2013-14 Spiritual Emphasis Theme

"The Golden Rule"

Latin- "Aurea Regula" 

Scripture reference:  Luke 6:31  "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

 

Each year the entire school focuses on a Spiritual Emphasis Theme keeping God's plan and will for our lives in the forefront of everything we do.   Each week students memorize scriptures that align with this theme.

Statement of Faith

The basis of faith shall be the Word of God as interpreted by the following:

1)  We believe that the Bible, made up of 66 books, verbally inspired and free from error in doctrine, fact and ethics,  i.e. inerrant, is the Word of God and the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice.

2)  We believe in one triune God, eternally existent in three equal persons - Father, Son and  Holy Spirit.

3)  We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal and physical return in power and glory.

4)  We believe that man was created in the image of God; that through sin he brought upon himself and his posterity, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings by physical birth possess a sinful nature and are, therefore, actual sinners in thought, word and deed; and that man, as such, is condemned to hell and utterly unable to remedy his condition by himself or by ecclesiastical rite.

5)  We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man is a free gift of God’s grace apart from works, based solely upon His vicarious and atoning death, effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and received by trusting in Christ’s finished work on the cross.

6)  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

7)  We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost - they that are saved, to the resurrection of life and they that are lost,  to the resurrection of damnation.

8)  We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Key Chapel Focus

A key focus of developing our students is to help them to be mission minded. This is accomplished through several means outside of the classrooms. We use guest chapel speakers who present the gospel and build upon the monthly Christian Character Traits and annual Spiritual Theme. These special speakers included area pastors, youth ministers, children's church directors, missionaries, special ministry teams, mission organizations, parents, and more. Every quarter our own students involve themselves in chapel presentation, drama, and music. Our very own Big Boys On Campus and Moms In Touch present chapels as well. Guest musicians such as The Joy Singers, Arizona Christian University, and our talented PVCP student worship band present special chapel music. 



Mission Offerings

Students are encouraged to reach out to the community through the weekly mission offerings and giving. Numerous ministries are supported. Missionaries on the field, World Vision, Sunshine Acres Orphanage, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Samaritans Purse, national disaster victims, Carpenters Tools International, Jews for Jesus, Steps of Faith, Neighborhood Ministries, Creation Institute, Gideons, and Arizona Christian University were a few of the organizations that receive mission love offerings on behalf of the students. Additionally, support is provided to families in need of food and clothing through homeless ministries.

8th Grade Mission Trip Highlights

 The 8th Grade Mission Trip is an annual tradition for our graduating 8th graders!  In prior years, students have chosen to serve in inner city Phoenix, on the Reservation, in Mexico, and in Washington DC.  The class of 2012 decided to serve locally by assisting St. Mary's Food Bank.

Students spent an afternoon packing food boxes. At the end of their time of service, they had packed 70 pallets, totaling 1,750 boxes, and 38,500 pounds of food! PVCP students broke the all time pallet record at St. Mary's!


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2012 8th Grade Mission Trip

Prayer Partners

Prayer partners provide another ministry of support for classmates and families. Younger children are paired with older students to pray for each other as they meet weekly. Faculty and staff meet daily to pray for the school families and children. The goal has always been to encourage one another and bathe our school in prayer. Faculty Devotions include in-depth studies that align with our spiritual theme for the year. Faculty also participate in prayer partners each Wednesday. This is a special time of prayer partnering and accountability between faculty.

Parents are provided opportunities to participate in the Big Boys on Campus who meet twice monthly to pray for PVCP and to encourage each other as spiritual leaders and role models in their homes and on campus and in Moms In Touch which pray weekly for our students, faculty, and families.

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A 6th Grade Student and her Kindergarten Prayer Partners!


The PVCP Prayer Chain

The PVC Prayer Chain Ministry is available to support families in prayer. To submit a prayer request please leave it in an envelope for Moms In Prayer.

There is no doubt that Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory is dedicated to the continued pursuit of growing toward being mission minded!