Parkway Christian Academy is committed to excellence in all areas of student growth including physical, spiritual, mental, and social. We are diligent in our mission to “Equip kids for college, career, and Christ.” To enhance our program, PCA is currently accredited by AdvancED/SACS and by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Spiritual Principles- Core Values
The spiritual principles are based upon excerpts from the themes within The Philosophy of Christian School Education by Association of Christian Schools International, edited by Dr. Paul A. Kienel.
Parkway Christian Academy’s mission is for the “equipping of kids for college, career, and Christ.” The following spiritual principles support each of the three areas for preparing our students for life after graduation. Whether the student must select a college or choose a career, all students will be fully trained to serve and uphold the name of Christ in any area of life.
Parkway Christian Academy desires to instill within the hearts of the students that every choice should reflect Christ in the picture of eternity.
Equipping kids for college:
To investigate the Bible as the only source of true wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:8—“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
John 14:26—“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
To instill a conviction that knowledge of the Bible and of Jesus Christ is essential to the development and growth of the individual in matters physical, mental, social, and spiritual.
Luke 2:52—“ And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom (mental) and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and men (social).”
To relate to students the sovereignty of God in all the affairs of men and throughout all history.
Acts 17:26—“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.”
To engage students in the understanding of the creation of man in the image of God apart from any so-called evolutionary process.
Genesis 1:1—“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
To bring students to the realization of the detail of God’s Word.
Matthew 5:18—“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, on jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”SP 1.6 To teach the students the importance of numbering entities of their lives whether mathematical computations or promises of God.
Job 38:37a—“Who can number the clouds by wisdom?”
Psalm 147:4—“He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.”
Matthew 10:30—“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”
Equipping kids for career:
To create within every student the desire to base decisions on clearly defined goals and objectives that are found in the Bible.
I Corinthians 10:31—“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
II Timothy 2:2—“ And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”
Matthew 28:19-20—“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Mark 16:15—“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
To instruct students on discerning their spiritual gifts to be used for Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-12—“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
Equipping kids for Christ:
To verify the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth, and practice.
II Timothy 3:16-17—“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
To verify the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning matters of faith.
Romans 1:17—“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’”Hebrews 11:1-3—“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
To verify the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning matters of truth.
Psalm 86:11—“Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.”
John 14:6—“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 16:13—“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will
tell you things to come.”
To verify the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning matters of practice.
Psalm 119:11—“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
James 1:22-25—“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”