Student Leadership Institute
"Leadership is not something you do to people. It’s something you do with people."
- Ken Blanchard, Leadership and the One Minute Manager
The Student Leadership Institute, at Prestonwood Christian Academy, mission is to assist young people in the development of their leadership philosophy and skills by exposing them to a biblically-based, practical, multifaceted year-long program.
Students are trained in the biblical model and definition of leadership with a core emphasis on three operating principles. This model, founded from God’s Word, focuses on individual and institutional commitments to becoming selfless and other-centered. It is the Institute’s goal that students connect these principles to their campus, community, and church. Students are challenged to become more like Christ as they strive for a higher level of leadership training.
Register here for the SLi End of the Year Banquet
All Nineth-Twelfth Grade students are eligible to apply.
Click here for online registration. You will need to enter the following access code: PCASLi12
Other 2012-13 SLi Forms:
Click here for Application Packet
Click here for Absence Form
Click here for Record of Servant Leadership Guidelines
Click here for Record of Servant Leadership
Click here for Book Form (2012-13)
2012-13 Topic: Coming Soon
2011-12 Topic: Cultural Engagement – Thinking Critically about the Issues of Our Day
This broad topic allows students to choose the issue that most interests them. The 4 subtopics are: The Poor, Legalization of Marijuana,Deterioration of Marriage and the Family and the Spread of Radical Islam. Click here for topic resources.
January marks the 40th anniversary of legalized abortions in America. Over 50 million babies have been killed. Join the Prolife Club in taking a stand for life by participating in the following events:
1. Saturday, January 19- Dallas Walk for Life- A shuttle will depart PCA’s Upper School parking lot at 9:30am and return by 2:30pm to take students to join thousands of others as we “WALK FOR LIFE” in downtown Dallas. Sign up in the atrium Jan. 14-18 during lunch/activity period. Click Here for more information on the walk or e-mail Mary Carl Finkelstein at email@example.com
2. Purchase a “Due date” bracelet for $2. All proceeds go to the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. On sale in the Upper School atrium Jan. 14-18 during lunch/activity period
3. Buy tickets to the Martina McBride concert benefiting Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. The concert it Jan.20th at 7:30 in the PBC Worship Center. Tickets on sale now at Prestonwood.org/martina
1 The Biblical Principle of Serving Others
Jesus modeled the principle of focusing less on Himself and more on others. This principle will present the case that biblical leadership is fully realized when one becomes a servant. Mentoring, discipleship, and evangelism will be natural when one truly devotes his life to serving others.
2 The Biblical Principle of Evangelism
Jesus instructed His leaders to share the good news of salvation. Active participation in Kingdom work includes a strong commitment to share the gospel with others. This principle will focus on lifestyle evangelism.
3 The Biblical Principle of Serving in a Local Body of Believers
The body, or church, reaches maximum potential when the individuals become one body. Utilizing one’s spiritual gifts within the framework of the local church is God’s design. This principle will focus on serving Christ in the church.
"There is an enormous difference between growing old in the Lord and growing up in Him. One is automatic and requires no effort at all…just aging. But the other is never automatic, or easy. It calls for personal discipline, continued determination, and spiritual desire. Churches are full of sleeping saints who are merely ‘logging time’ in God’s family." - Chuck Swindoll
Each Fall semester students engage a cultural topic from a worldview perspective. Students are given the opportunity to dialogue and think critically about this topic and then compete with other students by presenting either a debate, a video or a business proposal. Students for the 2011 Fall topic will actually select from one of five culturally relevant topics.
This curriculum encourages students to move through the leadership paradigm that include these three key areas:
- Theory (the "about" leadership areas)
- Skills (the "how to" leadership areas)
- Application (the "practice" in leadership areas)
The students are required to maintain a minimum amount of Student Leadership Units (SLU’s) and are encouraged to go above and beyond this level. SLU’s are accumulated throughout the year by attending courses, participating in campus connection opportunities, attending Leadership Camps, mission trips and other approved initiatives.
Campus Connections are a part of the SLi program, but not required. There are several different options available for students to choose from based on their interest. The Campus Connections for 2011-12 are as follows:
- Special Needs Ministry
- Maintenance Ministry
- C3-Political Group
- Reel Life-Film/Media group
- College Greeters
- PCA Green team
- 6th grade Mentoring
- Kingdom Athletics (SALT)
- Pro-life club
Who is Eligible for Student Leadership Institute?
Students entering grades Nine-Twelve are eligible to apply.
Students who have clearly demonstrated a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and a willingness to influence others to do the same will be welcomed.
The students’ character and lifestyle will undergo a thorough evaluation.
© 2003-2011 Larry Taylor