About the Campaign
They were building a wall.
Everyone was responsible for the section directly in front of their own home, which was most efficient for construction and assured that each family would have ownership in the finished stronghold. They were not asked to build the entire city wall—just a piece.
Just their piece.
In time, these sections—both large and small, corresponding naturally to the size of their home—would fit together to create a God-ordained wall of security. Within it, they would teach kingdom principles and worship their God in freedom and peace to the extent it was possible in a fallen world.
Today, Prestonwood Christian Academy has been divinely tasked to protect, cultivate, and perpetuate the godly principles that birthed a nation through our children, similar in many respects to the purposes of Nehemiah’s ancient wall. As Franklin Graham so powerfully articulated in his recent acceptance speech for the 2012 Zig Ziglar Servant Leadership Award, PCA is part of “the last wall” of Christian education. It stands between light and darkness as the greatest hope for the survival of the biblical worldview in the classroom.
Ours are not walls of separation, but walls of strength from which we can continue to freely foster the climate of Christian nurture and preparation and send skilled and godly leadership into the marketplace, ministry, and beyond. Sometimes, however, it feels as though the wall is being torn down as fast as we can build it, from hostile legislation and increasingly dark media and entertainment to simply being gradually desensitized to evil through a sustained, daily assault.
What will become of the God-ordained walls that provide a safe place to train our children, to cultivate our future business and civic leadership? Or maybe a better question would be who are the walls? Because these walls are actually comprised of the people standing in the gap for those both inside and out.
Just as the Lord asked Nehemiah to build and prepare an ancient wall for His glory, from its inception Prestonwood Christian Academy has been in a constant state of preparation for the future. With soaring enrollment and increasing curriculum and co-curricular program demands came an urgency to position PCA in a more strategically intentional manner.
Beginning in early 2007 a series of meetings, held over 18 months, set the course for present and future strategic planning for Prestonwood Christian Academy. PCA trustees, faculty, administrators, and nearly 100 parents all came together to identify the top priorities for the Academy and to adopt the most time and cost effective means of satisfying them.
Hence, the PCA Initiatives were born.
Out of the original PCA Initiatives hammered out by the group, five priorities emerged as the Academy’s long-term focus:
- Support Today’s Needs
- Develop Exceptional Faculty
- Expand Curriculum and Programs
- Ensure Student Accessibility
- Improve Campus Life
Each of the initiatives will ensure a continued level of excellence that Prestonwood Christian Academy has embodied from its inception – from operational, instructional, and curricular excellence to excellence in accessibility and environment. Investment in our students and faculty today is our contribution, as a community, to the hope for a better tomorrow.
President Ronald Reagan once declared, “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.”
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