Fundraisers & Opportunities for Service
Students have organized fundraisers creating class competitions to raise money for organizations like World Vision. Angel Tree gift centers are set up around the holidays giving students the opportunity to select a child to bless by purchasing and wrapping an age and gender appropriate gift. Coleman Brooks, a 2011 Senior at NPC, was encouraged and supported by students in the Middle & High School by the creative cooking, clothing, and other fundraisers to help pay for some of his medical expenses.
Students looked a little further than their own school to the surrounding city and the rest of the world to learn about ways they could serve at local ministries downtown and could impact an international orphanage. Through out the year, students learn about ministries locally and internationally who serve the people of the world and share Jesus Christ in many ways. Impacting the world around us for Jesus Christ is one of the key focuses for our school community. It is exciting to watch students learn and become passionate about ways they can serve Christ.
Each part of J-term has centered on our theme "Shaped to Serve". Our three Biblical mandates: Love, Mission, Image were weaved into the activities, speakers' talks, and field trips. Students were asked to connect mandates to each part of their day. Students went to Camp Roger, the Recycling Center, Beacon Hill, and Cornerstone University. They heard from Doug Orr, Erin Fouty, Gary Rolls and several others about their professions and how their work impacts the world for Christ. We heard from the Broeckerts who are missionaries in Cambodia and heard several parent and teacher testimonies.
We pray that the lessons learned this week will impact these students for a lifetime of following Christ.
"This week was the best! I enjoyed the speakers, the art projects, and the field trips. It was neat to see how everything we did this week had to do with the Love, Mission and Image mandates the teachers always talk about in class." -8th grade student
"It was fun to see and hear my dad outside of his job! This was a great week." -Anna Orr -7th grade student
"I enjoyed hanging out with my friends and doing fun things." -Malcolm Cusack -7th grade student
" J-term was good for all of us and good for the community. We got to serve in many different ways." -Ben Rolls -7th grade student
"J-term was a lot of fun! We learned a lot about the Love mandate, the Mission mandate, and the Image mandate." -Gabe Kelly, 6th Grade
"Can we have J-Month?" -Daniel Hamilton, 6th Grade