These are high school students who meet with a mentor seeking to disciple them not just to be better leaders, but also to talk about difficult life events that challenge good character.
JH Bible Study
These Bible studies were started because our junior high students wanted more Bible in the month. We talk about how the Bible, real life, and Christ-like character come together in Junior High living.
See You at the Pole is a student-led prayer time in September.
These are extremely special times for our students to step away from technology and the busyness of life to accomplish two things: 1) be challenged to deepen their walk and reliance on Jesus’ power and grace, 2) strengthen their relationships with other students and staff.
Junior High Retreat – This retreat takes place during the Spring Semester. A retreat highlight is that 6th grade students are invited to attend and that first evening are placed in their House for the next year. In 2018 we initiated the use of Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center, completing 2 service projects for the camp as a part of our time there.
High School Retreat – This retreat takes place during the Fall Semester. There are numerous House competitions and purposeful times to bring our high schoolers closer together, challenging them to seek to allow Jesus’ power to work through them and their character throughout the school year. This retreat has been held yearly at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Camp & Conference Center.
In education circles it is no secret that colleges are looking for students who serve in their community. WPA sees this a way we live in the character of Christ because He served His community, the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed.
We give service hours to our students for work done inside our school and also in our community. Depending on the grade, we require a certain number of hours each year per grade.
We have students who serve on our morning and afternoon Safety Patrols and help our smaller students in and out of cars, watch for parents needing help closing car doors, and walk younger students into the building.
Morning Flag Duty
We have student volunteers put up our flags every morning and pray over our school day.
Student Mission Trips
Because of God's great love for us and His commission to go to all the world, we seek to offer and encourage involvement in missions as a school.
*Every other year, we schedule a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, inviting all 10th-12th grade students to be a part. We help in a variety of ways depending upon need.
*In response to Hurricane Harvey's damage and destruction in the Houston area, we implemented the Father/Son Spring Break Mission Trip as a way to be involved in meeting local needs. This trip is an opportunity for our students and their dads to take part together in local missions together as well as strengthen their relationship. In 2018 we spent several days during Spring Break Week at River Bend Retreat Center. Fathers and sons worked side-by-side on projects, went on hikes on the camp property and at Dinosaur Valley State Park, played games, told stories around the campfire, and had memory-making moments with Jesus in devotion times.
World Vision Sponsorship
The Elementary Students and Secondary Students separately sponsor children from World Vision – two children from the Dominican Republic. Offerings collected during Chapel (Elementary) and House Lunches (Secondary) go toward helping other students half a world away.