Statesville Christian School is committed to being part of the Iredell
Community through participation in community events such as the Statesville and Mooresville Christmas parades, the Troutman
Fourth of July Parade and the Statesville Balloon Festival. As a school community we continually look for ways to give back, this past year Statesville Christian School made several donations to the Barium Springs Home for Children located in Troutman
along with the student lead projects listed below.
The Kindergarten class
goes to the Elder Center of Statesville to sing, recite Bible Verses, and do skits, etc. They usually go at least three times a year to celebrate upcoming holidays with them. While there, they make a seasonal craft which is left as a gift for the Elder Center members, and the students even play games with them.
This year the combined First and Second grades
are continuing a longtime SCS
relationship with the residents at the Abernethy
Laurels Retirement and Care Center in Newton. The residents that live at Abernethy
are a mix of retired men and women; from those living in homes and apartments, to those that require medical care. Our students visit the residents two times during the school year, just before Thanksgiving and again before Easter. The folks there are always so excited to see our kids arrive, as many do not have families that live nearby and visit on a frequent basis. The kids enjoy talking, coloring, playing games, and simply sharing a little time with the residents. During the latter part of each visit, we present Christ to the residents, as well as many staff members, through song, scripture, and prayer. We always see their faces light up as we praise our Lord. This brings such a blessing back to our hearts, as God uses us to bless them.
The Third grade class
coordinates two food drives for the Troutman
Help Ministries Food Bank which is located at Fallstown
Baptist Church. They collect food items from the elementary students at SCS
, deliver the food to the ministry site, and then help the director stock the shelves with the food items. The students learn how the food is distributed to those in need.
The Fourth grade class
will be assisting in the Von Trapp
program, a program through the Iredell
County Partnership for Young Children. They will visit two low-income preschools within our county and direct 10 individual art centers, through which all the children will rotate. The centers will include a readers theater of Charlotte’s Web, story time, piano playing, violin playing, singing time (where students will teach one of our chapel songs), game time (a group of fourth graders will play games with the students), and dramatic reading (Two of our speech meet contestants will perform their dramatic readings for the children). Students will also be making “Wordless Books” for each of the children and speaking to them as a whole group about the “Wordless Book” as a way to share the gospel with these children.
The Fifth Grade class will focus on the administrative staff at Western Avenue Baptist Church for their ministry project. The staff members at Western Avenue Baptist Church go to great measure to allow the elementary school to be housed in their facility. The fifth grade will shine Jesus' light by showing their appreciation to the staff during the holiday season.
The Middle School classes
have partnered with Score International Orphanage.
The High School classes
have several ministries they serve in the local community and beyond. These ministries include: Samaritan Purse (Operation Christmas Child), London Bridges, Pregnancy Resource Center, Senior Mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Winterim
trip to China to meet with missionaries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Iredell
Christian Ministries) and the Basketball Ministry program through In-Bound Ministries with a trip to Florida.