Our International Missions Program consists of approximately 35 students that want to make a difference in their world. Our class is partnered with organizations in three countries of the world.
Our grade ten class is dedicated to completing disaster relief projects. The location varies from year to year but they are excited to serve wherever the Lord leads them.
Our second partnership is with Jamaica. Since 2009, we have taken annual trips to Jamaica. We work with Pastor Dwight and Generations Church. Our ministry will include construction projects and ministry to children in schools and wherever else the Lord leads.
Our third partnership is in Belize. Our first trip was in 2004 and since then we have partnered with local pastors and missionaries to reach the youth of Belize. Our ministry involves conducting assemblies in schools, colleges, prisons and churches. In 2007 we partnered with Extreme Dream Productions to bring YC to Belize.
The Strathcona Christian Academy Missions Program is designed to teach students how to become leaders in their world. We understand that Christ taught his disciples to be “servant-leaders” and that is our objective. The program is multifaceted and includes:
- formal teaching on ministry principles
- student committees that coordinate all aspects of the class
- extensive fundraising projects
- public speaking (we are an official Toastmasters International Club)
- student and teacher mentoring
- mission trips to provide a practical application for servant leadership
How did it all Begin?
Our Leadership program was founded by Mrs Connie Mycroft and Mr Leo Pauls in 1998. It began with one class of 20 students and has grown to three classes of about sixty students. Over 1000 SCA students and staff have travelled on our teams over the years.
Missions 30 - Belize
Since 2004 SCA has been sending mission teams to Belize. Most of our ministry occurs in the Belize City vicinity. We have developed a long term relationship with Pastor Jimmi and Sandra-lee Jones of Lord’s Bank Community Church of Ladyville which is a few minutes drive from Belize City. Each year we hold assemblies in the schools of Belize and challenge the students to live free from the bondage of alcohol, drugs and violence. In each school we have been able to present the gospel message and pray with students to receive the Christ. Our assemblies consist of a mini-concert, drama and student testimonies. Each team presents their message to several thousand students.
We have also had opportunity to contribute to our partnership with Pastor Jimmi’s church. In 2005 we sent a team to Belize in the summer to begin the construction of a church for the congregation. The team raised $15 000 and began the first phase of construction. The funds helped the church finish the church in the fall of 2005. In 2007 our team was instrumental in partnering with Extreme Dream Ministries to host the first ever YC Belize. This event has continued each year that our team has been in Belize. Our 2017 trip will be our fourteenth trip to Belize!