We believe that young people can develop a heart for serving others and a heart for Kingdom work beginning at a young age. Our School applies the biblical mandate of Jesus from Acts 1:8 to “Go into the world and preach the gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. At NWCS, we call this our “HERE, NEAR, and FAR” approach to missions.
Here: We desire to be a community known by the love we have for one another (John 13:35). We believe that students have the opportunity to be impacted through the love of Christ in our school each day. Therefore, we as a school commit to fostering spiritual development of our students on our campus:
- Bi-weekly chapel themes and worship times, daily Bible classes and a Biblical worldview integrated through all classroom subjects, extra-curricular, and co-curricular activities
- Class meetings integrate the Word of God through practical application in an age-appropriate manner through 5 Love Languages Curriculum by Gary Chapman– How do we love one another here at school like Jesus?
- NWCS Buddy Bench– no student should feel left out. Need a friend or reach out to a friend!
- Mentoring fellow students and serving here at school in our classrooms, playground, and on Servant Crews around the building
- Fruitful Fridays- Lunch with the principal to encourage students to let their lights shine as a witness of God’s work in their lives (Matthew 5:16)
Near: Each elementary grade has a specific local area missions focus adopted each year and includes outreach to our local Spokane community.
Kindergarten- Veterans Outreach
1st Grade- Hospice Projects and Crafts
2nd Grade- Avalon Care Center singing, puzzle drive
3rd Grade- Cedar Campus and neighborhood
4th Grade- Union Gospel Mission
5th Grade- Serve Spokane Food Bank, NWCS Thrift Store
Pastor Appreciation Chapel to support local churches and their ministries
Far: We support international missions efforts around the globe and partner with several individuals and agencies to support the spread of the Gospel around the world.
- Cuba Go Project
- My 360 Project in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico
- School Family missions support in Tanzania, Africa
- Africa New Life, ELIC, Gospel for Asia
Pages for Pancakes
Our summer reading program is an opportunity to encourage literacy over the summer by having students read and log into Readerzone.com. Each year our students read thousands of hours during the summer months and then we celebrate with a special pancake breakfast in their honor. Our top readers are recognized and students arrive in book character costumes, submit special projects, and receive prizes and gift certificates to the NWCS Book Fair.
Associate Student Body Representatives (NWCS ASB)
Students elect a group of their 4-5th grade peers to serve their fellow students by acts of service and through setting a positive example of Christ-like character. Students campaign, give speeches, and are elected by their peers to serve as student leaders. The ASB coordinates school activities like Spirit Days, holiday events, and special chapels/assemblies as well as school-wide initiatives.