Spiritual Expectations of a PAACS Graduate
Broadly speaking, we intend to produce men and women who are equipped in three basic areas:
- The head. We expect our graduates TO KNOW the basics of Scripture, what constitutes a Christian worldview, and to be able to give a defense for the hope that is in them (I Peter 3:15). Therefore, the spiritual curriculum includes Bible study, theology, apologetics, Scripture memory, church history, cultural anthropology, counseling, discipleship, ethics, spiritual warfare, etc.
- The heart. We expect our graduates TO BE Christ-like in all their attitudes, conversations, and behaviors. Therefore, the spiritual training encourages residents to be godly in all their conduct, to live disciplined lives, to be humble and teachable, to walk in integrity, to be loving and servant-minded, to be exemplary in their family life, to be filled with the Spirit, to manifest the fruit of the Spirit, etc.
- The hands. We expect our graduates TO DO those activities and to manifest those behaviors that are most consistent with a life dedicated to the glory of God. Therefore, the spiritual program encourages the practice of spiritual disciplines, witnessing to others, tithing, being active in a local church, being discipled and discipling others, maintaining a godly marriage and family, developing good reading habits, the ability to preach and teach, developing skills necessary to be a servant leader, etc.