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Community Engagement

As we strive to fulfill our mission to prepare children to engage the world, we desire Central Christian School to be a training ground for students.  As they learn to love God, His Word, and the community around them, we seek to provide ways they can engage society rather than running from it. It is a privilege to join God’s work of redeeming and restoring. We hope Central will foster a zeal to serve, and that this will be manifested through influencing and impacting culture, engaging humanity, and offering solutions to real-world problems as described in our Portrait of a Graduate.

Zeal to Serve

We partner with parents in their child's academic journey but also in fostering a zeal to serve within this next generation. As school and home join together to provide diverse opportunities, students learn how God designed and gifted them and, ultimately, discern their particular calling.

Student service partnerships at Central have included Children's Hospital, Promise Christian Academy, ThriVe St. Louis, the Albert Pujols Foundation, the Humane Society, and more. From tying fleece blankets for patients in a hospital, to engaging with children with special needs through fun activities, to reading books aloud to animals in shelters, Central students see that God is using them right now, and they don't have to grow up before serving others.

In the Summit, our 5th and 6th Grade program, we are grateful to partner with Harvest Ministries of Central Presbyterian Church. As part of their science program, our oldest students grow seedlings in a greenhouse and raised beds that are later delivered to local immigrants and refugees. These new St. Louisans replant them in their own backyard gardens.

Alumni-Led Organizations

We are grateful to partner with organizations and ministries led by our own Central parents and alumni. God is at work all over the St. Louis region, and we want our current students to join Him in what He is doing through former students and parents in our school family. 

We annually partner with Emily Nienhuis (CCS '89) and One Heart Family Ministries to purchase pajamas for children in the Missouri foster care system, as well as with Jayson Tatum (CCS '10) and the Jayson Tatum Foundation to collect toys and coats for children in our local community.