HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Reaching the World for Christ
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15
Mission HCA offers our students at every level an opportunity to give to others the love and truth that has been poured into them. Our mission is to expose our students to community, national, and global needs, allowing them to discover and utilize their spiritual gifts and unique temperaments in a variety of ministry opportunities, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the Great Commission.
One day each semester is designated as Mission HCA Day. All secondary students and staff are divided into mission teams. Each team participates in a different mission project each semester. During the month of December, a full week is set aside for mission work. Some students go on a mission trip to places like New Orleans for Katrina relief or to Mexico to do work for an orphanage, while others stay and do mission work in the Dallas/Rockwall area. During the summer, Mission HCA sponsors a mission trip to Ghana, West Africa. HCA raised funds to build a church for the Dagomba tribe in the Kushibo Village.
Our Elementary Students also participate in mission project throughtout the school year.
Some of our mission points are:
Rockwall Meals on Wheels
Inner City Outreach
"Food For 500" community
Home improvement projects for the elderly, widows, and _disabled.
Genesis Women's Center
Our Calling Homeless Shelter
Somalian Refugee support
North Texas Food Bank
Our Savior Community Garden
Pleasant Grove Food Pantry
New Orleans Mission Trip
Mission Texas Border Outreach
Summer Mission Trips to: Mexico
Ghana, West Africa
The success of this program is being recognized outside of our small community as well. The Association of Christian Schools International named Mission HCA an exemplary program, one they hope to see implemented in other schools under their umbrella.