As students attend PCS, being rigorously prepared for college academic and athletic programs, they will grow in physical, mental, and intellectual capacity. Therefore, it is the mission of the chaplain to ensure that the students find rest in their spiritual life. Certainly, PCS wants the students to grow in their spiritual life. However, growth in godliness and holiness will not begin unless the students can have rest and confidence in God’s riches at Christ’s expense (Grace).
Students today are facing a culture of identity insecurity. The secular world’s mission is to drive young people to find their ultimate hope in the self-centered and work-centered identity. The chaplain’s mission then is to direct the students’ ultimate hope to the saving grace of the gospel. As the students leave PCS, we hope that they will always remember that they are already loved and accepted by their creator because of his death and resurrection, and when the world of temptation and sorrow weighs them down, they will not cease to take rest in Christ, for he is gentle and lowly in heart (Matt. 11:28-30).
The call of living a life of glorifying and enjoying God must begin with having a deep comprehension of God’s free grace, that when we survey the wondrous cross, we may truly sing, “Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.” To foster this gospel-centered environment among the staff and the students, the preaching and shepherding at PCS Chapel will be rooted in the Scripture, gathered from the wisdom of the past, and shaped by historic confession of the Reformed tradition, especially the Westminster Standards. The goal of the chapel is that through the weekly faithful preaching of God’s word, the staff and students can be God-centered in thought, God-fearing in heart, and God-glorifying in life.