Bible & Worship at PAES


Seventh-day Adventists believe in the Bible and accept the Old and New Testaments as the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Work, God has committed to man the knowledge necessary for salvation.  The Holy Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will and His character. 


Morning Worship

All students will commence the opening of the school day with a classroom worship time wherein the teacher will present uplifting spiritual thoughts for their consideration.  This will close with prayer, and students will regularly ask for special prayer needs.


Bible Class

Students will receive regular Bible study classes as part of their developmental religious curriculum program at PAES.  Under the direction of the classroom teacher they will study Biblical concepts and principles and learn to grow in grace as they are taught to reflect God's character. 


Weekly Chapel/School Family Worship

Each Friday morning students in grades k-5 and 6-8 will assemble for a regular chapel or school family worship time.  Students lead out in preliminary activities, and then introduce a guest speaker who has been contacted to come and share an uplifting story or thought with them from the gospel.


Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis

PAES conducts 3, week-long, series of special worship times, or chapel periods, for our students.  These occur in the fall, the Christmas season, and the spring season. During these weeks guest speakers are invited to share the gospel with our students in group worship times.


Baptismal Classes

In the fall of each year, one of more of our pastors are invited to meet with our students in grades 5-8 who express an interest in further Bible study.  If a student desires to accept Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior and to demonstrate that commitment through baptism, the student is then referred to their local pastor for baptism.



Our staff prays for our students, for their families and for special needs.  Our students are encouraged to make prayer a part of their lives, too.  Jesus prayed to His Father, and it is important for our staff to model this behavior before our students, and for them to learn to pray, too.