Grades: PK - 12 | 21 students
Union Christian Academy. formerly Providence Academy, is a ministry of the Commerce Center for Christian Education (CCCE). The CCCE began operation in September of 1982. Our original mission was to provide Biblical studies and religious education courses to public high school in Commerce as a “Release Time” ministry. These courses were structured as academic courses and students earned units of credit at the public school for successfully completing each course. In1990, changes began to take place in the public education system that affected the release time ministry. So, in 1992 we chose to become a full time Christian school, offering a regular Christian school curriculum and a full program for kindergarten through high school. We became Providence Academy. Our first year enrollment was seventeen students and we met in rented space in downtown Commerce. In 1993, we moved to share space with Montgomery Heights Baptist Church. After two years at this location, we shared space for one year with the First Assembly of God in Commerce. We are very grateful to those churches for their hospitality in sharing their buildings to assist us in our educational mission. In the spring of 1998 we secured additional property at the Lakeview Drive site already owned by the Christian Education Center. We built a new classroom building with four classrooms. We were located on this small campus from 1998 until the end of the 2013 school year, knowing that this also would be a temporary location. In each step along the way we have sought the Lord’s guidance concerning this ministry. We continued to do so, knowing that when the Lord was ready, He would open a new door for a new location and for new growth. During the early months of the 2012-2013 school year the Lord began to move in bringing about that re-location. Discussions began concerning the possibility of Providence Academy becoming a part of the ministry of Union Baptist Church. While Providence was in need of sufficient facilities for the growth of the school, God had led Union Baptist Church to build a facility to house the ministries that He was leading them to have. Among those ministry plans was the development of a Christian school. After several informal meetings, an exploratory committee was formed to consider the plausibility of the merger of Providence into the ministries of the church. That exploratory committee soon became a steering committee and Providence became a ministry of Union Baptist Church. The decision was made at that time change the name of the school to Union Christian Academy. We employ a staff of qualified teachers and utilize curriculum materials well known in the Christian education community. Our goal from the beginning has been and continues to be, to lead each student to be “transformed by the renewing of the mind,” through the medium of quality Christian education.