A COMMUNITY OF GRACE
September 2022 Monthly Memo

JUST LEARNING ABOUT MPCS?

THANK YOU for taking a few minutes to visit the Mount Paran Christian School website. MPCS is a special place, as I am sure you will see throughout the pages of this site. Founded in 1976, Mount Paran Christian School serves families from the greater Atlanta area, seeking to develop servant-leaders who will honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.

As you will learn, MPCS stands out in several ways:

  • We are distinctly Christian and pleased to partner with families and churches in the development of the minds and hearts of students.
  • Our students are spectacular! They are scholars. They are athletes. They are artists. Driven to succeed inside and outside of the classroom, our graduates have become college professors, Major League Baseball players, and Broadway performers. They are also committed fathers, mothers, and Christians. They are influencing countless sectors throughout the world.
  • Our faculty are the heart of all we do. They are committed intellectuals, researchers, and practitioners. Above all, they love students, their subject matter, and God and are committed to the success of every student.
  • Our programs – academic, athletic, and artistic – prepare students to flourish and to excel in college and the workplace, for a lifetime of impact for all of eternity.
  • Our campus and facilities are unparalleled. MPCS is home to world-class academic, arts, and athletic facilities.

I encourage you to come for a visit, arrange a tour, and witness all the exciting things happening on campus and within the lives of our students. We look forward to serving you and toward the possibility of you joining the MPCS family!


GET TO KNOW DR. TIM WIENS
  • About Dr. Tim Wiens
    Tim Wiens has spent the past 30 years in K-12 schools and higher education, where he has served as a history teacher, coach, dean of students, assistant principal, head of school, and college professor. Dr. Wiens earned …  More
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    About Dr. Tim Wiens

    Tim Wiens has spent the past 30 years in K-12 schools and higher education, where he has served as a history teacher, coach, dean of students, assistant principal, head of school, and college professor. Dr. Wiens earned a B.A. and M.Ed. from Bethel University, an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford Said Business School, and a doctorate from Saint Mary's University. Dr. Wiens is a member of the Southern Heads Association. He and his wife, Katie, reside in Kennesaw with their son Eliot, and their Great Danes.

  • What is your favorite book of all time?
    I have several favorite books from different genres. Clearly the Bible has to be at the top of the list. You simply cannot beat the Word of God! I am also a fan of all things C.S. Lewis and love The Abolition of Man. Two…  More
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    What is your favorite book of all time?

    I have several favorite books from different genres. Clearly the Bible has to be at the top of the list. You simply cannot beat the Word of God! I am also a fan of all things C.S. Lewis and love The Abolition of Man. Two other books I really love are Putting Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton and The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinnis. I love to read, so I could list many more, but I will leave it at those four. 

  • When you were in K-12 schools, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    In all honesty, my teachers would have laughed if you would have told them I was going to be a head of school. I really wanted to be a professional basketball player, but you’ve seen me - 5’11” and slow…  More
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    When you were in K-12 schools, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    In all honesty, my teachers would have laughed if you would have told them I was going to be a head of school. I really wanted to be a professional basketball player, but you’ve seen me - 5’11” and slow is not a good combination for the profession. So, when I went to college, I majored in psychology, thinking I would become a clinical psychologist. God has a good sense of humor, and here I am!

  • What programs do you enjoy binging?
    My favorite TV shows of all time include Seinfeld, Moonlighting, The Wonder Years, and Ed. When I stream content, it is usually sermons by Matt Chandler, Tim Keller, or the podcast The White Horse Inn.  
  • What three people (either living or from history) would you invite to a dinner party with you and your family and why?
    I would invite my dad, who has been in heaven since 2008; my mom, who, like me, would simply give anything to be with my dad for one more dinner; and Jesus, because the Wiens family loves Jesus. I also would like to add …  More
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    What three people (either living or from history) would you invite to a dinner party with you and your family and why?

    I would invite my dad, who has been in heaven since 2008; my mom, who, like me, would simply give anything to be with my dad for one more dinner; and Jesus, because the Wiens family loves Jesus. I also would like to add John Wooden to the feast, as he is a personal hero of mine. I know that’s four, but I am hoping you’ll make an exception for me.

  • What music have you been listening to recently? Favorite album of all time?
    I am a big fan of 80s music, but have really eclectic musical tastes (rock, 80s rappers like Run DMC and Beastie Boys, U2, Journey, and have even gotten into some country music since moving to Atlanta). I recently attend…  More
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    What music have you been listening to recently? Favorite album of all time?

    I am a big fan of 80s music, but have really eclectic musical tastes (rock, 80s rappers like Run DMC and Beastie Boys, U2, Journey, and have even gotten into some country music since moving to Atlanta). I recently attended a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC. It was pretty cool. When I need to get work done, I usually put on my ear buds and listen to Baroque music. I can get in a zone with some good stringed classical music playing.

  • What makes you most excited about the future of at Mount Paran Christian School?
    First, let me say that I believe I am the most fortunate (blessed) person in the world in that I get to work at MPCS with the best group of educators and most amazing families. What we have here is truly special. What I …  More
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    What makes you most excited about the future of at Mount Paran Christian School?

    First, let me say that I believe I am the most fortunate (blessed) person in the world in that I get to work at MPCS with the best group of educators and most amazing families. What we have here is truly special. What I am most excited about is the initiative we have implemented to “double down on Jesus.” There is nothing more important than for our students to leave our hallowed halls with an understanding that we were created in the image of God, to glorify God. If they leave understanding what the Westminster Shorter Confession states is our “Grand Obligation: To glorify God and enjoy him forever,” I believe they will flourish in every aspect of life.

DrTim_Wiens_new_headshot_.jpg“It is the role of the Christian school to join with the family, church, and community and to provide young people with a superior education, preparing the total person—mind, body, and spirit—for life and service in a diverse and changing world.” 

- Dr. Timothy P. Wiens, Head of School

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WingTips is an MPCS blog presented by Dr. Tim Wiens. Read "Why Independent School," as well as other Christian educational thought-leadership in recent articles, guest student posts, and blog series.