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July 30, 2021

Dear Friends, Constituents, Alumni, Parents, Students, and Staff,

It is my great pleasure today to announce some very exciting news. Before I do, however, I want to highlight something of more importance: the Lord’s faithfulness. The Bible is replete with discussion about the Lord’s character. One of His characteristics is that He is faithful. Completely, utterly, comprehensively, all encompassing—the Lord is faithful. He just is faithful. There is no need to doubt or be concerned about His faithfulness, because the Lord is the ultimate standard of faithfulness.  

Second Timothy 2:13 reminds us that “if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” As one scholar so eloquently states, “Christ’s faithfulness to us should motivate us to remain faithful to Him.” Verses 11–13 in 2 Timothy 2 are really a charge to believers to continue forward in their hardships and continue forward in their faithfulness to the Lord. More than that—the entirety of the epistle of 2 Timothy edifies and exhorts believers to remain faithful to the Lord. Certainly this is our desire, and no matter the circumstance, we know the Lord remains faithful. 

We have witnessed the Lord’s care, concern, and faithfulness over the past 74 years at Central Christian School. It is a blessing to see how the Lord continues to orchestrate His faithfulness to this ministry of edifying, educating, and equipping students. Today, we continue this legacy of partnering with Christian families to provide students with a Christ-centered education that integrates faith, life, and learning. 

The Lord has blessed CCS, and continues to bless CCS through the generosity of His people and His providence. To highlight some of the Lord’s faithfulness to us, I’ve listed a few ways the Lord has recently provided for the school: 

CCS has updated all of the solid state drives of the computers in the computer lab to assist in the performance and longevity of these computers. 

  1. CCS has updated all of the solid state drives of the computers in the computer lab to assist in the performance and longevity of these computers.
  2. CCS was able to purchase a new kiln for our art program.
  3. CCS was able to purchase new toilets in the elementary wing of the school. 
  4. CCS was able to purchase new windows for the elementary wing of the school. 
  5. CCS was able to purchase new whiteboards for the elementary wing of the school. 
  6. CCS will launch a new online store.

And finally the most exciting news of all… just one year ago, CCS had over $464,000 worth of debt. This debt seemed insurmountable at times and hampered our ability to take on strategic initiatives. Today, as I write this to you on behalf of the CCS Board of Trustees, Central Christian School is 100% debt free! You read that right, 100% debt free!  

First of all, all glory goes to the Lord. We are thrilled that the Lord providentially provided for CCS in this way. Secondly, we thank the faithful donors who have stepped up by the Lord’s prompting to sacrificially give to CCS. And third, thank you to all of you who have been faithful in prayer for our school, our needs, our staff, and the hearts of our students. 

As we prepare to begin the new school year, we realize the work is not yet finished. We have several projects that need to be completed, and we would ask that you consider partnering with CCS in three ways: 

  1. Pray: We know that we are instructed as believers to pray and to pray according to the will of the Lord. Please continue to pray for our needs to be met. 
  2. Participate: We always have ways you can volunteer your time, energy, and gifts. Please contact us and offer ways in which you could serve. 
  3. Provide: We have our sights set on finishing the building project (four classrooms) that began in the year 2000; paving our parking lot; increasing our endowment to make Christian education more accessible to Christian families; and further equipping our students and staff by broadening our education offerings. 

As you consider what ways and what levels you could be involved in at CCS, most of all, we want to challenge you to continue forward in your delight and devotion to Christ. As we are reminded in 1 Thessalonians 4:1, Paul’s exhortation was to excel still more! We have the opportunity to be co-laborers with Christ (1 Corinthians 3:9) in this excellent work. May the Lord bless you as you consider how to pray, participate, and provide. 

Striving for excellence, 

Dr. John Walker