Central Christian Needs Your Support
Tim Kuhns, Administrator
What a huge advantage Central Christian School has given me for life! While I was a student, the faculty and staff focused upon providing a quality Christian education while parents and supporters served generously to provide an environment for boys with searching hearts (like mine) a place they could experience Truth and develop a deep love for the Creator. As a graduate of 1975, I still experience the advantages of a Christ-centered curriculum, and I still heartily appreciate the sacrifices my parents endured to provide me this quality Christian education.
Yet, this Christian education that was an advantage in 1975 is fast becoming an essential need in 2013. Ultimately, parents are responsible for “training up their child in the way they should go;” however, dangerous “mine fields” are being set before our children. These mines are identified as peer pressure, the internet, evolution prominence, relative truth, biased media, and many other cultural issues that are attacking God’s Word. Our children are blasted with “foolishness” from people/authorities who claim to be wise. This is where the danger lies…children elevating worldly wisdom over God’s Truth. How do we equip children for this battle? Central Christian School has been placed by God to serve our community and families…and our mission is more critical than ever.
How to Help!
God has rallied people to meet the needs at CCS for over 65 years. I am urging you to get involved. Ask God how He wants you to help. I believe God will guide you if you will just ask and be willing to respond. The need has never been greater! Here are some ways you could help.
- Nehemiah Challenge Banquet: “Let us rise up and build.” Get involved in hosting the Nehemiah Challenge Banquet on Friday, November 15, 2013. We are inviting hundreds of alumni and friends of the school for a formal evening of fun and entertainment while we share a vision for the future of CCS. The catered banquet will be served by the CCS students who will also perform before we share the “Nehemiah Challenge.” The event will include a tour through the construction project that was halted in 2003. We hope everyone leaves with an insider’s vision for the “possibilities” at CCS.
- German Feast and Auction: On Saturday, March 1, 2014 we will once again host the Annual German Feast (notice we are calling it a feast, not a supper). This year we are adding a live auction to the mix. We plan to start the auction around 2:00 pm and auction anything of value. At no other time do we have so many visitors and potential supporters at CCS. You can help in at least two ways:
Auction Creativity: Use your creativity in donating something for auction. Ideas include donating
- Air miles
- Autographed sports memorabilia
- iPad or Digital TV
- Your time share in Florida, Colorado, Branson, etc.
- House cleaning services
- Afternoon at the lake on your boat or jet ski
- Golf, tennis, shooting lessons from an avid sportsman
- A deer, duck or pheasant hunting event with an experienced hunter
- A homemade pie each month, delivered to the high bidder’s door, has been known to bring hundreds of dollars at auction.
- Offer to build a shed, carve a sculpture, trim a tree, or yard work
- Donate unused college and or pro team game tickets
- Do you know a business owner who may need to move hard-to-sell items and write it off as a donation to CCS?
My own dad used to piece together toy wooden tractors, trains, marble tracks, stools in his wood shop to auction. He made hundreds of dollars for a small Christian school in Indiana. Your creativity, experience and abilities are key in the growth of CCS.
b. Feast Committee: Lend a hand in one of the many areas that have made the German Feast a success for over 50 years. The New Year’s Cookies must be made, dishes washed, tickets taken, and Vereneke fried in order to make the event a success. We need leaders and helpers throughout the month of February to make it happen. Where would you like to help?
3. Serve-A-Thon: Motivating students to life-long Christian service is one of CCS’s major reasons for existence. The Serve-A-Thon was developed to work toward this goal. This year’s Serve-A-Thon will be on Friday, April 25, 2014. The overall objective is to teach and encourage students to serve as Christ served. The second objective is to raise family financial aid funds to help an increasing number of families meet the cost of a Christian education. More families mean more opportunities to teach and train young lives for the Lord. All funds raised in the Serve-a-Thon go toward family financial aid.
You could help by finding and organizing service opportunities. We always need help promoting the event to friends and family members who may want to encourage children to serve.
4. Business Booster Program: CCS would like to give you the opportunity to expose your business to the CCS constituency. As an underwriter of CCS, we will let people know about your business and encourage them to utilize your services. Families and friends of CCS will know your business is a faithful supporter of CCS; much like the not-for-profit radio stations announce their supporters over the airwaves. We have underwriting packages starting at $400 annually. The packages include acknowledgements in all of our publications and on our website. Your business could also have a sign placed in our gym.
All funds raised through the Business Boosters are used to fund the extra-curricular programs at CCS. These programs include the band, vocal music, basketball, track, football, journalism, and of course our state caliber volleyball, basketball, track, and scholars bowl teams.
5. Make a Faith Promise Pledge – Be one of the many who make monthly donations as part of their commitment to CCS. Any amount is gladly accepted and we can apply it toward the project of your choice. Projects may include family financial aid, debt reduction, general fund, classroom improvements, extra-curricular, transportation, building fund, etc. An automatic withdrawal can be initiated from your checking account simply by filling out a short form obtained from our office. You will be able to donate directly from our new website, www.cougarsccs.com, soon.
Please contact the office at (620)663-2174 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be a part of the revival at Central Christian School.