|Christian education is needed now more than ever as Biblical truth is being exchanged for today’s shifting cultural values. Sacrifices made for Christian education should not include physical development or community.
For the first time, Dayton Christian School has a real opportunity to provide our 900 students with a gym at its Miamisburg campus where they can grow physically and be strengthened spiritually. However, we need everyone’s help to make it a reality. Find out how you can give to the project.
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the Warrior Center
Breaking Ground on a Greater Vision: Strengthening students mentally, physically and spiritually
Quality Christian education is a choice our families have sacrificially made and one which others in the community are seeking. Facilities such as the Warrior Center are needed to support the athletic and wellness component of what families want for their children. However, the Warrior Center will become much more than basketball courts. It has been designed to offer space beyond the hardwood to include gathering areas for spiritual growth and expanded amenities for increased school identity.
The Time Is Now. The Foundation has been laid: Launching our efforts off of a stronger platform
In fall 2016, the Board of Trustees hired Dr. John Gredy, Director of Development and Community Relations, with one of his main priorities being the construction of a gymnasium. It is the first time a capital campaign has been launched with a sole person to guide its efforts. Dr. Gredy comes with extensive experience in Christian education, mainly at the university level where he has been part of teams that helped build $100 million in facilities. He most recently served as executive vice-president for strategic growth at Cedarville University.
Dr. Gredy’s work during the silent phase of the campaign has fostered relationships between the community and DC and has raised $1.4 million. Most importantly, the campaign has the full support and financial backing of the DCS board of directors.
Bringing the Warriors Home: Finally, a place to call our own
The DC athletic program engages more than 250 students, many of whom have to travel up to 20 miles from campus to attend “home” games on other school’s courts. The new center would cultivate school identity and a stronger sense of community by providing a gathering place for sports and assemblies. It also will enable the school to invest its money back into its own campus. In fall 2017, DCS spent $60,000 to rent facilities around the community. That is an increase of $4,000 from the previous year. The school will spend more than $600,000 in the next ten years to rent facilities due to a lack of a home court. That number is expected to be higher when inflation and rising costs are taken into consideration.
Fundraising Goal: Creating plans, seeking God’s leading
The campaign fundraising goal of $6 million will enable DC to construct the Warrior Center in its entirety. The silent phase of the campaign has yielded $1.4 million.
Construction Timeline: Walking forward in faith
Groundbreaking on the Warrior Center is planned for summer 2017 with a ribbon cutting on the facility planned for fall 2018.
40-Day Spiritual Journey: Praying for the DC community
The capital campaign is more than fundraising – it’s a time to draw closer to God through a commitment to prayer. Joins us as we pray for the following:
• Willingness to hear God’s heart for generous, sacrificial giving
• Hope throughout the DC community as we seek God’s favor
• Strengthening of a sense of school’s community and spirit
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Psalm 16:3
You can choose from one of these options:
- Donate Online via credit card.
- Donate stock, mutual funds, or real estate.
- Donate through automatic monthly bank withdrawals (ACH/EFT).
- Donate by check, made payable to Dayton Christian School and mailed to
Office of Advancement
Dayton Christian School
9391 Washington Church Rd
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Note: Please write “Warrior Center” in the memo line.
You can download the pledge form by clicking on this Pledge Form. Please mail the completed form to the DCS Advancement Office at the address above.
If you have any questions about supporting the new Warrior Center, please call John Gredy at (937) 291-7204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org