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Patriot Fund Campaign Update as of 6.21.17

June 21, 2017
By Jim Cochran

The Year-End Patriot Fund Campaign is continuing its upward trajectory! Thanks to your support, we have raised $17,600 toward our goal of $50,000 by June 30. With the dollar-to-dollar match, we have $35,200 total for the ministry of Liberty Christian School and educating our students to impact the world for Christ!

This week, many of our faculty attended a professional development conference in Spokane on “Creating a Dynamic and Engaging Classroom,” getting up-to-date instruction on effective methods for teaching our students. The conference also provides a great time of fellowship and teaming among our staff.

Around campus, we are busy with facilities projects, lots of paperwork, wrapping up this year, and planning for next year.

This morning, I had the privilege to share with our young men who are attending a football camp in Cheney over the next few days. I encouraged them to reflect on Paul’s description of the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12 and apply it to the various positions of the team- how they have particular skills and duties, but one objective as a team. In addition, to remember the Head is Christ, and that all we do is to be for His glory.

What a wonderful opportunity we have to infuse our students’ experiences and learning with Biblical principles, cultivating in them a worldview built on the Truth of God’s Word.

I hope your summer is going well and your family is making memories together. Please continue to spread the word about our Patriot Fund Campaign and Liberty Christian School. Donations may be made online at http://www.libertychristian.net/support-lcs/yearend.cfm or mailed to: Liberty Christian School, 2200 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354.

Thank You!

In His service,

Mr. Cochran

Year-End Patriot Fund Campaign Update

June 07, 2017
By Jim Cochran

Dear Liberty Family,

We are excited and thankful to God and to our supporters for the response so far to our 2017 Fiscal Year-End Campaign! As of June 6th, we have received $5,500 in donations toward our goal of $50,000; with the dollar to dollar match, we have $11,000 toward our goal of $100,000.

I encourage you to share about our school and the Year-End Campaign with your network of family, friends, coworkers, and employers. The Campaign will continue through the month of June.

Reaching our Patriot Fund goal will enable us to implement the next steps in our strategic plan including the following:

  • Increasing our faculty and staff compensation.
  • Upgrading and integrating technology for the instructional program.
  • Transitioning our instructional design from a 20th Century school model to a 21st Century model.
  • Maintaining and further developing our 19-acre campus.

(For more on the LCS Strategic Plan, please see the following link: http://www.libertychristian.net/about/strategic_plan.cfm )

LCS continues its mission to provide a Biblically-based education, marked by academic excellence, in a nurturing atmosphere. Our 6th Graders were recently given an optional assignment to respond to the question “What does Liberty mean to me?” You will be blessed by their responses:

  • To me it is a great school. There are loving and humble staff members that greet you every day. To me, Liberty is my pride and joy, and I am proud to call it my home.
  • I can talk about Christ.
  • I can be who I am without being bullied.
  • Everyone is a family.
  • Older kids are nice to us.
  • The Christian lessons are great!
  • Making friends, going to camp, learning about the Bible, and other great things like that.
  • We have loving, caring, and helpful staff members.
  • We have become smarter every day by our amazing teachers.
  • We can have fun!
  • We can grow in Christ.
  • We are lucky that we can attend this school.
  • I thank LCS for teaching me history because I want to be a history teacher.
  • Liberty has taught me that God is the most important thing in the world.
  • Also to respect people and God.
  • They have taught me that God goes first, then others, then ourselves.
  • The atmosphere at LCS is great! It is fun, loving, kind, and a funny environment.

Please stay tuned for updates each Wednesday through June about the 2017 Fiscal Year-End Patriot Fund Campaign via email and on the school website.

In His Service,

Mr. Cochran

Superintendent

Year-End Giving Campaign

May 26, 2017
By Jim Cochran
Preparing Global Ambassadors!

 

Dear Friend of Liberty Christian School,

When our Senior Class of 2017 was asked what their experience at Liberty Christian School meant to them, Aaron responded, “LCS has been a wonderful place to learn, grow and build lasting friendships. The mentorship and guidance from the LCS staff has truly made me who I am today; I couldn’t imagine a better school.” Caitlin stated, “LCS has been a stable, consistent presence in my life for as long as I can remember. It has been an environment where I have been able to learn and grow in academics, maturity, and faith. In short- a sanctuary.”

Liberty Christian School remains as committed as ever to its mission of providing a Biblically-based education, marked by academic excellence, in a nurturing atmosphere. We are thankful to God for the expression of our mission in the lives of our students!

As the 2016-2017 year comes to a close, I would ask you to consider financially supporting Liberty Christian School through the Annual Patriot Fund to prepare global ambassadors that impact their world for Christ. The Patriot Fund has raised about $225,000 fiscal year-to-date through the Fall Banquet, Apple Sales, Jog-a-thon, Car show and Auction, Calendar Year-end Ask and ongoing gifts.

An additional $100,000 is needed in our Year-End Campaign to reach our goal. God has blessed us with a donor who will match the first $15,000 raised! At that point, another donor has offered to match the additional $35,000 needed to reach our goal by June 30, 2017.

I also want to remind you of the ongoing $1 million match program to eliminate the school’s mortgage debt. A donor is matching $1 to the mortgage principal for every $3 donated to the Patriot Fund. From July 2015 when the match began, the Patriot Fund has received $628,000 resulting in a match of $209,000. With the principal payments the school is already paying, we have seen a total debt reduction of $296,000 (15%)!

Tuition and fee revenue covers just over 88% of the school’s annual budget and LCS fundraises through the Patriot Fund to cover the remaining 12%. God has blessed us with an amazing staff and facility; it is my desire to make sure we are good stewards with the resources He has given us and take care of our people so that they can continue to provide the education that result in prepared and transformed lives!

As Allie says, “LCS has meant a lot to me. I have met some of the most important people in my life here, and I have built a stronger relationship with Christ.” That is what LCS is all about.

Please join us in preparing global ambassadors to impact the next generation for Christ!

Check the school website (libertychristian.net) for progress updates. Thank you in advance for your support. May God richly bless you.

In His Service,

Jim Cochran

Superintendent

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