Building for Future Generations ~ Capital Campaign
Delaware Bible Church and Delaware Christian School (DBC’s largest ministry) are proudly partnering together in a capital campaign to address many of the space and building needs associated with the ministry that God has blessed us as stewards of.
WHY HAVE A CAMPAIGN?
SPACE NEED IS CRITICAL - Having experienced steady growth the last five years, DCS has a student enrollment of 345 in Pre-K through 12th grade in the 2021-2022 academic year. Based on valid projections, enrollment is expected to increase to 400 within three years. To increase the student/teacher ratio, the need for classroom space is urgent.
CORE VALUES - Our society is moving farther away from the traditional Christian values on which it was founded. As a result, young people are increasingly challenged on a daily basis to abandon their faith and embrace a secular lifestyle. Today’s young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and knowing this compels the school and the church to partner with parents to promote academic excellence while developing lifelong learners who embrace a biblical worldview.
PARTNERSHIP - Founded in 1973 as a ministry of Delaware Bible Church, the vision statement of Delaware Christian School (DCS) is to provide an environment that produces the next generation of cultural influencers, workers, and leaders for Christ. The ultimate goal is to equip and prepare well-educated students who will mature to become Christian men and women who fulfill God’s calling in their lives. After a great deal of thought and prayer and an independent feasibility study, the DCS School Board and the Elders of Delaware Bible Church have agreed that a critical next step for the school is to conduct a capital campaign to provide funding for expansion and enhancement.
The GOAL of the “Building for Future Generations” campaign is to provide a medium-sized gathering space as well as a classroom addition to our current building.
Over 1,800 square feet of medium-sized, multipurpose gathering space for many church and school purposes
Additional space for church staff
Almost 12,00 square feet for 12 new classrooms for school and church use
Space for more than 100 new students at DCS
Larger nursery for church
Estimated construction cost: $4 million, with additional campaign costs
Partnership: Delaware Christian School and Delaware Bible Church are each accepting $2 million as their campaign funding goal.
Length of Campaign Commitments: The campaign is structured for commitments to be made and payable over a three-year period. Of course, special gifts will be accepted and appreciated.
Campaign Timeline: The commitment phase of this campaign is scheduled to conclude in December 2021.
GIVE TO THE CAMPAIGN
Church Center Giving is a secure website where you can give via card (2.9% plus $.30 fee) or ACH bank transfer ($0.25 fee).
Text-to-Give allows you to make a donation by texting 84321
Business or personal check mailed to the business office; write "DCS Capital Campaign" or "DBC Capital Campaign" on the memo line
If you are interested in donating stocks, contact Business Manager Jalayne Van Gorden at 740-513-3640.
An oral Prezi presentation with all the facts. Please take 5 to 6 minutes to listen and view via this LINK. (If you want to watch it on a phone, be sure to download the Prezi App first.)
A Prayer Calendar to begin praying about your part in Building for Future Generations
A copy of the campaign brochure
Delaware Bible Church's Resource Page
If you have any questions about the campaign, pleasae contact Mrs. Miner in the school office. She would be more than happy to speak to you in person.