Stronger Together Banquet
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Harrisonburg Church of the Nazarene
Guest Speaker Dr. Jeff Keaton
A successful pastor, church and school planter, and ministry entrepreneur, Jeff Keaton has spent his adult life believing that through Christ anything is possible. As the founder and CEO of Renewanation, Jeff now works across the United States and Canada to help awaken the church to the great need to give every child a biblical worldview. Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Michele, and has two daughters and two sons-in-law: Julianna & Andrew Mast, and Heidi & Jordan Potter. He is the author of The Life of Radical Faith.
God is drawing more and more families who recognize the unparalleled value of an excellent Christian education. We praise God for His provision and for this growth.
Karen ShomoBRCS Head of School
Blue Ridge Christian School has experienced significant growth in both enrollment and programming. Here is a snapshot of this growth:
- 276: The total enrollment at BRCS this year, the largest in our school’s 27-year history. Five years ago, our enrollment was 168.
- 76: The total number of new students at BRCS this year, representing new students in every grade except 12th, again the largest one-year enrollment increase in our school’s history.
- 73: The total number of local church congregations represented in our student body, again the largest number of churches in our school’s history.
Here are a few more numbers that give a picture of BRCS today:
- 2: The number of campuses where BRCS students meet; our Preschool-8th grade campus is in Bridgewater, and our High School meets in our newly purchased building in Dayton, the former Dayton Learning Center.
- 14: The number of honors courses offered at our high school, including courses across the academic disciplines, from English to Calculus to US Government to Anatomy and Physiology.
- 18: The number of elective options our high school students may explore, from Drama to Choir to Web Design to Mock Trial.
- 15: The number of middle school, JV and varsity sports program offered by our Athletic Department, in addition to our Elementary Sports Academies.
- 65: The number of students who take private or group instrumental lessons with BRCS instructors, developing their gifts in piano, violin, wind instruments and guitar (this is in addition to our excellent choral and instrumental program in which all students, grades PK-8, participate).
- 13: The number of summer camps offered at BRCS last summer, including athletic, academic and fine arts options.
What is our need?
We are in need of financial support so we can continue this good work of changing lives at BRCS. We are in an exciting time in our school’s history. We cling to Proverbs 16:9: “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” We are so thankful that He is directing our steps.
There is so much more to tell about how God is using BRCS to change lives. I would love to meet with you in person to share more stories about His Kingdom-building work at BRCS. Please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to hearing from you and partnering with you!