Faith & Mortar - How it All Started
In 1958 the vision of a group of Christians in Wyoming and area came to fruition – to start a school. Their intention was an honest and distinct one: based on the Reformed tradition, the educational program would reflect God’s presence and authority in all aspects of life. The goal stated in the past remains current today: equip students with a firm faith foundation to understand their world, to serve God, and to benefit the society in which they live. The vision is rooted in a faith in God that he would bless them if they remained faithful.
The physical appearance of the school has changed over the years; the initial two-room structure has now become a seven-room school with a small gymnasium and generous grounds. It indicates some measure of the blessings received.
The founding vision, sustained by blessings, still inspires us today.
What’s This Project Really About?
Bricks and mortar attract excitement. But this project is not primarily about that. It will thrive because it connects with our purpose and mission as we have established it over these past fifty plus years. Our purpose remains firm in being faithful to God who has been faithful to us. We are called to educate young hearts and minds in the way of Christ. Yes, we are building, but we are building to improve and enhance what we are called to do: instruct, inspire, and educate. Develop critical thinking skills, exercise discernment, teach creative skills and do it for God’s glory and for the benefit of each student and family.
The Faith and Mortar Building Project will address the learning needs of our students in a number of ways:
Establish A Focal Point
The renovation will present a positive impression for new families. The upgraded entrance leading to the heart of the school creates a better flow for students and visitors.
Create Physical Space for Learning
Our class size policy is 24. In two years’ time, our grades 1 and 2 will have up to 34 students. The addition of two new classrooms will greatly help us accommodate our ever-growing student population.
Provide a New & Improved Auditorium
Serious crowding issues exist with our current gymnasium for events such as Christmas programs and grandfriends’ days. The gym also struggles to serve as an adequate facility for volleyball and basketball. An enlarged auditorium offers opportunities to serve the larger community. It provides space to host school events such as graduations as well as dinners, concerts, auctions, or special gatherings.
Enhance the Entrances
Parents, visitors, and delivery personnel quickly crowd the current entrance at days’ end. A brighter, more welcoming lobby creates a positive first impression. Walking into the school should foster a sense of belonging.
Provide More Physical Space for Storage
At present, curriculum materials are mixed with janitorial supplies, chairs, and tables. Sound, video, and musical equipment needs a secure place.
Click the link below to be directed to ChristianSchoolFoundation.ca to donate online. Charitable donation receipts are available on request.
Donate in Person
Donations will be accepted at the school during normal school hours or by mail:John Knox Christian School
4738 Confederation Line
PO Box 81