by Adam Kronberger / Superintendent
Each spring the school celebrates God’s faithfulness during the previous 12 months, and looks ahead in faith to the plans He has for the school for the upcoming 12 months. There were many highlights shared at the recent Celebrate Crosshill event on Friday, April 13th. Through the generous support of Crosshill families, dependable and quality school buses now transport students between campuses and to important events. Student access to technology on both campuses continues to increase preparing students to succeed in the 21st century. The Salem community and global community were blessed through school mission trips that built houses for those in need and shared the good news of Jesus Christ to countless others.
We would all agree that God has been faithful far beyond the past 12 months. For example, the harvest we see in the lives of Crosshill Christian High School students began decades ago when faith collided with action at the school’s origin. This past decade, God spoke into the hearts of Crosshill leaders and families about extending the school’s discipleship training beyond 8th grade with the creation of the high school. God also called the school to enlarge its capacity to train disciples by adding a Keizer campus. In fact, many current high school students and graduates began their discipleship training as elementary students on the Keizer campus.
God continues to call the families of Crosshill to increase the school’s capacity so that additional families can join this community. The school is not driven by the ambition of growth, but by its clear mission of discipleship training. Many current classes are at capacity and God continues to confirm the need to provide discipleship training to more families. The school’s enrollment has just about doubled over the past six years and the demand from among the community remains strong.
The school is in the middle of capital improvements intended to meet this demand. This past year, the main entrance of the South Campus was updated and expanded (the Link) and important capital improvements were completed on both campuses. In preparation for additional classrooms on the South Campus for secondary grades, site work for more classrooms is being completed and will continue through the summer. All of these past and current improvements through September come at a cost of 2 million dollars and those financial commitments have all been met.
The school’s desire is for the construction of the new Eagle Building, containing eight classrooms and two locker rooms to continue in the fall. We are currently in the process of raising the 1.5 million dollars needed for the project to continue in the fall. At the recent Celebrate Crosshill event, close to $50,000 was raised in one night! Our prayer is that the giver will be blessed, just as they are a blessing to so many others. Continue to pray in faith for the completion of God’s will over the next 12 months and consider how you might be a part of stepping out in faith as we continue to provide updates.
– Adam Kronberger / Superintendent