|Governor DeWine's plan to gradually reopen the State of Ohio gives hope that there is an eventual end to this crisis, and we are looking ahead with confidence to our full return to the community we love this fall.
The past few months have been a time of spiritual growth, but also one that has brought on many new challenges.
The struggles we see in the daily news are mirrored in the lives of our families within Dayton Christian. The small business owners forced to close their doors and hard-working employees experiencing an unforeseen cut in pay represent a fraction of what many of you are facing right now.
Believers have a special sense of belonging, and God often uses that bond among his people to help each other reach the other side.
God powerfully demonstrated this in Genesis chapters 40-45 when he used Joseph to predict a coming famine and provided the wisdom by which his people could adequately be provided for during that time. Now more than ever, we each need the support we have been given at Dayton Christian, and it is our commitment to do what we can to keep our students within the community they love.
To do this, we have created The Joseph Relief Fund for the 2020-2021 school year. This fund is specially designed for DC families whose finances have been significantly affected as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The fund's name is in reference to Joseph's story in Genesis and its purpose is to provide the temporary support families need to continue their child's education at DC.
The Joseph Relief Fund is just one way we have committed to come alongside families during this time. We are also working to help families better meet financial obligations during the fourth quarter of 2019-2020 school year by readjusting monthly tuition payments and offering tuition assistance. If you feel either of these would be helpful to your family, please reach out to our Billing Coordinator, Jordan Manier regarding payment changes or our Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Polina Schroeder regarding tuition assistance.
Scripture has shown us that God often uses his own people to care for those who are hurting in our midst. If you feel led to help support our efforts to minister to families in this way, you can go online to donate to The Joseph Relief Fund. Donations will help ensure as many qualifying families can be served as possible.
The Joseph Relief Fund is separate from DC's traditional tuition assistance program in regards to its deadline, how it will be allocated, and who is eligible. We have set up a
for those who would like to learn more about the fund and apply. Applications will open May 1.
God's word and my own personal experience has taught me that He always sees, always hears, and always provides. Let's be vessels through which He can carry out these great promises.
Together - or apart - we are, DC!
Dr. John Gredy
DCS Head of School