We recognized that this school matched our vision for our children’s education and would be a place where they could grow and excel with a Christ-centered education. Now, seven years later, we consider it a huge blessing to call this school ours and to be a part of the MBCA family.
Our daughter, Harper, is in 7th grade and our son, James, is in 3rd grade. We know that our children are being supported, challenged and empowered each day by MBCA’s outstanding faculty and staff. We see the mission of MBCA lived out through our children’s experiences: Academic Excellence: students are held to high standards with small class sizes to support these goals; Spiritual Growth: every subject is taught through a biblical lens in an environment that is led by Christ’s love; Love of Learning: MBCA cultivates a culture of curiosity, exploring subjects from multiple angles and methods to connect with students and build an enduring enthusiasm to learn and grow.
Sending our children to MBCA is an investment in their future. We are investing in an environment of nurturing and empowering educators, spiritual and academic enrichment, and a world view founded upon the love and grace of Jesus Christ. This investment is significant, but tuition covers approximately 90% of MBCA’s operating budget. As a result, the school relies on the Annual Fund to bridge that gap, and the impact on all of our students is immeasurable!
The goal for the 2023-2024 Annual Fund is $800,000 with 100 percent participation from families by October 31. Faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees are leading the way! Soon, you will receive an email or phone call from our volunteers about how to make your gift or pledge. You can go online to make your pledge or gift (www.mtbethelchristian.org/support/annual-fund
), you can complete a pledge card and send it to school with your student, or you can text GIVE to (770) 637-3868. Also, please inquire with your employer about a matching gift; many companies offer matching gifts as part of their corporate responsibility programs. Matching gifts are reflected in your giving levels.
The Annual Fund is essential to the finances of our school; it supports security enhancements, cutting edge technology, tuition assistance, helps keep tuition as low as possible, and attracts and retains exceptional faculty and staff. The Annual Fund differs from a capital campaign in that the Annual Fund supports operations, while a capital campaign allows for facility expansion and upgrades. Robust Annual Fund participation is critical as we seek support from philanthropic organizations as well.
It is an exciting time to be an Eagle, and giving is easy when you love something this much! We humbly ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift that is meaningful for your family. Every gift is important, and will be well-utilized and greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for partnering with us!
With sincere gratitude,
Erin & Jason Essary
2023-2024 Annual Fund Chairs