HONORING OUR PAST: ‘EDUCATING FOR ETERNITY’
The early 1990s were years of notable growth at Worthington Christian School, with K-12 enrollment growing from 738 students in 1990 to 964 students in 1992. In the midst of this growth, then-Advancement Director and long-time staff member of Grace Brethren Church Tim Montgomery began a new school initiative known as “Educating for Eternity.”
WC hosted “Educating for Eternity” events each year through the 1990s and into the 2000s as a way of bolstering the school’s Annual Fund. Each event included a community-wide banquet with a high-profile featured speaker. The first “Educating for Eternity” took place in 1992 and the keynote speaker was nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas. In subsequent years, WC hosted the likes of speakers such as former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jean Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle, and decorated U.S. military veteran and political commentator Oliver North. Led by a volunteer committee of WC parents and school community members, the “Educating for Eternity” banquets raised thousands of dollars for student scholarships and general school support over the course of a decade.