Last Thursday almost 200 people joined us for the annual President’s Dinner. The theme for the evening was “Celebrating God’s Blessing!” After dinner the program began with two songs by the Chorale.
The Calvary Chorale sang Kum Ba Yah.
Then we presented Hand in Hand Awards to Bill and Debi Keeney and Graham Union Church for their tremendous support of Calvary.
Bill Keeney (left) accepts the Hand in Hand Award from Randy Grimm.
Representatives of Graham Union Church
Dr. Cone announced two recent, huge blessings. First, we have 401 students enrolled in classes right now! Second, Calvary has been approved to offer a PhD in Bible and Theology launching in January 2019. Following Dr. Cone we heard testimonies from three students as well as reports about God’s blessings in the Athletic Department, Colorado Innovation Center, and Kansas City campus buildings.
Student Tori Stahr gave a testimony.
The evening concluded with the first performance of Calvary’s new music group, lux voces. We are thankful for each person who came to celebrate with us and for the students who served in various capacities throughout the event.
Last Thursday nearly 200 people gathered at the Memorial Station in Belton for Calvary’s annual President’s Dinner. We enjoyed delicious prime rib from Silber Spoons Catering to celebrate our eighty-fifth anniversary. We also listened to the Chorale sing two songs and watched a presentation about Calvary’s history. In his Presidential Address, Dr. Cone looked back to the founding of Kansas City Bible Institute and a quote from Dr. Walter Wilson which referenced Luke 14:28. “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it.” Dr. Wilson saw KCBI as a tower, and Dr. Cone reminded us that the tower is not finished yet. There are still more men and women to train for the Lord’s service.
Dr. Cone gave the Presidential Address.
The evening’s offering went toward student scholarships. We were blessed to hear testimonies from three students while sixteen others assisted the caterer with set-up, serving, and clean-up. Randy Grimm presented the Hand-in-Hand award to Calvary alumni Dr. Mark and Brenda Pearson because of the financial support they have provided for many students over the years.
Randy Grimm presented the Hand-in-Hand award to Dr. Mark and Brenda Pearson.
Students work to beautify the area around the new Student Life Center.
Now that the students are settling into college life, it is nice to take a day off from brain work to do some manual labor. On Tuesday students were assigned to various jobs around campus, with a majority of the work being done inside and outside the new Student Life Center. If you have not heard about Calvary’s new acquisition, click here to read more about it. The building was formerly Turner’s German-American Hall, and it is just south of Calvary’s softball field near Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. If you would like a sneak peek at the space before it is renovated, make reservations to attend the President’s Dinner next week.
Students cleaned chairs and the inside of the new Student Life Center.