Haywood Christian Academy is pleased to announce that we are building a brand new gym on our 7-acre campus! For 13 years, our school has been faithful to its mission of “developing students into Christian leaders by providing an excellent educational experience on a foundation of Biblical truth”. Since the school’s inception in 2007, HCA has partnered with various community organizations for indoor athletic space. These partnerships include Central Haywood High, Waynesville First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, Broyhill Children’s Home and Maggie Valley First Baptist Church, where the school currently holds all practices and home games. Critical community partnerships such as these have helped undergird the school’s athletic programs for the past thirteen years, helping it become the thriving program it is today. We will always be eternally thankful to the many community supporters who have invested in our mission.
As we begin our 14th year, we have been given the opportunity to minister to our entire community in a more impactful way. In August, HCA broke ground on a new facility that will not only meet critical safety, support, and expansion needs of our existing pre-k – twelfth grade program, this gymnasium will also be a place where community youth can come together in a beautiful, safe, well-lit, central location in Waynesville. The vision for our gymnasium includes summer camp offerings, sports and skills camps, youth meetings, pastor conferences, and a future site for “A Night to Shine” for students with disabilities, just to name a few. The possibilities are limitless to how we can reach our community with this facility.
As we enter into this project during a pandemic, God has reassured us that His timing is never wrong. He has perfectly aligned and ordered our steps for groundbreaking to begin and the build to happen. We are stepping out in faith and, with God’s help and the critical support from fellow co-laborers in Christ, we know that we can make this vision a reality in the 2020-2021 school year.
We are running a match campaign at this time and welcome community members to participate as they feel led. Every dollar donated will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, and every dollar counts. Please prayerfully consider either a one-time donation to this very worthy cause or a monthly contribution. The reality of a new facility for our community, and especially its youth, during unprecedented and dark times will be a glorious testimony of God’s provision and will bring hope and joy to many!
“Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.” Psalm 127:1
If you would like more information about how God is moving in our school or would like to visit the campus, please contact Head of School, Kelli Herbert at (828) 627-0229, ext. 6.