Lincoln Christian School celebrates $7.1 million expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Christian School celebrated the opening of its new Scheels Center on Friday.

Superintendent Zach Kassebaum said the school has seen a 35% increase in enrollment in the last five years.

The project started as just a gym, but with the enrollment growth “grew into a 40,000-square-foot project that included the strength and conditioning room, the gym locker rooms and athletic training room, but then also addressed our academic growth in regard to five brand new classrooms,” he said.

The new addition also has an off-season turf practice area for athletes and dedicates space for wrestling, dance and cheer.

Five years ago, the Scheels store in Lincoln gave the Lincoln Christian School Foundation $450,000 for a new gym. The next year, the school and foundation embarked on a $7.1 million campaign to significantly improve the school’s facilities.

Over $6 million has been raised so far.

The campaign name, “To God be the Glory,” came from Ephesians 3:21 in the Bible. The schools said it wanted to “make God’s name famous” through the project.

“We look forward to gathering as a school family and giving God the glory for who He is and the amazing ways He has and continues to provide at Lincoln Christian School!” Kassebaum said in a press release before Friday’s event. “More students than ever before are receiving an education at LCS unapologetically rooted in God’s Truth.”

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