Growth Updates

IN the strength of HIS MIGHT-2023 Update


“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” – Ephesians 6:10 

In today’s world, it is crucial now more than ever to stand firm in the power of the Lord. Paul continues to express the importance of putting on the armor of God so you can stand firm against the devil. In today’s culture, so much is being thrown at our children that goes against Scripture! This can be incredibly confusing to our children, unless they are adequately equipped with the truth. That’s why students need an education that points students to Christ, strengthens their identity, self-worth, and sparks enthusiasm for life. Furthermore, top-notch curriculum and educational experiences equip students with the tools and background needed to thrive in their future, no matter what God calls them to!

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?             

Bottom line is that modern culture idolizes media and fuels self-centeredness – turning our hearts and minds inward instead of upward and outward. And we can’t ignore the fact that media outlets are influential and can ultimately be life-changing. What are our children learning and how does it influence them? Where do they learn truth in a world struggling to define basic reality?  Foundational truths such as gender, race, sexuality, worldview, globalism, and religion immerse their minds. That is a big reason why more and more parents are choosing Christian education options to help them fulfill the essential task of Ephesians 6:10 – growing in God’s strength while preparing for adulthood and college/career pursuits.


Crawford Christian Academy continues to grow and expand!  Enrollment is approaching 350 students and we’ve made adjustments at both Vernon and Calvary campuses to increase capacity while increasing quality.  New staff, additional courses, and growing extracurricular programs are evidence of healthy expansion.  This year our Vernon Campus serves grades 5-12 and our Calvary Campus continues to serve the growing Pre-K program and grades K-4.  We’re excited to share that tangible progress is in the works for Vernon Campus expansion, including more classroom and recreational space.  Perhaps sooner rather than later we will have all grade levels on one campus with a gymnasium/event facility to support all CCA programs – watch for exciting updates as these initiatives begin to take shape!

Wherever we go, we seek God’s strength to keep providing the best educational experience we can for students.  To be clear – the goal is not simply to expand CCA, we want to grow God’s kingdom!  It’s good growth if it’s God’s growth.  As always, we exist to help teach students to Know God, Love God, and Serve God as they engage with a school experience that instills Biblical truths, cultivates genuine connections, and promotes healthy relationships that solidify their identity in Christ. 


As our school continues to grow and face these exciting challenges, we continue to trust God’s provision throughout the process while remaining committed to His will for the future of CCA. As we are called to serve more students, it becomes a necessity that we strengthen our programs to serve them well. We’re investing in the resources necessary for the advancement of our school including personnel, instructional resources, facilities, and maintenance equipment. We want to keep tuition affordable for families, but the reality is that only 85% of our operational budget is covered by tuition. Therefore, we are heavily reliant on the monthly giving and outside support of donations. We are asking for your help.

Is God calling you or your organization to support Christian education? Will you help CCA continue to stand as a beacon for truth against cultural erosion? Will you support CCA’s expansion by giving? If you have questions, please reach out to us! We welcome the opportunity to share the heart of this ministry and the vision for its future as God reveals it to us. We strive to emulate Joshua and the Israelites crossing the Jordan river into the Promised Land, taking steps of faith wherever God leads us – with courage and His strength wherever we go! –Joshua 1:9 & Ephesians 6:10

Wherever We Go- 2022 Update

Crawford Christian Academy is growing at record pace as more and more families choose Christian-based education for their children. We have been blessed to partner with Calvary Baptist Church for over 50 years and now we’ve exceeded building capacity!  As we grow, we add new staff, develop more programs and subject areas, and now we need a place to physically grow and expand.  During our site search over the last five months we left no stone unturned in a search for a solution to this “growing” problem.  From the onset, we dedicated this effort to the Lord and vowed to put our trust completely in Him to lead us “WHEREVER WE GO.”  God is reminding us that as we ask for His guidance, He expects us to take steps of faith and work diligently as we wait for Him to answer our prayers through open or close doors.  Our steps of faith have indeed led to a new location the Lord has provided!

Thus, over the next weeks and months CCA will step into a new location, first as a multi-site concept and then will eventually do a full school move.

In the old testament we meet Joshua. Joshua’s first duty is to have the Israelites cross the River Jordan. It is unclear if Joshua wonders why they have to do this, but God clarifies anyway by saying that “every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, as I promised to Moses.” This step of faith is accompanied by the promise we see in Joshua 1:9 that says,”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you WHEREVER YOU GO.”  Later in this account, Joshua gets to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.

We wholeheartedly believe that God still does miracles today and we are called to take steps of faith. Will you step into the Lord’s Legacy by helping us fund our move and future building by sponsoring a Square Foot?  At a donation rate of $50 per square foot, we can have the new location fully paid off!  As we continue taking these steps of faith together, we can’t wait to see what else the Lord has in store for CCA as we all pour into the lives of His children!  Will you consider taking steps with us today?  We invite everyone to pray and consider ways to financially support this effort, no donation too big or small!



October 31st , 2022 Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to the Meadville Chamber of Commerce and our fantastic community for coming to our Ribbon Cutting Event at our New Vernon Campus! Over 100 guests filled our halls and classrooms as we celebrated the first phase of the CCA expansion. We cannot wait to see what the Lord does next; Wherever We Go.