Lakeview Ministries experienced a challenge that most churches and schools never recover from. A ministry staff member who managed finances embezzled from all three primary ministries. The church, the counseling center, and the school were being called into a trial most ministries do not recover from.
However, in March of 2010, it became apparent the financial challenges were too wide and too deep to maintain a full program. The school board reluctantly, and painfully discontinued the 6-12 program. The remaining staff, board, and church grieved for fellow staff members that would lose their jobs, grieved for our families and students that would need to find a different school (some students had been at Lakeview since preschool), and we grieved about the uncertainty of the elementary programs moving forward.
Through God’s protection and provision, He used school staff members, church staff and congregation, and board members, and specifically 7 faithful Elementary teachers, who dedicated their lives to students, who sacrificed in tremendous and tangible ways to come through the trial and start the process to rebuild the school.