Oakdale Academy is pleased to welcome back Stephen Mansfield, author, speaker, and coach as our featured speaker this year. He is a New York Times best-selling author of forty-four books with Building Your Band of Brothers and Lincoln's Battle with God two of his latest. Oakdale Academy students are also familiar with Dr. Mansfield as his book, More than Dates and Dead People is used in 7th grade history as a way to learn more deeply about the meaning of the history and other humanities that we study. It is also reviewed at the start of 8th grade as well and discussed throughout both years.
This evening will feature not only Stephen Mansfield, but you will hear about our school and the way we are impacting the local community and the world. We hope as you hear both messages, you hear the story of God's love and His grace for each of us, embodied in Jesus Christ, who came to die for each of us. Through the hope we have in Jesus, we at Oakdale are called to impact our world through our students and their training.
We exist to fulfill a Mission God gave us - "to instill Character, Truth, and Wisdom in our students in order to prepare them for a life of service to God, family, community, and country through Classical Christian education."
Our goal for this evening is to illustrate the importance of Classical Christian education and its impact on our future. We hope you may be inspired to learn more, share our story with potential new families, and consider donating to our cause. We are proudly a school that accepts absolutely no government funding, so philanthropy is critical to our success. We can't do it without your support and hope to see you on Friday, March 10!