Ad Building Preservation Project

Since its construction in 1885, the Administration Building on Nebraska Christian’s campus has been an iconic symbol of Christian education in central Nebraska. It first housed Nebraska Central College, a Methodist school that soon combined with two other Methodist institutions to become Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln. After the campus sat empty for nearly a decade, Nebraska Central College & Academy opened in 1899. This institution, run by the Nebraska Society of Friends, was in operation from 1899 to 1953. From 1955 to 1959, Calvary Life College used the campus, which was bought by Nebraska Christian Schools in 1959. Nebraska Christian officially opened in the fall of 1959 and operates on the same campus to this day.

The Administration Building holds a special place in the hearts of many NC alums, local community members, and those whose relatives attended one of the colleges housed on the campus. Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair, and the question of what should happen with the Ad Building is one that has hung over the school for years.

We are excited to announce that the Administration Building will be preserved! This decision was made through the joint efforts of the Nebraska Christian Schools Board represented by Chairman Paul McHargue, Superintendent Tim Hekrdle, Nebraska Christian Schools Foundation Director Jody Heuermann, and Foundation Chairman Belinda Strobel.

The primary focus of the Ad Building Preservation Project is to address the most urgent, external needs of the building. This includes installing a new roof and windows and repairing some of the brick and mortar components. The budget for this project is $600,000, and work will proceed as funds are received.

We believe what God started in 1885 with the construction of this building will continue to impact the lives of our students today and for many years to come.

If you would like to give to the Ad Building Preservation Project, please make checks payable to Nebraska Christian Schools Foundation and mail to NCS Foundation, c/o Administration Building, P.O. Box 222, Central City, NE 68826. You can also give through our online form.

If you would like to volunteer labor to help with the project, please contact Joshua Davis at 308-940-2973 or