“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” In our polarized, racially tense society emboldened by technology and amplified by social media, the time to...
Adolescent bullying remains one of the greatest concerns for both existing and potential students and their families in Christian education (Barna 2017). And for good reason. This leading form of child abuse is linked to profound psychological and social problems, including depression, truancy, agoraphobia, lower test scores, school shootings, anxiety, suicide and more.
You and your team are invited to join eight Christian associations at the 2019 Global Christian School Leadership Summit (GCSLS) in San Antonio, Texas, on January 30 through February 1, 2019. The theme for GCSLS 2019 will be Innovate, as participants work together to develop adaptive solutions to the current challenges and opportunities facing Christian education.
Have you experienced conflict within your Christian school? How were you instructed to approach it? Were you encouraged to use the model described in Matthew 18:15–17? How did that work out for you? In my ministry of providing Christian conciliation services, I have become painfully aware that this excellent teaching of Jesus has been misunderstood and misapplied in many schools.
You may think that Christian schools—whose missions can often be boiled down to “Serve God, Serve Others”—may be leading the way in implementing service-learning. However,...
In Schools at Risk: An Analysis of Factors Endangering the Evangelical Christian School Movement in America (Nichols 2016), I investigated the nature, causes, and contributing factors to Christian school closures in the U.S. since 2006. A goal of the study was to identify implications for practice that these factors held for the future, as well as develop a set of recommendations to address this issue of school closure.