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Faithfully Present, Courageously Good: The Power of the AND

I am a big believer that God made each and every one of us—individuals and organizations—on purpose AND for a purpose. We are ALL God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10). Yet, we are all different—and different parts of the body of Christ (Romans 12:4–8)—as we lead and serve within different positions and different types of schools. When you combine those two pieces—that…
June 18, 2024

Gathering Well

We have all heard the adage “leadership is lonely,” and it is likely most of us have experienced the reality of the phrase at one point or another in our careers. Of course, we work in schools, so we recognize that it isn’t just leaders who are lonely. We see it in our students, their families, and across our organizations. In…

Converge 2025: Empowerment, Excellence, and Transformation

The thoughtful discussions and sincere prayers regarding the theme Faithfully Present, Courageously Good have been a highlight of ACSI’s service on the Converge 2025 Steering Committee. Serving alongside such a distinguished group who are leading a variety of global Christian school associations has indeed sharpened us together (Proverbs 27:17). The word “converge” is used to describe people coming together at…

Converge 2025: A Catalyst for Connecting

If you are a leader in the Christian education sector—say a school founder, a principal, a board chair, or even if you are part of a team leading a school or serving on the board of directors—it’s likely you’ve had the occasional brush with feeling isolated or even alone. Let’s face it, being a person of faith in Canada—when only…

Impact of Faithful Presence on My Life and Service

A staggering 86 percent of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus do not have personal contact with a Christian (Johnson and Ross 2009). How can this be? Didn’t Jesus command us as His disciples to “go and make disciples of all the nations”? Another way to read that would be to “go make disciples of all the peoples/people groups.” When I learned…

In Our Leadership Journey, We Need Companions

The work that we do is largely lived out in a community. In this work, God propels us toward others; as school leaders, we are immediately in the mix of parents, educators, staff, and students. We become part of a broader story He is writing not only in our lives but also in the lives of others. We are invited…
April 9, 2024

Converge 2025: Faithfully Present, Courageously Good

Much has changed since Converge 2022, when over 900 Christian school leaders gathered in San Diego for encouragement and refreshment after a trying three years of disruption. Since then, and as we look to Converge 2025 in Orlando, some things have improved: COVID has largely faded into the background, and interest and enrollments in Christian schools are significantly up. At…
March 1, 2024

Uniters and Reconcilers

Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School in Tyler, Texas, shares a couple of ways we as Christian educators can prepare our hearts, and those of our students and families, to be uniters and reconcilers.
February 8, 2022

Pluralism & the Common Good

Edward Noot, executive director of SCSBC, explains how our place in a pluralistic society will be strengthened if we adhere to our core purpose while finding ways for our schools to become increasingly engaged with our neighbours and society.
February 1, 2022