This will be an important time of inspiration, professional development, and collegiality. There will be times of inspiration with guest speakers and professional development with workshops, as well as opportunities for networking and fellowship.
Theme: Biblically Equipped
“and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Stephen Reel
Stephen Reel has served for over 30 years in Christian school ministry as a Bible teacher, school administrator, adjunct professor and Executive Vice President, Acting CEO for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). He is currently serving as the Head of School for Mitchell Road Christian Academy in Greenville, SC. Prior to his Christian school career, he served two tours of duty in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry sergeant, tactics instructor, marksmanship instructor, and competition shooter.
Dr. Reel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Columbia Bible College, a Master of Education in educational administration from Columbia International University, and an Educational Specialist and Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration from the University of South Carolina.
Stephen is the author of Clear Focus: Rediscovering the Most Important Aspect of Christian School Ministry (2015) which has also been published in Indonesian, Portuguese, and Spanish. He and his wife and best friend of 35 years, Melanie, have three children, all Christian school graduates.
Clear Focus: Rediscovering the Most Important Aspect of Christian School Ministry
Christian schools are preparing students with the biblical truth necessary to “hold forth the word of life” (Phil. 2:16) to a generation that is being deceived with many counterfeits. In order to do this, our students need to have a clear focus on Jesus and on those He wants to rescue through their offer of biblical truth with unconditional love. So do we!
This workshop will equip leaders to sharpen their focus on Jesus and upon those He has entrusted to their care, providing a model for their teachers and students. Jesus’ own model of ministry will be examined to gain insight into how He rescued, redeemed, restored, and revived those He came to seek and to save.
Clear Focus: Learning to See Who More than What
How many students are in our classrooms, on our sports teams, or in our fine arts programs who desperately need our focused attention? How can we possibly meet their needs while keeping pace with all our additional responsibilities? The answer is simpler than we might imagine. When we focus intently on who, we begin to escape the tyranny of what steals the joy from our lives and service.
This workshop will equip leaders to become more intentional in their focus, learning to identify the categories of need and how to respond. Common causes of blurry focus will be explored as well as those things that encourage the development of clear focus in the Christian school classroom and school culture.
Clear Focus: An Incredible Walk with Jesus on the Road
The growing demands placed upon Christian educators are considerable: lesson preparation, grading responsibilities, parent conferences, administrative duties, special education documentation, behavior management, professional development, technological advancements, etc. It is easy for leaders and teachers to become overwhelmed and distracted from their primary calling and purpose—their students.
In this workshop, we will explore specific ways Jesus demonstrated clear focus in His own ministry walk and how we can develop our own model to ensure we have clear focus in our ministry walk in our classrooms and schools.
Clear Voice: Learning to Hear and Echo the Voice of the Lord
Christian educators have the distinct privilege and opportunity to “welcome God’s message with joy given by the Holy Spirit” and allow that message to ring out – echo – from us to and through our students. (I Thess. 1:6-7) In addition to this being one of the primary distinctives of a Christ-centered education, this echo effect of God’s Word has the potential for a tremendous impact for the Gospel.
In this workshop, we will explore specific ways for leaders to recognize God’s voice and hear it echoing through their own strategic voices of influence providing a model worthy of imitation by teachers and students.
Theme: Biblically Equipped
“and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV)
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2019
Hotel—Banff Park Lodge—Reservation Deadline: October 23, 2019
You may reserve your room by:email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the conference details:
online at Banff Park Lodge: Online Group ID: 31591 and Password: 37007320
phone at 1.800.661.9266