ACTION STEPS


(1) Make a committment to have part of every official meeting discuss how a Christian worldview has actually been illustrated in a given area. If none exist, determine an area that will be focused on before the next meeting.

(2) Reestablish a Christian voice in the public square. Okay, maybe that's a bit out there, but you could write a short article presenting tactics and strategies that could accomplish that action.

(3) Identify the non-negotiable facts that must exist within a Christian worldview.


John 3:18
 
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.





ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



After twenty years experience in public school I made the transition to Christian schools. Twenty more years passed, and I wrote my first book, Radical Excellence.

Almost an autobiography of my professional career, this book takes a look at the present state of teaching, learning and leadership in our educational society today. Realizing there are no easy answers, several issues are addressed from the grassroots perspective.


For those who don't keep your library on shelves, but in a Kindle or other reader, Radical Excellence is also available as an ebook.

John Maxwell's Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know is an outstanding information book that is a "must read" for every Christian educator.






I continue to believe Christian schools could provide a necessary educational excellence to education. That excellence will happen as the quality and focused passion of leaders in Christian schools continues to improve.

Christian Worldview


It’s not what you say…

Modeling and teaching a Christian worldview should be the main priority for the existence of a Christian school. Anything less is hypocritical at best and a shameful travesty at worst.
All other goals should be subservient to showing and teaching students what a genuine Christian view of the world is and, most importantly, how to live like you say you believe.
That does not mean other aspects of the school should be done in a mediocre or apathetic fashion. Since it’s school, strong academics must be of high priority. Additionally, the academic teachings need to be thoroughly and effectively integrated with appropriate scriptural principles.
You get it, don’t you? If we say we promote a Christian worldview then fail to show how scriptural principles apply to the academic program, then we are simply lying about our Christian worldview.
The same holds true for extracurricular activities, our disciplinary policies and how we treat employees.

Dare to be honest.

If scriptural principles are missing from those areas of a Christian school, then do the rest of the world a favor. If you can’t live every aspect of the life of the school according to scriptural principles, please be honest and remove the word Christian from your title and your literature. That way you won’t be lying.
That is a harsh statement, but it is a syndrome that leads to one of the most prevalent criticsms the secular world heaps on Christian schools. Frankly, if your school says one thing, but does another, the secular world has every right to be harshly critical.
Living by what we say we believe is a decision of the mind. We decide how we act in every situation. Furthermore, if we use the lame excuse that the situation demanded non-scriptural actions, we are in grievous error, and our statements about Christian worldview are a sham.

It’s that simple. Our actions reflect our real beliefs.

This video isn’t designed to give all the answers or even to show the proper path. What it can do, however, is help you get started on discovering how to create a school in which a Christian worldview is worked out in proper actions and attitudes.

Most of all, it starts with knowing God’s Word, then praying for the courage and wisdom to live by what we learn there.

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