One thing we require at our school is for each student to complete 20 hours of Christian service each semester. It's not meant to be burdensome at just a couple hours a week, and it keeps them involved in their churches and communities. However, in recent years, we have noticed a decline in participation. Instead … Continue reading Do It Together!
I had a sobering reminder this week that many students don't have any kind of spiritual support at home. Just because parents are sending students to a Christian school doesn't mean they are modeling Christianity at home. When we identify a student that fits that mold, I think there's a few things you can do … Continue reading Some Students Have No Spiritual Support at Home
Schedule those who absolutely killed it last year. They'll start to understand your culture and they begin connecting with your students Invite faculty and staff members who SHOULD speak in chapel. A lot of people CAN speak in chapel but not everyone necessarily should. Connect with speakers who your students already love. Maybe there's a … Continue reading Finding Good Chapel Speakers
Discipleship is kind of a squirrelly thing to measure. Most churches and schools just assume they are doing a good job and use anecdotal evidence at best to justify that belief. We here at Discipleship in Education measures four objective criteria: Biblical Knowledge Christian Worldview Spiritual Disciplines and Practical Discipleship Individually, they fall far short of … Continue reading How Do We Measure “Discipleship”?