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”?
Only about 5% of Christian school students read their Bibles regularly on their own. What can schools do to encourage this behavior. Studies have shown that authority figures trying to build habits in others is rarely successful. Instead we should entice students with the potential to know God better. That's what they get out of … Continue reading How Schools Can Encourage Students to Read their Bibles
Biblical Integration is all about how we connect the Bible to all the subjects that we teach. At the outset to this series let's establish the basics of what this is and isn't. Biblical Integration IS NOT: Including a Bible verse at the top or bottom of a worksheetDiagramming a Bible verse in grammar classReading … Continue reading Biblical Integration into Non-Biblical Classes
Christian School teacher's love their students and want to spiritually impact them. At least this is true of the vast majority of teachers I have met over the years. So here's just a couple small changes you can make to have a greater impact in the long run in. Pray for Your Students Individually Prayer … Continue reading 2 Tweaks to Your Day to Start Discipling Your Students
I get asked often about "games" in chapel. I actually think injecting fun into chapel can be really valuable. The Orange Conference talks often about how fun=trust and when a student is having fun they will trust you more. As I've been experimented with doing games at the beginning of some chapels, I've noticed more … Continue reading Fun = Trust
Many Christian schools who were once predominantly "white" are now finally gaining some much needed diversity. However, there are some changes that must be made to best minister to this new population of student. Listen to new voicesTweak your lesson plansForm a student group with your diversityBring in chapel speaker that reflect your student bodyHire … Continue reading Adjustments to Diversity
I get asked about Bible curriculum pretty regularly. I have some ideas so feel free to message me. But I think you know of some books that you should supplement your Bible classes with. What Christian books have challenged you? Changed your thinking? Changed your life? I know which ones have been instrumental in my … Continue reading What Christian Books Have Changed Your Life?
This Virtual Conference was on how to improve chapels in Christian schools. We cover everything from where to find good speakers to setting up a student committee on chapel and a whole bunch of other topics in between.
Coaches have an immense opportunity to disciple their players. During the season, they spend more time with those students than their pastor, youth pastors, teachers, and parents combined. But discipleship doesn't happen by accident. Here's how to get started: Set spiritual growth goals right along side of team and physical goals. Incorporate spiritual activities in … Continue reading Discipleship in Coaching
So no surprise here there’s a big gap between the way public schools and Christian schools handle sex-education. Public schools tend to over-share and get into all sorts of sexual acts and practices, while Christian schools either ignore the topic all together or only share about abstinence and purity. Now I think all my Christian … Continue reading
Many schools put on a Spiritual Emphasis Week to help challenge and invigorate their students. I love it. I think you should do one the start of each semester. But as with all things Christian Schools do, I think it can done better. I have lots of ideas to really make Spiritual Emphasis Week … Continue reading Best Advice for Spiritual Emphasis Week