Community Relationships

Working with Troubled Families

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Rebekah helped Jacob steal the birthright. David would not speak to his son Absalom for two years, yet he never disciplined another son, Adonijah. Sadly, families can be very dysfunctional, and the ef... Read More

School as a Mission?

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When non-member families wish to enroll students in our schools, should we do it? Can it work, or should our schools be exclusively our own? What criteria should govern our judgment? What guidelines p... Read More

Our Schools and the Government

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What are guidelines for both conscientiously and practically relating to laws concerning our schools? How should we relate to rules that are on the books only? Should we be compelled to follow the man... Read More

Intentional Ministerial Involvement

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What is the church leadersโ€™ role in the school? How can they stay informed without meddling, give direction without micromanaging, and influence without intimidating?

Connecting with Your Community

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Are you tapping into the resources in your church and local community? Do people you know have skills or stories that need to be communicated? How can your patrons involve themselves in school functio... Read More

Strengthening the School

Contributors: Matt Peachey | Length : 48 | File type : Audio

If the gospel is our chief concern, why worry about academics? Matthew calls for schools that seek excellence in everything they do as a part of obeying the gospel.

Signposts for the Journey

Contributors: Matt Peachey | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

What should our goals be as Anabaptist churches? How should we live? How does the school fit in?

Becoming an Effective Teacher: Fulfilling the Expectations

Contributors: Anthony Hurst | Length : 48 | File type : Audio

What do parents expect of their children's teacher? What does the board want? How does the church see your role? Anthony encourages us to place the vocation of teaching in its context within the commu... Read More

Supporting the Parents

Contributors: Matt Peachey | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

If parents are responsible to train their children, what are they doing in schools? Matthew examines the school's role in serving the goals of godly parents.

Selling the Church

Contributors: Matt Peachey | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

Does your school develop students who love their local church? In the classroom, your students can polish their ideas for perfecting congregational practice, but they won't thrive until they embrace t... Read More