I am inspired by the faith, courage, and reverence for God by Christian educators around the world! It reminds me of the story recounted in
I Samuel 17 about David defeating Goliath. In verse 29, David’s response to the inaction of his elder brothers and the Israelites especially encourages me. He boldly and nobly answers the call to action by asking, "Is there not a cause?”
I can think of no greater cause than to partner with you as you advance Kingdom education. We fully believe that authentic devotion to the Christian faith and academic excellence are mutually reinforcing. There are not two or three forms of excellence, but rather an ethos that is cultivated throughout every facet of our schools. Faith is not separated from learning but rather integrated intentionally, resulting in a distinctive Christian worldview.
Scholarship and learning become an integral component to the maturation process known as discipleship. Thus, becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, the ultimate objective of the Great Commission (Matt. 26:28-30), is the prize for which we strive; it is the highest form of excellence! It is certainly conceivable that we could produce students with the spiritual depth needed to enter our pluralistic society and not fall prey to empty philosophies. Rather, they would be equipped to saturate the marketplace to which God has called them with confidence, purpose, and an eternal perspective.
ACSI’s ongoing mission is to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We want to serve you as you continue to cultivate and sustain a flourishing school. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you—thank you for your obedience to God’s call on your life—you are indeed making a difference.
Dr. Larry Taylor
President's Advisory Team
News and Press Releases
ACSI Announces New Director of Digital Initiatives
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce Sarah Loncar as the new Director of Digital Initiatives. Her responsibilities will include curating digital content for the Christian education sector, convening schools through digitally facilitated networking, and creating new digital opportunities.
She will begin her new role Aug. 17.Loncar assumes this position with eight years in Christian education. Most recently, she served as the ACSI Learning and Development Manager. Before her time at ACSI, she spent four years as the Digital Learning Coordinator and as an educator at Valley Christian School in Youngstown, Ohio— a school of which she is an alumna.
She has a passion for equipping educators with quality resources and professional development.
“Technology allows us to connect globally in an instant,” she shared. “I am passionate about cultivating content from and for Christian educators around the world.”
The position is aligned with ACSI’s “Three Pillar” Strategic Plan, focused on providing educators worldwide with access to relevant, Christ-centered materials and professional development.
ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor believes Loncar brings a wealth of experience and specific expertise to this role.
“Mrs. Loncar has been a tremendous asset as the Learning and Development Manager,” he said. “I look forward to seeing the Kingdom impact this position and the strategic reshaping of ACSI will have on our educators across the globe.”
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ACSI exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI advances excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools through multiple services including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative assistance, and curriculum publishing. Serving more than 23,000 schools in 100 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education.