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DrLarryTaylorI 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, ACSI
larry_taylor@acsi.org
719-867-0200

 

President's Advisory Team

 

David Balik Vice President USA/Senior Director, Eastern Division

David Balik

 Vice President of USA
david_balik@acsi.org
770-985-5840

Gavin Brettenny

Gavin Brettenny

Associate Vice President of Global Strategic Development for Christian Education

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Kevin Buelke

Chief Finance Officer
kevin_buelke@acsi.org
719-867-0114

 

Juan Cabrera
Juan Cabrera

Chief Information Officer
juan_cabrera@acsi.org
719-867-0116

 

Thomas Cathey

Thomas Cathey

Assistant Vice-President of Legal/Legislative Services/Chief Of Staff
legal_legislative@acsi.org
719-867-0201

Executive Director, ACSI Education Foundation

Stephen Dill

Executive Director, ACSI Education Foundation
steve_dill@acsi.org
719-867-5260

Cindee Dodds

Cindy Dodds

Vice President of Flourishing Initiatives

cindy_dodds@acsi.org

 

Senior Vice President of Global

Michael Epp

Senior Vice President of Global
mike_epp@acsi.org
719-867-0223
 

Larry Lincoln - Director of Communications

Larry Lincoln

Chief Communication & Engagement Officer
larry_lincoln@acsi.org
719-867-0213

Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

Special Advisor to the President

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Stephen Novotny

Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Lynn Swaner

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
lynn_swaner@acsi.org
719-867-5281

Kurt Unrug

Kurt Unruh

Senior Vice President for Global Business Development

News and Press Releases

ACSI and Ed-Tech Company, Campus, Work to Create Dynamic Digital Content, Learning Opportunities for Christian Schools, Educators, and Students

Oct 25, 2021, 06:55 AM by Caitlyn Berman

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Campus are excited to announce an innovative initiative and collaborative effort designed to provide Christian educators with access to dynamic online content, professional development courses, and digitally delivered student resources. 

The joint initiative is aligned with ACSI’s Three Pillar Strategic Plan and Campus’ passion to meet the demands of today’s students, faculty, and school leaders. It is focused on advancing Christian education by providing more educators and students with access to quality Christian courses and materials. 

Campus is an ed-tech company that is building the future of online education. The organization creates courses and tools that are engaging and transformative for students, faculty and administrators. 

Leaders from both organizations share a goal of leveraging high quality digital resources for Christian educators and students at traditional schools, home-school communities and the growing market of nontraditional educational delivery strategies. 

ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor emphatically believes now is the time for ACSI to invest in the digital education market. 

“Our motivation has always been to equip Christian educators in their mission to prepare students for a life with Christ,” he shared. “After seeing how nimble our schools have been over the past year in leveraging technology, we are looking forward to making a robust library, or ecosystem, of biblically centered digital content accessible for teachers, students and parents across the globe.”

Darren Campbell, Campus Founder & CEO, shares Taylor’s enthusiasm and vision for the union. 

“Through the Campus platform, ACSI will seek to empower schools to reach the next generation of learners with video-driven courses, professional development content and digital resources,” Campbell said. “I’m inspired by ACSI’s vision to empower, encourage and equip flourishing schools that transform their communities, and we are grateful to be a part of that mission.” 

According to Taylor, this effort brings strong pedagogy and relevant media appeal, accelerating global access to professional development, online classes, and print to digital textbooks. 

ACSI Senior Vice President for Global Business Development Kurt Unruh is also excited about the new direction for the association and potential benefits for educators and students. 

“Technology, leveraging strong relationships in the business community utilizing digital delivery and greater awareness of what works in schools makes this an exciting time for advancing new initiatives,” he said. “Everything we do is to help schools grow and flourish, while also providing more students with access to Christian education.” 

To learn more about ACSI, visit the website or contact ACSI Care Team by calling (800) 367-0798 or by emailing careteam@acsi.org. To learn more about the strategic alliance, visit the website.

About ACSI:  

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. ACSI supports more than 5,000 member schools throughout the United States and around the world, which collectively serve approximately 1.2 million students. Through additional training programs, materials, and expertise provided to other educational groups worldwide, ACSI’s overall influence and positive impact reaches more than 26,000 schools operating in 100 countries, together serving 5.5 million people.

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