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For more than 40 years, ACSI has faithfully lived out its mission around the world:

To strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Since our founding in 1978, our vision has steadfastly desired that:

ACSI will become a leading international organization that promotes Christian education and provides training and resources to Christian schools and Christian educators.

As our mission continues, ACSI is renewing our commitment to Christian schools and educators to help them deal with today’s challenging times—characterized by seismic cultural shifts and disruption. 

Today and into the future we will continue to assist, encourage and develop:

  • Schools that contribute to the public good through effective teaching and learning and that are biblically sound, academically rigorous, socially engaged, and culturally relevant; and
  • Educators who embody a biblical worldview, engage in transformational teaching and disciplining, and embrace personal and professional growth.

Over the past two years, ACSI has diligently sought the Lord's guidance through prayer, and is now positioning everything under three pillars: Advancing, Access and Advocacy. 

pillar_logoADVANCING – Leading Christ-centered education toward excellence and flourishing

ACCESS – Making Christ-centered education available and obtainable

ADVOCACY – Promoting and protecting Christ-centered education for today and tomorrow

This will allow ACSI to be laser-focused on promoting excellence in Kingdom education around the world in the months and years to come.

Discover how ACSI can serve you by taking the time to visit our updated website. We’re excited to journey with you by providing new opportunities and services.

We invite you to join us as together, we advance the cause of Kingdom Education today and into the future.

 

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Over the past two years, ACSI has diligently sought the Lord's guidance through prayer, and is now positioning everything under three pillars: Advancing, Access and Advocacy. 

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ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

Jan 27, 2021, 14:22 PM by Caitlyn Berman (Caitlyn_Berman@acsi.org)
Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 27. 2021 – ACSI and Ron Blue Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to equip junior and senior high school students with a biblical foundation for financial management, enabling them to be wise stewards of their God-given resources.  

The Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a six-week offering consisting of six modules that will train students in basic financial literacy, including the four uses of money (live, give, owe and grow). Teachers will have access to an online portal providing lesson plans, project outlines, test and quiz questions, and additional materials.  

“The most important thing we want every student to walk away with is the understanding of how they work out their faith through their finances,” said Ron Blue Institute President, Michael Blue.  

The goal of this course is that students’ hearts and heads would “intersect so they have the freedom in their checkbook to be free to pursue God and His mission in the world,” he explained. 

Developed over a three-year period in collaboration with current high school teachers, this curriculum brings to life the concepts of living within a budget, avoiding debt, and growing healthy savings. 

Ron Blue, CEO of Ron Blue Institute, believes it is imperative for individuals to get the right perspective on finances. “We have proven that a biblical worldview approach to money and money management works,” he said. “We feel the relationship with ACSI is our first significant opportunity to reach into the high school world.” 

ACSI President, Dr. Larry Taylor, anticipates that this partnership will be key for high school students in their preparation for college and life beyond high school. 

“This is ACSI’s first time entering into a partnership to offer training specifically designed for equipping students— these young adults—with a biblically-based understanding of finances,” Taylor expressed. “I am excited to see the impact this course will have on the next generation.”  

Both ministries believe in the initiative from a missional standpoint and see the course as a discipleship opportunity with the potential for significant impact. 

“We feel that what God has given us is a message that is simple, always relevant and easily repeatable, so that we can show the world that God’s word speaks to finances,” Ron Blue said. “And, if He speaks to finances, my thought is, doesn’t He speak to the rest of our life also?” 

This online course will be available to ACSI member schools at your.acsi.org/rbi for the special rate of $27.50 per student, including teacher training materials at no additional cost. 

To learn more about ACSI, please visit the website at www.ACSI.org or connect with the ACSI Care Team by calling (800)367-0798 or at careteam@acsi.org. 

About ACSI:  

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 25,000 schools in 108 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education. 

Follow ACSI on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ACSIUSA  or on Twitter at @ACSIUSA. 

About Ron Blue Institute: 

Ron Blue Institute exists to help today’s Christian students understand how money truly works to confidently integrate their faith into every area of their lives, including finances. Through curriculum, consulting, tools and resources, Ron Blue Institute’s mission is to educate and steward students at both high schools and colleges. 

For more information on the ministry, visit ronblueinstitute.com or follow Ron Blue Institute on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ronblueinstitute/ or on Twitter at @RonBlueInst.