Welcome to ACSI Higher Education
Institutions of Christian higher education have a crucial role in training future leaders, educators, and workers for service worldwide. They commendably fill this role and continue to meet the critical need for well-trained, biblically sound teachers, administrators, leaders, and others.
As colleges and universities seek to be effective in preparing young hearts and minds for their vocations, ACSI desires to assist in that process and partner with higher education institutions worldwide. ACSI membership offers Christian colleges and universities
the opportunity to engage their EE–12 colleagues in a variety of settings. ACSI member colleges cooperate in the Distinguished Christian High School Student Program and the Higher Education Accreditation Program.
Higher Education Accreditation Program (HEAP)
The Higher Education Accreditation Program (HEAP) is offered to currently accredited ACSI member Christian liberal arts colleges, universities, and Bible colleges. Colleges and universities seeking to participate in the program must give evidence of a commitment to preparing teachers and administrators to serve in Christian schools and must show they are encouraging their graduates to prayerfully consider serving in Christian schools around the world.
ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.