ACSI Professional Development Express: Waipahu
January 8, 2018
Pearl Harbor Christian Academy, 94-1044 Waipio Uka Street, Waipahu, HI
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John Stonestreet President, Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. A gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, John is a sought-after speaker, published author, and respected cultural commentator.
Since 2012, John and Eric Metaxas have cohosted BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated radio commentary founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of The Point, a daily one-minute radio feature on worldview, apologetics, and cultural issues.
Before coming to the Colson Center in 2010, John served various leadership capacities with Summit Ministries, and was on the Biblical Studies faculty at Bryan College (TN). John has coauthored three books: Restoring All Things (with Warren Smith, 2015), Same-Sex Marriage (with Sean McDowell, 2014), and Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview (with Gary Phillips and William Brown, 2007). John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN).
He and his wife, Sarah, have three daughters and a son, and live in Colorado Springs, CO.
Connect with John at BreakPoint.org, or follow him on Twitter (@jbstonestreet).
Kim Bearden Director, Ron Clark Academy
Kim Bearden teaches educators how to promote academic rigor to create a climate and culture that promotes success and engages students. She is the cofounder and executive director of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, where she also serves as a language arts teacher.
Suzie Mohler Early Education Field Director, ACSI
Dr. Suzie Mohler loves Christian education! After serving at Whittier Christian Schools for 27 years in a variety of leadership positions, she answered God's prompting to join the staff of the ACSI CA/HI Regional Office as the Early Education Field Director. Since 2014, Suzie has helped ACSI revitalize and renew early education services, building relationship with educators, organizing three early education conferences in CA, numerous workshops, and other training opportunities for schools and staff. Suzie also loves accreditation and has served on and chaired numerous EE–12 teams regionally and internationally. Suzie received her doctorate from Azusa Pacific University in Educational Leadership and her focus was the spiritual development of children in Christian schools.
Attorney Michael Porrazzo The Porrazzo Law Firm
Mike is a 1981 graduate of the University of Southern California, and received his law degree from Santa Clara University in 1985. He has over twenty-five years of experience representing non-profit and for-profit organizations.
PFO prepares Christian educators and staff, boarding personnel, administrators, and their families for service in Christian international schools abroad.
Mr. Nichols outlines 33 risk factors or danger signs for ACSI schools that have contributed to their closures. This presentation was given at the ACSI Anaheim Convention. This is the Power Point portion of Mr. Nichol's presentation which is based off his thesis paper at California Baptist University.
The American Christian schooling movement has deep roots and a rich history, and it continues to produce graduates who can transform our nation with their Christ-centered values. A few years ago Cardus, a Christian think tank headquartered in Ontario, Canada, sought to discover to what extent those graduates are making an impact.In other words, does K–12 Christian education produce its intended outcomes?
Gratitude: it’s one of my favorite topics because it has such power to effect change in our hearts, in others, in our communities, and even in our schools. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to write about gratitude as we enter the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S. —Dan
It’s a question many Christian parents have asked: By having my kids attend a Christian school, am I nurturing them and equipping them for life in secular society, or am I potentially harming them by shielding them from it? Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), addresses that question head-on in this issue. I hope you’ll consider his excellent points.
Our goal for our four children is simple. We want them to become academically prepared, devoted followers of Jesus Christ.