Flourishing Schools Institute Charlotte, North Carolina - June 20–22, 2023
Biblical Unity ACSI Core Convictions and Commitments According to Biblical Worldview Truths
ACSI's Foundational 3 Pillars:
Leading Christ-centered education toward excellence and flourishing
We want all schools to aspire to, achieve, and remain committed to a biblically-based philosophy of education, standards that are measurable, and flourishing-related criteria. ACSI strives to lead, support, and serve Christian schools, and educators, by placing them on a path of growth and flourishing using the research-based Flourishing Schools Initiative. This model should link leadership and faculty professional development accreditation, and every culture-driving component of a school. A common philosophy, and a flourishing-based metric, would unify our efforts of advancing Christian schools and educators.
Making Christ-centered education available and obtainable
ACSI is committed to making Kingdom education available to as many children and families as desire it, believing that such an education offers students an opportunity to grow in a loving relationship with their Creator, come to know His saving work through Jesus, and flourish in His Ephesians 2:10 calling for their lives. This commitment requires removing barriers to access for those who traditionally have not benefited from Christian school, as well as seeking out new ways to create access points to Kingdom education and the ability to thrive and be successful in that education—for all those who desire it.
Promoting and protecting Christ-centered education for today and tomorrow
As the largest evangelical Christian school association in the world, ACSI is by default viewed as the spokesperson for Christian schooling in the public square. In order to discharge this responsibility with excellence and seasoned speech (Colossians 4:6), and to equip our member schools to do the same, ACSI must invest in developing public-facing resources and forming strategic relationships with those working in the area of advocacy for Christian Education and for religious liberty.
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ACSI Statement on Allen, Texas Shooting
Our hearts are heavy to see yet another shooting, this one in Texas this weekend. Personally, this strikes too close to home impacting an ACSI Member Christian school community where I served for more than 20 years. In times like these, we cling to the hope found only in Jesus Christ who provides peace amidst cultural chaos. We know God cares for all involved and loves the world so much (1 Peter 5:7, John 3:16). Let’s pray for the injured, the innocent lives lost, and the families forever changed by this tragic, senseless act of violence. May God’s peace envelop those impacted in the days to come. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Dr. Larry Taylor, ACSI President & CEO