Christian Education – Seniors to Kindergartners Preparing to Soar!

13 Years! In about 4 months, Heritage Christian Academy will be celebrating the 7th Commencement Exercises for the high school. The 27 current seniors will join a growing list of alumni that have graduated from HCA. Of these 27 seniors, seven have attended Heritage (and Westminster prior to the merger) since kindergarten. Their kindergarten teacher…  [read the full post]

How Important Is It That My Kids Go To Christian School?

A child’s experiences in school form the building blocks of that child’s spiritual foundation. Considering that, on average, children spend about 1200 hours in school each year, the people with whom your child interacts during this time frame will have a profound impact on your child’s spiritual development. Here are three important roles a Christian schoolteacher…  [read the full post]

A Philosophy of Christian Education

Why Does Heritage Christian Academy exist? To broaden that question, why does any Christian School exist? Maybe a better way to ask that would be: Why should Christian Schools exist? The Bible declares that Jesus is the Logos (Word, Reason, or Logic) through which everything was made (John 1:1-3) and in which everything holds together…  [read the full post]

Christian Education: A Weapon In The Stand Against God’s Enemies

I listened to a sermon recently from a passage in Isaiah that held a great deal of encouragement for me. The specific topic concerned the oracles in Isaiah (chapters 13-23) against the many foreign nations around Israel and God’s people. There were two key concepts in this message that stood out to me: Don’t Align…  [read the full post]

Excellence in Education

I had the distinct privilege of announcing the names of three HCA seniors, Kaylee Barr, Edith Earnshaw, and Penny Miner, at the Kansas Honors Program ceremony on Wednesday, October 21. Our college counselor, Mrs. Katie Tassy, was also present to watch them as they walked across the stage at Spring Hill High School. HCA is…  [read the full post]

Worldview: A Few Degrees Off Makes A World Of Difference

There is a well-documented, but relatively unknown, rule within the realm of direction and compass headings. It is called the “Rule of 1 in 60,” and if you happen to be a pilot or ship navigator, you know it well.  However, for the rest of us, the rule goes something like this: for every 1…  [read the full post]

Kindness: Going Beyond Anti-Bullying

The last several years have seen an increase in general awareness of ‘bullying’ and instances of mean behavior. I’m not sure that I believe it is more prevalent, but perhaps smart devices and other technology make it not only easier to happen, but for it to happen outside of the school day. Regardless, it is…  [read the full post]

What Makes A Christian School Great ? {Hint: It Has To Do With Teachers!}

I had the privilege of attending a leadership conference earlier this summer. It was thoroughly enjoyable as it provided an opportunity to network with other Christian school leaders as well as hear from several excellent speakers on a variety of leadership topics. I have always found it beneficial to interact with, pray with, encourage and…  [read the full post]

What NOT To Look For When Choosing A School

I have a regular routine that commences shortly after the end of the school year and signals the beginning of summer…I clean and organize my desk and bookshelves. (This is a good thing as those of you who have visited my office can attest!) Invariably, I stumble across articles and books that I have previously…  [read the full post]

The Next Generation: Developing Christian Leadership

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning…  [read the full post]