Seventh-day Adventists operate one of the largest Protestant school systems in the world. Why is so much time, money and creativity invested in this?
Here’s a quick quiz.
What is the most important purpose of Adventist schools?
a. To employ Adventist teachers.
b. To save our children.
c. To save the world.
How you answer will dictate what kind of school you operate, what teachers you seek to employ, what curriculum you emphasize, what type of extra-curricular activities you highlight, what kind of field trips you take and a host of other decisions.
Recently I spent an enjoyable couple of hours with Adventist School Board Chairs in Texas on zoom talking about focusing on the most important things. We went in depth on these seven action steps.
- Evaluate Yourself!
- Know Your Mission!
- Love Your Network!
- Build Your Team!
- Enjoy Your Meetings!
- Check Your Resources!
- Celebrate Your Successes!
If you are involved with Adventist Education I hope you find this seminar (below) challenging and rewarding. Here’s the PowerPoint outline and the manual and rules of order referred to in the discussion.