Thursday, July 20, 2017

CEAI National Leadership Summit

Our national  leadership team for Christian Educators gathered for 4 days in beautiful Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs. This is a great turning point in our 64-year history because it is only the 4th transfer of directors. Unique to this leadership summit is that we kicked off the event with a tribute to our present leader, Finn Laursen and then installed our new leader David Schmus. Participating with us throughout the Summit was also our former director Forrest Turpen. Special thanks to these dedicated godly men who inspire us all. Needless to say, we all experienced a great sense of joy, community, connections and excitement for the future of Christian Educators Association, International (CEAI).

Speaking from a purely personal point of view, I was so encouraged by the vision and love that exuded from our leaders across the nation. Each area has unique cultures and stories to tell of how God's love and truth is transforming education. However, we want more. David has a heart cry to wake up the army that we may obey Matthew 6:33 - Seek first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. We know there are precious Christian educators on every campus in America who simply need a gentle nudge to wake up! We believe that is our call to encourage, equip and empower them with Biblical principles. 

We are learning to abide, listen and follow what our Commander-in-Chief Jesus is calling us to do. He speaks to us all at different times and in different ways, but we yearn to follow that we may bless the educators and students of our public, private and charter schools of America. Will you help us? Do you have a "hot" heart for God? Luke 24:32They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” If so, sent a short note to David Schmus, our new executive director at

The new school year is quickly approaching. We are your prayer covering. We yearn for our "hot" hearted educators to help us cover EVERY campus in America in prayer regularly and tell the stories of how God is transforming their school with His love and truth. Come join this awesome movement.

As always, I am prayerfully yours,

Note: To more fully understand the 16-9 Movement, please read the first blog entry by clicking here.

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May God bless you as you rest and prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.

Christian Educators Association International is the only professional association in the United States specifically for Christian educators in public schools.  CEAI protects our members first in prayer, next with excellent professional liability insurance and other benefits while helping them live out their high calling as a Christian in the public school.