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Global Christian School Leadership Summit


February 1–3, 2017

Rosen Centre Hotel  |  Orlando, Florida

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Global Christian School Leadership Summit


February 1–3, 2017

Rosen Centre Hotel  |  Orlando, Florida

Register Now  Book Hotel Now

Join together with fellow Christian school leaders (Early Education, Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education) from around the world to cast a unified vision for the years ahead. This summit, hosted by eight Christian school associations, will feature engaging speakers, facilitated breakout sessions, and workshops in an atmosphere designed for dialogue and collaboration. We will discuss key issues and opportunities facing the Christian school movement and encourage one another as we lead our schools into the future.

You have a seat at the table. Will you join us?

Invitation from Lee Strobel

Introduction from Stephen Reel

Ways to Participate


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Ways to Participate


Be a Participant

Attend keynote and breakout sessions, visit the Idea Fair, and give feedback during the summit via the GCSLS app. Enjoy the many opportunities for formal and informal discussions, all with the goal of bringing a diverse Christian school body together to develop a unified vision for the future of the Christian school movement.

NEW! Spouse Registrations Participants and presenters may register their spouses for $100. Spouse registrations include plenary sessions (not break-out sessions), the opening reception, coffee breaks, and lunches.


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Sponsoring Associations


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Sponsoring Associations


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Location


Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

GCSLS Group Rate Reservation

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Location


Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

GCSLS Group Rate Reservation

The Rosen Centre Hotel is located next to the Orange County Convention Center and only 12 minutes away from Orlando International Airport (see Google map). The hotel is home to some of the finest restaurants on Orlando’s International Drive, provides various recreational activities and is only minutes away from many Orlando attractions. Learn more at www.rosencentre.com

Online group room rate reservations for the Global Christian School Leadership Summit are available for summit participants until January 4, 2017. 

Featured Speakers


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Featured Speakers


LEE STROBEL

Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He currently serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Visit Lee’s website at: www.leestrobel.com

sponsored by Zondervan


David kinnaman

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good FaithYou Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.


Dan Egeler

Dr. Dan Egeler is the president of ACSI. His strength is passionately communicating how God is using Christian schooling around the world to accomplish God’s purpose. Dr. Egeler’s experiences equip him to address the challenge of how ACSI can train the next generation of Christian educators and leaders around the world to establish self-sustaining Christian schooling movements. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children.   


Bill Brown

Dr. William E. (Bill) Brown led two Christian universities as President - Bryan College (1993-2003) and Cedarville University (2003-2013). Currently, he is the Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture at the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He also directs the Colson Fellows Program (formerly, the Centurions Program). He serves as the Senior Executive of WorldAPP, and is a partner in the firm, Partnership Advisors.

Dr. Brown is the author of Making Sense of Your Faith, Where Have All the Dreamers Gone? Observations from a Biblical Worldview, and Making Sense of Your World (with Gary Phillips and John Stonestreet). He also is the Executive Producer and speaker for the multiple award-winning DVD series, re:View worldview study. Dr. Brown and his wife, Lynne, have been married since 1976. They have two children – April and Alex, and three grandchildren.


Aaron Keyes

Aaron and his wife, Megan, are the delighted parents of four sons (Cooper, Judah, Nyle, and Linen). They have been married for 15 years and live in the Atlanta area. Aaron is a singer-songwriter, worship pastor, husband, and father. He has served as a worship pastor for over 15 years. Aaron and his band travel nationally and internationally, leading worship and training leaders. In 2007, the Keyes launched their worship school, with four students coming to live in their basement and on their tour bus for six months of discipleship. Since then, many worship pastors from around the world have come through their home, gone through their training, and become part of the broader family, now called 10,000 Fathers.

Presenters


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Presenters


GUIDE to Differentiated Instruction Beth Ackerman, Ed.D. Professor, School of Education Chair of Special Education Liberty University

GUIDE to Differentiated Instruction
Beth Ackerman, Ed.D.
Professor, School of Education
Chair of Special Education
Liberty University

Alone Together Dhugie Adams Director of Growth and Impact Axis  

Alone Together
Dhugie Adams
Director of Growth and Impact
Axis

 

Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny Michael Allison, JD Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny
Michael Allison, JD

Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times Greg Baylor, JD Senior Counsel, Director of the Religious School Teams Alliance Defending Freedom

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times
Greg Baylor, JD

Senior Counsel, Director of the Religious School Teams
Alliance Defending Freedom

Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports Ellen Black, Ed.D. Professor, Education Liberty University

Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports
Ellen Black, Ed.D.

Professor, Education
Liberty University

What Every Christian University Leader Wishes Every Christian School Leader Knew Kim E. Boyd, Ed.D. Dean, College of Education Oral Roberts University  

What Every Christian University Leader Wishes Every Christian School Leader Knew
Kim E. Boyd, Ed.D.

Dean, College of Education
Oral Roberts University

 

Integrating Cultural Commission Gavin Brettenny, M.A. Director of Strategic Development Association of Christian Schools International AFRICA

Integrating Cultural Commission
Gavin Brettenny, M.A.
Director of Strategic Development
Association of Christian Schools International AFRICA

Equipping Students to Leave School without Leaving their Faith Chris Browne, M.A. Bible Faculty, Wheaton Academy President, The Engaged Schools Initiative

Equipping Students to Leave School without Leaving their Faith
Chris Browne, M.A.

Bible Faculty, Wheaton Academy
President, The Engaged Schools Initiative

Faith that Lasts a Lifetime (Not Just Until Graduation): How to Maximize Life’s Seven Temporary Phases Brian Burchik, M.A. Founder & CEO, Live Fully, LLCChristian Life Director, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Faith that Lasts a Lifetime (Not Just Until Graduation): How to Maximize Life’s Seven Temporary Phases
Brian Burchik, M.A.
Founder & CEO, Live Fully, LLCChristian Life Director, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Community Governance and Board and Administrator Appraisals Paul Campey, MBA Partner, Resolve Consulting Group

Community Governance
and
Board and Administrator Appraisals
Paul Campey, MBA
Partner, Resolve Consulting Group

Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny Stephen Case, JD Associate Corporate Counsel Manager Legal Operations Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny
Stephen Case, JD

Associate Corporate Counsel
Manager Legal Operations
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Employment and School Laws that Impact Your School Operations Thomas J. Cathey, Ed.D. Director for Legal Legislative Issues Association of Christian Schools International

Employment and School Laws that Impact Your School Operations
Thomas J. Cathey, Ed.D.
Director for Legal Legislative Issues
Association of Christian Schools International

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times and Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny John Cooley, JD Partner, Firm President CooleySublett PLC

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times
and
Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny
John Cooley, JD
Partner, Firm President
CooleySublett PLC

Implementing the Flourishing School Framework Steve Dill, Ed.D. Senior Vice President, USA Association of Christian Schools International

Implementing the Flourishing School Framework
Steve Dill, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, USA
Association of Christian Schools International

Connecting Truth: Embracing the Connection Between a Christ-centered Worldview and Spiritual Transformation [Moderated Roundtable] Matt Domginguez, M.A. Faculty, Wheaton Academy Partner, The Engaged Schools Initiative

Connecting Truth: Embracing the Connection Between a Christ-centered Worldview and Spiritual Transformation [Moderated Roundtable]
Matt Domginguez, M.A.
Faculty, Wheaton Academy
Partner, The Engaged Schools Initiative

Teacher Compensation: A Sustainable Pathway to Professional Growth Thomas G. Dykhouse Executive Director and Head of School, Eastern Christian School

Teacher Compensation: A Sustainable Pathway to Professional Growth
Thomas G. Dykhouse

Executive Director and Head of School, Eastern Christian School

Bridging the College Admissions Process: From Christians Schools to Christian Universities [Moderated Roundtable] Terrell L. Elam, Ph.D. Dean of Admissions School of Education Liberty University

Bridging the College Admissions Process: From Christians Schools to Christian Universities [Moderated Roundtable]
Terrell L. Elam, Ph.D.
Dean of Admissions
School of Education
Liberty University

The Leader's Palette and the Leader's Use of Power Ralph E. Enlow, Jr., Ed.D. President, Association for Biblical Higher Education  

The Leader's Palette and the Leader's Use of Power
Ralph E. Enlow, Jr., Ed.D.
President, Association for Biblical Higher Education

 

Are you Delivering Buggy Whips or Teslas? A New Model for Sustainability in the 21st Century Gene Frost, Ed.D. Head of School Wheaton Academy

Are you Delivering Buggy Whips or Teslas? A New Model for Sustainability in the 21st Century
Gene Frost, Ed.D.

Head of School
Wheaton Academy

Garnering Student Support for Diversity Initiatives Joel R. Gaines, M.Ed. Assistant Head of the Upper School Delaware County Christian School

Garnering Student Support for Diversity Initiatives
Joel R. Gaines, M.Ed.

Assistant Head of the Upper School
Delaware County Christian School

Coaching Teachers to Apply Biblically Integrated Instruction Annie Gallagher, Ph.D. Professional Development Trainer & Consultant, Transformed PD

Coaching Teachers to Apply Biblically Integrated Instruction
Annie Gallagher, Ph.D.
Professional Development Trainer & Consultant, Transformed PD

Trust at the Top: Enhancing the Relationship between the Head of School and Board Chair Phil Graybeal, Ed.D. Governance Consultant Graybeal and Associates, LLC

Trust at the Top: Enhancing the Relationship between the Head of School and Board Chair
Phil Graybeal, Ed.D.
Governance Consultant
Graybeal and Associates, LLC

Measurement in Christian Education for the Common Good Beth Green, DPhil Program Director, Education Cardus  

Measurement in Christian Education for the Common Good
Beth Green, DPhil

Program Director, Education
Cardus

 

Pack that Parachute!: Administrative Strategies for Initiating and Supporting the Integration of Faith and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom Dion T. Harrigan Ph.D. Professor of Education Director, Center for the Advancement of Faith Ethics and Learning, Nyack College

Pack that Parachute!: Administrative Strategies for Initiating and Supporting the Integration of Faith and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Dion T. Harrigan Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Director, Center for the Advancement of Faith Ethics and Learning, Nyack College

Re-thinking the Christian School’s Approach to Developing Christ-Centered, Missional Students Ryan Hewitt, M.S. Principal, The University School

Re-thinking the Christian School’s Approach to Developing Christ-Centered, Missional Students
Ryan Hewitt, M.S.

Principal, The University School

The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States Phillip Hills Executive Regional Director Western Canada, Association of Christian Schools International

The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States
Phillip Hills

Executive Regional Director Western Canada, Association of Christian Schools International

Redemptive Education: The Quest to Align with God's Design Amy Imbody, M.Ed. Founder & Director, The Center for Redemptive Education

Redemptive Education: The Quest to Align with God's Design
Amy Imbody, M.Ed.
Founder & Director, The Center for Redemptive Education

What Makes a "Religious" College Religious?  A Case Study of One College's Experience Erik Hoekstra, Ph.D. President, Dordt College

What Makes a "Religious" College Religious?  A Case Study of One College's Experience
Erik Hoekstra, Ph.D.
President, Dordt College

Dispositions Matter: A Research-Based Approach to Selecting and Developing Educators and Administrators and High-Impact Digital Tools for Literacy Learning Sally Ingles, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Educational Leadership Indiana Wesleyan University

Dispositions Matter: A Research-Based Approach to Selecting and Developing Educators and Administrators
and
High-Impact Digital Tools for Literacy Learning
Sally Ingles, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Educational Leadership
Indiana Wesleyan University

Leveraging Technology to Empower Instructional Leadership Nathan Johnson Ed.D. CEO of the Charleston Bilingual Academy, Executive Director of the Clapham Group

Leveraging Technology to Empower Instructional Leadership
Nathan Johnson Ed.D.
CEO of the Charleston Bilingual Academy, Executive Director of the Clapham Group

International Students: Building a Program—Opportunities and Challenges Ruth Kudar, M.S. High School Principal and International Program Director Eastern Christian School

International Students: Building a Program—Opportunities and Challenges
Ruth Kudar, M.S.

High School Principal and International Program Director
Eastern Christian School

Relational Spirituality's Impact on Biblical Worldview [Moderated Roundtable] Todd Marrah, Ph.D. Superintendent Tree of Life Christian Schools

Relational Spirituality's Impact on Biblical Worldview [Moderated Roundtable]
Todd Marrah, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Tree of Life Christian Schools

Anxiety in Young Children Kristi Martin-Smith, Ed.D. Executive Director Harvest Christian Academy

Anxiety in Young Children
Kristi Martin-Smith, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Harvest Christian Academy

Principal Instructional Leadership: Current Study Results on how Christian School Principals Impact Student Learning and High-Impact Digital Tools for Literacy Learning Mary Martin, M.Ed. Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Moody Bible Institute

Principal Instructional Leadership: Current Study Results on how Christian School Principals Impact Student Learning
and
High-Impact Digital Tools for Literacy Learning
Mary Martin, M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Moody Bible Institute

Experiencing Abundant Life in Christian School Leadership Tim McAboy, M.A. Principal Wheaton Christian Grammar School

Experiencing Abundant Life in Christian School Leadership
Tim McAboy, M.A.
Principal
Wheaton Christian Grammar School

Sustainability and Future Thinking [Moderated Roundtable] Bryan Miller, B.B.A. Partner/Director of Leadership Development Bowdon/Miller Shepherding

Sustainability and Future Thinking [Moderated Roundtable]
Bryan Miller, B.B.A.
Partner/Director of Leadership Development
Bowdon/Miller Shepherding

Faith and Science: Allies, Enemies, or Frenemies? Barrett Mosbacker, Ed.D. Superintendent Briarwood Christian School

Faith and Science: Allies, Enemies, or Frenemies?
Barrett Mosbacker, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Briarwood Christian School

Global Unity and Radical Community Integration Brian E. Mueller President, Grand Canyon University  

Global Unity and Radical Community Integration
Brian E. Mueller

President, Grand Canyon University

 

Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America [Moderated Roundtable] Janet Lowrie Nason, Ed.D. CEO Advisor, IPEKA Schools Jakarta, Indonesia

Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America [Moderated Roundtable]
Janet Lowrie Nason, Ed.D.
CEO Advisor, IPEKA Schools
Jakarta, Indonesia

Mission and Marketing: Making Data Driven Decisions to Support Each School's Unique and Changing Situation Paul T. Neal, M.A. Senior Vice President Marketing and Enrollment Cairn University

Mission and Marketing: Making Data Driven Decisions to Support Each School's Unique and Changing Situation
Paul T. Neal, M.A.

Senior Vice President
Marketing and Enrollment
Cairn University

Enhancing Leadership within a Collegial Community Edward Noot, M.Ed. Executive Director Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia

Enhancing Leadership within a Collegial Community
Edward Noot, M.Ed.

Executive Director
Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia

The Perfect Storm Impacting K-12 Christian Schools is Headed Toward Christian Higher Education J. Patrick Otto, Ed.D. Chair of the Graduate School of Education, Oral Roberts University

The Perfect Storm Impacting K-12 Christian Schools is Headed Toward Christian Higher Education
J. Patrick Otto, Ed.D.
Chair of the Graduate School of Education, Oral Roberts University

Somebody's Got to Pay Alan Pue, Ed.D. President, The Barnabas Group

Somebody's Got to Pay
Alan Pue, Ed.D.
President, The Barnabas Group

Leading Up: How to Lead and Follow Your School Board Effectively [Moderated Roundtable] Stephen G. Reel, Ph.D. Senior Director, Southern Division Association of Christian Schools International

Leading Up: How to Lead and Follow Your School Board Effectively [Moderated Roundtable]
Stephen G. Reel, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Southern Division
Association of Christian Schools International

Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs Lynn Roper, M.S.W. Assistant Professor of Special Education, Cedarville University

Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs
Lynn Roper, M.S.W.

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Cedarville University

Sustainability: Navigating Economic and Social Challenges [Moderated Roundtable] Mitchell Salerno, Ed.D. Headmaster Monte Vista Christian School

Sustainability: Navigating Economic and Social Challenges [Moderated Roundtable]
Mitchell Salerno, Ed.D.
Headmaster
Monte Vista Christian School

The Pursuit of Excellence in the Christian School Glen Schultz, Ed.D. Founder and Director Kingdom Education Ministries

The Pursuit of Excellence in the Christian School
Glen Schultz, Ed.D.

Founder and Director
Kingdom Education Ministries

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times and The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States Philip Scott, ESQ In-House Counsel, Association of Christian Schools International

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times
and
The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States
Philip Scott, ESQ
In-House Counsel, Association of Christian Schools International

The Global Need for School Counseling in a Christian School Setting Justin Silvey, Ed.D. Assistant Professor School Counseling Clinical Director Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies School of Behavioral Sciences Liberty University

The Global Need for School Counseling in a Christian School Setting
Justin Silvey, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
School Counseling Clinical Director
Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies
School of Behavioral Sciences
Liberty University

Disciplines of Board Members and Heads of Schools: Working Together to Lead Effective Christian Schools Brian S. Simmons, Ed.D. Associate Provost for Online Studies, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Columbia International University

Disciplines of Board Members and Heads of Schools: Working Together to Lead Effective Christian Schools
Brian S. Simmons, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Online Studies, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
Columbia International University

Persuading Public Opinion: Make “Them” Care Bruce Smith Vice President of Public Advocacy Training Alliance Defending Freedom

Persuading Public Opinion: Make “Them” Care
Bruce Smith

Vice President of Public Advocacy Training
Alliance Defending Freedom

Teach FASTly – Teaching the Connection between Faith and Science David Smith, Ph.D. Director of Graduate Studies in Education Director of Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning Calvin College

Teach FASTly – Teaching the Connection between Faith and Science
David Smith, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies in Education
Director of Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning
Calvin College

Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America [Moderated Roundtable] Rev. Petroes S. Soeryo CEO, IPEKA Schools Jakarta, Indonesia

Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America [Moderated Roundtable]
Rev. Petroes S. Soeryo
CEO, IPEKA Schools
Jakarta, Indonesia

Christian Schools in a LGBTIQA+ World Mark Spencer, M.Lab.Rel. & Law Executive Officer, National Policy Christian Schools Australia Limited

Christian Schools in a LGBTIQA+ World
Mark Spencer, M.Lab.Rel. & Law
Executive Officer, National Policy
Christian Schools Australia Limited

Best Practices in Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders and Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports Lynn Swaner, Ed.D. Assistant Director Northeast Region Association of Christian Schools International

Best Practices in Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders
and
Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports
Lynn Swaner, Ed.D.

Assistant Director Northeast Region
Association of Christian Schools International

Presenting, Promoting, Practicing & Preserving a Kingdom Focused School Culture Larry Taylor, Ph.D. Head of School Prestonwood Christian Academy

Presenting, Promoting, Practicing & Preserving a Kingdom Focused School Culture
Larry Taylor, Ph.D.
Head of School
Prestonwood Christian Academy

Reaching Your Legislators P. George Tryfiates, M.A.  Director for Government Affairs Association of Christian Schools International

Reaching Your Legislators
P. George Tryfiates, M.A.
 
Director for Government Affairs
Association of Christian Schools International

Distinctively Christian Early Education and its Role in Program Sustainability and What Boards and All Heads of Schools Need to Know about Early Childhood Education Milton Uecker, Ed.D. Faculty, College of Education Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education Columbia International University

Distinctively Christian Early Education and its Role in Program Sustainability
and
What Boards and All Heads of Schools Need to Know about Early Childhood Education
Milton Uecker, Ed.D.
Faculty, College of Education
Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education
Columbia International University

Online Schools and Blended Learning [Moderated Roundtable] Erin Wilcox, Ed.D. Assistant Vice President, Academic Services, Association of Christian Schools International

Online Schools and Blended Learning [Moderated Roundtable]
Erin Wilcox, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President, Academic Services, Association of Christian Schools International

Strategic Integration of Service Learning in Missions: Designing an Effective Curriculum-based Missions Model Todd Williams, Ph.D. President, Cairn University

Strategic Integration of Service Learning in Missions: Designing an Effective Curriculum-based Missions Model
Todd Williams, Ph.D.

President, Cairn University

More information on breakout session presenters will be added as it becomes available.

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Partners


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Become a strategic or higher education partner today! We invite you to join with our eight sponsoring associations in making the Global Christian School Leadership Summit a success.