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Church-Schools Revisited: How A Renewed Partnership Between Churches and Christian Schools Can Invigorate Sustainable Mission

Chuck Evans and Jay Ferguson

Ask most school leaders whether they would prefer to head a church-sponsored school or an independent school, and the answer is reflexive. Christian school leadership has been conditioned by decades of dysfunction to avoid entangling academic mission with church ministry. But what if a serious look at the Gospel and a re-consideration of ministry partnership compelled us to re-integrate Church and School? And what if it could be done in a way that turns the conventional economics of schooling on its head?