So what can schools and churches learn from one another? After ten years on a church staff, fourteen years as a parent of children in schools (K-12), and four years of leading an organization that partners churches and schools across the country, I see plenty that both can share. In a previous column for Christianity Today, attention focused on three trends in schools and the lessons they contained for churches. Now, three valuable characteristics of churches that could benefit schools will go up on the board for discussion.
Read the Christianity Today/Building Church Leaders column What Schools Can Learn From Churches.
David Staal serves as the president & CEO of Kids Hope USA, a national nonprofit organization that partners local churches with elementary schools to provide mentors for at-risk students. A senior editor for Christianity Today and International and former children's ministry director, he also authored these books: