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 a consultant to the nonprofit sector following 11 years as President & CEO of a national organization (Kids Hope USA), 10 years in church staff leadership (Willow Creek Community Church), and a 13-year marketing career (Abbott Laboratories). A senior editor for Christianity Today International for 12 years, he also authored these books: