A gathering of forward-thinking Christian school educators to celebrate the 100+-year impact and influence of Reformed Christian schools and imagine the next century of Christian education.

Advance Reading

To better set the stage and understand the context of the discussions, we invite you to read through a brief overview of the history of Reformed day school education in this four-part series:

Part One: Beginnings

Part Two: Thought Leadership in the Boom Years, 1950 to 1990

Part Three: Seeking a New Paradigm of Educating: 1990 to 2010

Part Four: Schools Embodying a Transforming Vision: Missional, Dynamic, Deeper, and Global 2010 – Present


Engaging God’s World
Neil Plantinga, Calvin Seminary

Keynote: 70 years of Christian Schooling
Ron Polinder, Rehoboth Christian School

Interpreting, Fast and Slow: Faith, Love, and Hope for Christian Education
Justin Bailey, Dordt University

Keynote: Flourishing Together in Community
Lynn Swaner, ACSI

From Surviving to Thriving
Mitch Menning, Intermountain Christian School

Pursuing Shalom in the City
Joel Gaines, The City School

Faithful to Our Story
Dave Loewen, Surrey Christian School

Transforming Communities through Global Christ-centered Education
Diane Stronks, Edudeo 

Blessed to be a Blessing
Chad Dirkse, Chattanooga Christian School

EveryNation, Tribe, and Tongue
Aaron Winkle, Liz Brown, & Kassy Gutierrez, Living Stones Academy