A Scent of Water is a message of hope for the Christian school movement, a movement that is currently lacks vision, struggles with enrollment declines and battles budget limitations. This message derives from scriptural truth and the findings of empirical...
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A Scent of Water is a message of hope for the Christian school movement, a movement that is currently lacks vision, struggles with enrollment declines and battles budget limitations. This message derives from scriptural truth and the findings of empirical research and recommends a means for restoring a vision for the ministry. The local Christian school must become the site for transforming the movement into one that focuses upon student learning and a clear delineation of student goals. The authors examine schools as social and cultural systems that must be understood. A Scent of Water describes the type of leadership that must characterize the movement and proposes an active, vibrant and collaborative role for classroom teachers, working with building principals who see themselves as capacity builders, building strength and knowledge within the teaching staff to bring a scent of water that will revitalize and transform the movement.
Phil Suiter, pastor and educator, has experience in Ohio as teacher and principal. He taught in the School of Education at Marshall University and later accepted a position with the State Department of Education in West Virginia, first serving as the Director of Teacher Preparation and later as the Assistant State Superintendent of Schools. He left public education in 1980 to enter the ministry and serve in leadership roles within the Christian school movement at both state and national levels.
Edward Earwood has served 33 years in Christian education; his ministry has included positions as teacher, athletic director, principal, and pastor. After more than two decades in Alabama, he now serves as the executive director of South Carolina Association of Christian Schools. His work extends to the national and international levels through North American Christian School Accrediting Agency.