We work with leaders called to build a Christ-centered school for urban, low income students in their home city.

God is calling visionary leaders to launch Christ-centered schools

Watch Hope Academy co-founder Russ Gregg share his story of starting a Christ-centered school for his urban neighbors.

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If you are considering starting a Christ-centered school for at risk youth in your city, please complete our fellowship application:
A fellowship includes a comprehensive site visit of Hope Academy and orientation to our model, including time with co-founder Russ Gregg.


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The Hope Academy Declaration

The Hope Academy Declaration

One of the classical means of shaping character is the use of catechisms and creeds. Our version of a creed at Hope Academy is called the Hope Declaration — and students in grades K-5 recite it regularly. The declaration begins by distinguishing our school as...

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Mustard Seeds #2: Hope in the Harbor

Mustard Seeds #2: Hope in the Harbor

Last Tuesday, Sept. 4, was the first day of school for Harbor Christian Academy, a new God-centered school in the fifth ward of Houston, Texas, and a pilot Founder school of the Spreading Hope Network. (Click here for a brief update and photos from their first day of...

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God’s Leadership Profile

God’s Leadership Profile

If I were to ask you what is the biggest obstacle to the advance of the kingdom in any city or any neighborhood, most of us would be tempted to look outward. We’d say, well the decay of the culture is a huge obstacle, or the way school funding is set up is an enormous...

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This is Why we Exist

Russ Gregg is the co-founder and Head of School of Hope Academy and a thought leader in Christian education. Subscribe to our monthly updates and blog posts, and we'll send you a free ebook from Russ Gregg: “The Mark of God and Our Education Crisis.”

Hope Academy is a flagship for our Christian schools. The development and growth of Christian schools like Hope Academy is so encouraging. CSI is excited by the school planting efforts of the Spreading Hope team.

Jeff Blamer

Vice President, Member Services, Christian Schools Intl. (Grand Rapids, MI)

I am so thankful for Hope Academy and the Spreading Hope team. We started our school for low income urban youth in 2014 and are now serving nearly 80 students in grades K-5. I simply can’t imagine where we would be without their support and direction. 

Doug Fern

Head of School, Faith Academy (Iowa City, IA)

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