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starting a God-centered school for at risk youth is crazy

In 1999, God gave Russ Gregg the courage to quit his job and do something crazy: start a school for his neighbors’ children.  If you are being called to start a new God-centered school in your home city, we are ready to partner with the Lord and you in this critical work. You only get one chance, and we want to help you start well.


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Teaching as Shepherding the Heart

Teaching as Shepherding the Heart

Throughout my time at Hope Academy, I’ve heard visitors marvel at the respectful behavior they observe in our students – many of whom are coming from incredibly challenging backgrounds. “What’s your secret?” they sometimes ask. As a teacher, I can tell you that there...

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The Time Is Ripe for Radical Generosity

The Time Is Ripe for Radical Generosity

Those of us who live in the West are poised at the outset of the greatest wealth transfer in history. In the United States alone, the “greatest generation”—those born between 1910 and 1940 whose industriousness generated incredible amounts of wealth—are transferring...

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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)

The Spreading Hope Network has been a Godsend for our Board of Directors and leadership. Their help with fundraising and communication planning and infrastructure, access to Hope's documents and model, as well as prayer and encouragement, has helped us start well.

Roosevelt Wilson

Ed. D, Head of School, Harbor Christian Academy (Houston, TX)