Radically Generous in Our Hoarding Age

Radically Generous in Our Hoarding Age

Christian donors—especially wealthy Christians—are often reticent to talk about their generosity. This is well and good. Jesus commands cheerful yet (mostly) secret giving (Matt. 6:1–4), and wealthy Christians often deal with a never-ending barrage of invitations to...
Start Something New

Start Something New

Is God calling you to start a school? If Christ-centered, classical education is best for some—then it is best for all. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe,...
Identifying & Caring for All-In Teachers

Identifying & Caring for All-In Teachers

By Russ Gregg with Leslie Smith, Lower School Principal, and Nathan Ziegler, Upper School Principal The role of the teacher is central to any school, and the demands of the job bring both joy and exhaustion. In a God-centered school for children of the city, here are...
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 is called the Hope Academy Declaration — and students in grades K-5 recite it regularly. The declaration begins by distinguishing our school as different from...
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...
Radical Generosity and Sustainable Funding

Radical Generosity and Sustainable Funding

Jim Stigman is Head of Institutional Advancement at Hope Academy in Minneapolis, MN. “Each one should give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” — I Corinthians 9:7 I want to tell you about cheerful...