ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19 COMING SOON
About the Conference
The SCL Annual Conference features a wide variety of speakers from K-12 schools, colleges, and other organizations that are involved in the renewal of classical Christian education. Teachers, administrators, and home educators will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, expand their understanding of classical Christian education, improve their teaching skills, and also enjoy a time of fellowship.
Early Bird Annual Conference until May 31 (Member): $400
Early Bird Annual Conference until May 31 (Non-Member): $450
Annual Conference (Member): $450
Annual Conference (Non-Member): $500
One Day Pass: $175
Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee. No refunds will be given after June 21.
Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and Miracles. He has written more than thirty children’s books, and his books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He has collaborated with artist Tim Raglin on two humor books titled Donald Drains the Swamp and Donald Builds the Wall. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show heard on 300 stations nationwide and aired on television on TBN. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Fellow for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity
The Heritage Foundation
Jennifer Marshall is a senior visiting fellow in the Institute of Family, Community and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation. In this role, she focuses on policy related to poverty, family and religious liberty. Prior to this role, she served as a vice president of The Heritage Foundation, running the think tank’s Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity and overseeing a research team focusing on issues ranging from marriage, life, and religious liberty to health, education, and welfare to the application of America’s founding principles to today’s challenges. Before joining Heritage in 2003, Marshall worked on cultural policy issues at Empower America, was senior director of family studies at the Family Research Council and taught at an American school in Lyon, France. She has spoken at national and international forums, testified before Congress, authored the book Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century, and appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and PBS’ “To the Contrary.”
Sexual Abuse in Education:
Why Does This Continue to be a Problem?
Every type of organization serving children has been impacted by the risk of child sexual abuse — including education. Why does this continue to be a problem? Short answer: we don’t understand the risk. The challenge: we cannot prevent a risk we do not understand. The purpose of this session is to describe the risk of sexual abuse and explain how our present efforts are not related to the risk. With a correct understanding of sexual abuse risk, educational leaders can prevent sexual abuse risk.
About Gregory S. Love:
Gregory S. Love, managing partner at the Fort Worth, Texas law firm of Love & Norris, is the co-founder of MinistrySafe, MinistrySafe Institute and Abuse Prevention Systems. His clients include denominations, churches, universities, private schools, public and private charities and youth sports groups. An expert in legal standards of care related to child sexual abuse, he has consulted with organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Center for Safe Sport, Awana International, Trail Life USA, United States Youth Soccer, North American Mission Board, and several faith-based organizations and denominations. Love regularly provides instruction and continuing education training to lawyers and risk management professionals. He is regularly requested to perform internal assessments of industry controls and safety system efforts.
Ethos, Logos, Pathos and Parents:
How a Communication Gap is Limiting Our Growth, and How We Can Fix It
Classical Christian education is a difficult thing to explain. But we need parents to understand it, don’t we? How else will they be convinced to enroll? If they don’t get it, why would they choose to stick with us through the ups and downs of a K-12 education journey? Let’s go back to our classical roots in Rhetoric and look at what effective communication should look like between CCE schools and the parents they seek to serve. When we use clear, compelling rhetoric we attract mission-appropriate families, and turn our current parents into raving fans.
About Amy Burgess:
Amy Burgess brings her combined experience in journalism and marketing to her work as a consultant, helping businesses and non-profits uncover the stories that will grab their customers’ attention. Amy began her storytelling adventures as a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist, where she developed an ear for great quotes, a knack for story hooks, and an eye for audience engagement. She had the honor of serving as the Admission and Marketing Director at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX, and became a passionate advocate for the Classical Christian Education movement.
Liturgy & Worship
Jacob Tilton has been the music director at Fort Worth Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, TX since 2006. Jacob is originally from southwest Louisiana where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from McNeese State University. He and his wife, Kerrie, have 3 kids.