Calling Our Students to Lead: A Leadership Class for High School Students

Classical schools beautifully prepare students for a lifetime of learning. Classical Christian schools interweave that scholarship with discipleship. Such graduates are well-prepared to continue their studies at the university level and to flourish as lifelong learners, employees, parishioners, artisans and more. But are we doing enough to explicitly call and equip our students to lead? This workshop will explore the goals and design of a leadership course for students that aligns with the ethos of classical Christian education, equips students to be active and thoughtful members of their local communities and offers a model for schools to consider as they develop their own programs.

Sara Kennedy

Sara Kennedy is a graduate of Mary Washington College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She has served as a scheduler, special assistant and writer for numerous campaigns and elected officials. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the Marketing Director for the Tianjin International School in China. Upon her family’s return to the United States, Sara worked for the Attorney General of Virginia prior to beginning her role as the Director of Communications at Veritas School in 2012. For several years, Sara also served on the board of the Richmond Christian Leadership Institute, which inspired her work to develop a high school Christian leadership program.

Shut Up and Lead: How to Coach…Students Toward Success

In this session we’ll peer into the world of executive coaching for insights in how to listen more effectively, ask more powerful questions, and help others achieve worthy goals. This kind of mentoring increases faith, lowers stress and actually achieves significantly greater results.

Jeff Myers

Through passing the baton international, Dr. Jeff Myers has a vision to equip and train one million adults to coach and mentor the next generation of culture-shaping leaders. Over the last three years passing the baton has helped more than 200,000 people in 500 schools, churches, non-profit and political troops in the U.S, Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. Dr. Myers is associate professor of communication arts at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, where he teaches undergraduate courses and MBA courses in leadership and communication. He also serves as chairman of the board of Colorado-based summit ministires, a youth leadership training program endorsed by evangelical leaders such as James Dobson and Chuck Colson. Dr. Myers in the author of six books and three video coaching systems. He earned a Doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He and his wife Danielle live in Tennessee and home-school their four children.

Doing What Comes Naturally: Design-Based Discipleship

There isn’t “one best way” to disciple others. Scripture indicates that we have each been given certain gifts to use for the building of the body of Christ. If we disciple based on those gifts not only will our impact increase, but we’ll also be able to relate life-on-life in a way that is fun and natural.

Jeff Myers

Through passing the baton international, Dr. Jeff Myers has a vision to equip and train one million adults to coach and mentor the next generation of culture-shaping leaders. Over the last three years passing the baton has helped more than 200,000 people in 500 schools, churches, non-profit and political troops in the U.S, Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. Dr. Myers is associate professor of communication arts at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, where he teaches undergraduate courses and MBA courses in leadership and communication. He also serves as chairman of the board of Colorado-based summit ministires, a youth leadership training program endorsed by evangelical leaders such as James Dobson and Chuck Colson. Dr. Myers in the author of six books and three video coaching systems. He earned a Doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He and his wife Danielle live in Tennessee and home-school their four children.