Students will understand and commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Students will develop the ability to defend the Christian faith and embrace the Great Commission
Students will manifest the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) in daily life
Students will understand the value of human life as being created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), and will treat his or her body as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Students will become Spiritual Champions for Jesus Christ. A Spiritual Champion is a disciple who loves God and loves people. They are leaders who serve others for the Glory of God. They know the Holy Scriptures, pray often, and manifest fruit in their lives.
Servant LeadershipGoal: Student spiritual formation will result in a Biblical worldview as evidenced by worldview testing, Bible knowledge, gospel living-Christ-honoring relationships and service to others.
To implement the goal and ESOs recorded above, the Servant Leadership Director (SLD) will have the following responsibilities:
To oversee (but not necessarily teach) curriculum and instruction in grades pre-school through 12th grade. Bible curriculum oversight will be a multi-year implementation, starting in the summer of 2018.
To provide a limited amount of student pastoral oversight.
Planning, coordination, and leadership of the annual senior class mission trip.
Planning, coordination, and leadership of the discipleship trip every other year (in conjunction with teaching the discipleship class).
Coordination and oversight of SCOPE groups (discipleship groups that meet bi-weekly)
Planning and oversight of middle school/high school chapels (bi-weekly)
To review the Bible curriculum to ensure that it is intentional and rigorous and supports/implements the goal and ESOs recorded above.
To start with review of the HS Bible curriculum-in the summer of 2018
To be followed by review of MS (grades 6-8) curriculum-in the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year
To be followed by a review of the upper elementary (grades 3-5) curriculum-in the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year
To be followed by a review of the lower elementary/ primary grades (grades 1-2/kindergarten/early education curriculum-in the summer of 2019
To develop a servant leadership program to engage all high and middle school students in meaningful, relevant service projects to the local community.
To teach the curriculum in such a way that it is engaging, challenging and fun for the students.
To connect with students and build solid biblical relationships with them.
To connect with and build positive relationships with other staff members. This may include responsibilities for training them on how to better demonstrate a biblical worldview in their classrooms.
To attend various professional development opportunities in the summer that would be considered the “best practices” for engaging the current culture of teenagers.
To be a Servant Leader themselves.
To do whatever else is required to accomplish the above stated goals.
Be a born again Believer in Jesus Christ
Minimum of Bachelor’s in ministry, teaching or leadership
Hold or be willing to obtain and maintain ACSI teacher or Bible Specialist certification (www.acsi.org)
Thoroughly versed in Christian theology, doctrine, practical Christian living, worship expression, missions.
Relational and Dynamic personality, able to lead by example, form team atmosphere, able to counsel, bring quick resolution to problems, minister to parents, be a team player and able to take direction from Administration.
Must be a believer in the Christian school ministry.
Preferred: Master’s degree in ministry, teaching, plus youth group, Christian school experience or attendance.
Please send us:
Dayspring employment application and pastor's recommendation available at www.dayspringeagles.org, go to About Us/Employment Opportunities
A cover letter stating why you are interested in and would be a great fit for this position
Your personal testimony and philosophy of Christian education
At least three professional references
Your salary requirements
The position is full-time August – May with traditional school breaks and part-time (TBD) in June and July.
Position will remain open until filled.
About Dayspring Christian Academy
Since 1975 we have been faithfully educating children and youth with a Biblical, Christ-centered education. Dayspring strives to serve Christian parents who are seeking to fulfill the Biblical mandate (see Deuteronomy 6, Proverbs 22:6 et. al.) to educate their children in God's truth.
Education is not Neutral: Christian education is an investment that pays eternal dividends, and equips students to have a positive impact on their culture, both now and in the future. Secular education teaches students that God is irrelevant. However, it does a great job teaching students that there really isn’t any truth, other than what “feels right” to the student. As a parent you are delegating your responsibility to train up your child for approximately 30 hours per week to someone else. What are they teaching? Does it align with your Christian values? A public, government controlled education system, simply does not align with the truth of the Bible or the values of the Christian faith.
Vision: Dayspring Christian Academy is to be a premier institution of Christian education that is distinctly and intentionally biblical in its approach.
Mission: From a Biblical worldview and ...in partnership with Christian parents, our mission is to educate the mind and train the heart of each student to serve the world for the glory of Christ. Our mission is about partnership, truth, and service. We educate and train to build “Spiritual Champions” who will serve the world and bring glory to God. Academics, music, drama and athletics are pursued with a passion that is rooted in the eternal truths of a Biblical worldview.
Teachers: The teachers of Dayspring Christian Academy are qualified professionals. Their training and credentials meet the stringent requirements of accreditation. They serve not only as educators, but also as mentors and role models. They are the “living curriculum” in our school and this makes all the difference. Teachers are motivated and challenged to excel when they read Luke 6:40, “A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
Christian Parents: There is no greater challenge or goal than to instill your cherished biblical faith and values in your children. A couple hours of church and Sunday school, as vitally important as they are, may be overshadowed by the 30 hours per week of education in classroom that is not Christ-centered. Sacrifice now to invest in a Christian education for your child. It is an investment that will bear dividends in this life and for eternity.