• Oil On The Beard

    School Culture

    Unifying Your Team “Everyone takes out the trash.” I’ll never forget those words. It was my hiring interview at a coffee shop, and my manager was explaining to me the culture of the work staff and team. His point was not that I needed to take out the trash, but that as manager he was…

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    Follow Us as We Follow Christ

    School Culture

    Building a Culture within Your Team I love a verse of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:1 that says: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” It stirs in me such a fascination about how as leaders, we can actually reproduce people. As leaders, we follow Christ and others get to…

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    Raising up the Redeemed Eve

    School Culture

    Empowering Women to be the Leaders They Were Designed to Be  Genesis 3:16. A curse was spoken over every woman that would ever walk the face of the earth. Adam and Eve sinned and the Lord spoke, “Wives, you shall be ruled by your husbands.”  John 19:30. When Jesus died on the cross, He declared:…

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    7 Exercises to Build Unity on Your Team

    School Leadership

    Last month we had the pleasure of hearing from one of our former third years, Clara. In her blog post, she shared about the importance of building a culture of encouragement in your school. It’s important as leaders to model on your team what you want your students to look like. Developing a team that…

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    How to Build a Culture of Encouragement

    School Culture School Leadership

    Encouragement is a powerful tool to see Heaven come to Earth, especially when working on a team. But it is often underestimated. To encourage is to inspire with courage, spirit and confidence. Leaders who express love have the most buy-in from their people. In this post, we will explore the power of encouragement and how…

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    The Benefits of Year-End Evaluations

    School Culture

    Did you know that at the end of every school year, BSSM dissects every aspect of the school? From elective courses to main session speakers to outreach, we look at everything we’re doing and decide if it’s working, what can be improved, what’s not working, and what the Lord wants us to focus on in…

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    Have You Talked To Them About It?

    School Culture

    It was a familiar knock, a nervous knock, a confrontational knock. “Come in!” I said, reclining in my desk chair in my room. One of my housemates walked in, obviously frustrated, and keeping his gaze from mine. “What’s up, man?” I inquired, already having an idea of what he was going to say. I was…

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    6 Prophetic Words for Schools for 2020

    School Culture

    As we enter into the new year, we wanted to bless you with new insight and prophetic vision! We encourage you to sit down with your teams and read through these words together, pray into them, and create declarations for your year. Spend time praying and prophesying over each other, your team, the leadership over…

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    Meeting from the Heart

    School Culture

    It’s easy for a student to get lost in the crowd of school, whether your school has 2,000 students or 20 students. One of the main jobs of school leaders is to make sure their students are doing well throughout the year, providing support when the students go through various processes, challenging and encouraging them…

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    Preparing Your Students to Preach

    School Culture

    Every year in November, BSSM’s second year students get ready for what we lovingly call “Preach Week.” During Preach Week, every single second year student must preach an eight to ten minute sermon based on a Scripture. Their Scripture is assigned to them by the school’s administration. It’s a week full of anxiety, grace, encouragement,…

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