• 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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    Why We’re Building Slowly

    School Culture

    While we were at BSSM, my wife and I felt strongly that God wanted us to build a school around a team. So when we returned home to Australia in 2018, we prayed about when we would start our school. We felt like 2020 was our launch date, which at the time was a year…

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    Hold All Things Loosely

    School Culture School Structure

    As leaders, it’s important to make plans. Leaders take big goals and break them down into smaller goals and actionable steps, and prepare for anything that comes along. Leaders look at where they want their students to be and create a plan for them to get there by the end of the year. While making…

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    3 Keys to Meeting Your Needs

    School Leadership

    Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Our lives are continually changing. Sometimes it can feel like we’re in a constant state of transition. We can all likely relate, leading a school and constantly going from one thing to the next. We’re all trying to discover the balance between work,…

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    Ropes Course: Leading Students to Face Fears & Build Bonds

    School Culture

    Every year at BSSM, over 2,000 students take a one-day trip with their revival groups to The Course: a full day of activities both on the ground and high in the air on a rope-suspended challenge course. Students are led by a trained team of staff at The Course in Weaverville, California, solving physical and…

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