• 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

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    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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    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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    The Role of Social Media in Your School

    School Culture

    Social media plays a vital part in today’s society. The average American spends 11 hours a day interacting with media. With such a prominent place in people’s lives, it is unlikely that social media will be leaving our world any time soon. With that in mind, it’s important to understand the impact of social media…

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    Alumni Care

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    In a previous blog, Strengthen Your Students in the Lord, we briefly discussed staying connected with your alumni students. In this post, we are going to go more in depth on how to pastor your alumni students. We sat down with BSSM Alumni Directors, Ruth and Steve Moore, and they had some great things to…

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    Unity in Diversity

    School Culture

    In one of our previous posts, Apostleship: The New Shift in Ministry Leadership, we highlighted how denominationalism focuses on agreement and apostleship prioritizes relationship. In this post, we’d like to touch on the idea of diversity as one the fruits of apostleship and how to create opportunities for it in a school environment. There are…

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    Overcoming Obstacles to Physical Manifestations of the Holy Spirit

    School Culture

    We were born to be loved, and God is Love. Every encounter with His Presence makes us come alive more fully and deepens our experience of who He is. There are many manifestations of the Holy Spirit, both inward and outward. Manifestations are evidence of God’s Presence on people and can be an indicator of…

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