September 6-7, 2019
A FREE virtual summit for Christian educators


As educators, we often find ourselves overwhelmed, frustrated, or confused.
The pressures surround us, and we wonder what to do.

How do we best help our students succeed?

How do we keep our passion amidst the craziness?

And, above all else, how do we fulfill God’s purposes for us and our classrooms?

Join us in a FREE virtual summit designed specifically for Christian educators.

You’ll walk away encouraged, inspired, and equipped to make a bigger difference in your students’ hearts and lives.

You’ll discover how to rise up out of the anxiety, frustration, and fear that often overwhelm us.

And you’ll be better equipped to teach with faith, trusting God and following His lead each day in the classroom.

Our Vision

At Christian Educators Association and Teach 4 the Heart, we share the same vision.

We believe that teaching is an important calling and that God has you right where you are for a reason.

But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Challenges abound, the enemy seeks to discourage us, and we feel alone – sometimes struggling to see exactly what God is trying to do on our campus.

That’s why together we’re creating this virtual summit – to encourage and equip Christian educators in both public and private schools.

To bring us together and create a community around our shared goals and mission.

And to raise up a generation of teachers and educational leaders who will step out in faith and embrace God’s heart for their classrooms, students, and schools.

We hope you can join us online September 6-7!


Deborah Tackmann
Dignity Revolution

Vicki Davis
Cool Cat Teacher

Jonathan Holmes
Fieldstone Counseling

Bonnie Hunter & Bethany Fleming
Teachers in the Word

Crystal Kershaw
Director of Counseling,
Cornerstone Christian Academy

Jessica Cabeen
Principal in Balance

Finn Laursen

Dr. Bill Ziegler
2016-17 Principal of the Year (Pennsylvania)

Ashley Ogal
We Teach Joy

Eric Reenders
author of Rooftop Perspectives

Rick Scarfi

Noelle Pickering
Maneuvering the Middle

Mike Hicks
LIFT America, CEAI

Join us September 6-7.
Everything is online (no travel needed!)
All sessions are FREE.

Don’t miss this life-changing event! Reserve your spot today.


We have amazing sessions planned!

Click here for more details about the summit sessions. 


Rise Up Main Kick Off Session
with David Schmus & Linda Kardamis

Responding Biblically to the Crisis of Anxiety
with JP Moreland


with Bonnie & Bethany from Teachers in the Word

How to Legally Live out your Faith in the Public School Mission Field
with David Schmus of Christian Educators Association

Experiencing Victory Amidst the Struggles of Teaching
with Vicki Davis of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Living Christlike in a Hostile Work Environment
with Finn Laursen & David Schmus of CEAI

Classroom Management Solutions
with Linda Kardamis of Teach 4 the Heart

Finding Balance as an Educator
with Jessica Cabeen

Live Q&A and Closing Remarks
with Linda Kardamis & David Schmus


Navigating Gender Identity with Truth and Love
with Jonathan Holmes of Fieldstone Counseling

Counseling Students from a Biblical Perspective
with Crystal Kershaw

Teaching with Joy When Things Are Tough
with Ashley Ogal of We Teach Joy

Motivating Students & Building Classroom Community
with Jessica Boschen of What I Have Learned Teaching

Integrating a Biblical Worldview Across All Subject Areas
with Eric Reenders, author of Rooftop Perspectives

Building Skills with Reading & Writing Workshops
with Jen Bengel of Out of This World Literacy

The Master Teacher: Learning to Teach Like Jesus
with Marilyn Rhames of Teachers Who Pray

Helping Students Succeed by Engaging Families
with Eric Buehrer of Family Engaged Learning

Practices to Overcome Anxiety
with JP Moreland

Groups, Clubs, & Campus Ministry: How Do I Start?
with David Schmus of Christian Educators Association

Not Alone: Building Community with Other Christian Teachers
with Mike Hicks of Lift America

Responding to the Crisis of Bullying & Mental Health
with Deborah Tackmann of Dignity Revolution

Leading Your School with Courage & Heart
with Bill Ziegler

And much more!!

Click here for more details about the summit sessions. 

Reserve Your Spot

Yes, I’d love to be part of this exciting event!

You’ll also receive ongoing encouragement & support.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Is the summit really free?

Yes! You can watch all the sessions for free anytime throughout the weekend of September 6-8. If you’d like to keep access after the weekend, you may purchase the all-access pass.

Can I find out more about the sessions?

Of course! A description of each session is available here.

Can I get a certificate for PD credit?

Certificates of attendance will be available for all-access pass holders.

Do I need any special equipment to participate?

Nope! Everything is online, and all you need is internet access. We’ll send you the links at the event gets closer.

What if I can't make it that weekend?

I’m so sorry you can’t join us live. However, we are offering an all-access pass that will include video recordings of all the summit sessions. You can get more information about the all-access pass here.

Rise Up Christian Educators Virtual Summit is presented by Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) and Teach 4 the Heart. © 2019