Kingdom School Institute (KSi)


The Kingdom School Institute is a very unique training program that assists you and your school in adopting a strategic, intentional and holistic plan that directly impacts the culture of your community. We are committed to a training paradigm and educational model that prepares our students to enter the world thinking Christianly (2 Cor. 10:5), reasoning with other worldviews (Acts 17), persuading others to follow Christ (Acts 17), and thinking, writing and speaking critically and intelligently.

This is not just another Christian school conference. Building a Kingdom School Institute features a distinct and specific focus: training Christian school leaders in how to build a Kingdom school based on the biblical philosophy of "Kingdom Education." We equip Christian school leaders with a biblical philosophy of education, and assist them in developing a comprehensive, intentional plan to drive this philosophy into key influences of their school culture.

We fully believe that authentic devotion to the Christian faith and academic excellence are mutually reinforcing. There are not two or three forms of excellence, but rather an ethos that is cultivated throughout every facet of our school. Faith is not separated from learning but rather integrated intentionally resulting in a distinctive Christian worldview. Scholarship and learning become integral components to the maturation process known as discipleship. Thus, becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, the ultimate objective of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) is the prize for which we strive—it is the highest form of excellence! It is conceivable that we could produce students with the spiritual depth needed to enter our pluralistic society and not fall prey to empty philosophies, but enter the marketplace God has called them to with confidence, purpose and an eternal perspective.

Delegates attending KSi will leave secure with the knowledge that the key to building a Kingdom School rests in developing an intentional plan that includes:

• Commitment to the Kingdom Education philosophy of education in all areas of the school
• Defining a Kingdom-focused culture
• Intentionally promoting a Kingdom-focused culture

Registration is Now Open!

NEW KSi 2019 Dates

Prestonwood Christian Academy
6801 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75025
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Wednesday, June 19 to Friday, June 21, 2019
Early Bird:
First Registrant through May 30–$270
Each Additional through May 30–$220
First Registrant$299
Each Additional$250

ACSI CEU’s available.
You must provide VPP# at registration!

Keynote Speakers

<br/><strong>Dr. Glen Schultz</strong>

Dr. Glen Schultz


Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations

<br/><strong>Dr. Larry Taylor</strong>

Dr. Larry Taylor

Head of School

Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX

Bio of Larry Taylor

Dr. Larry Taylor has a Bachelor of Science Education Degree from University of Central Florida and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova University.

He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University.

Larry currently serves as Head of School, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX.

<br/><strong>Dr. Lynn E. Swaner</strong>

Dr. Lynn E. Swaner

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Association of Christian Schools International

Bio of Lynn Swane

Dr. Lynn E. Swaner is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI, where she leads initiatives to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education.

Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education.

A published scholar, noted researcher, and conference speaker, she is the lead editor of the book PIVOT: New Directions for Christian Education, co-author of Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning, and editor of the ACSI blog.

She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.

<br/><strong>Chelsey Youman, Esq.</strong>

Chelsey Youman, Esq.


First Liberty Institute, Plano, TX

Bio of Chelsey Youman

Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights.

She joined First Liberty Institute after working for a law firm in private practice, where she successfully litigated corporate fraud matters, complex commercial litigation, and consumer rights issues in both federal and state jurisdictions.

Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. She was also a member of the Board of Advocates, where she successfully argued in off-campus mock trial competitions and was a member of the Aggie Law Society and SMU Christian Legal Society. During law school, she clerked for the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and First Liberty Institute.

Youman completed her undergraduate at Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, minoring in Sociology. In her time at Texas A&M, Youman spent a summer as a White House intern under President George W. Bush. She was also a member of the Texas A&M Pre-Law Society and College Republicans. Youman spent much of her time in college serving and inspiring youths in Young Life Ministry.

<br/><strong>Charles W. Phillips, Ph. D.</strong>

Charles W. Phillips, Ph. D.

Executive Director

Maclellan Foundation, Chattanooga, Tennessee

KSi Conference Modules

General Session

All attendees will attend the Kingdom Education Philosophy Training

KSi Sponsoring Partner

From the beginning, SBACS has partnered with KSi to promote the Institute, sponsoring member schools to attend by providing cash grants. Thanks to various partners, SBACS has awarded nearly $90,000 in grants to help schools send their leaders to KSi. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to member schools only. If your school is not an SBACS member, you can join SBACS by clicking here.

Conference Hotels

KSi Conference Hotel Holiday Inn Express, Plano, TX

We have arranged conference rates at the following hotel:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas — North Tollway (N Plano)
3101 N. Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

KSi Conference Hotel Fairfield Inn, Plano/The Colony, TX

We have arranged conference rates at the following hotel:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Plano/The Colony

5909 Stone Creek Drive
The Colony, TX 75056

KSi Conference Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Plano.The Colony, TX

We have arranged conference rates at the following hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott

5917 Stone Creek Drive
The Colony, Texas 75056

KSi Conference Hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites Plano, Texas

We have arranged conference rates at the following hotel:

La Quinta Inn & Suites Plano, Texas

6624 Communications
Plano, Texas, 75024