Equipping teachers to boldly fulfill their God-given calling

a FREE online conference for Christian Educators in both private & public schools


October 17-22, 2024

✔️ Reduce Stress & Overwhelm   ✔️Teach Effectively  ✔️Reach Hearts for Christ

✔️ Reduce Stress & Overwhelm   

✔️Teach Effectively  

✔️Reach Hearts for Christ

Where is God when teaching is hard?


He’s right there with you, working in your classroom, working in your students, and working in YOU.

You see, God never said the Christian life would be easy. In fact, Scripture promises just the opposite - trials, challenges, griefs... Sound familiar?

But the amazing news is that God is at work IN the struggle and despite the opposition.

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He is light in the darkness, and His heart is always for us. He will use the challenges to draw us closer to Him, and He promises that His strength will uphold us when we're at the end of our rope.

Discover anew the hope that is found in Christ as well as practical solutions to navigate specific challenges that occur when teaching in such a time as this.

How the Rise Up Summit Works:


1

Register for FREE

Sessions are designed for Christian educators in private and public schools. Everything is online & there’s no cost to attend.

Click to be notified when registration opens.

2

Join Us Live Oct 17-19

You’ll be energized and inspired by the camaraderie that comes from attending live with so many fellow teachers. Live sessions begin Thursday evening and continue throughout Saturday.

3

Watch On-Demand Oct 17-22

In addition to the live sessions, enjoy an amazing lineup of on-demand sessions available to watch at your convenience beginning Thursday morning.

Receive updates when registration opens for 2024 below!

Couldn't Make it Live?


Grab the all-access pass for last year's summit and watch anytime, anywhere.
Find out more about the all-access pass.

"The Summit really encouraged me, especially in such a hard year. It gave me inspiration & Biblically sound information that I can use in my classroom & also to look after my well-being."

- Nikki, teacher

HOW DO I ATTEND?


Option 1
Watch for FREE during summit weekend
(Oct 17-22, 2024)


Option 2
Upgrade to get LIFETIME Access!


This long weekend will uplift your heart
& equip you to fulfill your mission
by the power of God's grace.

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.

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

"The topics were EXACTLY what I needed. I am so glad to know I'm not the only who deals with these issues."

Practical Solutions & Biblical Encouragement ....


We're working hard to develop an amazing lineup of sessions so you can feel prepared to lead your students in such a time as this.

Here are a few of the sessions we've finalized. Many more will be announced soon! (Please note that session topics and times are evolving and may be subject to change.)  

Linda Kardamis

Linda Kardamis

Teach 4 the Heart

Review Games that Don't Waste Time


Brant Hansen

Unoffendable Book

Living Unoffendable: embracing humility + gratitude


Jill Miller

Teacher Be Still

Parents: Your Greatest Asset or Your Worst Nightmare


Brett McCracken

The Gospel Coalition

Getting free from doom scrolling and finding true wisdom: The Wisdom Pyramid


Dave Stuart Jr.

Dave Stuart Jr.

DaveStuartJr.com

Why Learning is Hard

Dennis Eastman

Biola University

Learning Needs


Leslie Rob

leslierob.com/

Bridging the Gap Between Teachers and Students


Linda Kardamis and 

David Schmus

Teach 4 the Heart and Christian Educators 

Debunking Perfection & Embracing Failure


Catherine Morrill

Soul Restoration Project

Lament and Practical Strategies


Michelle Keso

Christian Educators

How to Impact Student Learning Using the Five Love Languages


Rhapsody Jordan-Parisi

Tightrope Teaching

Finding Balance: Intentional Strategies for Prioritizing What Matters Most


Jordan Raynor

Jordan Raynor

The Sacredness of Secular Work


Juliana Tapper

CollaboratEd

Motivating Students in Math


Alisa Childers

Alisa Childers

Deconstruction


Elizabeth Styffe

Elizabeth Styffe

Saddleback Valley Community Church

Helping Students handle Big Emotions in class


Chris Biffle

Chris Biffle

Whole Brain Teaching

Whole Brain Teaching


Kasey Bell

Shake Up Learning

Soul Care Over Self Care


"Thank you for acknowledging that the darkness is real, and also reminding us that God shines his light in and through us."     

- Melissa, teacher

You Are Not Alone!


Get lifetime access to spiritual encouragement, practical ideas, fellowship, and inspiration with the All-Access Pass!

Hear from fellow educators

about last year's summit sessions:



Helping Maintain a Christ-like Attitude

Connecting with other Christian educators through this summit has really encouraged me and inspired me to maintain a Christ-like attitude at work and look for places to plant seeds. Thank you for making this happen!



Classroom Management

Loved the classroom management session. I remind myself daily God is with me on this journey even when I have several challenges within the classroom. He is my co-educator.


Edwinnia W.

Encouraged that I'm not Alone

Honestly, without this it almost felt like I’m the only one (Christian in the public school). This has encouraged me that there are others in the same position. I praise Jesus so much for placing this ministry at the right time of my life!


Teaching is more than a job; it's our mission!


Learn practical strategies to teach with excellence, avoid burn out, and transform your school with the light of His love.

Experts from across the country will bring you practical ideas and inspiration in both live & on-demand sessions, empowering you to rise up and fulfill your God-given mission as an educator.

Our Vision


At Christian Educators 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 this virtual summit was created – 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.

Join us!

"I love this conference. It's the highlight of my autumn. You really want to make time for this uplifting and relevant conference."     

- Diana, teacher

You Can STILL View ALL of 2023's Sessions with the All-Access Pass!

Live Sessions! 

Catch the replay of all the Live Sessions that were recorded during last year's Summit! 

On-Demand! 

On-Demand Sessions were available any time that fit your schedule Thursday, Oct 19 through Tuesday, Oct 24!

LIVE Session Details:

Join LIVE as these key sessions are recorded with you in the online audience! 

Details for this year's LIVE sessions are listed below:


Rise Up

Thursday, October 17, 2024 at

8:00 PM EST


Summit Kick-Off

with an amazing speaker



Rise Up

Friday, October 18, 2024 at 
8 PM EST


Session coming soon!

with an amazing speaker



Saturday, October 19, 2024 at 
11 AM EST


SESSION COMING SOON!

with an amazing speaker


Rise Up

Saturday, October 19, 2024 at

1:00 PM EST

strategies to save time & find balance 

with an amazing speaker


Rise Up

Saturday, October 19, 2024 at
2:30 PM EST

SESSION COMING SOON!

with an amazing speaker


Saturday, October 19, 2024 at
4:00 PM EST
Debunking perfectionism & Embracing failure

with Linda Kardamis & David Schmus



Register for FREE: Opening Summer 2024


Request to receive an update when registration begins!

Encounter new strategies & mindset shifts that will help you diminish stress, teach more effectively, and shine for Christ in your classroom!

What teachers are saying:



I love the thought of using the website to draw the families to the school. Websites are so important to have that first touch with families so this is an awesome piece of advice!


Landon L. Sharing about "Marketing & Enrollment Strategies for Private Schools" by Sadie Elliott

“Self-care has a place in our renewal…[but] prayer is what refuels our soul.”
Love the model of Christ’s intentional times of withdrawing to seek true, intentional, ordinary [daily], and prayerful rest.


Seana S. Sharing about "Stop Being a Superhero: Preventing Teacher Burnout" by Pratia Jordan

As someone who is new to a school leadership position, I found this talk very encouraging.


Cassidy sharing about "Christian Admins in Public Schools: How to Lead Well" with the Principal panel

Standing on biblical foundations and knowing what the fine print says especially when it comes to legal issues that may arise with your school.


Molly sharing about "Preparing Your School to Face Risks & Change" by Pete Marra

This session encouraged me to look to God for hope instead of complaining in the midst of my struggle and pain.


Kimberly sharing about "Walking In Hope When Life Is Hard" by Vicki Davis

Schedule by role, not responsibility - Invest in relationships - Tell your time where to go
Thank you so much for the session!!


Tricia sharing about "Prioritizing Your Time when There’s Not Enough to Go Around" by Sandra Battige

I love the idea about having a comment bank to save time by just copying and pasting within online assignments.


Marsha L. sharing about "Saving Time with Grading, Lesson Planning, & Paperwork" by the Teach 4 the Heart team

As a first year out-of-field teacher, I have STRUGGLED this year, but hearing the reminder that it is not my strength that will get me through, but God’s, it was so helpful.


Emma B. sharing about "Serving Jesus in Your Classroom Mission Field" by David Platt

I loved the variety of questions posed and the depth of thought that they provoke. It is great to have a bank of questions to keep the conversations fresh, but still rich.


Farrah M. sharing about " Teaching Reading Comprehension with Any Text (Including Scripture)" by Laura Kebart

Thank you for the Scriptures shared. Thank you for acknowledging that the darkness is real, and also for reminding us that God shines his light in and through us. He will light our path daily when we seek Him. I will try harder to find the moments of joy in my days. I want to be the person in Jeremiah 17:7-8.


Melissa G. shared about " Responding with Hope & the Love of Jesus" by Ashley Ogal

FAQ


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 Summit: October 17-22, 2024. 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?

We'll be releasing more details about the 2024 sessions as we finalize the schedule.

Why are the dates listed in two ways?

The Rise Up summit is comprised of two types of sessions which can be viewed during overlapping windows:

  • ON-DEMAND Sessions can be watched any time throughout the summit from October 17 - 22.
  • LIVE Sessions will occur the evenings of October 17-19. 

All-access pass holders may continue to watch after the summit ends. Get more information about the all-access pass here.

Can I get a certificate for PD credit?

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

ACSI Teachers: The summit has been approved for 9 ACSI CEU’s following 9 hours of combined session attendance. In order to verify attendance at your 9 viewed sessions, certificates of attendance and ACSI CEUs will only be awarded to all-access holders. 

What about summit merch?

Last year, we partnered with Hope Outfitters to get our Summit participants the official Summit "Be Light" shirt.

Can my school pay for me to have extended access to sessions?

Yes! Your school can pay for an All-Access pass on your behalf! 

Simply print and submit the forms below to your administration based on the school setting in which you teach. 

Christian School Support Letter

Public School Support Letter

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.

Other questions?

"Connecting with other Christian educators through this summit has really encouraged me and inspired me to maintain a Christ-like attitude at work and look for places to plant seeds. Thank you for making this happen!"
Christian Educators Summit
2020-05-18T23:38:57-04:00
"Connecting with other Christian educators through this summit has really encouraged me and inspired me to maintain a Christ-like attitude at work and look for places to plant seeds. Thank you for making this happen!"
"The topics were EXACTLY what I needed. I am so glad to know I'm not the only who deals with the issues mentioned in the sessions."
Christian Educators Summit
2020-08-17T06:58:50-04:00
"The topics were EXACTLY what I needed. I am so glad to know I'm not the only who deals with the issues mentioned in the sessions."
"The summit connected me with Christians that have the same vision I have to stand for Christ in the classroom and [gave me] new ways to do that and stand strong, yet respectful."
Christian Educators Summit
2020-08-17T07:02:03-04:00
"The summit connected me with Christians that have the same vision I have to stand for Christ in the classroom and [gave me] new ways to do that and stand strong, yet respectful."
"I am enjoying the mental health topics. They are helping personally, and how I interact with my students. My favorite saying is 'School does not define you but God defines you.' I want my students to realize that even though school is a struggle for them, God has a plan for their lives."
Christian Educators Summit
2020-05-18T23:38:19-04:00

Kevin S., Student Support Teacher

"I am enjoying the mental health topics. They are helping personally, and how I interact with my students. My favorite saying is 'School does not define you but God defines you.' I want my students to realize that even though school is a struggle for them, God has a plan for their lives."
"I really appreciate the practical ideas, grounded in Biblical truth, and the manner in which the speaker shared his heart and wisdom."
Christian Educators Summit
2020-08-17T07:00:13-04:00
"I really appreciate the practical ideas, grounded in Biblical truth, and the manner in which the speaker shared his heart and wisdom."
"It was very uplifting! What a joy it was to listen to other Christians confess their faith and encouraging others to continue with their calling to teach!"
Christian Educators Summit
2020-08-17T06:59:14-04:00
"It was very uplifting! What a joy it was to listen to other Christians confess their faith and encouraging others to continue with their calling to teach!"
"I have been encouraged to come together with other Christian educators and presenters and be lifted up, challenged in my faith and walk with the Lord, challenged to be a better teacher, and encouraged to keep on working for the Lord in this harvest field."
Christian Educators Summit
2020-05-18T23:39:14-04:00
"I have been encouraged to come together with other Christian educators and presenters and be lifted up, challenged in my faith and walk with the Lord, challenged to be a better teacher, and encouraged to keep on working for the Lord in this harvest field."
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