​It’s time to Rise Up!

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

The Rise Up Summit is a free online conference for Christian educators that will equip and encourage you to rise up out of the challenges that overwhelm you to make a lasting difference in your students’ hearts and lives.

Experts from across the country will bring you practical ideas and inspiration in both live & on-demand sessions.

W​hy Join?

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.

What You Will Learn


We're working to assemble amazing speakers & sessions, in which you'll learn how to....

  • Motivate students
  • Balance work and school
  • Work with troubled youth
  • Shine His light in your classroom
  • Identify students who may be victims of human trafficking
  • Help students overcome anxiety
  • Stay positive in tough teaching situations
  • Get students thinking about worldview (in public & private schools)
  • Fight well in spiritual warfare
  • Work by the power of God's grace
  • ​Support students' rights to share their faith
  • Create a "Bible as Literature" class in your school
  • Help all students succeed at math
  • Respond Biblically to difficult people
  • Create a trauma-sensitive learning environment
  • Innovate without overwhelm
  • Deal with common legal issues Christians face in education
  • And much more!

​This Year’s Speakers

Linda Kardamis

Linda Kardamis

Teach 4 the Heart

Event Host


Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

The Cool Cat Teacher

Innovation without Overwhelm


Dave Stuart Jr.

Dave Stuart, Jr.

DaveStuartJr.com

Motivating Students

Dennis Eastman

Dennis Eastman

Biola University

Teaching Worldview in Public & Private Schools

Crystal Kershaw

Crystal Kershaw

Fieldstone Counseling

Helping Students Overcome Anxiety

Ashley Ogal

We Teach Joy


Eric Buehrer

​​Gateways to Better Education​​​

Supporting Students' Rights to Express their Faith

Dr. Ivy Bonk

​​Every Child Whole​​​

Trauma-Sensitive Teaching

Paula Phillips

Paula Phillips

​​Right Road Kids​​​

Supporting Troubled Youth


Michele Holiday

​​Feed Their Needs​​​

Working by the Power of God's Grace

Cara Starns

Cara Starns

Safe Passage

Identifying students that are victims of human trafficking

Rick Scarfi

​Mathlight

Overcoming Math Anxiety: How to Help All Students Succeed at Math

Todd Steenbergen

Todd Steenbergen

Barren County High

Teaching the Bible as a History/Literature class in public school

Dr. Bill Ziegler

Dr. Bill Ziegler

​Chase Learning

How to Get Your First Job

Mike Keas

Michael Keas

​​Discovery Institute​​​

Teaching the Controversy of evolution

Jackie Matthews

Jackie Matthew

The Empowered Classroom

Responding to Challenging People

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Caleb Dalton

Alliance Defending Freedom

Legal Issues Facing Christians in Education


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Richard Mast

Liberty Counsel

Legal Issues Facing Christians in Education

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Coming Soon


Please note that all speakers & sessions are tentative & subject to change. We are working to assemble the most helpful lineup of sessions possible. 

I am enjoying the mental health topics. They are helping personally, and how I interact with my students. It is always good to remember that God does not make junk. My favourite 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.

Kevin S., Student Support Teacher

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. It is always good to remember that God does not make junk. My favourite 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 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.
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!
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Christian Educators Summit

Join us October 22-27.
Everything is online (no travel needed!)
All sessions are FREE.

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

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.

Christian Educators Association International + Teach 4 the Heart

​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 October 22 - 27!

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 ​October 23-24. 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.

This summit has also been approved for 1.5 ACSI CEU’s (available to 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.

Other questions?

​Email us at linda@teach4theheart.com

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