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Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools

  • Miramar, FL
  • www.sbacs.org

Mission Statement

SBACS promotes the education of children toward a Biblical worldview by providing information, training, fellowship and avenues of influence for pastors, educational leaders and God's people.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Business Administrators' Roundtable
  3. College Placement Roundtable
  4. Building a Kingdom Teacher Workshop
  5. Christian School 101
  6. Building a Kingdom School Institute Grant Program
  7. Outstanding SBACS Scholars Awards Program
  8. Outstanding SBACS Musicians Awards Program
  9. Salt and Light Workshop
  10. KATS (Kingdom Academy Training Series)

ruling year

2013

Executive Director since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Edward E Gamble

Assistant Director since 2010

Self-reported

Mrs. Melody Gamble Shiver

Keywords

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Also Known As

SBACS

EIN

62-1583217

 Number

1218927030

Physical Address

700 Good Homes Road

Orlando, FL 32818

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Despite very difficult economic times for Christian schools across the nation, our SBACS school membership has increased by 53 schools in the last three years. This growth allows SBACS to serve more schools and extend our reach to more students and families who need Christian schooling and a Kingdom Education for their children. Our schools now represent over 30,000 students in 30 states. We have assisted with the training of over 860 educators through Building a Kingdom School Institute, Christian School 101, the Business Administrator’s Roundtable, and the College Placement Roundtable. SBACS has also been a part of starting five new Christian schools since the fall of 2010 and just recently launched SBACS Virtual Academy to offer students access to online learning.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Christian School 101--workshops providing information on why and how to start a Christian school BR Chamberlain Outstanding SBACS Scholars--scholarship and recognition program for outstanding high school seniors. Early Identification Program--providing middle school and high school student contact information to Christian colleges and universities. Roundtable Seminars for Christian school leaders--share sessions to promote best practices, networking and fellowship between school leaders across the nation. Kingdom School Institute--provides training for school administrators and leaders to help strengthen the Christian culture of schools and improve school effectiveness and impact.

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Program 2

Business Administrators' Roundtable

Each fall the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) hosts a 2 ½ day roundtable for Christian school Business Administrators or heads.. This group gathers together to discuss new ideas, new laws, best business practices, as well as the challenges and successes at their schools.

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Education, General/Other

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Adults

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Program 3

College Placement Roundtable

Each year when the stress of college applications is beginning to lift (January or February), the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) hosts a roundtable that is designed for Christian school Guidance Counselors, upper school leaders and heads. This two day roundtable is led by Dr. Ron Moss and is sure to give your school’s Guidance Counselor new ideas on how to increase the effectiveness of your college placement program. If your school includes upper school students or is adding upper grades, this roundtable is a must to attend. Participants will leave with several department-changing ideas to dramatically improve your school's placement success and student scholarship awards.

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Guidance & Counseling

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Adults

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Program 4

Building a Kingdom Teacher Workshop

“Essentially, learning means a change in your thinking, a change in your feeling, a change in your behavior. Learning means that change takes place in the mind, in the emotions, and in the will.” Howard. G. Hendricks.

Teachers will be presented with the five Core Values of a Kingdom Teacher.
A Kingdom Teacher:
1. Leads a God-honoring personal life.
2. Grows as a professional Christian educator.
3. Develops positive student relationships.
4. Masters the art of classroom instruction.
5. Honors the role of the parent.

Those attending will write personal responses to each of the five Core Values and evaluate their proficiency based on the 25 distinctives of a Kingdom Teacher. The end result will be a personalized MAPit© Summary (professional goal setting chart).

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Teacher & Faculty

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Adults

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Program 5

Christian School 101

This workshop will go in depth on the Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Christian School by helping you:
•Build the Kingdom: Advancing the Great Commission through Kingdom Education
•Build the Case: Why should your church start a Christian school?
•Build the Foundation: Establishing Biblical principles of governance, leadership and practices.
•Build the Church: Maintaining alignment between the church and school
•Build Your School Leadership: Building a Godly board, staff and team
•Build Your Model: Creating the school God is calling you to establish
•Build Your Curriculum: Focusing on delivering Biblical Worldview and Academic Rigor
•Plus tour local Christian Schools

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Education, General/Other

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Adults

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Program 6

Building a Kingdom School Institute Grant Program

SBACS offers grants to member schools that send their faculty and staff to the KSi training.

Not just another Christian school conference, Building a Kingdom School Institute (KSi) 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.

KSi is three days of interactive, engaging instruction that will equip every department of your school leadership team to build a Kingdom school based on the biblical philosophy of Kingdom Education.

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Education, General/Other

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Adults

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Program 7

Outstanding SBACS Scholars Awards Program

Each fall, Christian school seniors are nominated by their Guidance Counselor to compete for the Outstanding Scholars Award Program. Nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships (National Scholars are awarded $1,000 and Regional Scholars are awarded $500). Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements become finalists. In the Spring, a panel of judges chooses the winners in each of the two categories. Seniors must meet all of the criteria listed below in order to compete for the scholarship:
Score at least a 1250 on SAT (combined verbal and math score) or 28 on ACT.
Have at least a 3.5 non-weighted cumulative GPA.
Have the testimony of their faculty to their good character, service and leadership within their schools, churches and communities.
- Program sponsored by Joshua Expeditions

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Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Program 8

Outstanding SBACS Musicians Awards Program

Each fall, Christian school seniors are nominated by their Guidance Counselor to compete for the Outstanding Musicians Award Program. Nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships (National Musician is awarded $1,000 and Regional Musician is awarded $500). Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements become finalists. In the spring, a panel of judges chooses the winners in each of the two categories. To compete for the award, seniors must:
Have at least a 3.0 non-weighted cumulative GPA.
Be highly involved in music and show a superior level of vocal or instrumental skill.
Demonstrate an active faith in Christ.
Audition by CD.
Receive recommendations from music directors and teachers indicating good character, service and leadership within their schools, churches and communities.
- program sponsored by Joshua Expeditions

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Education, General/Other

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Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Program 9

Salt and Light Workshop

The Liberty Counsel, Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) and the Florida Baptist Convention have partnered to offer a 4-hour workshop to equip teachers, administrators, coaches, students and parents with knowledge about their rights and privileges in the public schools.

You’ll receive key information from constitutional attorneys and Christian educators, plus hear from Frank Lay, Principal of Pace High School in Milton, Florida, who stood up for his faith and has been through the ACLU meat grinder…and prevailed!

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Teacher & Faculty

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Adults

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Program 10

KATS (Kingdom Academy Training Series)

Building a Kingdom Teacher
Read 2 Me
Creating a C.L.I.P. Program
The Library Bookshelf
How Dick and Jane Learn to Read
The Book Shelf

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Education, General/Other

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Adults

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SOUTHERN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF CuaISTIAN SCHOOLS
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Mr. Edward E Gamble

Assistant Director

Mrs. Melody Gamble Shiver

BIO

Edward E. Gamble is a life-long teacher and Christian school leader. He has served as a teacher and headmaster in four private and Christian schools, including The First Academy at First Baptist Church Orlando and Central Florida Christian Academy at First Baptist Church Central Florida. In 2003, he became the executive director of the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS), the national organization representing the interests of over 750 Christian schools and their sponsoring churches.

In June 2010, Ed launched Florida Christian Schools (FCS), a new ministry to help churches and communities start new Christian schools and restore struggling ones to good health. As director of SBACS and president of FCS, he is committed to providing America’s children with a sacred education instead of a secular one by bringing the cause of Kingdom Education* to the forefront in churches.

Speaking and consulting regularly, Ed builds the case for Christians to make true disciples of their own children through Biblical worldview education. He is an advocate of the Kingdom School model, a set of school behaviors based on Biblical principles as the best way to start, grow and preserve schools of excellence. He has taught school leaders and boards on governance, church-school alignment, financial stability, development and other issues relating to school health.

A graduate of University of Memphis with a BS in Zoology/Chemistry and an MAT in Secondary Education, Ed is married to Wanda, his high school sweetheart of 40 years. They have three grown children, all graduates of Christian schools. Ed and Wanda teach an adult Bible study class in at First Baptist Church Central Florida where he serves on staff as Pastor of Kingdom Education and President of Florida Christian Schools, Inc., the Christian school-starting ministry of the church.


*Kingdom Education is the life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process that leads a child to Christ, disciples him in Christ and equips him to serve Christ. From the book, Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Education Future Generations, by Dr. Glen Schultz, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Larry Taylor

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