Have you been seeking how YOU can be a missionary fulfilling the Great Commission, right here in your own community? You have a mission field, right here at Dakota Adventist Academy in Bismarck, ND!
If you are someone who wants to make an impact but do not know how to make a difference, then this workshop is for YOU. If you are someone who has a burning desire to build up the next generation of leaders for our church or an advocate for Christian education, then this workshop is for YOU. If you are a business person or an entrepreneur who seeks to grow your company in a Godly way, then this workshop is for YOU. If you are just a little bit curious, then this workshop is for YOU.
About the speaker:
Teresa Kelchner is a champion, advocate, and coach whose indefatigable passion encompasses more than 30 years of experience working in clinical practice, medical research, patient education, sales, marketing, web-publishing, venture capital, fundraising, communications, teaching, and volunteering in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, serving on boards; a myriad of professional experiences which she applies to growing Christian schools.
Since 2012, she has worked to build capacity with 200+ Christian schools, both large (>1300 students) and small (<30 students). Nine NEW Christian schools have been started. Clients include Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Seventh-day Adventist schools. Teresa was a member of the NAD's Educational Taskforce to study the state of Adventist education and a guest lecturer at the Andrews University Theological Seminary. Her first book, 52+ Ways To Promote Your School At Church, has become MinistrySpotlight.com which scripts weekly messages ministering to church members on the value of Christian education.
Teresa thrives to grow "anything". She is a master gardener, and she’s been known to grow people, ministries, programs, and dollars. Working with churches, developing volunteers and problem solving are her strengths. Teresa was a National Merit Scholar recipient and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Maryland.