In January 2019, the ACSI staff presented a Strategic Planning Working Document to the ACSI Board of Directors. This document included a proposal to refocus ACSI’s missional efforts into three key areas for the future: Advancing, Access, and Advocacy for Christian education of today and tomorrow. These three “pillars” were approved by the board as the foundation with which the future ACSI efforts would be aligned.
Since that meeting, and with the guidance of new ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor as of July 2019, refining work has continued on the strategic plan. The leadership team has been guided in this work by the question, “If ACSI were started today, what would it look like?”
In answering this question, ACSI is strategically responding to and planning for the rapidly changing educational paradigm shift. This requires ACSI to deal with the disruptions taking place with our individual schools, educators, associations, and delivery models of Christian education. Inevitably, this will necessitate reshaping all levels of programs, services, and personnel. This is not retreating, reducing, or cutting. Rather, it is advancing, growing, and sustaining. We must persistently advance a narrative based on this:
ACSI is prayerfully going through a process of reimagining and reshaping in order to advance, grow, and sustain the great cause of Kingdom education.
The purpose of reshaping ACSI is to reunite and reawaken our stakeholders (staff, schools, prospective members, and donors) to a reimagined ACSI.