Oklahoma hosted its first ACA meeting in June 2014 at the annual state administrators conference. At the same time a group of Illinois administrators were discussing organizing a similar group. Leaders from the two states joined together to develop the vision, mission and values that formed the Association of Christian Administrators and launched its national presence.
The first ACA national meeting was held in 2015 in Los Angeles at the AASA National Conference on Education (NCE). Since then, ACA has held meetings at every AASA NCE Conference and at two National School Board Association (NSBA) Conferences. ACA has now grown into Missouri, Arizona, and Louisiana.
Our Purpose (Why we exist) - Through Christ, we support and encourage school leaders.
Our Mission (What we are here to do) - To provide a network of Christ-like support and spiritual growth for school leaders.
Our Core Values (The priorities that define us):
God’s Glory: To exalt Christ in all we do.
God’s Grace: To demonstrate God’s grace in our words and actions.
God’s Word: To study, follow, and represent God’s Word, the Bible.
The Gospel: To help the lost come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Groups: To provide opportunities for regular, inter-personal, relationships with other believers.
Good Ideas: To stay open to creative ideas for outreach and ministry.
Our Distinctives (The practices that set us apart):
We believe in peace through the assurance of eternal salvation.
We hold one another accountable through support and encouragement in our relationship with Christ.
We are a positive voice for school leaders.
We pray continually for school leaders.
We reflect the light of Christ in our service to the children, staff, and parents in our schools.
We abide by the philosophy that being a Christian leader in a public school requires grace and integrity. Therefore, the ACA will follow the philosophy of The 16-9 Movement
We respect and abide by The Constitution of the United States including the first 16 words of the First Amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…"
We exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit and its 9 parts every day:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23