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Daniel Project + Daniel Weekend

Daniel Weekend Overview

Get a understanding on why our Public Schools need modern day Daniels and what the Daniel Weekends are all about.

The Stool

Finn Laursen (CEAI’s Executive Director) explains what our founding fathers intended for the public schools in America with a powerful demonstration.

Christian Educators Association International is committed to transforming public schools with God’s love and truth.
Therefore, CEAI, in partnership with Tentmakers, has launched the Daniel Project:

Christ-centered teachers are nominated, selected and funded to participate in Daniel Weekends to help them rekindle their passion, calling and courage to transform their schools with God’s love and truth. Because they are leaders they will have positive influence upon other Christian teachers.

Some of these teachers, who are uniquely gifted and called will be selected and equipped through expanded training called Daniel Leadership Institute to establish a grass-roots momentum and structure for a growing number of Christian teachers who will become “modern day Daniels!”

Check out the project at: https://www.tentm.org/40-day/

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Upcoming Daniel Weekend Event

Green Lake, WI


October 27 @ 6:00 pm to
October 29 @ 1:30 pm

Louisville, KY


November 3 @ 5:30 pm to
November 5 @ 3:00 pm

Louisville, KY


February 16 2018 @ 6:00 pm to
February 18 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Daniel Weekend Sample Goals and Action Plans

Elementary School Educator Goals and Action Plans

Goal: Before the end of the year, put a book bin in our local church for members to donate their gently used Bible story books or other books to schools.
Access Resources: Teachers; Book bin for donated books; Used books
Green light how: Ask pastor for permission to put the book bin in the church.
Signs to inform on book donation bin.
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done: Will each do this in our churches between now and Christmas.
Establish a system to monitor progress: Report to CEAI website to encourage others to do this. Communicate with each other.

Goal: Hold coffee hours at local churches by year end to educate, encourage, empower Christians (teachers, parents and students) of their legal rights.
Access Resources: Daniel members, CEAI, pamphlets, PowerPoint, church members, marketing materials, coffee etc, church buildings and rooms
Green light how: Create a presentation of important information. Meet with church leadership. Get volunteers. Gather materials. Order pamphlets.
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done: Daniel leaders will meet with church leadership to discuss dates & logistics. Create a presentation and gather materials.

Obstacle to overcome: Feeling of isolation & disunity among  staff.     
What: Form a student support team.
How: Invite small core group that would be interested, take it out to public through e-vites, word of mouth, let administration know of plan, nominated focus child for month.
Who: Core group & school staff.
Where: School building.
When: By the end of March.
Why: To break isolation & be a conduit to bring God’s love into the schools by serving together and building relationships.

Obstacle to overcome: Carnality of Christians not being salt & light.
What: Prayer, study, Bible study, confession, witnessing.
When: Today & ongoing, Daily put on armor of God, then invite other teachers at school to pray, then invite other teachers at church to pray.
Why: “Nations are not destroyed because of the carnality of unbelievers but because of the carnality of believers.” (Bill Gothard)  “The condition of society is the report card for the condition of the church.”
Who: Accountability partner or with church.
How: Pray for students, school & community.

Obstacle to overcome: Children don’t feel valued.
What: To intentionally pour affirmation into one student per week.
When: Immediately. One-two weeks foundation modeling, then start with first student.
Why: To let students feel valued & empower & equip them to encourage others.
Who: Teachers, students & family.
How: Teach kids affirmation alphabet, have student of the week, pray for them each week, students create alphabet book, lunch with teacher, letter to family or home visit, student can share about themselves, letter from family or other adult.

Goal: Daily before schools begins, spend 3-5 minutes (at school) in scripture and prayer so that God’s love and truth can be revealed to us, leading us to discernment and obedience in following his prompting for that school day.
Access Resources: Quiet place at school, Bible, Holy Spirit.
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done: Arrive at school early. Find a quiet spot. Keep that time a priority.
Establish a system to monitor progress: Use a daily check-off system and prayer accountability partner.

Intermediate/Middle School Educator Goals and Action Plans

Action Plans – Intermediate/Middle School

Obstacle to overcome: Lack of community
What: Monthly community meal without focused topic to discuss.
Where: In classroom
When: Once a month…..start before the end of this year implement
Why: To build community

Goal: Create a community and fellowship amongst staff within our schools. Network with the larger Christian community to combat isolation.
Access Resources: Christian teachers, computer, Facebook, classrooms, homes
Green light how: Facebook page (Daniel Alumni), prayer partners, prayer chains, notes and encouragement, blog, Acts 2:42 groups, luncheons, individual prayer, Bible study; book club
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done: Create a Daniel alumni Facebook page within one week. Individualize ideas within each building within 2 weeks.
Establish a system to monitor progress: Collective and weekly e-mail and accountability within our Daniel Group.

Goal: Starting Monday we will allow God to use us to combat spiritual warfare that we encounter in our daily lives by putting on the full armor of God.
Access Resources: Other Christian teachers, Bible, anchor space, pictures, scripture Ephesians 6:11-17
Green light how: Prayer, memorize the Word, accountability, full armor of God
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done: Print picture/scripture, coordinate with accountability partner, prepare anchor space, choose a regular time for reflection (5 minutes).
Establish a system to monitor progress: Create time for study of Bible. Regular accountability partner check-ins.

Goal: To establish a meaningful and lasting relationship with all within our sphere of influence.
Access Resources: Daily devotional, prayer, each other, pastor, CEAI, technology; phone/computer
Green light how: Use “Stack,” servant attitude, grace towards others, morning prayer, diligent, effort, smile, seek out students/staff members, enlist other staff members in our buildings, hold Bible  studies, intentional/authentic encouragement, invite
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done: Prayer and devotional time in morning
Pray: Ask God to reveal a person/people to talk to/form a relationship with.
When meet person/people go through “The Stack.”
The “where” is everywhere we go.
With evening prayer, pray for the people we encountered; journal names/keep praise reports/share praise with group.
Establish a system to monitor progress: Call each other monthly to see how we have been doing: Daniel alumni’s/prayer partner.

Obstacle to overcome: Lack of community
What:Monthly community meal without focused topic to discuss.
Where: In classroom
When: Once a month…..start before the end of this year implement
Why: To build community

Goal: Create a community and fellowship amongst staff within our schools.
Network with the larger Christian community to combat isolation.
Access Resources: Christian teachers, computer, Facebook, classrooms, homes
Green light how: Facebook page (Daniel Alumni), prayer partners, prayer chains, notes and encouragement, blog, Acts 2:42 groups, luncheons, individual prayer, Bible study; book club
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done:
Create a Daniel alumni Facebook page within one week. Individualize ideas within each building within 2 weeks.
Establish a system to monitor progress: Collective and weekly e-mail and accountability within our Daniel Group.

Goal: Starting Monday we will allow God to use us to combat spiritual warfare that we encounter in our daily lives by putting on the full armor of God.
Access Resources: Other Christian teachers, Bible, anchor space, pictures, scripture Ephesians 6:11-17
Green light how: Prayer, memorize the Word, accountability, full armor of God
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done:
Print picture/scripture, coordinate with accountability partner, prepare anchor space, choose a regular time for reflection (5 minutes).
Establish a system to monitor progress: Create time for study of Bible. Regular accountability partner check-ins.

Goal: To establish a meaningful and lasting relationship with all within our sphere of influence.

Access Resources: Daily devotional, prayer, each other, pastor, CEAI, technology; phone/computer
Green light how: Use “Stack,” servant attitude, grace towards others, morning prayer, diligent, effort, smile, seek out students/staff members, enlist other staff members in our buildings, hold Bible  studies, intentional/authentic encouragement, invite
Decide how, who, where and additional when’s. List items to be done:
Prayer and devotional time in morning
Pray: Ask God to reveal a person/people to talk to/form a relationship with.
When meet person/people go through “The Stack.”
The “where” is everywhere we go.
With evening prayer, pray for the people we encountered; journal names/keep praise reports/share praise with group.
Establish a system to monitor progress: Call each other monthly to see how we have been doing: Daniel alumni’s/prayer partner.

High School Educator Goals and Action Plans

Obstacle to overcome: How to live at peace with all people without compromising or sacrificing our relationship with God.
What: We will be slow to anger, abounding in love, and forgiving in our interactions in the school environment in order to transform our schools in God’s love and truth.  We will select one challenging staff member and identify PFC’s by Monday and pray each morning for % minutes and perform 1 random act of kindness By Friday.
Where: At our schools
When: Each week
Why: To transform God’s schools
Obstacle to overcome: Students need Christ.
What: Consistent targeted prayer for our students by name.
Where: Wherever they are at the time.
When: 7:14 am (based on 2 Chron. 7:14) starting tomorrow.
Why: The power of knowing our hearts are joined in prayer.

Obstacle to overcome: Integrating the agenda of job versus job of building relationships.
What: Build relationships with students during non-teaching time.
When: Beginning tomorrow.
Why: To share God’s love & truth; to have them in heaven with us someday.
How: Get schedules from students of athletic activities, drama, anything they are a part of.
Who: Christian staff.

Obstacle to overcome: School isn’t covered in prayer.
What: Establish a culture of prayer in my school by 10/28/13
Where: Prayer breakfasts, one on one meetings with Christian teachers, establish a prayer group with 2-3 teachers
When: Monthly prayer breakfasts, regular prayer groups
Why: Develop Christian camaraderie, support group