About Us

Our Mission

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

“So Christ himself gave the…teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature…” – Ephesians 4:11-13a, NIV

ACSI Australia is the global expression of Christian Schools Australia as we connect with schools across Asia-Pacific and the world for mutual benefit and transformative change. We are seeking genuine partnerships with Christian schools and organisations in order to unify the body of believers and see people transformed by the love of Christ. We envision Christian schools that are ‘lighthouses’, not ‘clubhouses’, working to bless others out of the abundant blessing we have received, and working together as one global body of Christ.

Practically, we do this in three ways:

  1. Through ’roundtable’ events: inviting educators from around the world to participate in roundtable discussions on a particular issue or topic, and applying the solution or interventions to each necessary context.
  2. Through the sharing of human and educational resources so that Christian leaders can be equipped to do their roles well.
  3. Through engaging in collaborative partnership with overseas communities, and encouraging joint ownership of the projects we enter into together.

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Peer Associations

 

ACSI Australia works with the New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) member schools to develop opportunities for service and mission globally.

Our History

ACSI was founded in 1978 when several regional U.S. school associations joined, becoming a united voice to advance excellence in Christian education. The leaders’ vision was to inspire, challenge, and resource educators and schools. First headquartered in La Habra, California, ACSI moved to an expanded facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1994. Today, ACSI serves nearly 24,000 schools in more than 100 countries.

ACSI Australia was founded in 2018, as the global arm of Christian Schools Australia (CSA). CSA commenced operations in Australia in 2002, providing a wide range of support to schools, and the wider community, through the advancement of Christian education in Australia and internationally. As the global outworking of CSA, ACSI Australia seeks to support the development of Christian schools in emerging countries across the Asia-Pacific region and form mutually beneficial partnerships with them for the growth of the body of Christ.

Our Statement of Faith

GOD
There is one God and He is sovereign and eternal. He is revealed in the Bible as three equal divine Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God depends on nothing and no one; everything and everyone depends on Him. God is holy, just, wise, loving and good. God created all things of His own sovereign will, and by His Word they are sustained and controlled. God is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also Father of all whom He has adopted as His children. Because of God’s faithfulness and His fatherly concern, nothing can separate His children from His love and care. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternally existing, only begotten Son of the Father. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, truly God and truly man. He lived a sinless life and died in our place. He was buried, rose from the dead in bodily form and ascended to heaven. Jesus is King of the universe and Head of the Church, His people whom He has redeemed. He will return to gather His people to Himself, to judge all people and bring in the consummation of God’s Kingdom. The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. He convicts people of their sin, leads them to repentance, creates faith within them and regenerates them. He is the source of their new sanctified life bringing forth His fruit in the life of believers. He gifts believers according to His sovereign will, enabling them to serve the Lord.

THE BIBLE
The Bible, which is comprised of the books of the Old and New Testament, is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, and the only absolute guide for all faith and conduct. It is indispensable and determinative for our knowledge of God, of ourselves and of the rest of creation.

GOD’S WORLD
Adam and Eve, the parents of all humankind were created in the image of God to worship their Creator by loving and serving Him, and by exercising dominion under God’s rule by inhabiting, possessing, ruling, caring for and enjoying God’s creation. Consequently, the purpose of human existence is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Sin entered the world through Adam’s disobedience, because of which all people are alienated from God and each other and, as a result, they and all creation are under God’s judgement. All people have sinned and, if outside of Christ, are in a fallen, sinful, lost condition, helpless to save themselves, under God’s condemnation and blind to life’s true meaning and purpose.
God holds each person responsible and accountable for choices made and actions pursued. Human responsibility and accountability do not limit God’s sovereignty. God’s sovereignty does not diminish human responsibility and accountability.