Spring Education Symposium: "Powerful Prayer"

Free Admission + Dinner Included

Please join Colorado Christian University for a unique symposium focusing on the needs and challenges facing educators today. This year’s theme is Powerful Prayer. We will prayerfully address the issues faced by our students, our teachers, and our communities.

Who should attend?
  • School Administrators
  • Parents and Grandparents
  • Public, Private, or Charter School Teachers
  • Home School Educators
  • Church Staff/Educators/Volunteers/Mentors
  • Grand Junction Community Members

Our Keynote Speakers

Chantal McGee
Home School Educator and Co-Founder Sonrise Mountain Ranch Family Retreat Center

Chantal and her husband Matt started Sonrise Mountain Ranch in 20014. Before following a call into vocational ministry, Chantal served as a U.S. Air Force pilot for several years. Chantal homeschools her six children through the Mesa Valley Vision Home & Community Program.

Brig Leane
Principal at Fruita Middle School

Brig grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Brig has experience teaching middle school and high school math. He served as an assistant principal and is currently the principal of Fruita Middle School.

Breakout Sessions

Prayer for Every Class – Kathy Johnson

Every aspect of education benefits from a foundation of prayer. As a school year ends and a new one begins we hold each student in our hearts. We pray for each student and for their families. Prayer is integral to classroom management, discipline, parent communication, conferences and daily routines.

Learning Goals as a Guide to Expectation and Prayer – Dr. Wayne Wolf

When do expectations motivate and when do they discourage? How do educators discern learner expectations while communicating instructional expectations? Participants will discuss the importance of the learning goals of students as a guide for prayer and effective instruction.

Using Christian Principles to Lead Your Team – Wm. Pat Chapin

Leadership is tough! Sometimes you have to discipline, disappoint, and possibly even fire an employee. Everyone second guesses you, and has an opinion about a decision you may or may not have made...and many times you can’t tell them the whole story due to confidentiality issues. Do you ever go home and feel like banging your head against the wall? This breakout will cover some basics tenets of leadership, and relate them to Christian principles. Whether you like it or not, they are watching you. It is said that everyone influences (good or bad) at least 250 people throughout your life. Take this opportunity to make a difference, and maybe even save a lost soul through your actions.

Starting a Moms in Prayer International Group (formerly Moms In Touch International) – Lou Ann James

Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray for one hour each week: for children/grandchildren, teachers, schools, and administrators using a simple Four Step format. Lou Ann James is a Moms in Prayer leader who will guide you in this process.

Program Schedule

2:00 p.m. – Open registration and Education Forum

2:30 p.m. – Home School Session with Chantal McGee

3:30 p.m. – Break and Education Forum

4:00 p.m. – Keynote Brigham Leane

5:00 p.m. – Dinner and Education Forum

6:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions (4)

RSVP Today

Admission is free and all are welcome, but reservations are required. Complete the RSVP form below to reserve your space.



River of Life Alliance Church
701 24 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81505

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For More Information

Holly Ward
Email: hward@ccu.edu
Call: 303-963-3035