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An excellent resource book is Jake McGlothin’s book, The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School PartnershipsHe is the director of Serve Ministries at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. You may order this book here.



Our Kids, The American Dream in Crisis is a great resource helping to put the partnerships in the larger context of the need. This book checks in on the current climate in the United States for children and the assets that surround them to help them grow and thrive.



Beyond the Bake Sale:  The Essential Guide to Family/School Partnerships






This short video highlights the initiative with Bishop Carter, a local pastor, school principal and teacher providing a focus on the need to be filled and the vision to meet that need. It is 4:50 in length and may be downloaded here.



There is a DVD resource put together by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Engaging Local Schools, that provides videos on the why and how of establishing partnerships. You may order this resource here



50 Ways to Engage Local Schools put together by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership may be downloaded for free here.


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