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Distinctively Christian: A Christ-centered Approach to Early Childhood Spiritual Development

Posted by Milton V. Uecker on February 18, 2019 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I am excited to announce the publication of the first in a series of books dealing with a Christian…


Strategies that Increase Student Learning

Posted by Milton V. Uecker on November 20, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

The November Strategies are based upon a publication by  I have…


Are you considering attending the International Institute?  The event is the pinnacle of the Lowrie Center’s summer ministry as teachers and administrators from around the world gather and are introduced to the biblical principles that form the philosophical basis for Christian school education.  The 2016 delegates included emerging leaders and teachers from Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, China, Haiti, Mozambique, and several southeastern and Midwestern statesDr. Glen Schultz of Kingdom Ministries and author of Kingdom Education was the featured speaker.   It is not too early for you to begin planning for this summer’s event:  July 8-12, 2018.  The Institute is an excellent way to begin inducting newly hired teachers and administrators.  The content, collaboration, and motivation gained through the IICSE experience continues to play an important role in the development of Christian schools worldwide. In addition to a track for new faculty this year's IICSE will also feature a track in advanced strategies and worldview curriculum through collaboration with Wheaton Press. 

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The comments below, from 2016 delegates,  are in response to the question, “What do you think was the most important insight or benefit of the Institute?

  • The idea of “intentional” Biblical integration
  • The connections made with people and the support network that was built
  • Catching the passion and feeling more confident in the foundation and sharing the biblical foundation of Kingdom Education
  • Biblical integration and critical thinking
  • Providing a strong foundation for my leadership and a stronger foundation for my school. . .
  • Hearing from Giants of the Trade!

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Welcome to the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University, home of innovating Christ-centered education worldwide. This network is your place to develop community, network with other educators and share your experience with the group. Whether you're a parent, educator or administrator, use these helpful tips to maximize your time on the Lowrie Center network.


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The 2014 and 2015 IICSE Keynotes are NOW AVAILABLE.  These professionally recorded lectures, five per year, are ideal for faculty in-service or one's individual professional growth.  The lectures are available (individually or in a set) to purchase or rent for a minimal fee.  Keynote descriptions and links for ordering are located below. 


IICSE 2014 Keynote Addresses





Dr. Milton V. Uecker

Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education

The Culture in Which We Serve

The importance of Christian Schooling within Today’s Culture based upon 2 Timothy 3:3-17


Dr. Glen Schultz

Director of Kingdom Education Ministries

The Leadership Challenge: Defining the Culture


Dr. Derek Keenan

Vice President. ACSI

Director for Accreditation

The Devine Classroom

Focuses upon Transformational Classroom in which God uses human instruments in the “becoming process:


Dr. Glen Schultz

Excellence and the Christian School

Excellence is examined from the Kingdom Education Perspective


Dr. Derek Keenan

The Joyful Educator

The importance of joy in a teaching ministry, including seven keys to joy.


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2014 IICSE Video Keynote Addresses


IICSE 2015 Keynote Addresses





Dr. Glen Schultz

Director of Kingdom Education Ministries

A Vision for the Future: The Challenges Facing Christian Schools Today

This session examines the first of six essential critical needs as school’s strive to address the challenges facing Christian Schools—the need for Bold Leadership.


Dr. Milton V. Uecker

Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education

Living the Mission

An examination of the most essential “means” to accomplishing the missional purposes within a Christian School


Dr. Brian Simmons

Associate Provost for Online Education and Director of College of Education Ph.D. program

Steward Leadership

This session looks at leadership from the biblical model of stewardship.  The bliblical rationale and dispositions of a steward leader is overviewed.


Dr. Elaine Lindsey

Professor Emeritus (Curriculum and Instruction), College of Education, CIU

Former M.Ed. Program Director

Jesus, the Model Teacher

21st century learning is the current focal point of instruction (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity)  This session compares researched-based instruction with teaching in both the old and the new testament.


Dr. Glen Schultz

Director of Kingdom Education Ministries

Critical Success Factors

The conclusion to Dr. Schultz’s overview of the critical needs facing
Christian schools---the need to:

  • Breakdown the secular sacred divide
  • Develop a biblical worldview
  • Understand a biblical philosophy of Ed.
  • Understand biblical worldview integration
  • Strive for biblical excellence


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2015 IICSE Video Keynote Addresses

Throughout the years, the Lowrie Center has archived many messages from experts in Christian school education. We are pleased to announce the addition of some of these classic messages to the Enduring Ideas - Video Series, available for easy download at a minimal fee. Please follow this link for more information:

Enduring Ideas - Video Series

Did you miss the 2013 International Institute for Christian School Educators? Or did you attend, and wish you could share what you learned with your coworkers? Now you can download one or all of the Keynote sessions from this summer. Follow this link for easy download and secure payment options:

IICSE 2013 Videos

Also, you can still purchase training resources from the Keynote and Administrator sessions of the 2012 International Institute for Christian School Educators. Follow this link for easy download and secure payment options:

IICSE 2012 Videos

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Do It Heartily

Do It Heartily

An excerpt from The Teacher's Heart 

By Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. (1984)

It was about 6:40 A.M. A choice group of young men and I were studying Colossians 3. We were serving God together at a summer camp. Reveille had not sounded yet so our 175 boys were not up. It was quiet in the old grist mill where we sat on benches…


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Integrity of Heart

Integrity of Heart

An excerpt from The Teacher’s Heart

by Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. (1984)

Psalm 78:70, 71 says that God chose David His servant, took him from the sheepfolds from following the ewes great with young, and brought him to feed Jacob His people and Israel His inheritance.

God has done a similar thing in our lives in making us Christian school teachers. To illustrate, (1) He chose us.…


Created by Lowrie Center Last updated by Milton V. Uecker May 12, 2015.

Looking Back-1971

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL EDUCATORS, Winona Lake, Indiana, 1971. This was the first year of the Institute, the beginning of a rich tradition that continues today. Many of the founders of the Christian school movement are pictured here.

In the front row (left to right) are: 

Bill Male, Dr. Brubaker, Tony Fortosis, Jim Weaver, Paul Kienel, Lou Koloze, John Blanchard, Roy Lowrie, Lucille Johnston, Gene Garrick (special thanks to Carl Key for identifying these folks).



FIVE YEARS LATER: (Thanks to Janet Nason and Carl Key for identifying these IICSE leaders.)

1st row left to right:
Lou Koloze, Unknown, Bill Male, Gene Garrick, Unknown, Bob Miller, Tony Fortosis, Art Nazigan, Ron Blue

2nd row left to right:
Lucy Johnston, Ruth Haycock, Bud Schindler, Ron Chadwick, Roy Lowrie, Jim Braley, Paul Kienel, 
D. Messner, Charles Schauffle, Les Brubaker


IICSE 2019, July 22-23




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Life Long Learning

Started by Milton V. Uecker in Education Jan 26, 2018. 0 Replies

Ideas from the Field:Developing life long learners is often referred to in mission statements and in portraits of a graduate.  Desired outcomes must be assessed in order to verify the effectiveness of the school.  Let’s share ways in which life long learning is being assessed.  Continue


Started by Milton V. Uecker in Education Jan 23, 2018. 0 Replies

A philosophy of teaching and learning provides insights into how the brain is designed for learning, but a Christian philosophy should likewise attend to the heart and its role. In what ways does your school’s philosophy reflect the need for both brain and heart-based instruction?As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. Proverbs 27:19 (NASB)For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…   Proverbs 27:19 (KJV)Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to know, nor…Continue

CIU News

CIU Muslim Studies professor responds to Christchurch mosque massacre

Dr. Warren Larson with the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU

Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were victims of a terrorist attack on March 15. Fifty people were killed and another 50 injured.

Prior to the attack, the man accused of the shootings posted a lengthy manifesto to social media filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim themes. He then proceeded to livestream the massacre.

How should Christians respond?

CIU Welcomes Argosy University Students

Columbia International University is making it easy for Argosy University students to enroll at CIU. We understand the challenges facing Argosy students following the news of the mid-semester closure of their school.

Argosy students may transfer into several accredited online CIU undergraduate and graduate programs and CIU’s residential Master of Arts in Counseling program. Or they may choose to start fresh and be eligible to have their Argosy loans dismissed.


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