Innovative Solutions for Healthy Christian Schools
Welcome to GraceWorks Ministries. GraceWorks is a 501 (c) (3) Christian ministry exclusively serving K-12 Christian schools in North America. We offer research-based, cutting-edge solutions for Christian schools in: •Marketing & Enrollment Increase•Research — Program Quality & Regional•Visioning / Strategic Planning•Healthy Finance•Board Development•Fund Development — Annual & CapitalYou can request a free, no-obligation consultation for help in any of these areas using the request form to the left, or simply call (719) 278-9600, ext. 400.Founded in 2000, GraceWorks’ consultants provide holistic, biblically-integrated, innovative ideas to improve Christian schools. As of November, 2013, over 2000 Christian schools have purchased something from GraceWorks Ministries— consulting help, surveys, resources. Well over 500 Christian schools have completed a GraceWorks’ survey — with over 100,000 Christian school constituents responding.As thought leaders, we have been asked to speak at regional and national conferences for major schools associations throughout North America , including ACSI, WELS, SDA, LCMS, ELEA, Van Lunen, NCEA, CSI, to name some. Our Revenue Revolution program started as a pilot program, requested by ACSI, in response to a fiscal sustainability initiative of the Murdock Foundation. Accomplished and ProvenOur consultants are widely accomplished in their specialty areas. For example: •Dr. Ron Harris has raised over $300 million dollars in school-based capital campaigns. To his knowledge, he has never missed a campaign goal.•Bob Rogalski led a Lutheran school start in Phoenix — five years later, enrollment was 400 students, with 450 more in the preschool. Bob has assisted Christian schools with annual funds over 350 times.•Dr. David Paul Zimmerman took Amazing Grace Christian from closure to being considered today to be one of the finest K-8 Christian schools in Seattle.•Dan Krause has written more on how to market a Christian school than anyone in North America — thousands of pages of marketing resources and research . Krause was among a select group of invitation-only denominational and association executives and researchers in Washington, DC at the initial roll-out of the Cardus Educational Survey, the most comprehensive research on Christian school outcomes to date.•Jim McKenzie grew The Rock (Gainesville, FL) from 140 students to 280 in 4 years — while increasing his tuition from $4,000 to $6,000.•Wayne Baker has quietly turned around dozens of schools in deep financial trouble, while serving with distinction as a Christian school Administrator for 45 years. For 8 years he also represented the Christian school movement as a member of the Blue Ribbon Schools panel for the US Department of Education.•Teresa Kelchner has been growing Seventh Day Adventist schools conference by conference, most recently, Potomac. Her 25-year marketing career includes working in clinical practice, medical research, patient education, sales, marketing, web-publishing, venture capital, fundraising, communications, teaching and volunteering in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, and serving on Boards. Most recently, Teresa increased a Christian school’s enrollment by 18%, working only one day per week.
By helping Christian schools fully accomplish God’s vision, GraceWorks seeks to raise-up the next generation of Godly leaders. We believe that God is raising-up men and women like Daniel, Moses, and Paul — thoroughly prepared leaders who will thrive regardless of the vicissitudes of the future.You can learn more about GraceWorks’ vision for K-12 Christian schools by ordering our free resource: The Profound Case for Christian Education in the left panel of this page.As a ministry to the Christian education community, GraceWorks’ consultants talk to several hundred Christian schools every year. You can request a consultation through the form in the left panel of this page, or simply call (719) 278-9600, ext. 400.