Building an effective partnership between a church and public schools

Can a church build an effective relationship with public schools – one based on mutual trust, serving the community, and satisfying the school’s needs?  Sharon Hoover joins us to talk about how her church, Centreville Presbyterian Church (CPC), has done just that with three Fairfax County public schools in their community.  Sharon discusses how CPC has come alongside these schools and worked with them to address a number of challenges including helping at-risk teens, supporting teachers, and even holding a prayer/support vigil in the face of tragedy.  Sharon also discusses her work with the Redbud Writer’s Guild (a collection of Christian women from North America and Canada who are working to influence faith and culture through writing and speaking) and her current and forthcoming books.

There's a school near you that could use your help.

If a church is genuine in its desire to help public schools, its volunteers will be welcome. 

Advice for churches looking to work with public schools.

Full interview with Sharon Hoover from Centreville Presbyterian Church.  (This may take 30 seconds or so to load.)

For more information:  Centreville Presbyterian Church Website;  The Redbud Writer's GuildSoul Motive to Pray book  


Opening and closing music by Chris Tomlin, Your Grace Is Enough