Herzog Foundation's Christian School Startup Accelerator has ended
Interested in starting a Christian School in your community? Whether you’re just dreaming about it or already taking steps to start a Christian school, this event is designed for you. At this 2-day conference we will take you from "I want to start a Christian school" to actually knowing the next steps to launch!

Join the Herzog Foundation, other school founders, and expert coaches for an event that will catalyze Christian school launches across the country!

Types of schools served:
- Hybrid Homeschools
- Classical Christian Schools
- Traditional 5-day Christian Schools
- Pod or Micro Schools
- Church or Independent

Types of leaders served:
- Future School Founders who are dreaming about starting a school (Level 1)
- Current School Founders who are already taking steps to launch your school (Level 2+)

It is free to register. Attendees are expected to cover all travel and accommodation costs as well as dinner expenses. All other event costs are covered by the Herzog Foundation. School startups must be located in the US.
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Dr. S. L. Sherrill

NRCA Founder and Superintendent Emeritus ACSI NC, SC, VA Field Director NACS and Renewanation Senior Executive Consultant KingdomEd101 Founder/CEO
Dr. S. L. Sherrill founded North Raleigh Christian Academy in 1996 and served as its only Superintendent for 22 years. In August of 2018, Dr. Sherrill stepped down as Superintendent and was honored as Superintendent Emeritus. Under Dr. Sherrill’s leadership, NRCA grew in student body to 1400+ students, PreK-12th grade, and was over 1400 for 12 years of his tenure. Today, it has over 1540 students on its 63-acre school campus houses a 290,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility with the latest in wireless technology being an iPad 1:1 campus. The facilities include 74 academic classrooms, 3 science labs, 5 computer labs, greenhouse, 500-seat fine arts center, art studios, drama/dance studio, student life center, cafeteria, media center with 30,000 volumes, three gymnasiums, football stadium, soccer stadium, indoor aquatic center, baseball and softball fields, practice fields, two fitness centers, and an athletic field house. The facilities are valued at 48 million dollars. The school completed an $8,000,000 expansion eight years ago that allows the accommodation of 1500+ students. The school is a debt-free ministry.

Dr. Sherrill has served for fifty-one years in Christian education. He began as a Youth and Bus Pastor at Neuse Baptist Church in 1971. He served as a Youth Pastor and Christian schoolteacher in Pasadena, Texas at Greenwood Baptist Church and School. He was Youth Pastor, Camp Director, and High School Principal at Second Baptist Church and Twin City Christian Academy, Festus, Missouri, beginning in 1976. He became Couples for Christ Pastor at the mega church, Lima Baptist Temple, Lima, Ohio, in 1977, growing the young couple’s class from 40 to 150 and taught Bible at Temple Christian School. He became Senior Pastor at Central Fellowship Baptist Church and President of Central Fellowship Christian School, Macon, GA., in 1981, growing the church to 500 and the school to 700 over 9 years. Realizing his first love was working with young people, he become Head of School at Tampa’s Temple Heights Christian School in 1990 with a student body of 900. He returned to Raleigh in 1992 to be Administrator of Friendship Christian School where the school grew from 400-800 students in four years.