Administrators Conference and Retreat

ACR 2015
Jan 27, 2022 to Jan 29, 2022
The effectiveness of our schools depends significantly on the effectiveness of the school administrator. This retreat helps administrators build vision for their schools and become effective leaders.



The work of leading a school is difficult and challenging at times. Relationships sour. Teachers achieve subpar results. Students make poor decisions. The inevitable disappointments can cause school leaders to conclude that their efforts are in vain. School leaders need a compelling vision that will sustain them through challenges and difficulties.

The Administrators Conference 2020 offers content designed to inspire and encourage attendees to invest deeply in the work of Christian education. In the main sessions, long-term educators Anthony Hurst and Melvin Lehman will recount ways they have seen God work through Christian education. While acknowledging some of the disappointments, difficulties, and failures they have seen, these men will inspire attendees with hope and energy to carry forward the work of Christian education. It is our prayer that these presentations will refresh and encourage school leaders with a vision that sustains.

The words of the Apostle Paul anchor us in a reality that sustains our labor: in the Lord, our work is not in vain. His ringing proclamation offers hope in difficult times: “Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NKJV).


A Vision that Sustains

Thursday, January 30

5:45–6:45 Arrival and Check-in
7:00 Main Session 1   Anthony Hurst (Womelsdorg, PA)
8:25 Small Groups Session 1
9:30-10:30 Food and Fellowship

Friday, January 31

8:00–9:00 Hot Breakfast

Divided Session

  • Administrators Work Session  Paul Harrison (Kinzers, PA)
  • Wives Session, "All in Small"  (Ephesians 3:19) Carol Nisly (Altamont, KS)
12:00–1:00   Lunch
1:00-3:30 Refreshment & Connection
3:45-4:45 Small Groups Session 2
5:00–6:00 Supper
7:00 Main Session 2    Melvin Lehman (Guys Mills, PA)
8:30-9:30 Food and Fellowship

Saturday, February 1

8:00–9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Small Groups Session 3
10:30 Main Session 3    Melvin Lehman (Guys Mills, PA)
11:30 Closing
12:00 Lunch and Dismissal

The 2022 Administrators Conference will be held at the Antiochian Village Conference Center near Ligonier, Pennsylvania. This conference is designed to encourage and support administrators working in educational settings. Those who attended previous conferences have appreciated the focused interaction and input this event provides.

This conference is limited to 45 administrators and their spouses. The event costs $225 for an administrator and $345 for a couple. This includes lodging for two nights and all meals. Payment in full is requested at the time of registration.

Registration for 2022 will open in late summer of 2021.