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Wednesday, March 9 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Tov: A Three-Lettered Word That Shapes School Culture

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Christians have grown accustomed to revelations of abuses in our most respected organizations. Sadly, Christian communities are susceptible to abuse, and schools are not immune. Abuses occur most frequently when Christians neglect to create a culture that resists toxicity and fail to focus on character as the baseline qualification for leadership. How do we create school cultures that resist abuse and toxicity? The answer lies in a mysterious and beautiful little Hebrew word in Scripture that we translate “good,” the word tov. Tov provides a map for school leaders as they seek to create cultures that reflect the goodness of God.

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Laura Barringer

Author | Teacher, Tyndale
Laura Barringer is coauthor of A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing. Laura is also a primary-grades teacher and a curriculum writer for Grow Kids. She previously co-authored the children's version of The Jesus Creed and wrote a teacher's guide to accompany the book. Laura published articles for The Jesus Creed and The Englewood Review of Books, and her writing has featured in Church Leaders and The Roys Report. Laura is a graduate of Wheaton College and now lives in the Chicago suburbs wit... Read More →

Wednesday March 9, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom