Partnerships and Collaboration – Better Public Schools

This evening the first Educators & Clergy Conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Education Association got underway in Norman, OK. The time invested in planning and preparation proved valuable as the evening was both inspiring and challenging. Who could not be excited about getting together with a group of people who share a common dream to invest in students and communities? What’s more, we should discover the realities that churches and schools “can” partner. There is no need for the adversarial role painted by misunderstandings about the “separation of church and state.” The primary challenge will come in overcoming fear by learning appropriate boundaries for a healthy relationship. Educators face the reality of doing more than ever and being blamed for outcomes they really cannot control.

I am excited about the possibilities.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

2 comments on “Partnerships and Collaboration – Better Public Schools

  1. bruce robertson says:


    Sorry I wasn’t able to say goodbye today after the conference. It was good to see you again and I appreciated what you contributed to the conference. I left feeling excited and hopeful about future possibilites.
    I also thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Tom Boyd.



  2. Todd Littleton says:


    It was great to see you too. I am hopeful “preachers and teachers” will find more common ground for the good of our students and our world. I am still reveling in Dr. Boyd’s presentation. It was fantastic and full of passion.


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