|A message from the Director|
Welcome to Alta Vista's website. Alta Vista is a catalyst for initiating dialog and encouraging change in schools, and which is
our goal in all the courses we teach, the seminars we conduct, the resources we produce - in all of our activities and services.
We invite you to become part of this dialog. Our dreams, our visions, our prayers are that our schools will impact our communities
with the Good News of Isaiah 61 which involves compassion, justice, caring, celebration; that we will actually see communities
of believers that will "rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They'll start over on the ruined cities,
take the rubble left behind and make it new." (Is. 61:4 from Eugene Peterson's The Message) Alta Vista hopes you will join
us in those dreams, those visions and those prayers.
Please click the links above to find out more about us.
|ALTA VISTA Educational Services|
Alta Vista, founded by Dr. Al Greene in 1970, has enjoyed a long, rich history of serving Christian education.
Over the years the central question driving the work of Alta Vista has been - What makes Christian education
A Christian school, Dr. Greene urged, has no reason to be if it cannot be distinguished from the public school
around the corner. His last book, Reclaiming the Future of Christian Education (ACSI, 1998), is an eloquent
and compelling testimony to his vision. Dr. Greene passed away on April 8, 2010 at the age of 94.
While details may change, the central purpose of the organization remains: to be a Spirit-directed voice of
hope, discernment, and empowerment in the realm of Christian education. AV seeks to help equip people for
faithful, visionary, competent, and compassionate discipleship in a hurting world. On the agenda are workshops, courses, consulting services and partnerships, all designed to encourage an approach to Christian education that is continuously guided by a vision of shalom. Alta Vista intends to help identify and support practices that help equip students for redemptive action in a distorted world.
Alta Vista is particularly concerned to avoid unnecessary duplication and wasteful overlap of efforts.
Consequently, Alta Vista vigorously pursues partnerships and collaboration. Current partnerships include
Christian Schools International, the Society of Christian Schools in B.C., Seattle Pacific University,
George Fox University, and the Christian Educators Association International.
With humility, compassion, and courage, Alta Vista commits to being a clear compelling voice inviting
Christian educators to impact our culture and our world in ways that point to genuine shalom.