Christian School Revitalization in Action at First Academy

On April 25 and 26, Ron Gordon and Jared Clark conducted a Christian school strategic deployment session with First Academy (FA) in Douglas, GA. As a ministry of First Baptist Church of Douglas, First Academy enjoys a thriving preschool program with a growing elementary school which recently extended to a middle school and will offer 9th grade starting this coming school year. FA engaged with Renewanation in 2018 with an initial assessment conducted in November.


This return visit was primarily focused on identifying the key improvement opportunities to help strengthen their biblical worldview focus as well as grow the impact FA has on the Douglas community. A thorough plan was developed including critical objectives, key actions, definitive milestones, and clear responsibilities. Jared Clark will continue as FA’s accountability coach over the next few years as they implement these strategic objectives.


Jared Clark is currently the head of school at Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville, GA and recently began serving Renewanation as a Christian school consultant and coach in late 2018. A product of Christian education himself, Jared is passionate about equipping future generations of students to impact our culture for Christ. Jared brings nearly 20 years of experience in Christian education as a teacher, athletic director, dean of students, and principal in Christian schools across Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.