Responding to COVID-19

By March 19, 2020December 17th, 2020A Message From Our Director, Featured

A Time For Courageous Educators

As Christian educators we cannot live out of fear in this time of COVID-19. Listen to this heartfelt message from CEAI Executive Director David Schmus calling us to courageously seek first His kingdom as we consider going back to school.

CEAI Guidance: In-Person Schooling During COVID-19

This season of battling COVID while attempting to provide a meaningful education has certainly been a challenge. Many of our members have contacted us with questions that school employees have never had to face before: In order to physically open schools, can a school district mandate precautions like face masks or daily temperature checks? Can I be required to submit to COVID-19 testing, or a vaccination?

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A Message From Our Director

Regarding COVID-19

David and Elizabeth Schmus of CEAI offer some hope, a practical resource, and opportunities to connect during this crisis.

An Excerpt From The Director's Report:

Director’s Report: Coronavirus fears, what is our response?

It goes without saying that as the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, teachers may be on the front lines. A few schools have already closed in several states (see map), including Washington, New York, and California.

At CEAI, we are not public health experts. We do suggest you follow the best advice from those who are about preventing the spread of viruses, and be especially careful if your immune system is compromised. Here is information from the Centers for Disease Control that may be helpful. You and your administrators may also appreciate these 6 Steps for Schools from EdWeek…


with JP Moreland, author of Finding Quiet

Discover how to apply Biblical truths to overcome anxiety – both in yourself and in your students.


with JP Moreland, author of Finding Quiet

This session is designed to help you put into practice the Biblical responses J.P. is sharing in his Friday evening keynote presentation – Responding Biblically to the Crisis of Anxiety. We recommend starting with that first, then watching this session.

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For those who are feeling vulnerable during this time and need prayer email us at or call (888) 798-1124
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  • Nancy says:

    Thank you so much for this reassuring message.

  • David Schmus says:

    We would love to hear your stories of how God is using you during this crisis, prayer requests, or other encouragements and testimonies!

    • Julie Green says:

      Several teachers from my church got together to prepare a meal and deliver a few staples to our senior citizens yesterday.

  • David Schmus says:

    You’re welcome Nancy! May the Lord pour out His Spirit on you today. =)

  • Kàsey says:

    Thank you for your compassion and caring. I have decided to join your organization beyond the free version I have been in. I believe you truly care for teachers and students. Thank you. I have forwarded the email about the prayer on Monday and some of your daily devotions to co-workers. God bless you and be with you as you go forward during this difficult time.

  • Denise says:

    Thank you Both for a timely and compassionate message of encouragement. I have only been a member of CEAI for a few months, and I believe God led me here, in my 28th year as a teacher, knowing this would be the most challenging yet. May God richly bless you as you are a blessing to others. .

    • David Schmus says:

      Thank you so much Denise….so happy to have you as a member. Please join us for prayer on Mondays!

  • Tereza Judge says:

    Your emails have been a source of normalcy in these strange times. Thanks for your ongoing support and prayers!

  • Aaron James says:

    Hello Everyone,

    My wife and I, both teachers, are using this time to recharge, spend time with our kids, and grow closer to the lord. We are offering online resources to our students and trying to be a positive and hopeful voice during this time. We are also pouring into 3 students who need Jesus. We are able to spend time with then outside of school. They have a complex story, but we feel even being a reflection of Jesus is helping them. Pray along with us that we can reach them.

    Thank you everyone for your support and prayers.

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