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Recent News [09.16.2023]


Jesus said:

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

John 13:34-35

Greetings Friends,


I hope this finds you well. The academic year has started here in this part of the world (Oregon, US). This summer brought many changes for me and having the familiarity of the academic year brought comfort. I often found myself measuring my sense of time and energy levels by where we were in relation to the beginning of the school year.


Now, I’ve been working with my students for two weeks and they have already shared with me my first cold of the year. As I felt it finding me last night, I changed my plans for rest and renewal for the weekend. Instead of hiking in the mountains today I slept in and enjoyed a slow morning. I read A Liturgy For One Who Is Employed that a friend of mine sent me from Every Moment Holy Volume 1. My heart leapt with recognition with this prayer. Every morning and afternoon on my drive to and from school these past two weeks I’ve been giving praise to our God for the work provided to me. I pray that in my interactions with all of the diverse humans I encounter I love God by loving all with whom I walk and work.


Friends, may you join me in this prayer each week throughout this year. May we trust and give thanks to our God who supplies our every need. May we walk and work with others so that they will know us by our love.


ICCTE 2024 Conference | Gordon College | May 21-23

Cultivating Imagination and Hope in and through Education

Call for Proposals


We can’t wait to see you at the 2024 ICCTE Conference held on the beautiful Gordon College campus just north of Boston, Massachusetts, May 21-23! We hope you are as excited as we are about the conference theme: Cultivating Imagination and Hope in and through Education.


Proposals are beginning to come in, and we are looking forward to receiving your proposal soon! We can’t imagine a conference without you.


Click here to read the full call for proposals. When you are ready, submit your proposal here. Review of proposals began September 1. Proposal deadline: January 15.  Registration information coming soon.

The Harro Van Brummelen Memorial Scholarship

If you are or know an emerging scholar, please check out this exciting opportunity for our community. This scholarship provides an opportunity for both a conference presentation and a publication and it provides financial support to emerging scholars and encourages them to commence what we hope will become a long-term relationship with ICCTE. The scholarship provides for conference registration and room and board during the conference, as well as up to $500 of reimbursable travel expenses. For more details, go to our website and click on The Harro Van Brummelen Memorial Scholarship page.


The ICCTE-Journal

As you are developing conference proposals and applying for the HVBM scholarship, keep writing and submit your next manuscript to ICCTE-J. Our reviewers are incredible and supportive of authors of all levels of experience. 


New reviewers are always welcome!  


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In closing, I encourage you to talk with your colleagues at your institution and across institutions about how you can use our conference and journal to support your practice. Consider how you might help build powerful professional learning networks where we can focus on this timely and centering theme Cultivating Imagination and Hope in and through Education.


Be well,

Sunshine Sullivan, PhD

President of ICCTE (2022-2024)

Our Mission

The purposes of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) are to:

1. Promote communication and encouragement among Christian teacher educators;

2. Promote research-based and theoretically informed conversation about a range of topics related to the preparation of educators; and

3. Promote broader awareness of the importance and value of Christian thought and practice in relation to the broad field of education.


AT LeTourneau University, in May of 2010, the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) was launched as a formal association.  Prior to that time, and dating back to a conference at Trinity Christian College in Chicago in May 1994, teacher educators and allied higher education personnel had been meeting every other year on the campus of a CCCU institution for the purpose of scholarly exchange and fellowship,  For further information about the history of the group, see an article by Van Brummelen and Elliott


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