Dr. Timothy Dernlan

Author, Speaker, Consultant, Coach, and Christian School Leader

Spiritual Formation in Christian Schools

An easy to read quantitative research study comparing modern and classical Christian school students and their commitment to the Christian faith. (Titus Books, 127 pages)

Classical Christian Virtues

A guided contemplation of 60 virtues and their corresponding vices. Each virtue includes a quotes, bible verses, and guiding questions to lead the reader to deep personal reflection and growth. (Titus Books, 264 pages)

A Guide to Understanding Classical Christian Education

Clarify your understanding and unify the vision and mission of your school or community with this masterfully written and easy to use guidebook. (Titus Books, 80 pages)


Dr. Dernlan joins BaseCamp Live host Davies Owens to discuss his book and doctoral dissertation on Spiritual Formation in Christian Schools.

Weekly Podcast

Classical Christian Virtues is a podcast encouraging listeners to cultivate virtue and resist vice each week. Order the companion book above for a deep dive in your own life, or just subscribe and listen to this podcast each week.

Weekly Podcast

Classical Christian Education is a podcast dedicated to answering common questions and discussing best practice for classical Christian school staff, and tips for parents. Dr. Timothy Dernlan hosts this practical and enjoyable podcast.


Dr. Dernlan and two students from Bayshore Christian School discuss his book Classical Christian Virtues on BaseCamp Live.


Married in the summer of 2000, Tim and Kara Dernlan have been blessed with four children and also raised a girl from China for four years.

Learn more about Classical Christian Education by visiting

Classical Christian Education Alliance (CCEA)