Billy Nye

Upper School Spiritual Formations

Billy is one of many teachers at Christian Life School who loves to encourage students by showing them how we can find truth and inspiration in God’s word. His love for teaching and life is evident in his daily interactions with students and staff.

What classes and grade level(s) do you teach?

Upper School Spiritual Formations.

What do you love most about CLS? 

The faculty and staff I work with are people who love God and love the students they serve. Working alongside them is one of the great blessings of teaching here. 

Why do you like teaching at CLS?

I see faith and learning coming together mostly through the personal, spiritual influence of the faculty. As spiritual people who love our subjects, because we love the Creator who made and redeemed all things (Eph. 1:10), we are able to embody a real-life love for learning because of our love for the Creator and Redeemer of all things.

How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?

I thrive on helping students see that the Bible is not an old, dusty book, but God’s word that lives and breathes in their everyday lives. My favorite moments are when I see the “light bulbs” turn on in students’ minds because they see the truth of God’s word with new eyes. 

How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?

I thrive on helping students see that the Bible is not an old, dusty book, but God’s word that lives and breathes in their everyday lives. My favorite moments are when I see the “light bulbs” turn on in students’ minds because they see the truth of God’s word with new eyes.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?

My special talent is having bad handwriting. It makes students pay extra attention to the whiteboard. 
Just kidding. My unique interest is theology, and I love to help my students see that it is not a scary or boring subject, but a fascinating privilege to think God’s thoughts after him. 

What sets CLS students apart from other students?

There is a significant portion of CLS students who really do want to love God with their whole hearts, souls, minds, and strength. That is enough to set them apart from any other student body. May it continue to be so.