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    Don’t Just Read Your Bible—Study It! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This is a 2012 NAD convention presentation on Bible study. We all believe that Bible study is a necessity for spiritual growth, but no one teaches us how to do it. In this breakout you’ll learn at least 10 different ways to make the Scriptures come alive...

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    A Call to Restore God's Justice Tertiary-Lifelong
    The importance of living what preach is shown through out the articular in personal and historical reflection. Touching on the issues of Eschatological Living as well as Prophetic Living and how the two should be combined to create a rounded example to others.

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    A comparative study of the distribution of spiritual gifts among students at Andrews University Tertiary
    Problem: Recently, considerable interest in spiritual gifts has developed and many scholars have attempted to measure them. This study was to determine whether spiritual gifts distribution is related to a specific demographic profile, and discriminates...

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    A Guidebook for Creating and Implementing a Spiritual Master Plan on Seventh-day Adventist Campuses of Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This document can be considered "a workbook for giving aid to a college or university as it seeks to be intentional in fulfilling the Gospel Commission on its campus." This paper was presented at the 23rd Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    A New Approach to Understanding Behaviors - The Gifts of Essence Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Become aware of each student’s giftedness to understand their behavior. This 2012 NAD presentation handout is a revolutionary approach to help our students understand themselves and how we all fit in the body of Christ. Learn how to identify the Seven...

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    ABIDE - A Spiritual Master Plan for Adventist Schools Grade 9-Grade 12
    "This Spiritual Master Plan Guide is not just about events or a Bible curriculum, but rather seeks to show how a wholistic approach to everything we do can make all the difference to the spiritual lives of those in our school community." The principal...

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    An Airplane with One Wing Grade 3-Tertiary
    Many Adventist lose their faith and walk away from the church during their young adult years. The author suggests one way to help is to "teach our children why the Bible is to be trusted," rather than just fill them with knowledge.

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    Angels Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Link to books available through the Adventist Book Center on the topic of angels. Titles include: An Angel's Touch; Angels Among Us; Angels in the Bible: God's Friends Watching Over You; Battle of the Spirits: Supernatural Forces are Mustering for Earth's...

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    Architectural Design and Spiritual Life - Illustration and Parallels Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Architectural design generally consists of 7 basic design elements and 7 basic design principles. These elements and principles are used to design beautiful and useful buildings if they are reasonably combined together by a master architect.

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    Are You a True Disciple of Christ? Grade 9-Lifelong
    A simple dictionary definition of a disciple is a student or a follower, a convinced adherent of a school or an individual. The questions raised in this paper are the who, the why, the where, and the how of discipleship. These define the qualification, motivation,...

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    Are You an Eli or a Hannah? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Maxi uses 1 Samuel 1 and 2 to illustrate how educators should teach students to recognize the voice of God, and not let them down, like Eli, since there are many parents, like Hannah, who place their trust in Adventist Education.

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    Authentic Spirituality Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Being spiritually authentic means to be truly controlled by the Holy Spirit and willing to be used by God in faithful service to Him, with the Word of God as the sure foundation for everything we do."

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    Belief and Practice - Spiritual Imperatives for the Adventist Teacher 0-2 years-Lifelong
    As Christian teachers, our responsibility to our students goes far beyond academics. In order to lead them to Christ, we must nurture our own relationship with Him. Imperative to this is both faithfully believing in God and practicing what we believe.

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    Chosen - Living as a Disciple in a Strange Land Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Christian discipleship occurs in relationships. It begins with responding to Jesus’ call to connect with and abide in Him. When we commune with Him regularly and participate with other believers in worshiping Him, we begin to be transformed."

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    Confessions of a Christian Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Trussell explains why she chooses to continue teaching at a Christian school. Prayer is one reason.

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    Contemporary Popular Culture and Christian Responsibility - A Korean Adventist Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Kim discusses contemporary popular culture and how Adventists (Christians) have a responsibility to hold the truths given from God without alienating themselves from society and also without giving up truth. This paper was presented at the 28th Institute...

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    Creating the Best Classroom Theme Ever Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation handout inspires teachers to use spiritual themes in their classrooms. It offers easy ways to create a theme that will last throughout the year and throughout your students’ lifetimes.

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    Current spiritual perceptions of randomly-selected Seventh-day Adventist-educated young adults and Adventist professionals Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the current spiritual perceptions of Seventh-day Adventist-educated young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 through in-depth interviews, observations, and analyses of literature over a five year...

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    Dialogue Editorial - Rules of Engagement Grade 11-Lifelong
    "As Christians, we are engaged in serious warfare – the cosmic conflict between God and Satan (Ephesians 6:12, NRSV). Do we have any rules of engagement so that our victory in this great controversy will be sure and certain?" The...

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    Dialogue Editorial - Standing Strong, Standing Firm Tertiary-Lifelong
    "When I became a Seventh-day Adventist years ago, the strongest motivation to cross over from a traditional church to what was then considered a cult was the imminence of the second coming of Christ."

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    Dialogue Editorial - The Question that Matters Tertiary
    Who am I? Where am I going? Am I alone, or do I have any assistance?

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    Dimensions of Wisdom Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Ultimately, wisdom has to do with understanding God’s character and ways, and responding appropriately to His biddings."

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    Discipleship - The Reinventing of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary
    After a student came seeking personal advice, the author was faced with questions about the purpose of Adventist higher education. Jesus' ministry emphasized [i] transformation [i] over [i] information [i]. According to Ellen White, the purpose of education...

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    EH&S Issues - Spiritual Safety Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Schools are diligent in identifying risky situations...However, identifying the risk is not enough. Schools must demonstrate that they have implemented measures to control the risk and minimise the possibility of harm to any student. Are we as diligent...

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    Eternal Health and Safety Issues, Volume 3, Issue 2 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    When planning for a class excursion or outing, a teacher is ever aware of the safety factors to be considered while away from school, in addition to the usual school safety issues. This article suggests several spiritual risks to consider as students daily...

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    Faith for Today Ministry Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Faith For Today is a television ministry committed to sharing God's grace with the world through broadcast media. Today, Faith For Today produces a family of programs, including Lifestyle Magazine, The Evidence, Faith For Today, and McDougall, MD, and...

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    Family Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center has a large selection of books on the topic of family including, but not limited to, the following titles: 10 Christian Values Every Kid Should Know; 52 Things to Do on the Sabbath; A Short Guide to Good Parenting; The Adventist Home;...

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    Filling the God-Shaped Space - Spiritual Principles and Methods for the Christian Classroom Grade 9-Grade 12
    Using "biblical principles and practical methods based on adolescent development research," the presenters of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session taught attendees how to enrich the spiritual experiences of their students. See the copy of their...

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    Get Real! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Solomon discusses how being "real" with students speaks louder than the book knowledge we teach them. The best way a teacher can assure they are being real is by having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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    Grace Notes Grade 11-Lifelong
    An Adventist syndicated web service that's spiritually refreshing and hopeful. Real Life. Real God. RSS feeds available for these topics: Hope Generation, City...

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    Growing Up Spiritually Preschool-Tertiary
    This article on spiritual growth explores four main questions: What is spirituality and spiritual growth? How do students relate to the concepts of religion and spirituality? How is spiritual growth achieved in the school environment? How...

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    How College Impacts Student Spirituality Tertiary-Lifelong
    A review of the role of Adventist colleges in passing on the faith leads to a discussion of the value of assessing spiritual growth, and findings of college impact on student spirituality. Thayer concludes that an inventory is needed for assessing the discipling...

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    How Religious Should We Be? And How Should We Be Religious? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores how religious Adventist higher education should be, noting several models in Christian tertiary education today. The author suggests the ideal role neither seeks to indoctrinate students nor make religion an object of mere scholarly interest,...

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    How to Fear God and Be Unafraid Grade 9-Lifelong
    Thomsen shares some perspectives that can help us understand the biblical injunctions to “fear God” and to “fear not”.

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    I Am a Campus Missionary Tertiary
    "I didn't go to university expecting to be a campus missionary. I went determined to study well, stand firm in my faith, serve my local church, and perhaps have a good conversation here and there. But through the caring community of my local church and...

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    Implementing Biblical Spirituality in the Setting of an Adventist College Tertiary-Lifelong
    Nae gives a biblical definition of spirituality, focusing more specifically on the concept of spirituality in Paul's letters. From there he tries to apply the theoretical conclusions to the setting of a Christian college. This paper was presented at...

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    INFO Editorial: April 2006 Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This issue is devoted to an exploration of spiritual issues, particularly as they relate to Education. The articles address various aspects of spirituality, which is inevitably multifaceted and complex. Articles in this issue include: The...

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    Is Sincerity Enough? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Sincerity must be attached to something in order for it to mean something. It is impossible to be sincere without being sincere about something, and that means sincerity and belief cannot be separated."

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    JAE Editorial: Spirituality - Rituals and Relationships Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The author introduces the featured topic of education and spirituality. Beyond instilling biblical knowledge, educators should model spiritual living in order to help their students to desire and build a personal experience with God. Articles include:

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    Jesus Gives Freedom Grade 9-Lifelong
    "He respects our 'yes,' but also our 'no.' He gives freedom. He invites us: 'Come and follow me. Be my beloved friend.'”

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    Jesus in Our Community - Sharing the Christ Who cares Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "It has been proven that when a group of people have a goal in mind, and they work hard for that one goal, mighty things start to happen. This school year at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy (CWAA), we have seen wonderful things happen. For years now,...

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    Joy - The Secret of Being Content Tertiary-Lifelong
    What is joy and how can I get some? Find out the difference between joy and happiness and some pointers on how to have joy in your life. If you take a look at this article, you'll find you can have joy no matter what life throws at you.

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    Keeping our Focus on Christ Kindergarten-Lifelong
    With regards to our schools' goals, are "we asking the important question: Will the kids coming through our doors come to know Jesus more because of us? Ten million years from now on the earth made new, we won’t be recounting all the bling-blings...

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    Keeping the Faith Tertiary-Lifelong
    The journey of faith may have many hurdles, but when that journey is pursued with prayerful faithfulness, God never fails to reward that faith. Even if such reward does not come instantly, it comes in the reckoning of eternity.

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    Leading From a Sanctified Heart Grade 1-Lifelong
    McKenzie focuses on the importance of the spiritual life for the school principal. He states that without leading from a sanctified heart, a principal’s work will not create desirable results. McKenzie supports his theories utilizing examples from the...

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    Lessons from the Master Teacher... Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Williams gives four lessons that can be learned from the Master Teacher.

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    Let God Take You to Places Unimagined Tertiary
    "There is no limit to what God can do in you, for you, and through you. But to seize this promise, you must rely on the power of God and trust all the way in His will for your life."

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    Like an Eagle Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Harford share a devotional that compares God's love for us to that of an eagle.

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    Living Real - Lessons from Nicodemus Grade 11-Lifelong
    "Really living begins with a spiritual rebirth and continues with a constant total surrender to the divine Person and power of God’s Spirit."

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    Making Faith a Part of Your Daily Schedule Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article presents practical ways that faith can be made a part of the daily schedule. It shows how central prayer is to teaching faith in Jesus and preparing children for eternity.

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    Message Magazine Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A Christian magazine of contemporary issues.

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    Ministering to the Secular Student in a Christian College Tertiary-Lifelong
    Logan suggests a method of identifying secular students in Christian colleges and discusses why they chose to attend and how the institution as a whole can minister to the needs of these students. This paper was presented at the first Institute of Christian...

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    Our Lives, Our Work - What Kind of Influence Do We Exert? Tertiary
    David’s experience confronts us with two questions: what kind of people do we attract? What happens to those people because of their association with us?

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    Prayer Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center sells books and materials on the subject of prayer including the following titles: 40 Days: Prayers and Devotions to Prepare for the Second Coming; ABC's of Bible Prayer; The Answer is Prayer; God Says, But I Think; God Wants to Hear...

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    Praying in the Name of Jesus Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention keynote address was written by the speaker "to encourage [his] hearers to pray in the name of Jesus, standing under His authority and surrendered to His will."

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    Relational Bible Studies Lifelong
    With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention workshop, learn how "'Relational Bible Studies' view Scripture from a perspective of our relationship with God."

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    Science Finds God Tertiary-Lifelong
    Read about why an influential atheist changed his mind. Look at the reasons given as to why God is showing up in science. Check out the explanations for seeing how everything falls into place in this fine-tuned universe, how life got started, and the paradox...

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    Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus Tertiary-Lifelong
    So, what does seeing through Jesus' eyes mean? This article observes these four points - Vision of compassion, Vision without obstruction, Vision based on Cod's revelation, and Vision of courage.

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    Spiritual Climate Survey - Pacific Union Conference Grade 9-Grade 12
    Developed in the Pacific Union Conference (NAD), this spiritual emphasis questionnaire is "designed to assist schools in assessing the impact of the school's program and personnel on students as perceived by the school's stakeholders." Different...

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    Spiritual Growth Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center sells books and other material about the topic of spiritual growth, including the follow titles: 5 Steps to Christlike Living; Ambassadors: Studies on the 13 Apostles; The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism; The Battle...

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    Spiritual Habits for the Heart Grade 9-Lifelong
    A series of short practical lessons on spiritual disciplines that facilitate connecting with God to reflect the character of Jesus. Disciplines are organized in three sections: 1. Connecting to the mind of Christ by allowing his words to shape my life...

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    Spiritual Intelligence and the Bible Tertiary-Lifelong
    Beardsley explores spiritual intelligence as it relates to the Bible. She poses and answers the following questions: "What is spiritual intelligence? Is it another way to describe faith? What does it include? Faith, hope and love? How might it be measured?"...

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    The Challenge of Spirituality Assessment Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The spiritual life of the Adventist school is important to the church. It is of vital concern to the board, administrator, faculty and staff. Spirituality is rooted in the Adventist philosophy of education as an essential element of what schools should...

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    The concept of salvation held by students in Seventh-day Adventist high schools in Jamaica Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: The doctrine of salvation as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church is part of the curriculum of SDA schools in Jamaica. The purpose of this study was to describe the concept of salvation held by students in SDA high schools in Jamaica....

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    The Gospel, the Power of God Tertiary-Lifelong
    Paul and Silas were stripped and beaten, then imprisoned in maximum security. But out of those events of “shame” and unwarranted cruelty, inspiration chronicles a series of almost unbelievable events that illustrate the power of God (Acts 16:22-34)....

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    The Impact of Developmental Factors in the Formulation of Adventist Doctrine Tertiary-Lifelong
    Winn considers how moral development influences preferred formulations of key Adventist doctrines.

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    The Mind-Body Connection - Some Recent Findings Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Disaster struck us without warning. Tad, our youngest son, had brought much joy to all of us. As we watched him grow, we had great hopes for his future. Though we had been concerned about his increased tripping and falling, we never suspected his condition...

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    The Missing Link - How to Connect Students, Parents, and Constituents to Your Leadership Style and Teaching Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In the handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "discover the missing link behind reaching the hearts of students, parents, and constituents so they will bond with the educator's vision. Recognizing, embedding values, and building self-worth...

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    The Prayer Experiment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The presenter of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session shared about a personal experiment in which he prayed that his students and their parents would receive the Holy Spirit and experience revival. His provided resources include a presentation full of...

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    The Role of the Holy Spirit in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers the work of the Holy Spirit in the school system ordained (set apart for a holy purpose) by God. The presentation focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Adventist educators and how they...

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    Together Growing Fruitful Disciples Framework Grade 5-Lifelong
    Teachers may find this Christian spiritual growth framework a useful tool to hook various components of current curriculum and extra-curricular spiritual growth activities together to evaluate holistic spiritual growth opportunities available to their students...

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    Transformed by the Word of God Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention Presentation suggests three strategies for a deeper involvement with the Bible: saturation, Scripture memory cards, and Scripture songs.

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    Worship Matters - Declaring God's Worth Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation looks at the divisive issue of worship. Purpose, history, survey results, and Biblical perspectives are included.