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resources that teach the why, what and how to serve others as Christians


  • 365 Community Service Ideas - 4H Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This page lists community service ideas in many sections: general ideas, crime fighting, special needs, senior citizens, on the calendar, school activities, neighborhoods, helping animals, children and their family and friends, government, performing arts...

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    A Brief Reflection on Adventism and Social Causes Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist education historian Greenleaf explores social reform movements in the 19th century and how these stimulated Adventist engagement in reform, the development of development and relief services through ADRA, and involvement in gender equality and politics.

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    A Contemporary Role for the Campus Art Gallery Tertiary
    The campus art gallery has two main functions: to increase visual literacy by promoting the visual arts and to establish a relationship with the community. The primary audiences are the student body and the surrounding neighborhoods. The college gallery has...

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    A Rationale and Model of a Work Experience Program for College Students in the Philippines Tertiary-Lifelong
    With the idea of work study as a thing of the past, Catolico attempts "to provide a rationale for the need of maintaining a program of work and a model for college students in the Philippines and a conceptual framework to determine the factors correlated...

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    A Song From Poland Tertiary-Lifelong
    "We student missionaries came to the conclusion that our role as witnesses and missionaries is to be like the sower in the parable (see Matthew 13:3-8). We are simply witnesses--people who tell what they have heard and seen and give their personal testimony....

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    A Unique Chaplaincy Ministry Tertiary-Lifelong
    How does a chaplain on an Adventist campus meet the needs of a religiously diverse student body? This article shares how one campus chaplain used a variety of methods to reach a community of predominantly adult, commuter students enrolled in focused programs....

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    Action in Higher Education - A Case Study From the Gospels Tertiary-Lifelong
    Service and outreach projects must be integrated into the curriculum and grow out of the contents of the course so that students experience the practical power of the partnership between spirituality and academics. This article provides examples from each...

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    ADRA International Grade 2-Lifelong
    ADRA's webpage lists ongoing projects, children's involvement, ADRA's Really Useful Gift Catalog (with such things as rehydration salts to prevent diarrhea, school kits, etc), volunteer information and more.

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    Adventist Business Curricula - Connecting Cows and Currency Tertiary-Lifelong
    Read how La Sierra University students make a practical commitment to community. The Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team developed a project in which they applied the free enterprise model to a social need.

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    Adventist Business Curricula - Taking Mission to Market Tertiary-Lifelong
    How can Adventist colleges and universities revise their business curricula in the New Millennium? Adventist business programs should identify core values, enrich the curriculum, and meet market needs.

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    Adventist Education and Caring Community Citizens Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Adventist education gives students an opportunity every day to experience practical community living – to develop a sense of responsibility, and an understanding of what it means to live a life of service and connection to others."

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    An Outreach Program That Works Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue highlights the Georgia-Cumberland Academy's community involvement. It states the philosophy of the academy administration toward outreach. The individual, administrative and faculty support, and a well-organized...

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    Art and Service Learning Go Hand in Hand Tertiary--3
    Discover how La Sierra art students gained valuable experience through diverse community service engagements. Tips and ideas valuable to all levels of Adventist art education.

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    Asian Aid Grade 1-Lifelong
    This is a way for your students to be involved in the mission field, sharing Jesus and helping those in need. "For more than 40 years Asian Aid has given HOPE to the lives of the disadvantaged, poor, and needy in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It is a...

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    Axtell Expressions Preschool-Grade 12
    Puppets and props for Christian educators. Steve Axtell has created puppets for Big Idea's VeggieTales, as well as many video productions including the Donut Man, and Prayer Bear with Steve Green. Visit this site to find unforgettable, top-quality puppets,...

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    Best Practice in International Service Learning ISL - Aspects of Risk and Impact Grade 9-Grade 12
    Currently 95% of Adventist senior secondary high schools in Australia offer international service opportunities! Read about the benefits and challenges such trips bring.

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    Bible Labs - More Than a Witnessing Opportunity Grade 4-Grade 12
    Bible Labs allow students to practice, participate, and find joy in service. In this article, Judy Schull shares her experiences with three Bible Lab projects: volunteering at a hospital; creating a nature trail for a community; and producing 'Out of the Classroom",...

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    Bible Labs Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download this manual for ideas on how to engage your students in service learning, applying the biblical principles learned in class in outreach and service within the home, church, and wider community. While the manual is now 25+ years old, much of the 'how...

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    Bible Learning Through Bible Teaching - Multimedia as a Tool for Witnessing Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the technology issue of JAE explains how a pastor's Bible students presented a Revelation Seminar by creating their own programs using Power Point. The students created then presented the studies to others.

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    Bibles for Russia - A Canadian School Celebrates 10 Years of Outreach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Once mission projects get started, they seem to take on a life of their own. A Canadian school raised money to send more than 900 Bibles to Russia. The author offers practical suggestions on how to decide on a project, present it to the children, organize...

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    Business Students Practice a New Bottom Line - SIFE Group Reaches out to the Community Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article describes how the La Sierra University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group reached out to the community through 122 business projects.

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    Campus Churches - Optional Extra or Imperative Inclusion in Our Next Gen Schools Grade 9-Tertiary
    Schools are the growing mission front of the Adventist church. They are our means of reaching unchurched families and attracting the attention of the community. This article explores the importance of linking the school with a campus church, working side-by-side...

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    Cast Thy Bread Grade 10-Lifelong
    The author shares the controversial reactions to a bread delivery outreach project conducted by 39 eager first-graders and their teachers at Portland Adventist Elementary School in Gresham, Oregon that resulted in success. She explains the process and provides...

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    Catching the Spirit Tertiary-Lifelong
    A look at campus activism at Adventist colleges and universities.

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    Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    CAMPUS is an initiative of the Michigan Conference Public Campus Ministries Department. Among its many objectives, CAMPUS seeks to provide training in the establishment of Adventist fellowships and congregations on major secular campuses, and to instill in...

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    Center for Youth Evangelism Grade 9-Tertiary
    The Center for Youth Evangelism serves as a testing ground for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and a resource for youth leaders around the world. Creative youth ministry ideas include the Giraffe News (sticking our necks out for youth), Giraffe...

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    Changing the Campus Colloquy Paradigm Tertiary
    Pacific Union College shares how their campus-wide program incorporates service learning. Six points are shared for campuses establishing a culture of service in and out of the classroom: 1. Have a precise vision of the meaning of service. 2. Develop...

  • Charity Guide: Make a Difference Community Service Ideas Grade 5-Lifelong
    "You're invited to volunteer on demand. Anywhere. Anytime. In as few as 15 minutes... The Charity Guide volunteer directory makes it possible for busy people like you to make a difference at anytime, from anywhere. Even if you have an unpredictable schedule,...

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    Children of the Nations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Children of the Nations (COTNI) provides assistance for orphans and refugee children in dire need of around the world. Currently, COTNI helps children in the USA, Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, and Malawi.

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    Cindy's Lunch Takes Wing Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Based on a real experience, Marjorie Chandler shares how students became engaged in looking for ways to help their peers in Nicaragua who suffered in the Mangua earthquake. From collecting cans to writing letters of encouragement, this class was able to demonstrate...

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    Community Kids Connection Grade 9-Lifelong
    Community Kids Connection offers a Christ-centered perspective to community service for Loma Linda University (LLU) students. Every week children between the ages of 3-12 visit the Social Action Community Health Systems-Norton (SAC-Norton) to sing songs, listen...

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    Community Outreach - Who Cares? Grade 9-Grade 12
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church prides itself on being a caring church that not only takes care of its own constituents, but also reaches out into the community in which it is located and beyond its boundaries. Maitland describes how Crawford Adventist Academy...

  • Community Service Projects for Kids, Youth, and Families Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Find ideas and resources for inspiring and teaching compassion through community service projects on this website dedicated to helping busy families find time for the little things in life.

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    Connecting the Dots Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) worker writes of the growing disconnect between the worlds of the privileged and the poor, and how the organization partners with schools to "bring poverty closer to home, to make development and aid...

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    Creating a Servant Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shares ways to daily and intentionally infuse service activities in the curriculum beginning with the primary grades in Adventist schools. Practical tips and lots of ideas make this an excellent starting point in planning service education, community...

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    Creating a Service-Oriented Campus Grade 11-Tertiary
    Union College President Smith shares five essential steps to creating a culture of service, with examples from Union College’s program. These steps are: 1. Model a life of service. 2. Give leadership responsibility to students. 3. Mix...

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    Creative Community Outreach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Here are a couple of quick and simple ideas to get your students involved in community outreach."

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    Creative Service-Learning Projects Kindergarten-Lifelong
    If you're having a hard time coming up with service projects for your school, this article gives examples of activities for elementary and high school students. Examples include working with low income housing, creating a community mural, and providing the...

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    Creative Teaching Through Community Involvement Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Frieda Mattson shares how community involvement can become an essential part of the school curriculum. Shares are steps toward greater community involvement and media exposure for Adventist schools.

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    Crucial Curriculum: The Teaching of Compassion Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article presents suggestions for teaching compassion through involving young people in the plight of their peers. Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) provides many kits such as the Kick the Cycle, the Do Something Kit, Currency Collector, and...

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    Ellen White as a Prophetic Voice for the Poor and the Oppressed Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article reviews the influence of Ellen White's vision and voice regarding community service, providing the rationale for the Adventist perspective on social justice.

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    End It Now Grade 9-Lifelong
    enditnow is a global campaign to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence against women and girls around the world. It aims to mobilize Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue.

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    Engaging with Community - How Schools Are Helping Their Students Become Informed, Responsible and Compassionate Citizens Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "As the 21st Century continues to bring changes to the structure of society, educators are continually challenged in their role of preparing students to take their place in society. In order to achieve this, some schools are exploring the possibilities and...

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    Experiences with Service-Learning as Perceived by Students, Faculty, and Community Partners Involved with the Master of Public Health Program at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Tertiary
    "Service-learning on a voluntary basis as well as being a requirement for a degree has a positive impact on learning. The AIIAS Department of Public Health (DPH) in the Philippines has conducted various community service activities in the communities...

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    Field Experience: A Hands-on Approach to Multicultural Education Grade 9-Tertiary
    Field experience is part of building Christ-centered multicultural awareness. A program should fulfil the objectives of the mission of a school. Study and experience should be integrated. Attitude is the core of the 'hidden curriculum'. Opportunities for learning...

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    Finding Service In Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Helping students find joy in service is a challenge all educators must address. Integrating service opportunities into the classroom helps students make the connection between their knowledge and their personal, moral responsibility to others. Topics include:...

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    Friendship Ministries Grade 9-Lifelong
    Friendship Ministries assists churches and organizations in ministering with, not to, people who have mental impairments. A series of Bible Study and Life Study lessons that help participants in learning to serve each other and develop lasting friendships...

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    Global Mission Grade 5-Lifelong
    Global Mission supports local initiatives for frontline ministry in unentered areas--and helps involve all church departments in this task. Material from this site could be used for math, language, geography and Bible studies, or an integrated unit. There...

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    Global Village Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An overview of the construction process and perspective behind Global Village '92. The Global Village, sponsored by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was built on La Sierra

  • Guide to Service Learning Projects Grade 9-Lifelong
    Questions and information about setting up service learning in a course, with specific attention to faculty and program concerns.

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    He had compassion on them - Christ's attitude toward the poor Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The church and the Christ-follower must answer the question “Am I my brother’s/sister’s keeper?” The suffering of our fellow human beings causes us pain. We may try to hide it, deny it, cover it up, or reason it away, but still...

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    Healthy Kids Expo Unit Plan Grade 1-Grade 8
    This "service-learning unit includes resources that will teach your students about their own health and then use their knowledge to bless others. Students first complete a webquest on childhood obesity, and then go on to learn more about the importance...

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    His Kids in Action Grade 5-Grade 12
    Watch a series of video clips to learn how one Walla Walla youth program is serving their community.

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    How To Make People Feel Good About Your School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article raises questions about how a school should interact with the community, students, employees, parents, school district, and the media. It is a reprint of the National School Public Relations Association's article, It Starts in the Classroom

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    How to Witness Grade 7-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center sells books on how to witness including the following titles: Bible Handbook; Bridges 101; Building Strong Congregations; Christ's Way of Making Disciples; Christ's Way of Reaching People; Evangelism; Gaining Decisions for Christ;...

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    I Am Willing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this short devotional, Linda Emmons encourages teachers to be willing to allow God to share their talents both inside and outside the classroom, and presents insights on how God can use and multiply talents of those will to serve.

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    I'm in the Lord's Army Grade 4-Grade 8
    Judy Shull shares her experience of taking her 7th grade students on a mission trip. She discusses practical issues such as fund raising, integrating trip planning into the curriculum, and organizing the chores at the worksite. Also included is a list of what...

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    Ikke like, men likevel Kindergarten-Grade 8
    ADRA-musikalen Ikke like, Men likevel består av følgende: 1. CD med syv sanger, sunget av en barnegruppe, inkludert singback til alle sangene. CD-coveret er en liten bok som inneholder en fortelling til hver av sangene, sangtekster...

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    Integrating Service into the Life of a University Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explains the steps that Andrews University is taking to integrate service into its curriculum and what world service means in different contexts on its campus. It details the process of developing community service learning and provides some resources...

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    Integrating Teen Witnessing into the Curriculum Tertiary-Lifelong
    The article shows how Great Lakes Academy integrates witnessing options into the curriculum by offering classes for credit. It provides examples of how they have done this as well as the success that has resulted.

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    Interaction, Service, and Outreach Grade 9-Grade 12
    A unique curriculum proposal for an interaction, service, and outreach program for Adventist secondary schools. Guidelines for implementation and samples of projects and scheduling for physical education, math, geography, Bible classes and all-school projects...

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    It's a Jungle out There Grade 9-Tertiary
    Tawyna Sayler recommends that every student should have the opportunity to be involved in mission projects and trips. She shares insights from her first trip outside of North America.

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    JAE Editorial: Margaret and the Graduate--Story of an Encounter Grade 9-Lifelong
    This editorial shares a story about the importance of individual Christian influence in the lives of students in Adventist schools. Dedicated to Higher Education, this special issue of JAE contains the following articles: Encouraging...

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    JAE Editorial: Reach Out and Touch Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial contemplates the impact of two women, Mother Theresa and Princess Dianna, whose lives have set a precedent for service. The editorial notes that just as Jesus lived a life that demonstrated kindness, forgiveness, acceptance, service, and love,...

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    JAE Editorial: What Have They Seen in Your Classroom? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Beverly Rumble shares her view that Adventist teachers should teach and model the behavior they want our students to exhibit. For example, praising students for good work (rather than only criticizing the bad); encouraging them to praise each other (rather...

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    JAE Editorial: A Revolution of Service Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Citing evidence of the impact of service learning through La Sierra University courses, the guest editor encourages educators to develop service-learning programs through which students can experience the joy of serving through applied learning. Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: Educating for Prophetic Social Activism 0-2 years-Lifelong
    The guest editor introduces the topic of social justice and the focus of each article in this issue. Articles in this issue include: A Brief Reflection on Adventism and Social Causes

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    JAE Editorial: Narcissus and Christ in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Is the approach in Adventist education to apocalypse, discipline, recreation, and church life, causing the youth to be apathetic? Motivating the youth to find meaning requires being intentionally Christian rather than narcissistic or self-serving. Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: Service Learning Makes a Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Reaching the goal of service-oriented schools will require changes in our schools. These changes include a model which is Christ-centered rather than liberal-arts based, administrators involved in more than plant and personnel management, teachers who are...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: U.S. Graduation Rates; Service Projects for Young People; Helping New Students Prepare for School; Firearm Deaths Escalating...

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    Just Do It Tertiary-Lifelong
    A great challenge for most teachers is finding the time and adult assistance to make outreach activities a regular part of the curriculum. This article provides examples of successful approaches that are helpful in giving teachers direction.

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    Just Do It: Christian Outreach - How to Get Started Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The most daunting part of a service program is getting it started. Beverly Mac Laughlin presents several scenarios showing how to start and run a successful outreach program. Explained are circumstances that make it difficult for schools to implement certain...

  • K-12 Service Learning Standards for Quality Practice Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This resource has a chart that outlines service learning standards for quality practice. The free downloadable pamphlet, which can also be ordered in bulk, includes much more information.

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    Keeping Girls Safe - Educating for Peace Through Social Justice Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn about ADRA Thailand's Keep Girls Safe Project from founder Joy Butler, and discover what you can do to act on God's call to treat every human being with dignity and respect, and thus to 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights...

  • KIDS (Kids Involved Doing Service) Consortium Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This organization in Maine "works with teachers, administrators, and community partners to involve K-12 students in addressing real challenges faced by their communities. Together they identify, research, and work to solve problems and meet needs. With...

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    Kids Praying For Kids - A 12 Month Prayer Journal Grade 3-Grade 4
    An outreach of Franklin Graham's ministry, Samaritan's Purse, this spiral bound book for young children provides a foundation for daily prayer and a guide to reaching out and praying for other children around the globe.

  • Kindness Ideas Preschool-Grade 12
    Free lesson plans help teachers from Kindergarten to 12th grade implement an atmosphere of kindness in their classrooms.

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    Learning Faith Through Experience Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Increased student motivation, better practical skills, and fewer discipline problems are the results of a well developed service learning program. Steve Daily examines the conflict between theory and practice in the area of service, noting that Adventist academy...

  • Learning to Give - An Action of the Heart, a Project for the Mind Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The Learning to Give Web site offers over 1,300+ K-12 lessons and educational resources for teachers, parents, youth workers, religious instructors and community leaders free of charge. The LEAGUE is a school and web-based system for service learning...

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    Little Eyes are Watching - Getting Our Priorities Straight Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the outreach experiences and activities of Southwestern Adventist College. It also shows the effects of making Christian service a priority in Adventist schools on the church in general, and on the youth in particular.

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    Loma Linda Broadcasting Network (LLBN) Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Loma Linda Broadcasting Network started as a television channel sponsored by The University Church at Loma Linda on the local cable affiliate. The ministry is now a full-time satellite broadcasting network with links to ADRA

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

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    Mission Environment: Using the World As A Lesson Book Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Direct experience equals authentic learning when teachers risk taking learning activities beyond the classroom walls. In support of outdoor education, Jean Lomino presents personal experiences with project based learning and outdoor education and shows how...

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    Missionary Moppets Lesson Plan Grade 1-Grade 4
    Activities designed to foster the missionary spirit in each student, as well as to provide opportunities for students to engage in missionary activities (service).

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    Moody Press Online Catalogue Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Full online catalogue of Christian books for all ages from Moody Bible Institutes Press.

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    Motivating Teens for Global Mission Grade 7-Grade 12
    "You Can Make a Difference" is a curricular unit on Adventist Global Mission for grades 7-12. The unit shares five ways of motivating youth to become interested and involved in missions: provide an example; use positive peer pressure; provide exposure;...

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    My Little Buddy - A Mentoring Program Kindergarten-Grade 8
    As described at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, a buddy program "empowers middle schoolers to look beyond themselves and to develop a sense of responsibility for a younger student. Learn how to set up a program that prepares students 'for the...

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    NAD Community Services Grade 5-Lifelong
    Consider service learning options available for students through Adventist Community Services by visiting their website, or contacting regional leaders. The YES! (Youth & Young Adults Empowered to Serve!) network "consists of affiliations with various...

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    Norma Nashed - Dialogue with the President and Founder of Restore a Child Grade 11-Lifelong
    "Based in Maryland, U.S.A., Restore a Child’s mission is to provide basic care to children: food, water, medical care, education, and in some cases shelter. It began informally with educational support for students in Jordan and now serves...

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    Northview Bible Lab Report 2001 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Looking for practical ideas on how to make community outreach and service opportunities a vibrant part of your school's curriculum? Read this report from Northview Adventist Academy for great ideas on what worked for them this year.

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    Not Hiding in Our School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Corinne Mazier addresses the responsibility every Christian school has to stand up and be noticed within their communities. Whether through random acts of kindness, public prayer, or participating in community outreach programs, Christian schools should embrace...

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    Operation Christmas Child Grade 9-Grade 12
    Sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child is a service project that provides millions of shoe box gifts to millions of children around the world. Children also receive gospel booklets in their own language.

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    Outreach Programs for Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can a multigrade school with few children, limited personnel, and restricted resources carry out a viable outreach program? Advantages to scheduling an outreach program in a small school setting are size, orientation, flexibility, transportation and supervision,...

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    Pastor and Teacher - Cooperating for Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue focuses on the collaboration and cooperation of pastors and teachers. It suggests collaboration strategies, proposes some plans, and shares a vision of what can result from effective collaborative outreach...

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    Pedagogical Models For Christian Social Engagement Tertiary
    This article considers the roots of Christian social engagement, various pedagogical models used, and what Seventh-day Adventist models of social engagement look like.

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    PET 08 Special School Service Issue Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download a special issue of Jennings Panorama of Education Thoughts (PET) newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 235 links to service projects teachers and students could do.

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    PET 09-10: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' October 2009 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features over 20 links to service project ideas.

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    PET 09-10: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Preschool-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' October 2009 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 40 links to service activity ideas.

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    Physical Education, Sports and Christian Outreach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there a place for fitness and sports in the Adventist concept of balanced education? Physical development should form one side of the equilateral triangle of true education. A person's play life is as important as any other part of his or her life. Five...

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    Potential Plus - Why Orphans Matter to Teachers and Their Students Grade 1-Lifelong
    This TEACH Journal article looks at how "linking a school to an orphanage in a developing country is one way of linking students, unselfishly, to the needs of humanity." This is a valuable lesson worth teaching our students and could be part...

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    Potentials Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Faith development resources to help administrators and teachers assess their endeavors to nurture the faith of their students. These concise documents provide practical, step by step methods to establish, support and deepen specific areas of faith maturity....

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    Prison Ministries: Setting Captives Free Tertiary-Lifelong
    The goal of Pacific Union College's Prison Ministries Program is to share the love of God and to bring prisoners into a closer walk with Jesus. This articles shares the students' enthusiasm in planning weekly visits and preparing bilingual chapel services...

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    Profile 2: Outreach Program Grade 8-Grade 12
    Upper Columbia Academy's decision to make community service and witnessing opportunities integral parts of their curriculum brought numerous positive results such as improved morale, increased enrollment, and a positive financial outlook. The H.O.P.E. Taskforce...

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    Profile 4: Student Missionary Program Kindergarten-Lifelong
    SALUDS is a student missionary program with a unique mission: literacy. Based at Mountain View College in the Philippines, this program sends student missionaries to reach indigenous tribes, such as the Manobo. Entire villages have learned to read and write...

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    Re-Visioning General Education - The La Sierra Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors share the process and product of La Sierra's revised general education curriculum. They also outline the background, time-line for this university curriculum implementation, the community service component, and some observations made along the...

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    REACH International Grade 1-Lifelong
    REACH International, Inc. is dedicated to feeding and housing hungry and homeless children in developing countries of the world, and to teaching them about God's love. Volunteer opportunities are available at the various world branches: Austria, Belgium, Canada,...

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    Reflection - The Value-adding Component of Service Learning Preschool-Tertiary
    "The current pervasiveness of service learning (SL) in school communities is reinforced by an increasing recognition of SL’s wideranging benefits. To maximise these, however, necessitates an effective process of reflection— the processing...

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    Reflection - The Value-adding Component of Service Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Service learning is an important part of Christian education. George Knight says, “A crucial function of Christian teaching is to help students not only to internalize God’s love but also to externalize it.” The author states...

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    Restore a Child Grade 1-Lifelong
    Here is an opportunity for your students to learn generosity and help others who are in need as they raise money for this organization. "Restore a Child is a Christian organization that provides the basic needs for protection, nutrition, education and...

  • Roots & Shoots - A Program of the Jane Goodall Institute Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen — for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all...

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    Safe TV Kindergarten-Lifelong
    KSBN Safe Television offers programming without violence, immorality, or profanity for all ages. Started by Carlos Pardeiro, this station has grown into a satellite network on SkyAngel as well as on AMC 4. One small 20-inch satellite dish delivers 36 Christ-centered...

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    School Mission Teams! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Davina Peters shares how mission teams help students at Ottawa Adventist School learn the art of mission by participating in service opportunities at home, school, and within the church community. Students involved in SWAP (Service With A Purpose) teams develop...

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    Service - An Opportunity to Make a Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "We often overlook the importance of fostering and providing meaningful service opportunities in our Adventist School settings. We must begin to purposefully and strategically plan opportunities for service." Includes suggestions.

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    Service - The Fourth Dimension in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This article highlights the fact that while Adventist education philosophy centers on the development of mind, body, and spirit, there is a fourth element to true education - service. Serving others is our ultimate calling, the final goal of education. Service...

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    Service and Growth for Teenagers and Grown-ups! Grade 9-Lifelong
    This successful, school-based community service program began when academy teachers and board members realized they needed to make sure students were learning spiritually and academically. The school and community work together to provide opportunities for...

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    Service is Nothing But Love in Work Clothes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ruth Smith shares the various ways her home economics class is able to model and teach service within the school, community and mission outreach. Some of the activities include making soup for the local men's shelter, cookies for the food bank, sewing quilts,...

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    Service Learning - An Honor(s)able Endeavor Tertiary-Lifelong
    "How successfully have Honors programs at North American Adventist higher education institutions incorporated service learning into their curricula? Some programs require community service, while others have created specific service-learning components....

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    Service Learning - Connecting Classrooms with Communities Preschool-Grade 12
    With the handout and presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn key components for implementing service learning in your classroom, engage student learners, promote mission-mindedness, and address the NAD standards all while building...

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    Service Learning and Community Service - An Essential Part of True Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors remind readers of the Adventist philosophy of service education with examples from Andrews University, K-12 schools, and research findings on the value of intentionally building service learning and community outreach or service into the curriculum.

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    Service Learning in Adventist Colleges Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article suggests the importance of making service learning an integral part of Adventist higher education academic programs. It also addresses the issues of overcoming resistance from faculty and getting colleges to narrow the gap between mission statements...

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    Service Learning in India Grade 1-Lifelong
    This TEACH journal article discusses the important pairing of service learning and learning to teach through their India mission trips.

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    Service Learning in Thailand Grade 5-Grade 8
    Patricia Foster and Wilfred Rieger describe a successful service-learning project in Thailand. Students of the Adventist International Mission School partnered with the Rangist Babies' Home, a government institution in Thailand. This article shares the rationale,...

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    Service Learning Moves Nursing to the Frontiers of Community Tertiary--3
    The Union College Nursing Program instructors believe that service learning will: (1) enrich students’ learning experience at college while motivating them to better appreciate their civic responsibilities and Christian discipleship experience;...

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    Service Learning Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources designed to help your students learn about service and get involved in the community.

  • Service Learning Teaching Ideas Grade 9-Grade 12
    Service ideas that help teach valuable lessons about thankfulness and sharing.

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    Service Project Ideas Grade 1-Tertiary
    Start your service project brainstorming off with these forty ideas, shared by the Journey to Excellence content developers.

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    Service With a Smile Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Gain ideas for your school's service projects. Find out how Parkview Adventist Academy changed attitudes toward the school 'up on the hill' through creative and diverse service projects this year.

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    Service, More Than Just a Symbol at Union College Tertiary
    A report on Union College's commitment to service on its campus and various community programs. Beautifying Residences Using Student Help (BRUSH), Special People Are Reaching Kids (SPARK), Union For Kids, the Great UC Giveaway, the Community Health Nursing...

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    Service, Not Fame - Reaching Out Through Community Service Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the Community Service experiences, activities and the effects on the staff and students at Kingsway College in Ontario, Canada. It also shows how the staff works together with the students to translate book learning into faith action.

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    Serving While We Can, Where We Are Tertiary
    "I am thankful I had the opportunity to go to Africa as a student missionary. However, to be a missionary for Christ, one does not need to go very far."

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    Share the Mission Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download a colorful catalog designed for scholars to 1) learn about NAD Mission projects, and 2) respond by raising funds individually or by class/school to help one or more of five projects listed. Adventist World Radio shares the need for God pods; Hope...

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    Sharing Books Grade 1-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center has books on Adventist Beliefs, for Children/Teens, on Christian Living/Spiritual Growth, Healthful Living, Marriage/Family, and other topics that can be used as gifts for students, teachers, and volunteers. They can also be used...

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    Sharing Pictures of Jesus Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the Bible Labs program at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist school in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. It includes reactions from students and the effects on their lives, the types of actions that result from student awareness, the impact on the community,...

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    STORM Co - An Introduction to Adventure in Service Tertiary
    This TEACH Journal article outlines the philosophy underpinning the STORM Co program that sends teams of trained young people to work for, learn from and encourage individual communities, sharing God's love through service.

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    STORM Co Programs Change Lives Tertiary
    This TEACH Journal article is an eye-witness report on recent STORM Co teams in action; including community responses.

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    Student Finds New Meaning in Life at Ekebyholm Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the 1995 General Conference issue of JAE tells the story of Linda, who decided to attend the junior college in Sweden because it was close to home. As a student in Ekebyholm, she became convinced that she should be baptized, and did so, even...

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    Students Tell the World Evangelistic Outreach Grade 5-Grade 12
    "Students Tell the World is the [Atlantic Union Conference] Office of Education’s support for Student/Youth/Child Evangelism. The ways that students share their love of Jesus is as varied as there are children in our school and churches. Each student/child...

  • Teaching the Levees Grade 9-Lifelong
    This curriculum and additional materials supports democratic dialogue and civic engagement. "Coming to terms with the panoply of reasons for this failure will easily take a generation. What can be done now, however, is to seize the opportunity afforded...

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    The 24/50 Project Grade 1-Grade 12
    This project was created to inspire students to do something for God. One group raised $1500 in 24 hours to build a church in Africa! I hope this project will bless you as much as it did us.

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    The Adventist Concept of Work Education - its Implementation at Hiroshima Adventist Academy, Japan Grade 9-Lifelong
    Uyeda looks at the Adventist concept of work education. The study focusses on how that concept has been implemented at Hiroshima Adventist Academy in Japan. This paper was presented at the 33rd Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Biblically Grounded Framework for Social Work Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This paper explores the Biblical view of social responsibility and suggests a framework for experientially living both the personal and professional mission and vocational calling to engage in social work. In the postmodern sweep of self-aggrandizement,...

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    The Big Picture Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ben Carson shares the overarching philosophy that has shaped his life. This book focuses on the why of success, rather than the how. Carson's goal is to help readers discover God's vision for their lives, reframe their priorities, and inspire...

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    The Calling - A Challenge to Walk the Narrow Road Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Calling is a new youth edition of God's Call. This book contains sidebar testimonies from Christians who are passionately living their lives for Christ in spite of intense persecution. These believers from around the world share their stories...

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    The Cry of Rosy Tertiary
    "The ultimate question in terms of my own salvation is not how many lives I have changed or how much injustice I have prevented, but how much of myself I have given to another human being in need. Right now I don't know where Rosy, her mother and baby...

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    The Great Water Race Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Nancy Weber reports on a service project devoted to providing safe water to children in Benin, West Africa and other parts of the world. Students in her area raised over $900 and throughout Canada, children raised over $35, 000 to help finance the building...

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    The Heifer Project Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The official site for The Heifer Project and the The Heifer Foundation. Heifer is dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty by helping people learn to feed themselves. The goal of every Heifer project...

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    The Higher View of Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper aims to explore the relevancy of Ellen White’s book, Education, in a postmodern setting. Further, it intends to address whether the guiding influence of the Prophetic Gift is still relevant to Adventist education. This...

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    The Philosophy and Practice of Christian Service Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides reasons for including service-learning in the curriculum and shows how it can help Adventist schools achieve a balanced curriculum that combines theory and practice. It also notes that the true teacher in a Christian school will not be...

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    The Power of Service in Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Columbia Union College President Wisbey asks "How will our vision for Christian education enable students to take seriously the call of Jesus to be His hands and feet in a world in which wealth and poverty co-exist, where images of hunger and death are...

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    The Proverbial Cracker Jack Grade 9-Lifelong
    Experience a new passion to be the best you can. Dale Henry shares how to be the prize in your organization, and how serving well guarantees that you are in demand.

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    The relationship between community service involvement and student outcomes in Mexican higher learning institutions Tertiary-Lifelong
    Problem: Although Mexican Seventh-day Adventist higher learning institutions involve their students in diverse forms of community service, it is not clear whether involvement in service-related projects in these institutions is producing the desired...

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    The Road to Bethlehem - Connecting School and Community Grade 5-Lifelong
    "It is a balmy summer evening and Central Coast Adventist School is preparing to open their gates. Everything is ready for the ‘hordes’ about to stream through the gates. Camels are saddled, farm animals are in their pens, tax collectors are...

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    The Role of Adventist Education in Global Strategy Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the goals of the church's Global Strategy for world evangelization and shows how the educational arm of the church, it schools, teachers, students, administrators, departmental leaders, can cooperate with this Strategy.

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    The School and Community Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Schools are important to communities and should purposefully search for appropriate ways to foster interaction. The authors explore a variety of avenues by which schools can not only serve their communities, but also make use of community resources to enhance...

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    The student missionary experience and its impact on young adults Tertiary
    Problem. While reputed to be valuable, the Student Missionary (SM) experience has not been studied to ascertain how a year of service impacts the college students who serve. Furthermore, there are no studies that show what aspects of the SM experience make...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is It Possible to Foster Excellence, Engagement and Intergenerational Understanding Through a Year Eight Technology Project? Grade 7-Grade 12
    "Nigel Lynn wanted to engage his design students at Avondale School in meaningful learning experiences in the Technologies Key Learning Area (KLA).

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is It Possible to Teach Students about Service Using a Classroom Management System? Grade 3-Grade 6
    "Fraser, a Year Five teacher at Northpine Christian College, wants his students to understand that there is more to life than material gain. Using a class management system, he adapts the program and adds a twist to help his students recognise the value...

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    Turning Students on to Community Service Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Every student should take from his/her school experience a solid grasp of academics and a desire to give something back to society. Volunteering changes students and helps them grasp that altruism brings its own rewards. It enables the student to see the connection...

  • Unicef Educational Resources Grade 3-Lifelong
    Looking for a way to encourage students to be compassionate, locally or globally? The Unicef educational resources include online quizzes, teacher guides, downloadable free curriculum guides, lists of unicef publications and videos available, and lots more....

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    Websites Providing Resources for Service Learning Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A list of links to 18 organizations providing information about opportunities for community services, models for service-learning in formal education, and resources available to build service learning programs in Adventist schools, colleges and universities.

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    Welcome Baby Project Preschool
    The Welcome Baby Project seeks to facilitate gentle interaction between caring church members and parents of a newborn by welcoming the new arrival with a Welcome Baby Greeting Card, and a monthly Welcome Baby Newsletter. The Welcome...

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    What Can We Do in Our Homes and Schools to Care For the Environment? 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Carrie Wolfe answers the question “what are some practical things we can do at home and school to care for the Earth’s environment?”

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    Where Have All the Customers Gone? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What can Adventist schools do to make Adventist education more attractive than other options? Robert Crux presents and discusses two effective ideas: creating a customer-friendly environment and purposefully planning ongoing and regular community service projects.

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    Winds of Change Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Palipane briefly describes the experience of a group from Okanagan Adventist Academy, Chetwynd's Peace Christian School, and the Quiet Hour, while they rebuilt a church and parish house in Honduras. They went to bless, but were blessed much more in return.

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    With All Your Might Tertiary-Lifelong
    Penny Mahon, a college teacher, talks about the mediocre tasks of life that we may not thoroughly enjoy. She makes reference to a painting by the famous Jan Vermeer and talks about doing those little tasks with all our might.

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    Work Experience Education for Seventh-day Adventist Schools and Colleges in the 21st Century Tertiary-Lifelong
    Geraty discusses work experience education. In his discussion of the topic he looks at the philosophical background, historical tracement, contemporary examples, non-cultural features for application, and obstacles and solutions for the 21st Century. He ends...

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    Worship Leadership and Preaching for Adventist Medical Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    This Ministry Focus Paper develops a class for teaching worship theology, practice, and leadership, and preaching theology and practice, to Adventist medical students at Loma Linda University (LLU). LLU is a Seventh-day Adventist health sciences university...

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    Worship.com Grade 7-Lifelong
    Visit this site for thought provoking articles, discussions, and great links to praise music and worship services.

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    You Call This Work? Industries Benefit School, Students Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article discusses how industries benefit academies and provide opportunities for service. Roger Morton reports on two industries at Sunnydale Academy in Missouri: one manufactures molded polystyrene for packing; the other manufactures isolation chambers for medical treatment.

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    You Can Make a Difference - Global Missions Unit Grade 7-Grade 12
    A high school Christian witness and outreach unit including unit goals, instructional objectives, unit organization and evaluation, presentation ideas for teachers student awareness and outreach activities, skits and plays, quizzes, puzzles and games, and...

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    You Did It to Me - What a youth team in Temuco, Chile, is doing to witness for God's glory Grade 11-Tertiary
    After earnest prayer, a group of college students and young professionals in Chile chose to build and furnish a house for a family in need.