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  • Adventist Resource
    10 Questions for God Grade 10-Tertiary
    Consider 10 big questions with answers from a Biblical worldview from Christian apologist Grenville Kent.

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    51 Children's Stories 0-2 years-Grade 12
    The South American Division published the following stories with the objective of promoting reading and, at the same time, to guide children's thoughts through the applications of God's Word.

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    A Matter of Life and Death Kindergarten-Lifelong
    With a young student in critical medical condition, a teacher reflects on her true mission as a Christian educator.

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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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    Adventist Institute of Tucumán: Spiritual Development Master Plan 2012 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A plan that offers activities aimed at cultivating service and integrity in the students of the Adventist Institute of Tucumán.

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    Age-appropriate Experiences and Rituals That Help Students Encounter God, Part I Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Experiencing salvation is a process that involves daily, lifelong learning and communication with God."

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    Age-appropriate Experiences and Rituals That Help Students Encounter God, Part II Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Faith-based rituals can be traced back to the Garden of Eden. However, Christian rituals now have counterfeits. Children “need to know what each ritual represents, why we celebrate each one, and how we should practice them.”

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    Already Gone - Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It Grade 6-Grade 12
    A study of 20-29 year olds who used to attend evangelical churches regularly, but have since quit, reveals shocking results. Chapter 7 includes thought provoking recommendations for parents, Christian educators, youth and senior pastors.

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    Answers for Me - Free Support for Life's Questions and Issues! Grade 9-Lifelong
    Read nuggets of practical common sense tips for holistic Christian living, organized by topic: family life, healthy living, spiritual growth, life notes, spirit renew, Bible bay, and story harvest, or search for more.

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    Are Our Children Spiritual Champions? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Griffith posits that Adventist Education is a terrific evangelism tool. Griffith draws from George Barna's research on building spiritual champions, and correlates this with the role of the Adventist educator.

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    Assess Yourself Grade 9-Lifelong
    The scriptures encourage us to take inventory regularly. To search ourselves. To evaluate who we are and what we do in the light of God’s standards. Researched assessments of love for God, Christian character, obstacles to Christian growth, spiritual...

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    Awakening Inquiry Tertiary-Lifelong
    Winslow addresses the issue of leading students beyond mere belief in spiritual matters to a process of internalizing and applying spiritual principles to their lives. He challenges teachers to assess how they have transmitted spiritual concepts to students...

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    Beautiful Outlaw Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Breaking Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW welcomes readers into the rich emotional life of Christ showing how they can experience the actual personality of Jesus in their daily lives in ways that will deepen their faith."

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    Biblical Parenting Preschool-Grade 12
    Resources to help parents raise their children using a heart-based approach, and materials to help churches train and equip parents.

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    Biblical School Year Grade 3-Lifelong
    "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matt. 6:33) A guide for reading the entire Bible during the August-May, 2007-2008 school year.

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    Can Any Good Thing... Grade 9-Lifelong
    "...today scientists, educators, the media—even many Christian theologians—are also making every effort to change the way they have previously interpreted the Bible... So when many of the pulpits of our time may be losing touch with the spiritual...

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    Christian Spiritual Participation Profile Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Christian Spiritual Participation Profile (CSPP) reports on the frequency and depth of participation in ten basic Christian practices: worship, prayer, repentance, meditation, prophetic critiquing, Bible study/reading, fellowship, service, evangelism and...

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    Circle Time Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "As each new school year starts, teachers around the world brainstorm to find ways to turn a diverse set of personalities into a cohesive whole. Christian teachers work both to help the student body become a unified body and to bring a concrete realization...

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    Communion Projects for Children Preschool-Grade 8
    Karen Holford explores the meaning of Communion and how children relate to this service. We often think Communion means the service where we eat Communion bread and drink a small glass of grape juice, but Communion is about belonging together, sharing, and...

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    Concept of Salvation in Argentinean and Paraguayan SDA Children Tertiary-Lifelong
    Problem: Research is lacking on how the concept of salvation develops in children and adolescents from Christian religious populations. The purpose of this study was to explore how the concept of salvation develops in Argentinean and Paraguayan Seventh-day...

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    Connecting Children With God Through Prayer and Worship Kindergarten-Grade 9
    Donna Habenicht and Larry Burton share ideas on how teachers can teach children how to pray. Discussed is the relationship between prayer and worship, the nature of prayer, stages in the development of prayer, the nature of worship, helping children pray and...

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    Creating a Spiritual Master Plan for Your School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ASDASA 2015 inspires the school leader to create a plan to win students’ souls and teach them to win souls for the kingdom.

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    Creative Online Devotionals Grade 9-Tertiary
    "Undoubtedly, creating a God-centered worship experience in an online classroom can be very challenging. Without direct teacher guidance, how can students be led to experience true worship?"

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    Creative Worship Events - Why, When, and How Preschool-Tertiary
    Educators are encouraged to follow Jesus' example in not getting locked in to a single type of worship. The sort of devotions educators provide is intimately connected to the sort of connection and priority they have with Christ. The author has distilled four...

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    David Asks Why Preschool-Grade 4
    "David Asks Why unites a child’s curiosity with a creative adaptation and age-appropriate paraphrase of Ellen White’s Steps to Christ. In the questions David asks and in the answers he discovers, you will find the help you need to guide your...

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    Designing Discipling Guides - Theology and Teaching/Learning Principles Working Together Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article describes the development of a series of Bible Study Guides designed for new Christians. Each set includes 13 lessons, which focus on helping young or new Christians grow spiritually. Study guide titles include: 1. The Journey Begins: Following...

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    Developing a God Centered Worldview Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This God-centered world view for children and youth is based on 5 Anchor Points. When understood and applied experientially to life, these anchor points will change the lives of our children and youth.

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    Developing Presence and Faith in Online Teaching Tertiary
    "While academic content and clinical experiences provide the foundation for most online nursing curricula, programs offered by Seventh-day Adventist schools build on an additional foundation—the development of faith in Christ."

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    Development of the Concept of Salvation in Argentinean and Paraguayan Seventh-day Adventist Children and Adolescents from Ages 6 to 17 Years Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Research is lacking on how the concept of salvation develops in children and adolescents from Christian religious populations. The purpose of this study was to explore how the concept of salvation develops in Argentinean and Paraguayan Seventh-day...

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    Discipleship Tree Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This website is dedicated to the Biblical understanding and practice of discipleship in contemporary and international culture. It has both Biblical and practical material to help grow disciples. It shows how discipleship can be applied to the Holy Spirit,...

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    Effects of Frequent Internet Use on the Spiritual Life of Montemorelos University Students Tertiary
    Frequent use of the Internet is observed among the students of Montemorelos University while at the same time it is perceived that the individual and collective experience in the development of the spirituality of young people presents weaknesses in some aspects....

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    EGW Writings App Grade 7-Lifelong
    Available on iTunes, the "EGW Writings application enables you to read and search the complete published writings of Ellen G. White, the King James Version of the Bible and Noah Webster’s American Dictionary."

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    EGW Writings App for Android Grade 9-Lifelong
    "EGW Writings for Android enables you to download The Complete Published Writings of Ellen G. White. This free app is available for Android v.2.2 through v.4.4."

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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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    Empty Desk Prayer Initiative Preschool-Grade 12
    Why empty desks in our classrooms? And what can we do about them? Is this just a challenge of marketing for our schools? Is it time to think differently? It is a matter of great concern if a child, for whatever reason, is not at one of our schools. Through...

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    Encouraging Spiritual Growth Through the Use of the Journey Metaphor Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The concept of pilgrimage aptly illustrates the Christian journey in life, seeking to grow and press on until we reach our eternal home. This article proposes using the journey metaphor in the classroom and provides many discussion questions and ideas of ways...

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    Encouraging Students to Ask Questions About Their Faith Grade 7-Grade 12
    An academy Bible teacher reports on a four-part grades 9-10 assignment in which students attend and report on worship services of other religions or denominations. The author concluded, after asking what is expected of a good teacher and how should a teacher...

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    Ethics for scientists - A call for stewardship Tertiary-Lifelong
    "While practicing any profession, our best ethical mirror is that provided by Christ. Science is imperfect and fallible because scientists are imperfect and fallible. While we may seek knowledge, we are not all-knowing and we may tarry in areas that some...

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    Evangelism Training in Our Schools Grade 7-Grade 12
    How can we train children to be active church members and not just pew warmers? Llewellyn describes steps one school took in personal evangelism training and discipleship of students.

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    Faith Development among Elementary Students in an Adventist Campus - A Case Study Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The elementary school years are crucial in a child’s faith development. This study found that key influences include family background, environment, and participatory instruction.

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    Faith for Non-Dummies Tertiary-Lifelong
    Londis advocates a more intentional approach to spiritual growth and faith development. He uses as an example Jesus, who spent three years preparing His disciples for ministry. During this time He taught them to discern powerful spiritual truths, to challenge...

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    Faith Formation - Perceptions of Primary and High School Students in Australian Adventist Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    "Faith formation is a topic of considerable interest for those involved in Christian education. In this quantitative investigation, 580 students from Years Four, Six, Eight and Ten from eleven Adventist schools in Australia were surveyed to determine...

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    Faith Presence - How Students Live Faith in the Online Classroom Grade 9-Tertiary
    "Is it possible to instill faith through online education? Course materials, discussion transcripts, and written interviews of students in three fully online classes in a Christian graduate school, were examined to find out if students experience...

  • Christian Resource
    Family Time Training Preschool-Grade 12
    The mission of Family Time Training is to train families to teach children Christian principles and values in the home. Link to some free activities or subscribe to receive more materials.

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    Finding THE ONE Tertiary-Lifelong
    This research-based article simply and eloquently outlines the process for getting to know God personally. Section titles include: the day retreat, learning about relationship enhancers, practicing spiritual disciplines, and sharing in small groups.

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    Five Key Learnings Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document addresses the spiritual journey to excellence in Adventist Education. It highlights five key learnings that every student in Adventist schools should experience competency in.

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    Fossils - The story they tell us Tertiary-Lifelong
    "What story do fossils, including those found in South America, tell us? They speak of catastrophic burial by water in many areas of the world, thus contradicting the uniformitarian model. A growing number of modern geologists concur with this view, although...

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    Fostering Children's Spiritual Growth through Caring Relationships - 5 Seminars for Parents, Teachers and Religious Educators Tertiary
    Five workshops designed for religious education in informal settings. Each explores relationships between parents and their children, or teachers and religious educators and their students, in nurturing Christian spiritual growth. Goals are articulated for...

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    Francisco Ramos Mexïa - The first modern Seventh-day Adventist? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Who is a Seventh-day Adventist? Simply put, one who keeps the seventh-day Sabbath and looks forward to the literal return of Jesus Christ in the near future. Of course, there are other fundamental beliefs a Seventh-day Adventist subscribes to, but these...

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    Growing Fruitful Disciples Grade 7-Lifelong
    Discover the Growing Disciple model for lifelong spiritual development. Prayerfully complete a simple inventory with your students, and encourage personal plans for spiritual growth. Use this to jumpstart plans to facilitate faith formation through school...

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    Growing Spiritually - What Does It Mean? 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Alden Thompson suggests three specific goals for student spiritual growth and development that focus on God, people, and community, then recommends three specific means for helping teachers reach those goals: the Bible, the writings of Ellen White, and the...

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    Harry Potter - Innocent Fun or Destructive Tool? Tertiary
    Media portrays witchcraft as a “safe, exciting, and spiritually empowering religion.” TV programs, films, fiction books and other forms of media are widespread and are becoming prominent not only in the United States, but also in other countries...

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    Have They Gotten the Message? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Habenicht shares results from a study conducted to determine how children view salvation. The study also explored how ideas of salvation develop, and what children and young adults knew about sin, God's grace, forgiveness, etc.

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    Have They Gotten the Message? How Children View Salvation Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    Habenicht shares results from a study conducted to determine how children view salvation. The study also explored how ideas of salvation develop, and what children and young adults knew about sin, God's grace, forgiveness, etc.

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    Helping Children Know God Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Use these 140 memorable activities to help children know God.

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    Helping Young Children Develop Spiritually Preschool-Grade 8
    The early years are critical for the development of a conscience and character. This 2012 Nad Teachers Convetnion presentation demonstrates how to support TAG (Time Alone with God) at a young age, develop a working knowledge of Bible stories, and use lessons...

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    Helping Your Family to Grow Spiritually Preschool-Grade 4
    The most important gift we can give our children is the desire to love God and to follow and serve Him. Parents and teachers can help their children to become spiritually strong by setting positive examples. The children are encouraged by their parents’...

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    Hope Channel App Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Watch Hope Channel, a Christian TV Network, LIVE on your iPhone or iPod touch. Currently available channels are Hope Channel (English), Esperanza TV (Spanish), Hope Channel International (English), Hope Channel Deutsch (German) and Hope Church Channel...

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    How do European College Students Experience their Adventist Faith? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Read findings and conclusions from twenty interviews conducted in 1996, with follow-up questions in 1997, of students attending Newbold College in Bracknell, England from sixteen eastern and western European countries. This article is based on presentations...

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    I and My house will serve the Lord Grade 1-Lifelong
    Sermon of reflection on the formation of our children, based on the biblical text of Joshua 24:14-16.

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    Impressing Christ Upon Our Students Preschool-Lifelong
    Social learning theory, or observational learning, is what occurs simply by watching and imitating. It is the same principle we find in the Bible that by beholding we are transformed. That is why it is so important for parents and teachers to model right living...

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    Instituto Adventista Los Polvorines: Spiritual Development Master Plan 2012 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Vision of Adventist Education: "Every human being, having been created in the image and likeness of God, is unique, worthy and endowed with capabilities." Mission of Adventist Education: "To restore in man the image and likeness of God, through...

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    JAE Editorial: Spiritual Assessment--Making Widgets or Nurturing Christians Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this special issue on spiritual assessment, Beverly Rumble's editorial introduces concerns presented by the Adventist Church's Total Commitment document. Introduced are questions about how well...

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    JAE Editorial: Nurturing the New Birth Experience Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This special issue on child evangelism suggests that evangelism must be part of the daily activities of every church school classroom. It posits that the commission of the church school should be based on Jesus

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    JAE Editorial: Philip and the Minister Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The story in Acts about Philip and the Ethiopian minister of finance provides valuable insight for teachers. Some insights include: the Holy Spirit is the crucial guide in reaching our students; we are to join students in their journeys; we should guide our...

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    Jesus - The Teacher Who Failed Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author shows the ways in which Jesus apparently failed as a teacher and the lessons that can be learned from His experience and attitude. He also shares his own experiences and offers hope to teachers who feel like failures and gives them a reason to persevere...

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    KID – What It Looks Like in “Our Neck of the Woods” Grade 3-Grade 8
    A principal describes her church and school community's efforts to actively engage children and their families in discipleship programs. Program titles include Kids in Discipleship, Footprints for Parents & Mentors, and Footprints for...

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    Leading a Child to Jesus - The Most Important Job in the World Preschool-Grade 4
    "For years most of our evangelism budget has been focused on winning adults. But recent research has helped us to realise that 70-90% of adult Christians first accepted Jesus as their Saviour before the age of 13! So, it’s up to 10 times easier...

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    Learning to Follow Jesus, Step by Step Preschool-Grade 4
    This handy reference tabulates Jerry D Thomas' book, Step by Step, in 3 pages. Each of the 30 steps for children include a summary statement and Bible reference. This discipleship resource helps children understand how to live the principles of Ellen...

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    Listening to Sadness Tertiary-Lifelong
    "One out of four individuals in the United States is likely to experience at least one episode of depression in his or her lifetime. Out of this group, only a quarter will receive appropriate diagnosis, and of these, only a quarter will receive appropriate...

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    Manuel Lacunza - The Adventist Connection Tertiary
    "What motivated Lacunza to write this book? His detractors pointed to the psychological frustrations of exile and the later suspension of his religious order. Others interpreted it as a conservative Christian reaction to the Enlightenment, especially...

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    Mentoring Christian Principles in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Unlike teachers in the public sector, the role of a Christian teacher is more unique. Teachers, in general, have a mandate to instill knowledge through academic instruction, and experiential application of learned principles through observed learning outcomes....

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    Nurturing a Child’s Faith 0-2 years-Grade 12
    Children learn about Jesus in different ways as they grow. Parents, teachers, and church members can help children grow closer to Jesus by nurturing their faith. Karen Holford shares development steps, strategies, and resources to make the most of each step...

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    Nurturing Faith in College Nursing Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    Amertill identifies three teaching methodologies specific to nurturing faith in college nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting. They are 1) academic/professional dimensions, 2) role modeling dimensions and 3) pastoral dimension. This...

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    Nurturing Youth Relationships Tertiary-Lifelong
    This presentation shares Dudley's research showing why Adventist teenagers leave the church.

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    Only by Grace Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Tyner explores the foundations of spiritual growth by addressing the question of whether grace and character development can co-exist. He challenges teachers to think about the important role concepts such as grace and works play in character development....

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    Our Journey to Spirituality in School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Incorporating spirituality into a school is not a black and white issue, but by being intentional and emphasizing the roles of both teachers and students, schools can increase the feeling of spiritual intentionality in their halls. Livingstone Adventist Academy...

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    Parables of the Body - Integrating Spiritual Lessons with a Nursing Curriculum Tertiary-Lifelong
    Follett inspects "some of the philosophy of nature while comparing it to several parts of the body." She notes "that parables found in the body can be effective in communicating spiritual truths. These parables can be used as worship thoughts...

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    Parenting by the Spirit Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Sally Hohnberger shares experiences and the parenting techniques she learned on her knees in this practical and spiritual book.

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    PBS - Prayer & Bible Study Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Here's a great idea for nurturing spiritual growth across grades, with daily family groups in a multigrade setting.

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    Play Group Ministry Mommy and Me at PMC 0-2 years-Preschool
    Mommy and Me is a play group ministry that operates at the Pioneer Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church. This resource gives basic information about how this play group ministry operates. Many churches have moms with young children who could use some extra...

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    Prayer Journaling Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "We e-mail and text message every day at least once, but what about our prayer life and praying for those around us. "Mazier suggests using prayer journals in the classroom and in a teacher’s person life. "It may help you and your students...

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    Prayer Walks Grade 3-Grade 8
    18 guided prayer experiences developed by Canadian teachers during Kids in Discipleship training. Each page includes 5-6 prompts for a group prayer experience. Some are designed for specific class, home or church settings or outdoors. Titles include: Assurance,...

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    Precious in His Site & Reaching the Heart of Your Children Grade 11-Lifelong
    In America much time and money is spent training the minds and bodies of children. Yet the heart is most important to God. How can you reach the heart of kids? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention workshop draws teachers beyond assignments and grades to offer...

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    Racism Versus Christianity Tertiary
    "Racism is almost as old as the human race. It appears in many forms, both crude and subtle. Racism exists when we allow color, caste, language, nationality, tribe, ethnicity, culture or any such factor to erect a wall between people either individually...

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    Renovation of the Heart - Putting on the Character of Christ Tertiary-Lifelong
    An accessible handbook for learning about spiritual formation, outlining the avenues through which transformation takes place, including thoughts, feelings, choices, social context, the body, and the soul. Questions included at the end of each chapter for...

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    Research from Lost and Found - The Younger Unchurched and Chruches that Reach Them Grade 11-Tertiary
    "If you are interested in discipling young people, this video gives an interesting overview of their world-view and provides a link to another website where you can get more resources."

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    Resources for Adventist Campus Chaplains Grade 9-Tertiary
    A list of links to Adventist resources online and in print prepared for a presentation to Adventist chaplains serving on Adventist high school and college campuses.

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    Rituals - Expressions and Celebrations of Belief Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Rituals and traditions provide stability and a framework for discerning meaning. They also help to connect people of different generations or cultures. Rituals lead to a sense of permanency and legitimacy in spiritual matters. By establishing routines in the...

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    Salvation - Helping Your Students Embrace God's Grace Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors address how best to present biblical truths such as sin, grace, Jesus, and the Cross to kindergartners and children ages 6-9 and 10-14. The authors also examine how an understanding of these principles develops at each stage. Factors discussed...

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    School Chaplaincy Is Effective but Could It Be Better? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Analysis of the data collected in the Valuegenesis II study of 3263 students in Seventh-day Adventist schools, indicates that 63% consider the school chaplain has influenced their development of faith. Further, school chaplaincy is associated with statistically...

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    Shepherding a Child Preschool-Grade 8
    Although written for parents, there's much to glean from this book about growing the hearts of children--even if they're not your own. Tedd Tripp gives a very practical, biblically-based approach to guiding children towards God in their daily lives.

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    Simpler Solutions for Successful Sabbath Schools 0-2 years-Grade 4
    Making a children’s Sabbath School successful takes planning, resources, supportive members, creative ideas, preparation, prayer, and so much more. Simple planning and organisation can help teachers, children, parents and the future church. Karen Holford...

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    Spirit Renew App Grade 10-Lifelong
    The SpiritRenew smartphone app was developed by SimpleUpdates.com, Inc. for the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. SpiritRenew provides content for spiritual development and growth. Content includes short stories and inspirational articles....

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    Spirit-Compatible Instruction - Teacher Bulletin Volume 10 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Systematic character development from a Christian worldview is central to Adventist education. This Teacher Bulletin resource/article reminds teachers of foundational philosophy and links to quality websites with more character development tools. "Spirit...

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    Spiritual Development Master Plan 2012 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The following plan indicates activities that aim to promote love, acceptance and study of the Word of God.

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    Spiritual Gifts Inventory for Children Preschool-Grade 8
    Learn how Brighton Adventist Academy engages their students with mentors from the community sharing the same spiritual gifts. Help your elementary school students discover their spiritual gifts using this inventory. Two versions are included: teachers complete...

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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 Temperaments Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Straub discusses the nine spiritual temperaments and how they can be used to teach students how to to have a relationship with God.

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    Step by Step Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Step by Step will help kids ages six to nine take their first steps in Christian discipleship; drawn from Steps to Christ by Ellen White and written in language they can understand. Includes tips and helps at the end of each chapter for parents...

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    Steps to Jesus Workbook Grade 9-Lifelong
    This workbook is for use in an academy religion class for students from non-Christian countries who are studying in the US. This version of Steps to Christ retains the power of the original text while using simpler sentences and vocabulary. This book is best...

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    Stimulating the Spiritual, Moral, and Faith Development of Children and Adolescents 0-2 years-Grade 12
    Spiritual development does not simply happen; it has to be stimulated, taught, and modeled. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is based on research, best practices and theoretical concepts.

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    TEACH Journal: Eternal Health and Safety Issues Preschool-Tertiary
    Inspiring spiritual nurture, this teacher note page uses the metaphor of a power cord to discuss school spiritual power. When power cords are exposed or severed, we immediately work to make the necessary repairs. How much more eagerly should we ensure our...

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    Teacher Spiritual Grade Card Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This self-administered check-list provides teachers with a means of assessing the degree to which they have been affective in meeting the spiritual needs of the students in their classroom.

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    Teachers as Disciple-Makers in the Classroom Preschool-Tertiary
    Learn how real Adventist teachers have intentionally planned to help their students grow spiritually in their classes. Examples reference the In Discipleship Ministry and how this has helped parents, teachers, students, and teachers-in-training follow Jesus...

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    Teaching Bible - What We’re Afraid of Because We Don’t Know Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Our schools have been raised for the study of the Bible, but we are afraid because we don't know how to study for ourselves. Empower yourself with methods to study deeper through this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation. Then, train your students...

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    Teaching Children About Confession Preschool-Grade 4
    Teaching about confession needs to be balanced by teaching about the grace and love of God, who freely forgives us each time we confess to Him. Children need to know that God can forgive any sin, and He longs to set us free from our sins. Parents and teachers...

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    Teaching Children to Be Intercessors - 12 Great Ideas Preschool-Grade 4
    Karen Holford shares 12 terrific ideas for teaching children intercessory prayer through hands-on, meaningful activities. Great for the classroom or home, parents and teachers will find wonderful ways to facilitate their children's spiritual development. Find...

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    Teaching Children to be Thankful in Their Prayers Preschool-Grade 4
    Thanking God is an integral part of the Christian life. Karen Holford shares 13 wonderful ideas for teaching children to give thanks in their prayers. Great for the classroom or home, parents and teachers will find creative ways to facilitate their children's...

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    Teaching Children to Praise Kindergarten-Grade 4
    "Do you or your children struggle to know what to say when asked to pray? Is prayer time becoming routine around your house—even boring? Karen Holford has an idea. Actually she has many ideas that are guaranteed to make time with Jesus interesting,...

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    Teaching Students About Grace Tertiary-Lifelong
    Because Adventist youth have difficulty in accepting that salvation is by grace alone, the author suggests three responses that could provide a solution to this problem. The first stresses the centrality of grace to faith; the second looks at the barriers...

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    Teaching the Faith - An Essential Guide for Building Faith-Shaped Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Remember your childhood? Well, forget it! It's different now. Life is busier. Families more fractured. Innocence gone. You're fighting media pressure. Moral vacuum. Reading's out. See and do is in. Everything's changed. Except the need to teach kids to love...

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    Team Ministry Youth Spiritual Gifts Inventory Grade 6-Grade 12
    Purchase this simple questionnaire with self-scoring answer sheet and spiritual gift descriptions to help tweens and teens understand their spiritual growth and how to better serve using and developing God-given gifts.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Alienation of Adventist Youth From Religion Grade 9-Lifelong
    The author proposes that much of the alienation and disillusionment towards religion that affects today's youth is second generational. Factors contributing to the youth's apathy toward religion are breakdown of authority, the Adventist identity, and refusal...

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    The Canon of the Bible - A Brief Review Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article talks about how the Old and New Testaments were recognized by Christianity as genuine and inspired. It acknowledges the wisdom of the counsel who accepted and discarded the books they felt inspired to use as important parts of the Bible. They...

  • Christian Resource
    The Faith of Our Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is faith in God important to children today? How can teachers and parents encourage children to embrace faith for themselves? Mary Alice Jones writes to parents and teachers who desire to have their children believe in God in a way that will shape the course...

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    The Friendship Factor Grade 4-Tertiary
    As chaplains we employ many tools to effect life transformation through the working of the Holy Spirit, but overlook the powerful tool of friendship with our students; friendship has the power to facilitate decisions that form the foundation for lifelong...

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    The Growing Disciples Inventory - Assessing the Spiritual Development Goals of Christian Education Grade 6-Grade 12
    Learn how an online self-assessment and instant report can be used to reflect on and facilitate personal spiritual growth. Youth and adult versions are available for free use online, and a short paper version extends use to informal groups away from internet...

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    The Lord's Prayer with Actions Preschool-Grade 8
    This version of The Lord's Prayer with beautiful actions gives your students a multi-sensory approach to learning. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modes combined provide an enriched learning experience as well as a beautiful opportunity to share a blessing...

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    The Need to be Intentional Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bowes shares how Kingsway College developed a plan to encourage students to make decisions for Christ.

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    The Spiritual Development of Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Victor Fitch writes that a fundamental aspect of Adventist education is to assist parents in the spiritual development of their children. He queries whether there is still a gathering around the family altar in Adventist homes, today, where the Bible/Bible...

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    Together Growing Fruitful Disciples - A Model for Discipleship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Learn about the 'Together Growing Fruitful Disciples' framework, designed to help us think more clearly and deeply about the spiritual growth and maturity of ourselves and others as disciples of Jesus Christ. It is based on four processes in which all committed...

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    Toward an objective measure of moral development for children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Research on moral development in school-age children has been hampered by the lack of measurement tools based on a comprehensive model that includes moral cognition, moral emotions, and moral behavior. This study presents the first step toward...

  • Christian Resource
    Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions - Why Children Should Be Your Church's #1 Priority Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Few parents and church leaders realize how critical it is to start developing a child's biblical worldview from the very earliest years of life. George Barna shares profiles of churches which are effectively ministering to children and winning the war against...

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    Transforming Prayer Tertiary-Lifelong
    In briefly recapturing parts of the story of Jonah, Jordache points out some of the knowledge that Jonah had about prayer. Jonah knew who he was talking to; in praying he was honest with God; and he committed himself to a course of action. Prayer can move...

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    Using the Growing Disciples Inventory to Assess Christian Spiritual Development Grade 6-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces the Growing Disciples Inventory (GDI) as a self-assessment of Christian spiritual development, freely available to Adventist schools through growingfuitfuldisciples.com/gdi....

  • Christian Resource
    Want to Know God? Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Short online video introduces a young child to the four steps to salvation, ending with an option to make a decision for Christ, and what to do next.

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    What Is Spirituality? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the responses of first-year college honors students on the question 'What is Spirituality?' In addition to the various definitions given by students, the article presents their perceptions on pressures that hamper their spiritual growth....

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    Why do some churches grow and others don't? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Church growth scholars admit that it is difficult to explain precisely why some congregations grow and others don’t. Church growth is complex, and there is no way to reduce that complexity to a simple formula.1 However, church growth specialists...

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    Worship and School Life Grade 9-Lifelong
    Koh seeks first to examine principles for worship and life from the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy writings; second, to identify what constitutes authentic Christian worship experience; and third, to explore principles to improve worship life in school....