In this film, a young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave. Based on the
Seeking a Sanctuary : Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream
The completely revised second edition further explores one of the most successful of America’s indigenous religious groups. Despite this, the Adventist church has remained largely invisible. Seeking a Sanctuary casts light on this marginal religion through...
Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education in North America: Theological Perspectives and Current Issues
The Seventh-day Adventist Church represents one of the largest denominational school systems in North America, with 837 elementary schools, 109 secondary schools and 15 colleges and universities. This book aims to help educators and administrators find strong...
The Faith I Live By
This devotional book is devoted exclusively to the subject of Bible doctrines. Providing both inspiration and information, each month focuses on a different topic. The daily readings are selections from Ellen White's previously published and unpublished writings...
Tools for Powerful Student Evaluation
Grade 1-Grade 12
"A practical source of authentic assessment strategies for music educators. Includes over 70 pages of tasks and charts for assessing the learning process as well as the product."
VG2 Ten Years Later: A Study of Two Generations
What are the "big" things discovered in research about Adventist youth? This books shares topics such as: Focusing on Teens; Valuegenesis and the Journey of Faith; Loyalty and the Content of Faith; Personal Piety and the Quest for Spiritual Life;...
Where Robins Fly and Why
Grade 1-Grade 3
This picture book gives an introduction to the life of a robin; beautiful color photography.
Lives of the Musicians - Good Times, Bad Times and What the Neighbors Thought
Grade 4-Grade 8
The 20 musicians in this book, representing different countries, historical periods, and musical styles, all had a perseverance and single-mindedness that led not only to success, but also to eccentricities, sometimes amusing, sometimes sad. Of all of them...
Love You Forever
Colorfully illustrated, this book shares the story of the enduring nature of a mother's love. A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him, "I'll love you forever ." She still sings the same song when her...
Shepherding a Child
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.
The Story of Christian Music
"From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel, an authoritative, illustrated guide to all the major traditions of music for worship."
Adventist Heritage Week Four-Year Plan
Grade 1-Grade 8
This collection of pictures, stories, biographies, and study sheets was designed to be used during the Adventist Heritage Week each year, on a four year cycle. These materials would be useful for any study of Adventist pioneers or church history.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 1 - Be a Good Listener
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock discusses the importance of taking the time to listen and get the whole story before reacting to a situation.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 10 - Accept the Individual, Not the Behavior
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock argues that when someone behaves in ways we disagree with, “we have to make sure we separate the inappropriate behaviour from the value of the person.”
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 2 - Take the Time to be Fair
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock explains the importance of taking the time to understand both sides of a story and lists 5 principles that can help parents and educators be more effective in their discipline.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 4 - Treat All the Same - But Differently
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock discusses the importance of shaping our response to each child to their individual needs.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 5 - Look at the Context
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock emphasizes the importance of considering context when making discipline decisions.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 6 - Let the Natural Consequences Reign
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock explains why parents and teachers should allow children to experience the natural consequences of their actions.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 7 - Keep Things Simple
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock explains the importance of keeping rules simple and few so they can be easily followed.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 8 - Model Repentance
In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock uses personal and biblical examples to show the importance of apologizing when we have made a mistake.
Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 9 - Send Consistent Signals
“Wouldn’t it be great if the signal we gave out to our children or students was consistently the message of unconditional love?” This redemptive discipline article is the 9th in a series of 10 for parents and teachers.
Chimpanzees, Genes, and Epigenetics - Changing Views of Inheritance
“It is imperative that we encourage our students to learn to critically evaluate scientific interpretations before accepting them.” Brand and Person argue that scientific discoveries are constantly being updated, so teachers should work from a...
The Four H Teaching Strategy - An Interactive, Multisensory Approach to Teaching Bible
“The Four H Teaching Strategy (History, Head, Heart, and Hand) is designed to place equal emphasis on each of the Four H’s, thus ensuring a balance between Bible knowledge and life-application in an interactive and modality-based learning approach.”...
The Teacher Par Excellence - Matthew’s Jesus as a Role Model for Teachers
Gallusz notes that out of the four gospels, Matthew is the one most focused on Jesus’s teaching ministry, as shown by the structure of the gospel and the progression of educational formation. The article discusses five specific lessons for teachers found...
JAE Editorial: Whole-Souled and Large Hearted
“Teaching, then, is a sacred act. It is not just about completing lesson plans, grading student work, or supervising students in various activities; it is more than maintaining one’s standing in a given community or enjoying the perks of the profession;...
The Christian Teacher in Secular Society – The Challenge of Becoming, Being, and Living
In this article, Taylor discusses how teachers can “maintain and provide evidence of that distinctive [Christian] character, with relevance and with redemptive purpose, while interacting with secular postmodern persons.” He argues that Christian...
Using Literacy Support Strategies to Enhance Reading Comprehension in Science
Grade 1-Grade 12
“This article discusses methods for helping students understand—not just memorize—the scientific concepts presented in the textbook and reinforced by the activities.” Davidson and Overstreet note research that has found that “the...
Teaching Religion in the Secondary School
Grade 9-Grade 12
A 154 page NAD guide for the preparation and/or inservice of high school and college Bible teachers.
The Ministry of Bible Teaching
Religion teaching has often been mistaken as separate from a call to ministry. However, research has shown that religion teaching in Adventist schools are an integral part of the faith-development process. This article presents Bible teaching as a ministry...
The Story Teller - Fun Felt
Site to buy felt boards, books, dolls, puppets and lesson helps for teachers, parents, Sabbath School, or homeschoolers. Includes nature/science, farm, religious, Christmas, math, social studies--however,
just listing by topic doesn't do this site justice....
Transforming Classroom Practice - Matthew 14 Kitchen
Grade 7-Grade 12
"Is it possible for an in-school soup kitchen
to provide a vehicle for practical Christianity,
lessons in prayer and a changing school
Adventist Church Heritage Simplified for Children
Excellent resource for parents and teachers to help children understand our heritage as Seventh-day Adventists.
Signs of the End PowerPoint & Guided Notes - Truth Unveiled Lesson Plan
A week-long PowerPoint lesson based on the Bible textbook Truth Unveiled Lesson 27, "Beginning of the End." The 1260-day prophecy, signs in the heavens, and the rise of the United States are broken down into easy-to-understand pieces, with...
Standard Publishing Company
Standard Publishing is one of the best-known Christian publishers and suppliers. They have helps and curricula for children's and youth ministries as well as VBS curriculum and adult devotionals. Also have various children's books and teacher training helps...
Strategies for Integrating Christian Theory and Practice In Adventist Secondary Bible Classes
Many young people do not see how Christianity is relevant to their everyday lives. Dysinger suggests that our teaching strategies need to be revised and updated to meet current needs. He looks at "three major interrelated teaching strategies" the...
Teaching About God and Human Life
The course God and Human Life, taught at Andrews University, discusses the very root of the Christian's belief-- how God interacts with every aspect of human life. The author discusses why this idea is important in Bible teaching and learning, and presents...
Revelation Publication Bible Study Guides
Revelation Publications Bible Study Guides are designed to point you to Scripture first for Bible-based answers. As commentary, the Spirit of Prophecy follows each Bible-based answer. The student is doubly blessed by having direct interaction with the Bible...
Sabbath School Network
The website provides an online community in which to study and discuss the Sabbath School lesson, Bible study, email groups, chat rooms and more.
Should Adventist Colleges Require Religion Classes?
This article argues that the aim of a Christian institution is to uphold its goals to be more than a pursual of a certain course of study, but to harmoniously develop the physical, mental, and spiritual powers. Some goals for Bible classes shared in this article...
Creating Opportunities for Students in Small Schools to Preach from the Bible
Grade 1-Grade 8
Seventh-day Adventist educators agree that the Bible is an essential part of educating youth. Using resources from Young Disciple Ministry, Harward provides practical suggestions for organizing and implementing an evangelistic series for children and by children,...
Designing Discipling Guides - Theology and Teaching/Learning Principles Working Together
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:
Dorling Kindersley (DK) Website
1. The Journey Begins: Following...
DK publishes are well known for their highly visual books, ebooks and apps that are designed for all ages--toddler through adult. Publications include religious, science, reference, Eyewitness Travel Guides, and much more.
English For Life - Learning With Heart and Mind
This site features numerous resources for Christian ESL or English second language learning. Workbooks, workshops, and other resources are centered around biblical themes and stories. NOTE: Be sure to check content for compatibility with Adventist beliefs.
This set of five books, written especially for preschool listeners and early elementary readers, describes the plan of salvation from the fall of Lucifer to the end of the millennium. Includes breathtaking all-new full-color art specially commissioned for...
Fruit of the Spirit Worksheets
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download 36 teacher-created worksheets with questions for use with the Adventist Bible textbook entitled Fruit of the Spirit. Each worksheet corresponds with a chapter in the text.
Growing in Faith - Australian Primary Religion Curriculum
"This document represents the heart of the Adventist Primary School Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand, providing a context and orientation for the other learning areas that make up the full curriculum." Based on a biblical worldview, the development...
Inspiration Art & Scripture
Select inspirational Christian art and nature posters for home, church and school settings.
Kids Sunday School Place
This well organized website will be valued by elementary Bible teachers. It includes bible learning activities, bulletin board ideas, crafts, games, lessons, object talks, puzzles, skits, songs, stories, and teaching aids for grade school kids and more resources...
Making the Bible Relevant for the Moral Life
John Brunt explores two emerging cultures within the Adventist church: those who read the Bible because they feel it's the right thing to do, and those who have difficulty relating the Bible to their everyday lives. He suggests that using the Bible as a reference...
My Worship Book
Grade 1-Grade 4
This teacher-created resource will help deepen a child’s worship experience & equip children to lead out in family worship.
NCF Psychology for Christian Living
Find practical articles for classes on marriage and family, children, relationships, emotions, disorders, and counseling. "Psychology for Living is the website of the Narramore Christian Foundation, a Christian mental health organization dedicated to...
Pacific Island Bible Story Plans 1 to 6
Pacific Island Bible Story Plans 7 to 10
This South Pacific Division elementary Bible curriculum was developed by and for Pacific Island Adventist schools. This teacher's guide includes lesson or story plans to accompany Uncle...
Parables - A Synthesis of Thought
The South Pacific Division elementary Bible curriculum developed by and for Pacific Island Adventist schools. This teacher's guide includes lesson or story plans to accompany Uncle Arthur's...
Karlow explores how science can often be expressed through parables that are constructed after the manner of Christ. This paper was presented at the 1st Institute of Christian Teaching.
Passing on What Really Counts
Grade 9-Grade 12
This article addresses the question of how Adventist teachers can transmit an understanding of beliefs and values to their students as well as instill a spirit of service and mission to a diverse audience. In order to meet the needs of all students at their...
Pilgrims Progress Childrens Ministry Curriculum
Grade 1-Grade 6
A 12 lesson curriculum built on a continued story version of Pilgrim's Progress. Designed for a weekly inner-city outreach setting, this could be adapted to a variety of children's Christian education venues. the benefits of being able to edit and improve...
Promoting Biblical Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
"Biblical truths and Christian values underpin all genuine Christian education. If we are to educate resilient and committed Christian young people who have developed the skills, techniques and moral courage to use this knowledge in an informed and practical...
Promoting Insightful Bible Study Through the Abundant Life Bible Amplifier Series
The Series focuses on personal exploration, becoming proficient in using Bible study tools, an explanation by scholars of the major themes of each book, an application of each passage to daily life, and a recommendation for further study. It also provides...
Religious Attitudes and Behaviors of College Students - Does Adventist Education Make a Difference?
This article presents the process of and findings from the North American Youth Retention Study to consider whether enrollment at an Adventist college makes a difference in religious commitment. It also explores the implications of these findings and how they...
An Educational Strategy in Reaching Muslim Students in Southern Asia
Adventists have not made a strategy to reach Muslims for Christ (1993). Samraj suggests a strategy for reaching Muslims through the Adventist education system in Southern Asia. He notes "that true education is fundamentally redemptive and that this dimension...
An Experience in Teaching Christian Philosophy
"How does a Christian teacher teach Christian
philosophy to a group of teachers of whom
nearly half are Buddhist, Hindu, Animist,
agnostic or atheist whilst the other half are
Christians from various denominations?"
A teacher reflects on methods...
Bible Curriculum Map
Grade 5-Grade 8
A chart outlining the sequence and number of weeks planned for 9 units of Bible lessons aligned to the NAD Religion curriculum for grades 5-8.