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    In Discipleship Grade 3-Lifelong
    "In Discipleship recognizes the need for disciples of all ages, and is dedicated to equipping children, youth and adults with the tools they need to nurture a personal, meaningful and fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ."

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    100 Creative Prayer Ideas for Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    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 shares 100 creative prayer ideas that are guaranteed to make time with Jesus interesting, meaningful, and...

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    100 Quick and Easy Worship Ideas for Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    For busy, tired, and overstretched parents everywhere who long to share God creatively with their families, Karen Holford shares 100 worship ideas that will transform your family time with Jesus.

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    A Collision of Faith - Church, Home, School Preschool-Grade 12
    An exploration of the three-fold work of church, home, and school in leading children to connect to God personally. By applying and expounding upon the Together Growing Fruitful Disciples (TGFD) model, the Greater Sydney Conference is experiencing noticeable...

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    A Spiritual Master Plan for Spicer Memorial College Tertiary
    In the face of required expenditures for competitive higher education and the growing challenges of quality Christian training, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned about accountability in spiritual development and outcomes assessment. The General...

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

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    Adventist Encounter Curriculum - The Story Continues Kindergarten-Grade 10
    "Stories have always been a powerful medium...However, Bible teachers are far more than a storyteller using an effective pedagogical tool within an academic discipline, for they share ‘the greatest story’ the world has ever known."...

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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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    Announcing Valuegenesis 3 Grade 6-Grade 12
    Gillespie introduces the third ValueGenesis study, which will continue to research faith, values and commitment of Adventist youth. This third wave will survey students in grades 6 through 12 attending Adventist churches and schools. Key findings from ValueGenesis...

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

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    Beyond Defeat - The 'Johnny' Johnson Story Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The inspirational story of "Johnny" Johnson. Though he wore the uniform and defended his country abroad, at home Johnny faced the humiliation of segregation and bore the pain of Jim Crowism. Yet, while others cursed, Johnny prayed. And when others...

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    Chalkdust - Prayer Meditations for a Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Elspeth Murphy shares her insights into the kinds of pupils that every teachers will recognize: the class clown, the quiet child, the gifted child, the unmotivated child, the handicapped child. These prayers reflect a teacher's openness to God as she awaits...

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    Children's Sermons Grade 1-Grade 8
    A collection of free Christian children's sermons geared specifically toward children which could be modified into lesson starters. Each sermon has a summary and Bible reference. Available in Spanish.

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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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    Conversations of Importance Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist colleges and universities must create an environment where conversations between older and younger Adventists can occur, creating an sense of community and a safety. Gordon Bietz addresses the threats to balanced conversations between these two groups, and suggests that revisiting the schools' vision in the areas of a Christ-centered campus, academic excellence, a distinct Seventh-day Adventist environment, an ethic of service, caring hospitality, and affordable education, will help establish a bond of mutual love and trust.

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    Courageous Leadership - Field-Tested Strategy for the 360° Leader Grade 9-Lifelong
    When the spiritual gift of leadership comes alive in churches everywhere, the church will become the hope of the world and a most influential force for good. This is far more than another book on leadership strategies and techniques.

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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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    Dan Constantinescu: Dialogue with an Adventist politician, bank president, and university professor from Romania Grade 11-Lifelong
    “Those who study in a public university have to face a lot: the offer and the pull of this world, so generous and so tempting; the temptations that are alluring and powerful; the ease with which one can slip away from God and embrace the values of the...

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    Descending into Greatness Grade 9-Lifelong
    In a society where "upward mobility" is the highest goal, Bill Hybels asks a tough question: Do Christians place God's desires first-or their own? In Descending into Greatness, Hybels and writer Rob Wilkins take the example of Christ's downward journey...

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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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    Doctrinal faith and religious orientations in right-wing authoritarianism - A study of American and Korean Protestant college students Tertiary
    Previous work on religiosity and authoritarianism offers several testable hypotheses that have yet to be further assessed in a cross-cultural setting. This article examined the influences that religious orientations and doctrinal faith exercise on the development...

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    Dorm Worship - The Student's Point of View Grade 10-Tertiary
    This study was developed to learn about the characteristics of the students and those who tend to be absent from boarding school worship services.

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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...

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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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    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 - Creating Online Environments That Nurture Faith Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The geographic distance that separates teachers and students makes relationships less personal and hence more difficult to cultivate. Creating an online environment that nurtures faith depends on good relationships between teachers and students."

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    For Such a Time as This - A Play about Esther Grade 4-Grade 12
    In a play about the story of Esther, Trudy Wright provides a resource that students can experience as a reader's theater or perform for the school and community. Prop and costume ideas and stage settings are also provided.

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    Fostering and Assessing Faith Development in the Adventist Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    Guptill considers how faith can be fostered and assessed not only in the institution level or from the perspective of the individual but in the dynamics of the classroom setting. The author looks at give aspects or dimensions of faith. This paper was...

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    From Creed to Deeds - Teacher Integration of Faith and Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines an organized framework for describing levels of faith and learning integration in the classroom. Korniejczuk and Brantley suggest six levels of deliberate teacher integration of faith and learning, providing teachers with a framework...

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    Fruit of the Spirit Unit Grade 1-Grade 4
    This booklet with activities and Bible verses teaches about the Fruit of the Spirit using Bible stories. includes journaling activities, a word search, and a puzzle.

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    Growing in Faith - Australian Primary Religion Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "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...

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    Growing in Faith: A New Elementary Bible Curriculum for Australia and New Zealand Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explains the essence of the new Bible curriculum for Australia and New Zealand and shows how its emphasis on faith development differs from traditional approaches to teaching Bible. Don Roy outlines the elements that comprise this teaching and...

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

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    Guideposts Grade 5-Grade 12
    Stories providing a devotional thought and a daily quotation that could be written on the board.

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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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    Hey Love Them and They Will Come Tertiary
    Why don’t young people see religion as central in their lives? Think about it. You mentor, you pray…a lot. You speak about the love of Jesus, about the Bible, and you may lead conversations about God and His power to change lives. You spend...

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    His Grace Is Sufficient Grade 9-Lifelong
    "What is amazing is that through the many, often painful, phases of my life, God never let go of me, making contact with my soul through that still, small voice, lighting my dark world with rays of His beautiful love."

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    Holding on to Their Faith Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Guided by Kumpfer’s (1999) model of internal self resiliency factors, this phenomenological study explored the lived experiences of 224 Seventh-day Adventist Church members from seven countries in Southern-Asia Pacific Division. The study aimed...

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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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    How to Get to Heaven from Your House Grade 6-Grade 7
    How you Get to Heaven from Your House, is a recommended worship text for grade 7. It features devotional stories that take students on a spiritual journey as they get acquainted with Jesus, learn about the Bible, appreciative their world, pray successfully,...

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    How to Help Your Child Really Love Jesus Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can you help make Jesus an important facet of your children's lives? Donna Habenicht, child development specialist, explains how children develop spiritually and offers practical suggestions on how you can help your child establish a lasting friendship...

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    Hugs from Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    In this collection of pre-school devotionals, Sally Dillon shares simple object lessons that will arouse your child's imagination with a wide variety of hands-on experiences, most of them involving easy five-minute craft projects that engage all the senses,...

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    I Love to Tell the Story Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article lays out the importance of introducing to students the story of Jesus as the most interesting, dramatic and personal story of their lives.

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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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    In His Hands Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A nature devotional book that makes family or class devotional time fun and educational. This book is a valuable resource on faith-integrated natural topics.

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    JAE Editorial: Assessing Adventist Higher Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Fowler shares a report from the first ever Summit on Seventh-day Adventist higher education held in Loma Linda, California, March 19-21, 1997. Two major themes dominated both the individual and group presentations: Why are we operating colleges and universities?...

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

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    JAE Editorial: What Will Be Your Legacy? Tertiary
    A call to teachers to implement faith into their teaching, allowing students to remember them most for their bringing God into the classroom. Featured in this issue are: Servant Leadership - Fulfilling...

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    Keeping Children Safe Newsletter 6 - Building Faith and Religiosity through Mentoring Preschool-Grade 10
    This one-page parenting newsletter focuses on the importance of finding highly religious role models for young people in order to help them build religiosity--the belief that religion is important. High religiosity, in turn, reduces risk behavior. Getting...

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    Key Factors of Faith Development : The Relationship Between Family and Church Factors and Faith Development of Adolescents and Young Adults in German-speaking Europe Grade 9-Lifelong
    Problem: The church is losing its children. Research revealed that more than two thirds of the next generation leave their congregations during their teens and early 20s. Without these adolescents and young adults the church has no viable future. While the...

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    Kids - How To Shape Their Lives Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Formerly published as Children in the Shadows, this book addresses how to instill a sense of wonder responsibility, and self-worth in children. Drawing from her 27 years of teaching, Ruth Jaegar Buntain shares insights on how parents and teachers can...

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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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    Living and Learning Preschool-Grade 2
    Living and Learning is a compilation of worship stories for young children. This devotional contains stories that share lessons about faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, love, and much more. Each short reading...

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    Living In the Light Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Douglas Cooper encourages readers to live constantly in an attitude of love and forgiveness, and shows how radical transformation takes place when Jesus, the light of all people, dwells within the believer.

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    Love Letters from Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    This is one of a new series of interactive devotional books which will help you engage your preschooler in activities designed to reinforce character building concepts. Your child will not merely hear the lessons, but act them, touch them, chew them, pray...

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    Loving Them Back Leading Them Home Tertiary
    Why do they leave? Is there anything the church can do to prevent them from turning away, or to bring them back once they’ve left? Is there anything I can do? You probably know people who have left the church. Maybe you know why they walked away, but...

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

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    Making the Bible Relevant for the Moral Life Grade 9-Lifelong
    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...

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    Ministerial Association Tertiary-Lifelong
    The Ministerial Association serves the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide in its proclamation of the everlasting gospel and in its divine mission to prepare people to meet their soon-coming Lord. It aims to accomplish this mission through its ministry...

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    Models of Christian Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Collier discusses the ministerial role of the school in the community, beginning on the inside with students.

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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 Faith Through Online Learning, Part 1: Planning Faith Integration Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "How can we shape the online learning environment to nurture the faith of students? How can we provide online experiences that clearly reveal a Seventh-day Adventist identity and mission alignment?"

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    Nurturing Faith Through Online Learning, Part 2: Implementing Faith Integration Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Faced with escalating trends globally in the utilization of online modalities for teaching and learning, perhaps one of the greatest challenges for Adventist educators is this: How can we shape online modalities to nurture the faith of students? How...

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    On Becoming a Global Village Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Multicultural curriculum in Adventist schools. Multicultural education is crucial for social and spiritual development. Classroom planning, the curriculum, and criteria for textbooks are key issues. Helping teachers to learn the skills of becoming more sensitive...

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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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    Parenting Against Prejudice 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Every family has "isms" that affect them: alcoholism, racism, workaholism, sexism. Views and lifestyles can be held on to for generations. But many of these "isms" not only harm our own families, but they also detract from our ability to...

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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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    Parents Are Missionaries at Home 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Your home (or classroom) is your primary mission field. Words of encouragement and affirmation do much to help children learn and grow. Our treatment of our children will teach them lessons about God. Never think that you are not doing anything big for God....

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    Philip Yancey Grade 9-Lifelong
    Visit Philip Yancey's website to learn about this Christian author and different aspects of writing. Popular titles include The Jesus I Never Knew, Disappointment With God, Finding God in Unexpected Places, Where Is God When It Hurts?, Reaching for the Invisible...

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    Psychological Theories of Religious Development - A Seventh-day Adventist Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This paper summarizes some stage theories of religious development which are rooted in the Piagetian tradition. Some of the assumptions and presuppositions of R. Goldman, D. Elkind, J. Fowler, F. Oser are discussed. On the basis of exploratory studies...

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    Pursuing Faith-based Learning and Faith-affirming Learning Grade 9-Lifelong
    An exploration of the philosophy behind faith-based learning. Topics include: What is Faith-based Learning?; What is Faith-affirming Learning?; What Does it Mean to be Agents of Learning in Community; Some Suggestions for Effective Classroom Learning.

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    Reaching the Millennial Generation - A Necessity for Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Who are the Millennials? Jeffery shares insight into what needs to happen within Adventist education to meet the needs of those born between 1978 and 2002. This generation, expected to be the most highly educated, affluent, and ethnically diverse in history,...

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    Reflecting Christ Tertiary-Lifelong
    Reflecting Christ, the title of this book, is a theme that recurs constantly through the writings of Ellen White. This daily devotional book includes extensive biographical notes on the author, Ellen G. White and a scripture index. Search the complete published...

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    Religiosity and Risk - The Influence of Adolescent Faith on Behavior Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This study examined the relationship between various measures of religiosity, including intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation, vertical and horizontal faith maturity, Christian orthodoxy, and religious practice, and the adolescent risk behaviors of...

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    Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department is the major setting for religious education in the Adventist Church. The department provides Sabbath School Bible Study Guides, designs material for Sabbath School programming, offers training and resources...

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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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    School Choice - What Motivates Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With more private school options than ever before, many parents are now consumers looking to make an informed decision. What motivates them? Consider this study which "set out to explore the factors that influence parents’ choice of school for their...

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    School Climate and Faith Engagement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Funded by the Association of Independent Schools in Australia, this two year research collaboration between Avondale School and Avondale University College confirmed a significant link between faith engagement and positive school climate. Read the full report...

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    Secondary Recruiting in Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Turner's notes from his presentation on effective recruiting strategies for Seventh-day Adventist elementary schools.

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    Sermon Illustrations Grade 9-Grade 12
    Large group of sermon or worship talk illustrations along with sermons for young or old. This site also has links to Christian e-sermons, children's sermons, and drama.

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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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    Set Free Grade 9-Grade 12
    Renowned gospel recording artist Michael Harris, tells the story of his deliverance from a life of drugs and alcohol.

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    Shattered Dreams - God's Unexpected Pathway to Joy Grade 9-Lifelong
    If God loves me, why does life hurt so much? Counselor and author Larry Crabb writes about experiencing a joy-filled encounter with Christ, a life-arousing community with others, and a powerful transformation of our interior worlds that makes us more like...

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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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    Sir Patrick L. Allen - Dialogue with the Governor General of Jamaica Grade 10-Lifelong
    Learn about Patrick Allen, appointed governor general of Jamaica in 2009, and his journey as an Adventist leader.

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    Social Studies: High School Supplement SSD Grade 9-Grade 12
    A handbook to assist teachers in making their classes achieve the ideals of Adventist education in the high school social studies class. It provides ideas, examples and suggestions on how to go about making lesson plans or course outlines Adventist. The handbook...

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    South Pacific Island Nations Valuegenesis Study 1 Core Report - A Study of Faith Development and Values Formation in Seventh-day Adventist Adolescents and Youth Aged 12-18 Years Grade 6-Grade 12
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church cares deeply about its young people and for this reason it invests heavily in schools, youth ministry programs and supplies support for the families these young people come from. The schools established by the church are widely...

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

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    Spiritual Leadership at Home 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article discussed how to be a spiritual leader in your home.

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    Spiritual Openness - The Question of Questions Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article considers the importance of moving students through a process of questioning in order to develop a "personalized faith". It suggests that in a university context; the following represent a Christian university's role in encouraging questioning:...

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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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    Student perceptions of school climate associated with faith maturity in private sectarian, private nonsectarian, and public high schools in Metro Manila Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study examined school climate and faith maturity as perceived by high school students in Metro Manila, Philippines. Theory and prior research had suggested that a significant relationship might exist between school climate and student faith maturity....

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 12 Issue 1: Neglected Epidemics Tertiary-Lifelong
    Writing of the "neglected epidemic" of Australia's high rate of perinatal deaths, Perry draws a parallel to the loss of youth from Christian belief. Additional articles in this issue include: Traumatic...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 2 Issue 2: Questions Tertiary-Lifelong
    In this editorial of the TEACH Journal, Lana Hibbard writes about the importance of sharing faith with students and that it's not about having all the answers but about helping students grow in their faith.

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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 Faith in the Twenty First Century - Pointers for Christian Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "What is faith, and how do we go about teaching it in the subjects, relationships and life of schools?"

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    Teaching God's Grace in Your Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    Gail Taylor Rice shares a range of ideas to underscore the importance of faith talk in the classroom and shows how to accomplish it at a level appropriate to each student's needs. This article presents ideas that can be used during morning worship periods...

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    Teaching With Words - Speeches by Gordon Bietz Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Download the manuscripts of memorable sermons and speeches given by Gordon Bietz, past president of Southern Adventist University.

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    The Abundant Life Bible Amplifier Series Grade 7-Lifelong
    Take the time to explore God's precious Word like never before with The Abundant Life Bible Amplifier. You won't find the Bible Amplifier either boring or over your head. Instead, you'll delight in this refreshing way to unlock the meaning of God's Word. Titles...

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    The Adventist Home Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This compilation contains practical counsel for Christian families, including guidance on where to locate the home and how to make it pleasant, and counsel on how to get along with other family members. Search the complete published writings of Ellen G. White...

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    The Attrition from Christian Faith of our Graduates while at University - Why does it happen, and what can be done about it? Tertiary New!!
    “Academic literature, supported by empirical evidence indicates there is a huge drop out from Christian faith amongst those who begin university ostensibly as Christians. While this may be seen as a manifestation of the Parable of the Sower, it nonetheless...

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    The Effectiveness of Christian Adolescent Peer Counselor Training - A Controlled Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study evaluated the effectiveness of a Christian-based adolescent peer counseling curriculum (Sturkie & Tan, 1992) used with Christian high school students. The training group of 47 subjects received training, while 37 subjects were in the no-training...

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    The empirical development of a curriculum on faith development Tertiary-Lifelong
    Problem: Professional and lay leaders in the Seventh-day Adventist church need to be sensitive to the dynamics of faith development as it interfaces with human development over the life span, and with its practical implications. Currently, there is...

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    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 Greatest Gift - A Play about Jesus Grade 4-Grade 12
    In a play about the life of Jesus using Scripture as dialogue whenever possible, Trudy Wright provides a resource that students can experience as a reader's theater or perform for the school and community. Prop and costume ideas and stage settings are also...

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    The Integration of Values and Business (IVB) in SDA Organizations in the Metro Manila Area - An Observation Lifelong
    "Often business is taken for granted, even by SDA administrators. The integration of values and business is not dealt with in a practical and systematic manner. The inclusion of SDA values, while commendable, is not enough. What is called for is the actual...

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    The Lived Experience of Conversion in the Broader Context of Experience of Faith Formation – A Phenomenological Study of Third- and Greater-generation Seventh-day Adventist Young Adults Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experience of conversion in the lives of those nurtured in faith from childhood. Research was conducted on Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) young adult members who had grown up within an SDA family and faith...

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    The Relationship Between Student Religiosity, Integration of Faith and Learning and Selected Congregational and Family Factors Tertiary
    "An investigation of the relationships among students’ perceptions of selected congregational and family factors of adolescent religiosity, Integration of Faith and Learning (IFL), and student religiosity. The respondents were 374 students in SDA...

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    The Role of Christian Parents in Influencing Children - Perspectives on Faith Integration 0-2 years-Grade 12
    "The integration of faith and learning as it relates to parents raising Christian children. How their role changes over time, and how they can work with the school and the church to support faith development in children at each stage. A model is proposed...

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    The Spiritual Experience of Adventist Students - The Case of Newbold College Tertiary
    Twenty in-depth interviews were conducted among a randomly selected sample of students at Newbold College, Bracknell, England. All of them were between 18 and 21 years of age and came from European countries. The purpose of this project was to investigate...

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    The Story of Ruth - A Play Grade 4-Grade 12
    Trudy Wright provides this play about the story of Ruth, a resource that students can experience as a reader's theater or perform for the school and community. Prop and costume ideas and stage settings are also provided.

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    Too Busy Not to Play Preschool-Grade 12
    "Parents’ lives today are very busy and many complain about being time-poor. Society seems to be addicted to busyness, with people out of breath trying to catch up and keep up. Busyness even seems to be a symbol of success, but what is the price...

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    Toward Spiritual Assessment in Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author responds to Elder Folkenberg's 1997 Total Commitment document by highlighting tensions in higher education that should be addressed in the current interest in spiritual development and assessment. The article explores the distinct roles of scholars...

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    Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun Grade 9-Grade 12
    The story of 18 year-old Donald Mansell and his fight to stay alive in a Japanese prison after his missionary family was captured. Out of print, but used copies may be available from Amazon Marketplace.

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    Validation of an Instrument for the Evaluation of Christian Spirituality Practices Grade 7-Tertiary
    The research provides an instrument for the evaluation of Christian spirituality practices in high school students, seeking to contribute to the processes of verification of the achievement of denominational educational objectives, and to the establishment...

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    Valuegenesis Study 1 Core Report - Australia and New Zealand Tertiary
    "The South Pacific Division Valuegenesis project arose from a desire to understand more clearly the relationship between Adventist homes, churches and schools and the young people whose needs they serve. The objectives of the SPD Valuegenesis study closely...

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    Values Education and Faith Formation - A Neat Fit or More? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “This article explores character development and its relationship to faith formation to determine if they are mutually exclusive or inextricably linked.” Christian connects “Values Education” to a God-centered worldview and student...

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    VG1 A megastudy of faith maturity and its relationship to variables within the home, school, and church Grade 6-Grade 12
    Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. The research involved nearly 11,000 6th through 12th grade youth and another...

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    VG1 A synopsis of the Valuegenesis Study of faith maturity and denominational commitment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. Searth Institute, a non-denominational Minneapolis research firm, was commissioned...

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    VG1 If You Can't Measure It, It Didn't Happen! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do our students have a rich, growing faith? Does the climate in our schools nurture faith? These and other questions are addressed in this article on how educational institutions measure the spiritual growth and development of their students. In addition,...

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    VG1 Perspectives on Values - A Project Affirmation Publication Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This book contains essays from distinguished educators and ministers on values. Find out how values are formed, how they are changed, and how they form a vital foundation to a Christ-centered life.

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    VG1 Researching faith maturity questions on methods and findings of valuegenesis Grade 6-Grade 12
    Kijai interviews Donahue regarding the methodology of the Valuegenesis I study of students attending Grades 6-12 in North American Adventist schools

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    VG1 Teaching Values Tertiary-Lifelong
    This book is designed for anyone working towards the faith development of young people, drawing on the first North American Valuegenesis study. Filled with specific suggestions for hours of classroom activities, using a careful and complete approach to learning...

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    VG2 Boys and Girls Growing Toward God Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "We know a great deal about how boys' and girls' brains develop and the implications for educational theory, and so by abstraction, we can make some assumptions about growth in faith as well." This article reviews valuegenesis findings in light of...

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    VG2 The relationship between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic orientations to religion and youth ministry involvement Grade 6-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and youth ministry involvement. We used data from Valuegenesis II, a North American national survey of youths attending Seventh-day Adventist...

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    VG2 Update 05: Family Religious Life, Family Worship Practices, Parents and Faith-Talk Grade 7-Tertiary
    This Valuegenesis 2 research provides interesting and helpful insights into the influence of family life and practices on growing a rich and mature faith. Family worship practics, parent and faith talk are reported on, with tables showing the effects of mothers...

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    VG2 Update 12: Families and Faith Grade 9-Tertiary
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter shares a report on the relationship between family faith and family style and type. The research shows that the family is the most important factor in religious training and early faith formation.

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    VG2 Update 14: New Year, New Look Grade 9-Lifelong
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter introduces Ten Years Later: A Study of Two Generations, the first in a series of books on Valuegenesis 2. Topics include: Focusing on Teens; Valuegenesis and the Journey of Faith; Loyalty and the Content of Faith; Personal...

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    VG2 Youth Ministry and Beliefs and Values Among 10 to 19 Year Old Students in the Seventh-day Adventist School System in North America Grade 5-Grade 12
    Problem. A survey of the literature revealed that there was little by way of empirical study on the relationship between youth ministry and attitudes, beliefs, and values held by young people. We empirically tested the anecdotal evidence that youth...

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    We Can Keep Them in the Church Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What keeps young people in the church? A sense of belonging. In this compilation, Myrna Tetz and Gary L. Hopkins share action driven stories, interviews, and personal testimonies of how to make a difference in the lives of young people. Each story emphasizes...

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    What Considerations Are Important for Fostering the Faith Development of Senior Students? A Case Study of Two Schools with Campus Churches Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Campus churches, situated on school grounds, are growing in number within Christian education systems in Australia. In this relationship, the school partners with the campus church in providing a community of faith. This case study investigated senior...

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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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    What's So Amazing About Grace? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, "I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge . . . I shall pray, tonight and every night,...

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    Why Teenagers Reject Religion and What to do About It Grade 9-Lifelong
    The initial results of Roger Dudley's longitudinal study of over 1,500 Adventist youth on issues such as lifestyle choices, church attendance, and church standards.

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    Windows on God's World - Glimpses of the Creator through His Handiwork Grade 4-Lifelong
    A great worship text for classroom or home. Each devotional story share an object lesson from nature. From the holy cross toad to the grizzly bear, students are engaged in reading, sharing, and catching glimpses of the Creator through his handiwork. Used copies...

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    Wonderful Words of Life Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Known for his ability to apply parables to the Christian experience, Morris Venden shares a pictures of grace from some of Jesus' most unusual stories. Discussion topics include: How do you keep Satan out of your life once you've been converted? Why is the...

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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....