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  • Adventist Resource
    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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    2005 Survey of Church Boards & Elders Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to gather valuable information from the perspective of the local church elders and board members regarding the state of the local church. There were 801 usable questionnaires collected. Participants were asked to respond to a...

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    A Comparison of the Adult Bible Study Guide of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and a Prototype Guide Designed to Promote Spiritual Growth Tertiary
    A study was conducted among Seventh-day Adventist adults who use the Adult Bible Study Guide. The purpose of the study was to measure the impact that the use of the Bible Study Guide had on the spiritual growth of those who used it as compared to a study guide...

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    A Manual for Church Growth Consulting Tertiary
    This volume presents ideas, tools, and information on church growth for consultants. Its aim is to be a tool that consultants can use in their work with local churches.

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    A New Trinity Tertiary-Lifelong
    "One of the authors in the first issue of Dialogue reflects on the past in light of the present and asks, 'Have I also come of age in the intervening 25 years? Has my own faith matured in step with my own life experience?'”

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    A Place In God's Heart Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Kay Rizzo shares the secret of contentment, the guarantee of abundance, the heart of worship, the solution to spiritual thirst, and more in this daily devotional book. Devotional exercises concluding each chapter will help you apply the principles of shared...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth and Apostasy in the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses itself to church growth and apostasy within the Texas Conference. It is directed to two problems - rapid church growth of some churches and slow church growth of other churches, and the reason of church members to...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth and Apostasy in the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington sought to address two different issues. First, factors influencing church growth and decline within the conference, and second, the factors influencing drop-outs from the church. The study sample...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Greater Atlanta Area Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses itself to church growth in the greater Atlanta area of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The problem was that some churches grow rapidly, where as other churches slowly. The purpose...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Hawaiian Mission of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study addresses itself to church growth within the Hawaiian Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The sample was drawn from all Adventist churches existing in Hawaii as of January 01, 1980. Three different surveys were used to collect the data...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses itself to church growth within the Ohio Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The problem was that some churches grow rapidly, whereas other slowly. The purpose was to gather, organize and interpret data...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This article is based on a study conducted to explore issues of church growth within the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. All churches within the conference were used as the population for this study. Two sets of surveys were administered to pastors...

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    A Study of the Growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Metropolitan Area of Sao Paulo , Brazil Tertiary
    The church growth in Sao Paulo, Brazil has been among the highest in the Adventist community. This study is based on an evaluation of church growth patterns in Sao Paulo between 1975 and 1979. The study's purpose was to evaluate the reasons people in Sao Paulo...

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    Adventist Opinion about Issues in Church Planting Report Tertiary
    This report is based on the responses of over 1,300 church members in local churches across eight states. The members were asked their opinions on various issues related to church planting. The information gathered in this report will give the NAD a gauge...

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    Adventures in Church Growth Study Guide Tertiary
    This guide provides a thorough understanding of the principles that result in a growing church and to provide channels in order to apply those principles in the congregation.

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    Amazing True Mission Stories Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An inspiring collection of true stories that share how God still works miracles. Stories come from various regions: Africa, Asia, South America, South Pacific islands, and Siberia. Each one shares God's willingness to bring individuals to Himself.

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    Book Review - The Brain that Changes Itself Grade 9-Lifelong
    The mind is not static. The reason education is possible is because the brain can change. This brief book review explores one author's collection of case studies and explanations of the need for change.

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    ChristWise Discipleship Leader's Guide for Primary, Juniors, Teens, and Youth Grade 8-Grade 12
    A guide to baptism for primary, juniors, teens...

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    CityLights Survey Tertiary
    This information is based on a survey conducted with participants of a CityLights program. The presentation includes data collected on the opinions of the participants of the program elements.

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    Community Assessment - Cincinnati Village Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a community assessment of the Cincinnati Village Seventh-day Adventist Church. It measured the church growth, community needs, church program preferences, etc.

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    Congregations on the Grow - Seventh-day Adventists in the US Congregational Life Tertiary
    The U.S. Congregational Life Study was a study on individuals who attend worship services in the U.S. This article is based on the results obtained from this survey from 93 Seventh-day Adventist congregations. It uses the data obtained from the survey to determine...

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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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    Feed My Lambs - Simplified Bible Verses for Children Kindergarten-Grade 4
    The Feed My Lambs series includes six colorful books with a total of 90 Bible verses on key Christian topics, simplified to make them easy for children to understand, learn, and memorize. Each verse has a colorful illustration that helps children relate...

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    Getting the Prioritites Straight Tertiary
    This article reports on a study about church growth within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The study focused on the data collected from 68 pastors concerning their opinions about the reasons for the growth or lack of growth in their individual churches....

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    God Sent a Man Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Haynes presents the story of Joseph in this novel. No matter what happened to him, Joseph trusted God and believed that He would provide for his needs. He allowed himself to be prepared by God to play a crucial role in the history of Egypt and especially in...

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    God's Big Idea - Primary Devotional Grade 2-Grade 4
    In 365 fascinating segments, RosAnne Tetz presents Adventist beliefs to kids ages 6-9. When you finish this book, you will know that God has a plan for this world and a plan for you, too.

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    Grow 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Vivid imagery in this reflective piece leads to the understanding that growth as a teacher, as well as in life, is limited only by yourself.

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    Growing Disciples in Community Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of the correlation between adolescents' spiritual growth and discipleship and the attitudes and beliefs of family, friends, and local congregation in their role of discipling these youth. The study was conducted in 2000 among junior...

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    Healthy Congregations in Community Context Tertiary
    This paper attempts to explore correlations between healthy, growing congregations and the community context in which those congregations are located. Data from this research is collected from a study that the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America...

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    Healthy Vital Growing Churches - What Works and What Doesn't Tertiary
    This presentation provides a research of the church growth of more than 2000 local churches in the United States. It focused on sustained growth over 3 or 5 years.

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    How Churches Grow Tertiary
    This article reports a study of church growth in North America. Its purpose was to identify those local institutional factors that are associated with minimal growth or decline.

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    International Religious Activity and the Growth of Seventh-day Adventism in the United States Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a research focused on how the growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in other nations is related to its growth in the United States through the immigration of its foreign members.

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    Mindset, Perseverance, and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In addition to finding a positive correlation between self-control and grit, this study “found that growth mindset, self-control and grit can all play a part in helping students to achieve academically in primary schools.”

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    Moral dissonance and growth in moral development - The impact of field experiences in a school of allied health Tertiary
    The purpose of this qualitative research is to examine the impact of a community service requirement and a visit to the Museum of Tolerance on students enrolled in the course Portfolio Practicum I in the School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University....

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    My Best Friend Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    Cheryl Woolsey makes it easy to bring your preschool children to Jesus every day with 180 short, simple devotionals. These well crafted devotionals build on Jesus' action-based style of teaching and explore Jesus’ life through the book of Matthew....

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    NCD among SDA Churches in USA Tertiary
    This report provides insights into health patterns of SDA churches that participated in NCD survey until the end of 2004. By the spring 2005 the SDA database has grown into 587 profiles (of 494 churches). Out of that 83 churches have done second profile, 8...

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    New Member Research : How and Why People Join the Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a new member research in Australia. Its purpose was to discover how and why they have joined the church and what can be learned about the success or otherwise of various evangelistic methods which are currently being used. A four-paged survey...

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    New Member Research : How and Why People Join the Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a new member research with purpose to discover how and why new members in the five-year period joined the church and what could be learned about the various evangelistic methods that are being used. The study was conducted in the Trans-Tasman...

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    Ohio Conference 2009 Annual Survey of Members Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the Ohio Conference. Members of the church were surveyed to assess the needs, spiritual development and involvement of the church.

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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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    Owen Sound Seventh-day Adventist Church Survey Tertiary
    This presentation lays out Owen Sound Seventh-day Adventist Church survey. A survey was used to gather the data. It is focused on church members' attitudes toward the church.

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    Pacific Union Conference Report on Membership Growth Tertiary
    This paper provides a report on membership growth of the Pacific Union Conference. It contains data and graphs without description.

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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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    People Joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pennsylvania and their Experience with the Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a study which purpose was to find out what kind of people are joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pennsylvania Conference, how they happened to join the Church and what happened to them in the first year or two of their membership....

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    Personality and Church Growth Tertiary
    This article is based on a survey among Seventh-day Adventist pastors correlating church growth and pastoral personality. A survey was distributed in the United States and Canada.

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    Prayer Warriors Grade 7-Lifelong
    Ron Halvorsen shares secrets of the prayer warrior. Learn how to prevail with God, intercede on behalf of others, boldly storm God's throne with your requests, and press them home with a determination that will not be denied.

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    Reaching Out to the Unchurched Tertiary
    This paper presents a project with purpose to reach out to the unchurched. It consists of three parts. In the first part, the author shares the methods and procedures needed to take place in establishing ministry on a campus, the second part is focused on...

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    Sabbath School Ministries Tertiary
    This presentation lays out information about Sabbath School ministries from Adventist Congregation Today. Data collection was timed to coincide with the U.S. Census during the year 2000.

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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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    Secrets of Church Growth in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study examined the factors contributing to growth within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist. Eleven out of sixteen churches with an exceptionally large percentage of attendance gains over a five-year period were contacted. Responses...

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    Seeds Devotional Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Lead your students in learning what seeds can teach us about growing in Christ. Includes Bible reading, singing, and short talk.

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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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    Seventh-day Adventists in Latin America : Their Beginnings Their Growth Their Challenges Tertiary
    This paper provides information about a study of Seventh-day Adventists in Latin America, mainly about their beginnings, growth, and challenges. Its purpose was to describe, analyze and evaluate the growth of SDA church in Latin American context.

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    Southern Asia Pacific Division Summit on Nurture Retention & Discipleships 2013 Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a summit on nurture, retention and discipleship of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division in 2013. It is focused on membership and membership dropouts.

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    Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    "Survey data were collected 249 pastors and 8,211 members of Seventh-day Adventist churches in the United States and Canada. The survey items were regressed against two measures of church growth in an attempt to identify significant predictors. Growth...

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    Survey of the People in the Pews Mount Vernon Hill Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a survey of attenders at the Mount Vernon Hill church conducted in 2006. Its purpose was to evaluate various ministries and activities of the church as well as gather information for strategic planning. The standard Survey of the People...

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    Testimonies for the Church, 9 Vol. Set Tertiary-Lifelong
    The nine volume-set of counsels from the Spirit of Prophecy contain spiritual commentary of a general nature, along with many letters of intimate instruction to members of the church during Ellen White

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    The Christian School - A Community of Grace Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Keynote presentation by Dr Don Roy, Associate Director, ASA Curriculum, at the 2002 Sydney Christian Education Conference, October 14, 2002. Roy shares what it takes to develop a faith-oriented learning community and notes that whatever steps taken to help...

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    The Church as Family : A Study of Viability in the Smaller Local Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a graduate student research report of a study of viability in the smaller local Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its purpose was to examine the organizational structure of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The project was conducted in a small...

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    The Dividends of Religious Freedom Tertiary
    The central question addressed in this paper is whether religious liberty has affected membership growth in a sample of 170 countries over a period of the past forty to fifty years. Not much work has been done on this question although two scholars recently...

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    The Impact of Consolidation of Local Conferences Tertiary
    This report presents an analysis of the impact on church growth from the one major experiment with the consolidation of local conferences conducted in the North American Division.

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    The Making of a Candle - The Making of a Christian Grade 5-Grade 8
    A class worship activity sheet, including the link to an informative and inspiring candle making video. After watching the video clip, students write their answers to three prompts, and then discuss their comparisons of candle making steps to those of growing...

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    The Personality of the Pastor as a Function of Church Growth Tertiary
    The purpose of the study presented in this paper was to measure and describe the personalities of a representative sample of pastors and their wives in the North American Division, and to relate these descriptions to the growth rates of the churches that they...

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    Theology for Children Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Donna Habenicht and Larry Burton share how teachers can assist children in grasping the meaning of abstract and symbolic concepts found in theology. Discussed is how children learn theological concepts, stages of mental development and how theological ideas...

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    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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    WAD: How Do Children Learn? Preschool-Grade 2
    How do children learn? What are the most effective ways of helping them develop their knowledge? When are they most receptive to teaching? The author addresses these questions by presenting the theories of early childhood experts such as Maria Montessori,...