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  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Book Center - ABC Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "AdventistBookCenter.com is the online store for a world-wide network of Christian bookstores called Adventist Book Centers, or ABCs. The site is owned jointly by two Seventh-day Adventist publishers, Pacific Press and Review and Herald Publishing."

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    Atlantic Union Conference Pastors and Teachers Manual Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The Atlantic Union Conference Pastors and Teachers Manual provides pastors and teachers with the tools for a team approach to integrating Adventist education into church life as a means of preparing children and youth to be Christ’s disciples on...

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    LUC Pastor and Teacher Resource Manual - Partnering in the Mission Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This manual serves as a guide for pastors and teachers in their collaborative ministry that bolsters Adventist Education and prepares young people for meaningful participation in society and more importantly, prepares them to meet Jesus when he returns."

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    A Profile of Greater Denver Colorado Tertiary
    This paper provides a profile of Greater Denver. It is a source of demographic information that is useful for identifying locations that hold the greatest promise for new church planting or continued church growth.

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    101 Creative Worship Ideas for Children's Church Kindergarten-Grade 8
    These 101 easy-to-prepare devotions, object lessons, Bible stories, puppet scripts, and holiday ideas will spark singing, prayer, movement, and worship!

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    101 Quick Attention-Getters for Children's Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 5
    These fidget busters are designed for the squirmers in your class! You can energize students with innovative activities and then return to your planned lesson.

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    2003 Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of members of the Sligo Church in 2003. A questionnaire was used to collect the data.

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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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    2007 Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the people in the pews conducted for the Medina Seventh-day Adventist Church. Questionnaires were used to collect the data. It is mainly focused on church growth.

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    A Biblical Perspective on Disease, Health, and Healing Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Healing occurs only in community, without community healing is incomplete. God gifted His Church with many gifts, including the gifts of healing. He appointed His Church to be Communities of Healing ministering physical, emotional, social, religious...

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    A Caring Church Is a Caring Person Tertiary
    This article encourages people that the way of reaching more people for Christ is to focus on meeting their needs by showing them love first before showing them the truth of the SDA biblical truth. In order for a church to grow it must first become a church...

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    A Comparison of the Christian Attitudes and Behaviors between Those Adventist Church Members Who Regularly Read Ellen White Books and Those Who Do Not Tertiary
    This paper is a report on the differences between church-attending Seventh-day Adventist Christians who regularly read Ellen White and those who do not. The report contains information about their personal religious experiences as well as their views about...

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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 Portrait of a Regional Conference - Allegheny East Tertiary
    This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Allegheny East Conference and the opportunities and challenges facing the conference. It also examines the needs and opinions of the church members.

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    A Report on Usefulness of Selected Church Periodicals Tertiary
    This paper presents a study of usefulness of selected church periodicals. The study entails two different sets of survey. The first had 460 respondents who comprised subscribers to various church periodicals such as Kids Ministry, Message, Vibrant Life, and...

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    A Strategy for Small Group Relational Evangelism for the Ukiah Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This ministry focus paper has the purpose to provide a biblical foundation for spiritual growth and outreach through small group ministry and to provide an evangelism strategy and training materials for implementing such a ministry in the Ukiah Seventh-day...

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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 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 Racial Transition in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This report describes a study of the impact of, attitudes toward, and management of racial transition in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its purpose was to examine the phenomena of changing racial patterns in the Adventist church. Six conferences were included...

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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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    A Study of Women in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This report conducted by the Institute of Church Ministry looked into the attitudes and behaviors of women themselves. The data collected revealed the attitudes and practices of church attending Adventists toward their local church and its mission to the community.

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Eighth Year Tertiary
    This is the report for the seventh year of a ten-year study on youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The report examines church involvement, non-involvement, drop-out of the youth and the factors that contribute their level of activity.

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Fifth Year Tertiary
    Part of a ten year study on youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, this paper examined the results conducted during the fifth year of the study. The Youth Retention Study and Valuegenesis research were used to assess...

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Ninth Year Tertiary
    This paper is a report on the ninth year of a ten-year study on youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist church. This current study examines youth and their relationships with their parents, as well as their college and high school educational experiences....

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Second Year Tertiary
    This paper presents data collected from the second year of a ten-year study on Seventh-day Adventist youth in the church. A short survey yielded information such as the youths' personal religion and their family lives. The results from the survey are presented...

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Seventh Year Tertiary
    This report is based on a ten-year longitudinal study of Seventh-day Adventist youth and their relationship with the church. The current report is for the seventh year of the study, and was based on a survey that was distributed to the youth who were a part...

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Sixth Year Tertiary
    As part of a ten-year longitudinal study of youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, this article presents data collected during the sixth year of the study. The information presented includes data on the spiritual lives and church connections...

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Tenth Year Tertiary
    Part of a ten year study on youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, this paper examined results conducted during the tenth year of the study. The Youth Retention Study and Valuegenesis research were used to assess...

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    A Ten-Year Study of Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America - The Third Year Tertiary
    Part of a ten year study on youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, this paper examined results conducted during the third year of the study. The Youth Retention Study and Valuegenesis research were used to assess...

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    A World Survey on the State of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper examined the results of a survey, which analyzed the five-year strategic plan developed by the General Conference. The goal of the plan was to establish practical objectives under three main headings: (1) Quality of Personal and Church Life, (2)...

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    Adam and Eve - Lessons from the Old Story Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The divine ideal that no person has claim to unique privileges and superiority over others should triumph in God’s church as the vibrant demonstration of God’s will for humankind."

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    Adventist Opinion about Issues in Church Planting Tertiary
    The Center for Creative Ministry has conducted two surveys recently in which questions were asked about the opinions of Adventist church members and pastors on issues related to church planting. This report presents the data from these two surveys.

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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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    Adventist Standards - The Hinge of Youth Retention Tertiary
    Discovering how to retain the younger population of Adventist is a critical step towards ensuring the stability of the church. This article examines the first year findings of a ten-year study on youth retention within the church. Researchers surveyed 1,511...

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    Adventist World Church Statistics Grade 5-Lifelong
    This data on this statistical website, a service of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference, is useful for analysis in math & technology classes. Use the data to create spreadsheets, graphs, and pose and answer questions.

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    Adventist Youth Cry Out Tertiary
    This article is focused on youth and lack of attention the youth gets in the church.

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    Adventists, Drugs, and a Changing Church Tertiary
    This article is based on a survey of alcohol use among adult Adventists (18 and older). The survey yielded a response from 2,319 respondents within the United States. The study examined church members' attitudes towards alcohol and drug abuse, their use of...

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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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    Alienation from Religion in Church Related Adolescents Tertiary
    This research paper explores the relationship between alienation from religion and other selected variables among church-relate adolescents. The sample consists of 390 high school students attending three youth conferences sponsored by Protestant judicatories....

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    An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a SWOT analysis among leaders of the church in the world field. They completed a questionnaire that revealed their views on the state of the church. It was presumed that their combined views would represent a fair picture of the present...

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    An Analysis of two Lay Training Programs in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper is an analysis of two programs used by the Seventh-day Adventist church for training laity in the art of soul winning. It analyzes each program using techniques developed by Holland and Clinton, points out the strengths and weaknesses of each program...

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    An Approach to a Holistic Ministry in a Seventh-day Adventist Urban Church in Uganda Tertiary
    This paper presents a project which purpose was to initiate a holistic approach to ministry in a Seventh-day Adventist urban church in Uganda. Data were collected through a questionnaire.

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    An Examination of the Reasons Leading Individuals to Apostatize from the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This thesis provides an examination of the reasons leading individuals to apostatize from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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    An Investigation into the Reach and Influence of Media in the World Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This study was commissioned by the Strategic Planning Committee of the General Conference in partnership with the Office of Assessment and Program Effectiveness, to conduct a survey of media directors and users to determine the present statues of the various...

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    Analyzing the Local community Tertiary
    The Caring Church Survey is suggested here as a method that consultants could use together with the local church to gather information about the church. The data from the survey carried out on a real church is presented as an example of the survey's use. Other...

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    And All the Earth Marveled - John Paul II's Contribution to the Restoration of Papal Power Tertiary
    This article analyzes the contribution of Karol Wojtyla's pontificate to the restoration of papal power, power that had been lost since the end of the 18th century. Through summaries, the author takes into the extraordinary impact of the most important actions...

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    Another Look at the Back Door Tertiary
    This article describes the back door by which many people exit the church. It motivates to keep the door closed by a loving attempt to encourage and convince people to stay in the fellowship.

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    At First Retention Summit, Leaders Look at Reality of Church Departures Tertiary
    "The first global summit focusing on Seventh-day Adventist Church membership retention is revealing the rate and reasons members slip out the back door. It’s the first time the matter has been spotlighted in such a major way, prompting church leaders...

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    Attitudes and Opinions toward the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Its Media Ministry Summary Report Tertiary
    "This report briefly summarizes the key results of two major research studies on attitudes and opinions toward the Seventh-day Adventist church and its media ministry... The overall purpose of these studies is to build a research-based foundation for...

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    Attitudes Toward Church Planting - Columbia Union Conference Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the attitudes toward church planting in the Columbia Union Conference. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect the data.

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    Attracting and Engaging Millennials in Local Church Communities Tertiary
    "This study explores the trends among young adults at Oakridge Adventist Church in Vancouver, British Columbia and the wider British Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in order to develop strategies to increase attendance and engagement of...

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    Awareness of the Adventist Church in Parkersburg West Virginia Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the general public in 2011 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Telephone interviews were conducted in order to gather the data.

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    Barely Enough - Grace and Justice Grade 5-Lifelong
    "Just as He did at that lonely place by the sea, God wants His church to experience His grace. Jesus longs to use His church as an instrument to share His transforming love to a world in need of it." Rogelio Paquini presented this devotional June...

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    Basic Facts about Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This paper provides basic facts about Seventh-day Adventist congregations in North America. It is one of a series of reports under the general title Faith Communities Today (FACT) prepared by the Center for Creative Ministry.

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    Because God Said I Was ! Tertiary
    This thesis provides a history of the power struggles within the Davidian and Branch Davidian Sects of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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    Before and After Minneapolis Tertiary
    "The sermon reproduced below was originally presented by its author at Unasp church, campus Engenheiro Coelho (São Paulo Adventist University College), in June 7, 2008. After demonstrating that many Adventists are confused about justification...

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    Before and Beyond Baptism Pilot Study Tertiary
    This report is an investigation into the relationship between current baptismal beliefs and practices, Christian maturity, and commitment to the core Seventh-day Adventist beliefs of church members within the South Pacific Division. There were 150 participants...

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    Before You Plan Your Wedding Grade 11-Lifelong
    Premarital education is proposed as the best way to prepare couples for married life. The church is one place where premarital education can take place. But it’s up to the couple to take advantage of the resources available to them.

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    Beyond Vision 2000 Tertiary
    This report details information important for strategic planning and decision-making for officers and key planning groups of the Columbia Union Conference. It measures the needs and opinions of church members within the Union. There were 296 telephone interviews...

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    Bible Doctrines, Part 2: The Mission of the Church, Eschatology, and the Sabbath Tertiary-Lifelong
    Initially designed for continuing education, this article is the second of two providing an overview of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. (Part 1 available here).

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    Boredom-Busting Ideas to Involve Children in Adult Worship Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger share ninety-five creative, practical ideas for welcoming children in adult worship services.

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    Building a Church of Passionate Believers - Creating a Culture for Evangelism in the Aldergrove Adventist Church Tertiary
    "The task of this project is to develop and implement a strategy for creating a culture for evangelism in the Aldergrove church. The project provides an evaluation of the results of this strategy based on a comparison of baptisms, attendance, membership,...

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    Can Adventist College Boards Pass the Test? Tertiary-Lifelong
    With higher education facing serious financial, enrollment, and identity challenges, college boards are the object of considerable discussion and controversy. During this year following the General Conference Session most of the Adventist colleges and universities...

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    Canton, Carrolton & Wooster Seventh-day Adventist Churches - A Survey Report Tertiary
    The data in this presentation contains information about three Seventh-day Adventist churches in Canton, Carrolton, and Wooster respectively. The data collected included demographic statistics, information about members' faith practices, beliefs, and church...

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    Caring and Excellence - SUD Report 1990 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the Southern Asia Division (SUD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Statistics showing growth are provided. The strengths of the education program are commitment, curricular strategies, community relations,...

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    Christ's Mission in Collegedale Tertiary
    This presentation is based on a study focusing on the Collegedale community and church. The study aimed to provide an assessment of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Collegedale area and to profile the life of the Collegedale church, thereby also providing...

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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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    Church Clerk Inventory - Mega Study 1 Tertiary
    This paper reports a church clerk inventory that is part of NAD Mega Study One. It is focused on attendance, membership, tithe, offering, Adventist schools, and ethnicity in the church.

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    Church Dropouts - Is There Any Hope? Tertiary
    This article analyzes church dropouts. It shares thoughts of Monte Sahlin, Paul Richardson, Julia Duin, etc.

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    Church Leadership in a Multicultural World Tertiary
    This paper is focused on diversity in North America. It deals with issues in which aspects of race, ethnicity and culture are of primary importance to the mission of the church. It presents an overview of the strategic challenges facing the Seventh-day Adventist...

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    Clifton Church Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the findings of a study carried out in the community of the Clifton church in Cincinnati. The study profiled the demographics of the community and provided a community needs assessment. The presentation also provides ideas for planning...

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    Collaborative Ministry - Why Schools Are the Greatest Evangelistic Tool for the Church Preschool-Grade 12
    "From history to current research, Adventist schools continue to be the number one perpetuating factor for the church. The Together as One journey of the Oregon Conference [was] shared, as well as examples of specific case studies experiencing successful...

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    Community Assessment - Stillwater Church Tertiary
    This study is an examination of the Ohio community in which the Stillwater church is located. The study provides demographic information and community issues and values. It also contains suggestions for ministry within the community.

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    Competition or Cooperation Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A look at sports and the church. In 1976 the General Conference published the pamphlet Guidelines for Activities with Elements of Competition. Ellen White wrote about the dangers of sports, but never used the words competition or rivalry....

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    Consultants Report to the Spencerville Sabbath School Council Tertiary
    This paper lays out the consultant's report to the Spencerville Sabbath School Council. It contains findings as well as recommendations.

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    Consuming Jesus Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Churches need to create worship experiences that are designed to satisfy people’s perceived needs, and have their comfort at its core. While this approach might be successful in drawing a crowd, normally it will not create mature followers of Christ....

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    Contemporary Womens Issues As Perceived By Selected Groups of Women Within a Neo Evangelical Protestant Church Tertiary
    This paper reports the Contemporary Women’s Issues Survey. Its purposed was to determine the top five issues of importance to three selected groups of women affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States and Canada as well as obtain...

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    Coping With Criticism Constructively Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dealing with criticism is difficult, especially when expectations are high and resources are limited. This article explores ways of dealing with criticism by identifying three categories of critics, giving suggestions of how to respond to the critics, and...

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    Denominational Employees in the Adventist Church : How Many and Where are They Assigned ? Tertiary
    This paper reports a study on denominational employees in the Adventist church. It is based on the computerized service records held in the NAD office for all denominational employers in the division.

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    Developing, Planting, and Multiplying an Adventist House Church Using Principles of Missiology in the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This dissertation deals with declining church attendance in Florida. This project was to establish an Adventist house church within the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to assess a house church model's front-line missionary viability.

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    Diagnostic Analysis Tertiary
    The purpose of this report is to provide staff, leaders and membership of the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church with a clear overview of the present situation, and to reflect strengths and weaknesses as they relate to growth potential for the future. A survey...

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    Dialogue Editorial: Keep Moving Tertiary-Lifelong
    In a troubled world, change can be a time of introspection, revival, and growth.

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    Disassociation Tertiary
    This paper presents a study which purpose was to discover what former members perceive as the principal reasons for discontinuing membership in selected Seventh-day Adventist churches in Michigan. Another purpose was to establish the major factors that contribute...

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    Doing Demographics Tertiary
    This article examines the importance of gathering as much information as possible about people within and outside the community of believers. The article also chronicles the Institute of Church Ministry's use of demographic software in encapsulating the profile...

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    Downey-Florence Church Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of members in Downey-Florence Church. Questionnaires were used to gather the data.

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    Ebony Evangelism Project - Report 2 Tertiary
    This report summarizes the results of work sheets from a Vision for Mission session with the purpose of exploring the strategic plan for evangelism developed by the Ebony Evangelism Taskforce of the North American Division.

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    Empirical Research and the Mission of the Church Tertiary
    This brief article suggests that the tools of empirical research can be used for the advancement of the church.

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    Encounter or Enrichment - What's the Difference? Tertiary
    This article examines the similarities and differences between the Adventist Marriage Enrichment and Marriage Encounter approaches and seeks to establish a guide for their use.

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    Enriching Praise and Worship through ACTS Tertiary-Lifelong
    Let’s apply the ACTS principle to the praise and worship part of our service: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication

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    Factors Related to Pastoral Morale in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    In a study of pastoral morale, 172 Seventh-day Adventist pastors in the United States and Canada were surveyed. While most pastors were generally happy in their work, a substantial minority has had a variety of low morale experiences. A relationship was found...

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    Faith in God's Abundant Grace Grade 5-Lifelong
    "If we want to proclaim grace we must ask God to open our eyes to see it. That is the biggest reward and challenge of being a church with a mission of grace." Dennis Miller presented this devotional Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the 59th General Conference...

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    Familiarity with Trust Services In the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This research paper examined the potential correlations between three selected programs in graduate theological education that offer increased emphasis on leadership development and leadership formation amongst their graduates in pastoral ministry. Research...

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    Farewell to the Brethern Tertiary
    The author advocates for the abolition of the term "brethren" in the Adventist church.

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    Fifty Object Stories for Children Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Stories to teach children valuable lessons about God.

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    First & Second Gens Hispanics/Latinos and Church Life - The Re (Tension) Factor Tertiary
    This presentation is focused on the first and second generations of Hispanics and Latinos.

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    Five Myths about Young Adult Church Dropouts Tertiary
    This article presents a research on the lives of young people who drop out of church. The research provides many insights into the spiritual journeys of teens and young adults. The findings are revealed extensively in a new book called “You Lost Me:...

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    Focus on the Local Church Tertiary
    This brief note explores the concept of decision-making within the Seventh-day Adventist church taking place mainly at the local church level with other church bodies performing a primarily support function.

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    From American Church to Immigrant Church - The Changing Face of Seventh-day Adventism in Metropolitan New York Tertiary
    This paper sets out to account for the demographic transformation of Adventism in Metropolitan New York - for the decline of the American segments (Caucasian and Afro-American) and the huge growth among the new immigrants. The research included in-depth interviews...

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    Functional Structures in the Local Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and New Zealand - A Paradigm for Renewal Tertiary
    This thesis analyzes structures, that can be influenced, by the criteria of functionality. It specifically focuses on the local Adventist church in an Australian and New Zealand context. In the first part, it examines how structure is shaped and the role it...

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    Functional Structures in the Local Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and New Zealand - A Paradigm for Renewal Tertiary-Lifelong
    Chapters in this thesis include: The Place of Structure in the Life of the Local Church Functionality - The Relationship Between Structure and Church Health Determining What Makes a Structure Functional Local Church Structure in...

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    Galileo - Revelation, Science, and the Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Comparing today’s evolution/creation clash with other science and religion conflicts can be helpful in suggesting constructive ways of dealing with the tension. Comparisons have been attempted with a round-versus-flat earth dispute, but the evidence...

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    Gen X and the Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a research on an Intergenerational Consultation convened by the Seventh-day Adventist Church within Columbia Union Conference. It is focused on Generation X and the church. Consultations were conducted.

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    Generation Change - Why Our Youth Leave Tertiary
    This article a few of the reasons why youth are slipping out of the church.

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    God Loves Me 28 Ways Grade 2-Grade 6
    "This book was designed as a read-it-yourself book for primary and early junior-age kids to learn about the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. What do you believe? Each of the 28 answers to this question will provide a beautiful glimpse into...

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    GODencounters Tertiary
    This article presents a review of the book "GODecounters".

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    Greater New York Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a church member survey of the Greater New York Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A questionnaire was used to gather the data.

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    Hope Channel Church Leader Survey Tertiary
    This paper reports a Hope Channel church leader survey from 2014. An online questionnaire was used to collect the data. It provides information about awareness of Hope Channel services, when it is viewed, and more.

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    How Adventist Teenagers Perceive Their church Tertiary
    Perception is truly everything. Having a positive or negative perception may determine the probability of an individual remaining committed or apathetic towards a given cause. The same can be said about the teenage and young adult population within the Seventh-day...

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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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    How To Fight in Church Tertiary
    This articles gives points on how to conduct conflict resolution at the church.

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    Interim Report of the Consultant for Mount Sinai Church Tertiary
    This paper is focused on Mount Sinai church and its strategic planning, church growth, community needs, etc.

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    International Adventist Musicians Association - IAMA Grade 9-Lifelong
    A forum where music-related issues and ideas can be discussed and presented, and a source for news about what is happening in music in the Seventh-day Adventist church. This website includes links to Adventist musicians, job opportunities, music resources,...

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    Internet Christian Library Grade 9-Lifelong
    A guide to Christian resources on the internet such as Christian literature, Bible study aids, and Bible collections. This includes links to guides to early church history, commentaries on Bible prophets, and the works of writers such as Augustine, Thomas...

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    Issues : The Seventh-day Adventist Church & Certain Private Organizations Tertiary
    The author of this article puts forth the argument that private organizations that fall under the umbrella of the Seventh-day Adventist church, but which operate outside the church structure, may be posing a danger to the church because of their dissenting...

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    It's all about Perspective 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Helping our kids and ourselves see how God is leading in our lives and our church. Avoiding focusing on the negative so that our children see the right perspective.

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    It's Not the Message - Thoughts on Keeping Young People in the Church Tertiary
    This article reveals information about young adults and the reasons why they leave the church. Its focus is on youth retention.

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    Just a Slogan Tertiary
    This brief editorial note contains a sobering perspective on the need to embody the slogan "The Caring Church". Countless testimonials chronicle individual’s negative experiences with church members. Dudley emphasizes the need for a Christ-centered...

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    Keeping PKs in the church Tertiary
    This article focuses on a research about pastors’ children and loosing them when they become adults. Its purpose was to whether the pastor's kid (PK) during their childhood takes initiative to approach a clergy parent to discuss spiritual matters. A...

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    Know and Engage Your Constituency Preschool-Grade 12
    "How many more constituents are sitting in pews of churches waiting to be inspired to get involved, waiting to use their gifts to improve their local church school?"

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    Like Water Between Our Fingers Tertiary
    This article presents the thoughts of Jimmy Phillips. It is focused on church dropouts, especially on young adults leaving the church.

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    Local Church Usage and Evaluation of Satellite linked Events 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This paper reports the results of telephone interviews conducted with the pastor or another local leader of the participating churches. The interviews asked for information about which specific events the congregation participated in either during the live...

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    Looking for Present Truth Tertiary-Lifelong
    "As members of the body of Christ, we are meant to be His present and redeemed community, the concrete incarnation of present truth and of the ideals of His everlasting kingdom."

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    Love, Affection, and $1.60 a Month: Early Attempts to Finance Seventh-day Adventist Church Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How did the early pioneers establish elementary schools? Bert Haloviak describes strategies used by the early Adventist church leaders to establish schools wherever there were children to be educated. Sub-headings include: Ellen White and the Church School...

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    Managing the Business of the Church Tertiary
    The article presents a synthesis of a speech by Dr. Leland Kaiser at a Compleat Administrator's Seminar. The focal point is good management principles and their application within the church.

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    Marketing Our Church Tertiary
    This article reveals information about a research group that did a marketing study of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. It analysis the church, what people the church is reaching, and suggests how to reach people more efficiently.

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    Millennials' Relationship with the Church - It's Complicated Tertiary
    This article presents Alisa's views of the church as a Millenial. She describes the relationship between the Millennials and the church.

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    Mix & Match Ideas for Preschool Ministry Preschool
    This book is very helpful in preparing lessons and activities for beginner classes. Many ideas given to you that lead to many, many more!

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    Modeling Church Member Turnover in the Southern Asia Pacific Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a church member survey in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. It is focused on joining and staying in the church, and leaving the church.

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    NAD Children's Ministries Preschool-Grade 8
    "The mission of Children's Ministries in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to reach out to children and draw them into a loving, serving relationship with Jesus Christ and with their church."

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    Net 95 Follow up Survey of Participating Churches Tertiary
    This paper presents the Net '95 Evangelism Initiative that represents a major new thrust in soul winning for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Telephone interviews with pastors were completed. Also, each pastor was mailed a questionnaire asking...

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    Net 95 Follow up Survey of Participating Churches Tertiary-Lifelong
    This paper reports the NET '95 Initiative representing a major new thrust in soul winning for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Telephone interviews were conducted.

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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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    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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    No Apologies Needed Kindergarten-Grade 12
    James R. Nix shares the positive influence that Adventism has had throughout his life. He shares 10 reasons why he is glad to be a Seventh-day Adventist and grew up in the church that he did. These include: respect for the Bible, the soon return of Christ,...

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    Nurturing the Church through Small Groups - Why Is It So Important ? Tertiary
    This presentation argues that it is essential that every church leader should understand the importance of organizing the church in small groups. It will enable them to expand their understanding of three ecclesiological concepts that are essential for the...

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    Object-Centered Children's Sermons Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Teachers and children's church leaders will find practical tips on preparing and successfully delivering children's sermons.

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    One Family, Two Centuries of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Charles Tidwell explores Adventist education as a way of life, noting the 36 different schools, from Texas to Thailand, his family attended over the years, and over two centuries of worldwide involvement in Adventist Christian education. He determines that...

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

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    Pastors Opinions about Church Planting Tertiary
    This presentation presents pastors' opinions about church planting. A source of data is telephone surveys.

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    Pastors Perspectives on Assimilating New Members Tertiary
    This article reveals a survey with purpose to find out what pastors see as the challenges and needs of new members in becoming disciples of Jesus and members of the Adventist Church. Three focus groups were conducted in three locations across the United States.

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    Paul Woman and the Ephesian Church : An Examination of 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Tertiary
    This paper provides an examination of 1 Timothy 2:8-15. To many the prohibition barring a woman from teaching and exercising authority over a man in Timothy 2:12 is nothing more than an historical example of the oppressive natural of ancient patriarchy.

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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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    Perspective - Michiana Adventist Forum Presents Panel Discussion on the Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church Tertiary
    On Saturday, February 21, the Michiana Adventist Forum held a panel discussion on the campus of Andrews University entitled, “The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church.” This article is a summary of the discussion, written by Scott Moncrieff,...

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    Plant a Church , Reap a Harvest Tertiary
    This book is focused on church planting.

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    Positioning the Church for 2020 Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the positioning the church for 2020. It shows the church of the past and estimates the church of the future.

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    Praise Time - A Collection of Songs for Youth Grade 3-Lifelong
    Compiled from 30 years of favorites from Big Lake Youth Camp (Oregon), this book is made up of songs that have endured in the memories and hearts of young people. Includes some songs that had never been written down before now.

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    Public Awareness - The perceptions and attitudes of the general public toward the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of the perceptions and attitudes of the general public toward the Seventh-day Adventist Church commissioned by the North American Division. Its purpose was to determine the level of name recognition of the Adventist Church in the...

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    Public Awareness of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Parkersburg West Virginia Tertiary
    This paper reports a survey of the general public in Parkersburg, West Virginia commissioned by the North American Division. Telephone interviews were completed in 2011. The purpose of this study was to establish a baseline measurement of public perceptions...

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    Public Perceptions of the Seventh-day Church & Adventist Community Services in the Chartiers Valley Tertiary
    This paper reports a research on public perceptions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Adventist community services in the Chartiers Valley. Telephone interviews were used for collecting the data.

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    Purposive Learning - Lessons from Apollos Tertiary
    Apollos, who probably was a student of Philo, knew well Hellenistic philosophy as well as the Old Testament. He had gone through both academic and religious education. From the little we know of him in the book of Acts, he was a successful debater, establishing...

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    Race Relations Issues in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Tertiary
    This paper reports a study commissioned within the North American Division. Its purpose was to discover the range of attitudes and opinions that exist among Seventh-day Adventist Church members about issues related to race and ethnicity. Focus groups were...

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    Reaching New Generations , Report Four : A Church Growth Agenda for Conferences and Congregations Tertiary
    This report is the fourth in a series of research and strategy studies conducted for the Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists. It is focused on church growth.

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    Reaching Out : Making a Difference with Young Adults Tertiary
    This article addresses a critical issue from the perspective of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and primarily in the context of North America. We believe, though, that similar challenges exist in other denominations and in other parts of the world.

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    Readings for Consultation on Gen X and the Church Tertiary
    This packet contains materials that were selected from hundreds of books, journal articles and reports gathered in preparation for this event.

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    Recent Research in the Trans European Division Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a report of factors affecting nurture, retention and discipline in the Trans-European Division.

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    Recommendations for the Changing Church Tertiary
    This article distills recommendations for church members, conference officials and academies wanting to know how to adequately address the shifting cultural and racial make up of the church.

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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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    Reverse Mentoring - How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church and Why We Should Let Them Tertiary
    Earl Creps is known for his work in connecting the younger generation of postmodernism with their Boomer predecessors. The author of Off-Road Disciplines, Creps, in this new book, takes up the topic of how older church leaders can learn from younger leaders...

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    Rock Is Indeed a Carrier of Subliminal Messages Grade 8-Lifelong
    The evolution of rock music is amazing over more than four decades, in which trends, styles, manifestations and sounds have developed. There are already many rock bands that have invaded the market and have a great boom not only in Mexico but all over the...

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    Seabrook Church Assessment Survey Tertiary
    This presentation lays out an assessment survey of the Seabrook Church. A standard questionnaire was used for collecting the data.

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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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    Selected Variables Related to Religious Commitment among Church - Related Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Youth Tertiary
    This paper presents a study of religious commitment among Hispanics within the Seventh-day Adventist church. The focus of this research is on the relationship among significant others, acculturation, and religious commitment among Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist...

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    Sensus Divinitatis and the Mission of the Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    The belief about being sensitive to the presence of God is not uncommon, although such discussions may not affirm a faith relationship to a personal Creator God who has an abiding interest in one’s life. But a Christian cannot speak of sensus divinitatis...

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    Seventh - day Adventists in Canada Tertiary
    This presentation is based on a survey of Church members conducted for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada. The survey collected information on members' religious practices and beliefs, their opinions about their local church, and the demographic composition...

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    Seventh-day Adventist Youth Advise Their Church Tertiary
    This paper examined the implications of 1,215 survey responses from young Adventist ranging in age 16-30. The goal of this study was to understand the issues young adults experience within the North American Division so that the tide of departures amongst...

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    Seventh-day Adventist Youth in Inter-America - Their Concept of the Church, Activities in Which They Participate, and Socioeconomic Characteristics Grade 7-Tertiary
    This study is interested in the activities and habits of Adventist youth, therefore, it seeks to know the frequency with which young people practice issues related to worship, missionary activity, recreational activities and how they have become involved in...

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    Social Attachment to the Seventh - day Adventist Church among Young Adults Tertiary
    As part of a ten-year longitudinal study on youth retention in the church, 755 young adults with Seventh-day Adventist backgrounds were surveyed to explore factors that relate to social attachment to the religious community. The sample was distributed throughout...

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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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    Summit on Nurture & Retention Tertiary
    This presentation is focused on retention in General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It involves charts as well.

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    Survey of Church Members Tertiary
    This report is based on a survey with data collected from the members of 500 local churches in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The data collected presents information on the members' experience as Seventh-day Adventists, and also their...

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    Survey of Church Members Minnesota Conference Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of church members of Minnesota Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Telephone interviews and questionnaires were used to collect the data.

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    Survey of Church Members Oklahoma Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This is a report of 763 questionnaires completed in a random sample of congregations in the Oklahoma Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Data was collected on members' spiritual experience, involvement in church, tithe and giving practices, and opinions...

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    Survey of Former & Inactive Adventist Church Members Report Tertiary
    This paper presents a survey of people who have ended their regular participation in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The sample included interviews in Africa, South America, Europe and North America.

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    Survey of Former & Inactive Church Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of former and inactive church members conducted for the General Conference. Interviews were conducted in many parts of the world during 2012.

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    Survey of the Congregation Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the congregation of the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church. Questionnaires were used for collecting the data. It is focused on the church growth.

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    Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the people in the pews conducted for Mount Vernon Hill Church. A questionnaire was distributed on two Sabbaths.

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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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    Teenagers Speak to the Church Tertiary
    This article seeks to ascertain the perspective of teenagers within the North American Division. Their reasons for leaving, factors, which contribute, to retention, and a multitude of external and internal influences were examined. The aim of the study is...

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    Ten Things Pastors Wish Their Congregations Would Do for Them Lifelong
    "If pastors were given an opportunity to tell what they would like their congregants to do for them, and if we had a moment or heart to listen, what would we hear? A pastor who has traversed the road of ministry for a long time shares his wishes on behalf...

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    The Attitudes & Behavior of Pastors in the North American Division Toward the Caring Church Strategy Tertiary
    This report looks at the attitudes and behavior of pastors in the North American Division toward the Caring Church Strategy. A random sample of 114 pastors were used and the interview contained questions pertaining to their perception and knowledge of the...

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    The Challenge of Change Tertiary-Lifelong
    Colleges and universities are expected to precipitate change. A college must be unique and yet be interdependent with its sponsoring church in terms of philosophy and mission, enrollment of the youth, and financial support. The challenge of change is addressed...

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    The Changing Role of Music in the Liturgy of the African American Seventh-day Adventist Church : Guidelines for Improving its Qualitative Use Tertiary
    This research was conducted to discover the factors that influence the music style in the African American Seventh-day Adventist Church. The author explores the use of music in the church on general, and the historical and cultural influences of the music,...

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    The Christian and Politics Tertiary-Lifelong
    Beach talks about the role of a Christian in politics, covering biblical basis of socio-political responsibilities, dual citizenship between Christ's kingdom and earth, and other concepts regarding politics and church involvement.

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    The Church and Gen X Xer Attitudes Revealed Tertiary
    This paper reports a ten-year study on young adults who grew up Adventist across North America. Surveys were used for collecting the data.

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    The Church and Human Relations Tertiary
    Using historical and contextual applications from church events, this article challenges readers to consider the consequences and hypocrisy of ministering while unequal. Individuals regardless of race, gender or ethnicity are sons and daughter of Christ. For...

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    The Church Member : Strength of the Body Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was examining the factors, which contribute to church growth in the North American Division. Using one of the largest data banks ever collected in the Adventist church growth study at 8336, researchers contacted 194 churches. It was...

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    The Church School - Where Churches and Schools Collaborate in Mission Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adapted from Dr. Moskala’s 2017 presentation at the LEAD Conference in Slovenia, this article involving pastor and school collaboration "shares a vision for the revitalizing of Adventist education by proposing to do things differently."

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    The Creation of a Natural Church Development Coaching and Implementation Guide for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    The purpose of this dissertation is to answer some of the theological questions posed by the whole Natural Church Development, healthy church paradigm while at the same time developing a user-friendly, practical, Seventh-day-Adventist-sensitive implementation...

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    The Dynamics of Educational Expansion: A Lesson From Adventist History Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Forty-four years after the Great Disappointment, attitudes toward Christian education could be summed up in two words: caution and apathy. George Knight shares a historical overview of changing attitudes in Adventism toward Christian education. He traces factors...

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    The Effects of Aerobic Recreation on the Well-being of Members of the Adventist Church - A Project Report Tertiary-Lifelong
    "That physical and mental health are indispensably related is evidenced by the scriptures, the writings of Ellen White, and modern scientific research. Most Australians, including many Seventh-day Adventists, continue to neglect this relationship and...

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    The Ideas Library - Discussion and Lesson Starters 2 Grade 8-Grade 12
    Contains nearly 150 riveting, attention-getting openers that will pull your kids into animated discussion on such subjects as discipleship, priorities, television, atheism, the Bible and others.

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    The Invisible Church Tertiary
    This brief Editorial note harkens at the simple truth that the local church should be the heart of the community. However, all to often the community members are vaguely familiar with the location and/or purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The author...

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    The Lost Generation : Why did 86 Adventist Young People Drop Out of the Church ? Tertiary
    This article is based on a survey carried out using 86 Seventh-day Adventist youth to answer questions about their reasons for dropping out of the church. The study explored the feelings of the subjects upon leaving the church, and what they felt could have...

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    The Mancer Report - a Study into the Demographic Profile of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Zealand Tertiary
    This report seeks to provide some insight into the population structures that surround Seventh-day Adventist churches in different areas of North New Zealand. It considers to what extent the local Adventist membership reflects the local population. The census...

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    The Ordination of Women in the American Church Tertiary
    This paper is focused on the ordination of women it the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America. It provides a brief historical sketch of the moment in American history when women's ministry and ordination became issues of important concern and then...

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    The Papacy of John Paul II and the Three Angels' Messages Tertiary
    A clear understanding of the origin and mission of Seventh-day Adventism presupposes a correct understanding of the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14:6-12, which in turn cannot ignore the role the role of the Roman Catholic Church within the...

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    The Publics Attitudes Toward the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of the public attitudes toward the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its purpose was to measure current attitudes of the U.S. public toward the Adventist Church. A total of 1577 interviews were conducted in March 1970.

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    The Relationship of Family Church School Peers Media and Adventist Culture to the Religiosity of Adventist Youth in Puerto Rico Tertiary
    Problem No formal study that considers the influence of the family, church, school, peers, media, and Adventist culture on the denominational loyalty, Christian commitment, and religious behavior of Adventist young people of Puerto Rico has previously been...

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    The Relationship of Parenting Styles to Commitment to the Church among Young Adults Tertiary
    A survey of 653 Seventh-day Adventist young adults, randomly distributed throughout the United States and Canada, compared their perceptions of the way their parents treated them as children with their present commitment to the church. Warm, caring behaviors...

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    The Relationship of Religiosity and Media Usage and its Influence on Delinquency Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study examined the sequential relationship among religiosity, media usage, and delinquency. Influences of various measures of religiosity, including intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation, vertical and horizontal faith maturity, and religious...

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    The Role of the Church in the Interpretation of Scripture Tertiary-Lifelong
    Davidson addresses the question "What is the relationship between the church and Scripture?" A number of interrelated issues are connected, including the church and the principle of sola Scriptura, the church and the formation of the biblical canon,...

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    The Role of Women in the Church : An International Survey of Seventh-day Women in Leadership Tertiary
    This article was written with the intent of gaining insights into women's roles within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The purposes of the study were to identify a network of women employed in leadership by the church, and to gain the women's opinions on...

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    The Role of Women in the Church : Opinions of Aventist Theologians Tertiary
    The role of women has always been a somewhat contentious issue within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Researchers surveyed 94 religious educators on the role of women in society and women in the church. Ascertaining the views of religious faculty member...

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    The Seventh - day Adventist Church : An Analysis of Strengths , Weaknesses , Opportunities , and Threats ( SWOT ) Tertiary
    This paper examined the results of a SWOT analysis conducted on behalf of the Strategic Planning Commission of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. 294 returned surveys were used to reveal the state of the church from the vantage point of the top...

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    The Seventh-day Adventist Church Faces the Future Tertiary
    The Seventh-day Adventist church has always sought to effectively lead through it network of ministries around the world. At the cusp of the twenty-first century, the flattening of the world has presented opportunities as well as challenges to the church's...

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    The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bermuda : Demographics Opinions and Potential Prospects for the Future Tertiary
    This reports provides a wide range of research to provide an information base for strategic planning for the Bermuda Conference. It was conducted in April and May 2007. There were four surveys included in this comprehensive report. The results of this report...

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    To Church or Not to Church? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Church is about our need to stick together, to learn to get along while still here on earth, and it is about service to the world around us."

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    Tongues in Corinth - The Case for Human Languages - A Study of Corinthians 12-14 Tertiary
    This treatise supports the historical view that the tongues phenomenon in 1 Cor 14 is identical to that in Acts 2. Hence, it argues that the tongues referred to in 1 Corinthians are known human languages and not angel speech, riddles, ecstatic irrational utterances...

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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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    Trinity - A Dogma of Constantine? Tertiary
    Dissenting anti-Trinitarian groups in Adventism have claimed that the doctrine of the Trinity was formulated at the Council of Nicea (325 AD), under the influence of the Roman Emperor Constantine. The article demonstrates the existence of several allusions...

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    Twenty-Six Easy Object Talks for Teaching Children Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This is a compilation of scripts and instructions for 26 Christian object talks, and the fourth book in a series of five books written to provide object lessons for children ages 2-12. The scripts can be used for Children's Sermons in church, Children's Church,...

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    Underscore - What Do Young Adults Say About Millennials Leaving the Church? Do They Have Solutions? Tertiary
    This short article shares what young adults about Millennials leaving the church and their solutions.

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    Welcoming Nonverbal Behaviors - A Case Study of Group Communication and Visitor Impressions Tertiary
    With consideration for interpersonal communications within a group setting, the literature suggests that specific nonverbal behaviors can positively influence the development of relationships between communicators. This study sought to identify and represent...

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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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    Where Church and State Meet - Spectrum Surveys the Adventist Vote Tertiary
    Religious liberty and political engagement combined with a plethora of social attitudes often collide when electoral sessions are around. In collaboration with Spectrum Magazine and the Institute of Church Ministries, this paper attempts to provide an in-depth...

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    Why Do They Walk Away? Tertiary
    This article is focused on youth and young adult engagement in the church. It states a problem with this age group leaving the church and it makes suggestions for action.

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    Why Our Teenagers Leave the Church Tertiary
    The article discusses a study undertaken by the Institute of Church Ministry at Andrews University. The aim of the study was to discover why teenagers left the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the study was conducted over a period of 10 years. The study initially...

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    Why Our Teenagers Leave the Church - Personal Stories from a 10-year Study Tertiary
    Completed over the course of 10 years, this study looks at the various factors that lead to young people leaving the church. At the end of the study, several recommendations were made on ways to keep young people engaged and interested.

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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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    Why Then conferences ? Tertiary
    The author makes the case that while many decisions must be made at the local level, the General Conference is still a necessary part of the Seventh-day Adventist church body.

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    Women in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper seeks to point out some of the roles that women have played in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and some of the responsible positions they have occupied.

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    Women's Status and Ordination as Elders or Bishops in the Early Church Reformation and Post-Reformation Eras Tertiary
    This paper investigates the views of the status of women in the church and whether women were ordained as elders, bishops, or priests in certain periods of the history of the Christian Church. The main focus is on the Early Church, the Reformation, and Post-Reformation...

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    Working Together - We Can Make a Difference for Our Children 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article discusses the importance of the home, church, and school working together for our children.