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resources inspiring teachers to recognize their call to ministry


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    Avenues to the Heart - Teachers Who Made a Difference Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Avenues to the Heart celebrates 52 teachers who made a difference in the life of one of their students that has remained a cherished memory and inspiration to that student ever since. Many of the writers of these first-person stories are teachers today."

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    The Ministry of Teaching Website Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "If you are looking to do something significant with your life then choosing teaching as a profession is the answer.... There are many pathways in the ministry of teaching." Avondale College developed this website to share teacher stories that inspire...

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    The Special Character of Adventist Education Video Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch this video to learn what makes Kempsey Adventist School in Australia a Christ-centered educational ministry. Help parents and teachers understand the special character of Seventh-day Adventist education through this demonstration of best practices in...

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    A Challenge for the New Teacher Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teaching is a holy commission and a ministry. Ralph M. Coupland shares three essential perspectives every Christian teacher should revisit often: each student is a creation of God; each subject provides the opportunity to understand God's creation; each student...

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    A Solemn, Sacred Privilege Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Contemplate this quote outlining the importance of the call to teach.

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    A Teacher Like God - Integrating Faith and Teacher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shows that parallels and congruities exist between biblical statements about education and what many modern educators espouse. The areas that it discusses are: objectives, domains of learning, grouping, problem-solving, special education; all...

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    A Word Fitly Spoken Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The story of how an English teacher changed his students through the use of kind, positive words, and encouragement. If the future is built around young people who love themselves and who subsequently love others, especially God, the future built will stretch...

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    Atlantic Union Pastors and Teachers Convention DVDs Kindergarten-Grade 12
    View or listen to presentations shared at the 2009 NAD Atlantic Union Conference, focusing on helping pastors and teachers partner in the work of redemptive education in home, church and school settings.

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    Attitude Determines Altitude Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Victor S. Griffiths shares insights on how a teacher's attitude influences the student's altitude. A positive outlook not only affects student performance, but also student perceptions of eternity. Attitude shapes how teachers see world, how they see themselves,...

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

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    Benchmarks - Opportunities for Time and Eternity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Foundational statement taken from Fundamentals of Christian Education focusing on the teachers role and influence in shaping characters for eternity.

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    Beyond Telling - Narrating Trauma in the Wartime Writings of Great War Chaplain William McKenzie Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What do war heroes and Christian teachers have in common? This story of Salvation Army Chaplain of the Australian Imperial Force McKenzie draws similarities to educators, who are also “engaged in the midst of suffering, disarray and confusion”,...

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    Bringing Children to Christ in the Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores five principles for bringing students to Christ in the classroom: the classroom is part of the church community, the teacher has a powerful influence on the students, the influence of the classroom/school climate, offering solid information...

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    Building a Christ-Centered School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This devotional shares insights in how to build a more Christ-centered school. Staying focused on the main thing is the theme. And in parenting or teaching, the main thing is... Christ IN us & Christ THROUGH us for the good of His children every day.

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    Building Bridges - A Teacher and a Pastor Dialogue about Discipleship Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A teacher and a pastor discuss how education and pastoring overlap extensively in the area of discipleship. Educators would benefit from pastoral approaches and pastors would benefit from broadening their instructional approaches and understanding.

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    Careers by Proxy Grade 1-Tertiary
    An Adventist teacher reflects on the accomplishments of her students, and the rewards of the ministry of teaching.

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    Christian Schools and Chocolate Cakes - An 'Excursion through My Heart-Space' Kindergarten-Tertiary
    An education student realizes teaching is "about helping every child realise they are created in the image of God and understanding that they have a God-given purpose. It’s about helping them discover their God-given abilities and talents....

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    Companionship and Communication -- The Key to Successful Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Teachers gain their students' confidence and love through companionship and communication, the keys to successful teaching. Good teacher-student relationships are established outside the classroom. The author shares ways that she builds relationships and shares...

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    Did I Do All I Could? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue discusses personal evangelism for teachers. Ways a teacher can influence young people for Christ include being a positive example, showing concern for every student, and choosing the right time and place....

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    Education, Evangelism, Nurture - A Dean of Education Looks at Current Concerns Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Educators and administrators need to exalt the role of education as a truly evangelistic mission backed by quality academic training and spiritual commitment. The author's convictions regarding Adventist education are that it provides the most sustained, comprehensive...

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    Going Home - Or Why I am a Seventh-day Adventist Teacher Tertiary-Lifelong
    Warren Ashworth writes about the privilege and responsibility each Seventh-day Adventist faculty has in allowing their unique worldview to shape and inform every aspect of their teaching lives. He states that every decision, from textbook choices to teaching...

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    How College Students Evaluate Their Professors' Spirituality Tertiary-Lifelong
    A research report on how students perceive the spirituality of their teachers in the following areas: prayer, devotions, integration of faith and learning, observable classroom behaviors, caring and concern, outside of classroom behaviors, personal characteristics...

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    If Only... Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A devotional for teachers, inspiring commitment to loving and caring for each child no matter how difficult or invisible they are. Each has God-given potential we have the privilege to nurture while they are in our classroom.

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    In Celebration of Curiosity - The 'R'chaeology of Christian Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Christian teachers are the foundation of Christian higher education and their lives should model responsible, redemptive, and relevant behaviors in how they relate to both students and academic material. Training students to think critically and reflectively,...

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    Is Christian Education Really Ministry? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "It is not uncommon to hear Christian education referred to as the ministry of teaching. But is it just fanciful jargon and cliché? Or is Christian education really ministry?"

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    Is Christian Education Really Ministry? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Being a teacher in a Christian school doesn’t automatically qualify one to be called a 'teacher-minister.' To be so described is, in verity, an honor. But it is also a responsibility borne by all those who believe they are called to serve...

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    It Happened in Lisbon - Adventist Teachers Make a Lasting Impact Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Pietro Copiz shares how missionary-minded teachers can make a lasting impact in the lives of students and parents. Shared is the story of Alda Coutinho and her son Rui who became Christians after Rui enrolled in an Adventist school and encountered caring teachers...

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    It's Not About Me Grade 9-Grade 12
    Reflections from a Christian teacher on working and witnessing in a secular Chinese high school.

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    JAE Editorial: Teacher Relationships - Key to Satisfaction and Success Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Cultivating healthy relationships is the key to a successful teaching career. Humberto Rasi shares eight major areas that can help teachers evaluate their relationships with God, self, students, peers, supervisors, parents and guardians, church, and community....

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    JAE Editorial: An Ethic for Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    John M. Fowler discusses servanthood as the foundational principle in a Christian educational ethic. Using the shepherd/sheep metaphor, he suggests that a teacher or administrator desiring to be a successful shepherd of his or her students or organization,...

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    JAE Editorial: Educating for Eternity Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This is an exciting year for Adventist education! This editorial describes the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Conferences taking place around the globe. Additional articles in this issue include: The...

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    JAE Editorial: Navigating a New Path Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The articles in this issue present a variety of perspectives, each one an example of undertaking something new, facing risks, and carving a new path. Articles in this edition include the following titles: Genetically...

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

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    JAE Editorial: Passionate About the Possibilities Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Andrea Luxton writes that the power and potential of Adventist education rests in partnership with God. From her early experiences as a child imitating her teacher parents, to her role as an administrator, Luxton testifies to the power that comes from educators...

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    JAE Editorial: Seeds that Bear Fruit Lifelong
    A teacher's job is much more than teaching reading and writing, but also sowing the seed that will grow to form the characters of the students.

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    JAE Editorial: The Challenge of Integrity Lifelong
    This editorial explores the character trait of integrity as transparent honesty and consistent truthfulness, being faithful advocates of the gospel in the way we teach, serve on a committee, administer, discipline and interact with colleagues and students. Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: The Teacher's Role in Student Resiliency Tertiary
    This editorial from the JAE special on higher education looks at how the presence of caring adults in the life of a young person contributes to resiliency. Articles in this issue include: Providing...

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

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    JAE Editorial: Whole-Souled and Large Hearted Kindergarten-Tertiary
    “Teaching, then, is a sacred act. It is not just about completing lesson plans, grading student work, or supervising students in various activities; it is more than maintaining one’s standing in a given community or enjoying the perks of the profession;...

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

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    Jesus Christ, Master Teacher - His Focus, Strategies, and Results Preschool-Lifelong
    Taylor establishes principles for Christian teachers through a constructive review of the focus of Jesus' teaching, the way He taught, His example or model, and the impact of His teaching.

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    Lawnmowers and Children Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this JAE article, Don Weatherall addresses similarities between caring for lawnmower motors and caring for the children we teach. Lawnmowers have small engines that are easily ruined by small amounts of impurities. Children do too.

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    Making a Teachers Day - World Teachers Day - ACE Awards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    After receiving an award from the Australian College of Educators, the author writes of her teaching experiences and ministry.

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    Making Teachers More Effective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Education research seems to point to "more of the same" with respect to teacher and learner roles - more homework, more standardization, more testing. T. Nkungula suggests that the time has come to go beyond mere discipline driven objectives and...

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    Millennial Students in Higher Education - Changes Needed from Christian Teachers Tertiary
    "Millennial students learn differently compared with the previous generations, and this variation demands changes from Higher Education (HE) teachers. Even though many studies have offered suggestions for change, there is scarcity of research, specifically...

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    Model for Spiritual Learning Results Expected Schoolwide Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A series of Ellen White quotes affirming the high calling of a Seventh-day Adventist teacher.

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

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    Paul, the Prophet Grade 5-Lifelong
    The Holy Scriptures present their characters with their strengths, weaknesses and deep convictions that made them heroes or villains. Among the heroes we find the apostle Paul. A man endowed with superior intellectual and spiritual faculties, educated by great...

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    Religious Potential - Can We Expect Spirituality in Our Students? Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article explores the relationship between intellectual and emotional aspects of learning, emphasizing the opportunity adolescence provides educators to shape the social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual areas of human character development. High school...

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    Screwtape Writes Again - Selected Letters Regarding the Destruction of a New Teacher Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In the style of Lewis' Screwtape Letters, Gregory masterfully addresses issues in Adventist education today. What undermines the potential of the Christian teacher is the Devil's delight. This paper was presented at the Adventist Education Summit at La Sierra...

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    Serve God, Serve Others, Serve Self? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "As Christian Educators we serve God by serving children and families. But with many families on edge and with greater needs, the work load feels like overload!" With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn to avoid...

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    Still Teaching After Two Millennia - What Can We Learn From the Master Teacher? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What can contemporary teachers learn from the master teacher? Bertram Melbourne shares how emulating Jesus' teaching methods have revolutionized his teaching experience. Melbourne shows how illustrations and rhetorical devices - hyperbole, pun, simile, metaphor,...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 4 Issue 2: Importance of Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Graeme Perry illustrates the importance of Christian teachers and schools in the prevention of cultural genocide. Articles in this issue are titled: The Place of Play in Twenty-first Century Classrooms: Evidence and Approaches The Revolutions We...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 1 Issue 1: Modern Christian Teachers Preschool-Tertiary
    "What does it mean to be a Christian teacher in the modern world?" Beyond simply fulfilling a profession and earning a paycheck, teachers are called to be mentors and examples for their students, daily closing the gap between what they teach and...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 8 Issue 1: Missionaries Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this editorial, Perry writes of historical attitudes toward Protestant missionaries. He then points out that every classroom is a mission field. Articles in this issue are titled: On Interdisciplinary Learning "Knowing Well" in the Classroom:...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 8 Issue 2: Selflessness Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Perry reflects on the selflessness exhibited by the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners for their work "against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." He applies these same goals to the work of teachers....

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 9 Issue 1: Death and Life Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Although death has become a preoccupying theme in society, Perry suggests focusing on stories of life. In this issue, authors promote a positive radicalization, transforming for good. Articles include: The Tough Gig - Being Salt and Light Museums...

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    Teacher Vision - The Key to Improved Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The concept of vision is linked in a very powerful way to teaching and includes the teacher's envisioning of his or her ideal role, as well as creating visions within students. The teacher's vision will largely determine how the classroom learning environment...

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    Teacher, Help Me! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this short devotional on Matthew 14:28-31, Godwin Nwadibia Aja shares what it means to help students develop a loving relationship with Christ.

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    Teachers Are Special Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This tribute to and for teachers celebrates the special, and often heroic, role they play in their students' lives.

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    Teachers as Miracle Workers? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Weslake reflects on the tough job teachers have in many of the South Pacific Division's mission schools, often with large classes and extremely limited resources.

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    Teaching as Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Transforming Teachers shares articles highlighting the ministry of teaching. Article titles include: Evangelizing the world through Christian school education, affecting the culture through Christian education, developing a biblical theology of vocation, on...

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    Teaching with Integrity - A Focus on Higher Education Tertiary
    "Teaching in higher education includes lived experiences related to ethics and values. Though not widely written about, the theme of ethical practices is increasingly considered as critical in academia. Teachers, who are key gatekeepers of knowledge,...

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    Ten Things Faculty Can Do to Nurture College Students Spiritually Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author shares ten opportunities every teacher can use to nurture college students' spiritual growth, regardless of discipline. These include: 1. Teach within a Christian world view 2. Be a mentor to some students and a Christian model to all...

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    The Christian College Teacher Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author presents the challenges and opportunities for Adventist Colleges and shows why teachers in Adventist Colleges play a pivotal role in Christian Education. He develops this theme by exploring the role of the teacher as an instructor, as a person,...

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    The Christian Teacher in Secular Society – The Challenge of Becoming, Being, and Living Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In this article, Taylor discusses how teachers can “maintain and provide evidence of that distinctive [Christian] character, with relevance and with redemptive purpose, while interacting with secular postmodern persons.” He argues that Christian...

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    The Effective Teacher is a Caring Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How does a teacher genuinely care for even the most unlovable students? The author describes seven practices caring teachers need: listening, relationship building, giving support, communication and consistency, rewarding compliance, teaching values, and giving...

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    The Five-fold Role of a Christian Teacher Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Mayer looks at the five roles of a Christian teacher. Hartmut von Hentig is noted as defining education: Clarify the subjects - strengthen human beings. Mayer asks, "How could one combine this given definition with biblical views in application of the...

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    The Heart of an Adventist Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A Seventh-day Adventist teacher makes a lasting impression on a student, who then decides to become an Adventist teacher herself. Shirley Fuquay writes of her experience as that young girl and her future career of 31 years teaching in Seventh-day Adventist...

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    The Higher View of Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper aims to explore the relevancy of Ellen White’s book, Education, in a postmodern setting. Further, it intends to address whether the guiding influence of the Prophetic Gift is still relevant to Adventist education. This...

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    The Ministry of Bible Teaching Grade 7-Tertiary
    Religion teaching has often been mistaken as separate from a call to ministry. However, research has shown that religion teaching in Adventist schools are an integral part of the faith-development process. This article presents Bible teaching as a ministry...

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    The Ministry of Teaching - Four Steps Lie Beyond the Transmission of Information Grade 1-Lifelong
    Akers explains how an Adventist educator must go beyond professional expectations of teachers, beyond the parent and pastoral roles, to become a masterful Christian teacher who serves as both prophet and priest. This paper was presented at the 8th Institute...

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    The Other Ministry of Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Read responses from Division education directors on how Adventist education contributes to the fulfilling of the gospel commission in a range of traditional and non-traditional ways around the world. The article shows how Adventist education is a ministry...

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    The Role of the Holy Spirit in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers the work of the Holy Spirit in the school system ordained (set apart for a holy purpose) by God. The presentation focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Adventist educators and how they...

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    The Samaritan Educator Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Epperson shares a parable of teaching drawn from the story of the Good Samaritan. The injured traveler is seen as a young person who has lost his way spiritually. The two who pass him by are seen as educators who have admirable goals but who don't seize the...

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    The Same Gift: And...to Some Pastors and Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    For decades the Adventist church has struggled with questions about the relationship between the teaching ministry and pastoral ministry. Though wages have not always reflected it, a historical and Biblical analysis shows that the two ministries can't be separated....

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    The Teacher Makes the Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What is the primary purpose of Adventist Christian education? The author emphasizes that the mission of Adventist education is to lead youth to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Shared is the story of Angela and her journey to Christ as a result...

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    The Teacher Par Excellence - Matthew’s Jesus as a Role Model for Teachers Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Gallusz notes that out of the four gospels, Matthew is the one most focused on Jesus’s teaching ministry, as shown by the structure of the gospel and the progression of educational formation. The article discusses five specific lessons for teachers found...

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    They That Be Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    G. L. Plubell encourages teachers to hold on to the special privilege it is to partner with God in recognizing human potential and developing moral character in their students.

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    Trash, Treasure and Trivia Kindergarten-Tertiary
    While going through years of classroom items and paperwork, a seasoned teacher reflects on his journey and the ministry of teaching.

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    Vogel Brothers - Big Hearts for Little People Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Two teacher brothers discuss how they chose the career, what they do to make their classrooms active and fun, how they integrate faith and learning, and what they tell students who are considering becoming teachers.

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    Warmth -The Missing Ingredient in Adventist Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article uses data from the Valuegenesis research to show that young people leave the Adventist church not because they don't believe the doctrines, but because they never felt really accepted, loved or needed. It also draws comparisons between Seventh-day...

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    What Am I Doing Here? Teachers Share Their Passion and Vision for Teaching Grade 1-Lifelong
    In this TEACH Journal article several teachers share the reasons that they teach and their vision for teaching.

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    When Can I Be Baptized? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue discusses object lessons in the classroom and how a classroom climate conducive to decision making and developing Christian values should be established. The author shares some practical experiences...

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    Why Principals Stay Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn why principals stay within the Adventist system despite the difficulties that may exist. Researcher Janet Ledesma focuses on those principals in Adventist education who have served for at least ten consecutive years. Her study concludes that for those...