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Creative Bible Teaching Revised

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Are you a bridge builder?

Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul.

God's Word is "living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword" (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary and relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy task, but it can be done through creative Bible teaching.

Together, Richards and Bredfeldt have written a book on bridge-building that reveals a detailed five-step process by which Christian educators can construct a bridge across time, geography, and culture.

Simple, clear, and memorable, the method laid out in Creative Bible Teaching gives a sure-fire way to communicate God's Word in a way that sticks.

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March 1, 1998

CREATIVE FAITH AH HAS

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AUDIENCE: Youth Pastors, Youth Volunteers, Christian Education Directors, Senior Pastors
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December 1, 2003

CRISIS MANUAL FOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS & YO

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The suicide of a youth group member. The drowning of a teen on a summer missions trip. A school shooting. These are frightening scenarios that Christian school staff members and youth workers sometimes face.One of their biggest fears is facing a tragedy and not knowing what to do.Most Christian school personnel receive inadequate instruction on what critical steps to take to prevent their school from being paralyzed by tragedy, and few youth workers receive the training needed to counsel their teens after a crisis. As a high school counselor, Sandy Austin has faced tragedy ranging from the shootings at Columbine High School to four suicides in eight months at the Colorado high school where she works. In times like these, she understands how important it is to already have a crisis plan in place in order to minimize the panic or chaos that often occurs during and after a tragic situation. In the Crisis Manual for Christian Schools and Youth Workers, Austin uses her experience and expertise to give youth workers step-by-step instruction on how to plan ahead and handle tragedy should the need arise. Having this peace of mind is highly important when it comes to dealing with the lives and well-being of young people.Step-by-step processes include: Formulating a Crisis TeamPrevention and intervention strategiesCommunication through the crisisHelping the families of impacted youthConducting funerals and memorial servicesDebriefingEducation regarding residual effects of the tragedy
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CRITICAL ISSUES ABSOLUTE ANSWERS

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Compiled by youthleader Jay Strack, this book is a contemporary resource solidly based inScripture that parents and youth leaders can use to answer the tough questionsteens have about life.

Today's teens are coming of age in a broken, fallen world.The rise of technology has brought new problems that previous generations havenever faced--problems that parents may have a hard time helping their teenthrough.

Compiled by trusted youth leader Dr. Jay Strack, this bookcontains essays written by forty youth leaders and ministers across the nationon eighty topics that kids in their youth groups asked for guidance on. Eachentry is solidly based in Scripture and answers questions that teens have on avariety of topics, such as: toxic relationships, cyber bullying, failure, depression, media influence, human trafficking, and more.

A free 11-week facilitator's guide is available online, making this an easy-to-use resource for youth leaders.

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  • Questions drawn from those actually asked by teens
  • Perfect for personal use by teens or as a resource by parents
  • Great purchase for ministries to use with youth groups
  • Answers written by trusted, experienced youth ministers and compiled by Dr. Jay Strack
  • Free 11-week facilitator's guide easily transitions this book from personal use to small group use
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    December 30, 2014

    CURRICULUM 21 OP!

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    What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today? With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum.
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    January 1, 2009

    Directing Christian Education

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    Christian Education Director, Youth Minister, and Minister of Christian Education are common job titles for educators in the church. Michael Lawson and Robert Choun, Jr., combine these important positions into the term 'Christian Education Specialist' and apply it in a comprehensive fashion whether for youth or adults. This book will help the Christian education specialist divide the various responsibilities of Christian education into workable tasks. The author's include eight sample job descriptions from churches of different sizes. This book will help the small church discover fresh ideas for recruiting volunteers and training teachers. If you are overwhelmed with responsibilities covering everything from nursery to budgets to retreats, this book is for you. Besides giving you a biblical foundation for your job in Christian education, these pages will give you specific help to get your church education program in tip-top shape. Whether you are looking for encouragement in handling relationships with church staff or are seeking ways to help volunteer leaders, this book will prove a valuable resource.
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    February 9, 1992

    DO I BELONG IN SEMINARY

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    This book serves as a great guide for anyone considering the vocational path.
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    9781566992015
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    July 1, 1998

    Ecologies of Faith in a Digital Age Spiritual Growth Through Online Education

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    Technological innovation has changed nearly everything about human life, including how we teach and learn.
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    June 19, 2018

    Education a Students Guide

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    Education has the power to shape a culture, influencing the formation and transmission of cherished traditions, foundational narratives, and core values across generations. This guide seeks to reclaim a vision for a distinctly Christian approach to education aimed at fostering a renewal of Christianity in our day. Looking at a variety of key historical figures, including Jesus, Paul, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, Horace Bushnell, and George A. Coe, along with various historical, philosophical, or social perspectives related to education, this book shows how exploring Christian thinking about education throughout history can equip educators today to reclaim their task.

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    9781433554933
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    January 31, 2019

    Effective Bible Teaching

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    Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and applying its relevance to life. Its methods, which have been field-tested for twenty-five years, help pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. Readers will learn how to develop the "big idea" of a passage and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.
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    9780801048609
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    September 1, 2012

    Engaging the Six Cultures of the Academy Revised Edition

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    In The Four Cultures of the Academy, William H. Bergquist identified four different, yet interrelated, cultures found in North American higher education: collegial, managerial, developmental, and advocacy. In this new and expanded edition of that classic work, Bergquist and coauthor Kenneth Pawlak propose that there are additional external influences in our global culture that are pressing upon the academic institution, forcing it to alter the way it goes about its business. Two new cultures are now emerging in the academic institution as a result of these global, external forces: the virtual culture, prompted by the technological and social forces that have emerged over the past twenty years, and the tangible culture, which values its roots, community, and physical location and has only recently been evident as a separate culture partly in response to emergence of the virtual culture. These two cultures interact with the previous four, creating new dynamics.
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    October 19, 2007