Christianity is primarily a mission movement. And the Seventh-day Adventist Church exists for only one reason: Mission, especially end-time mission as Planet Earth moves toward the long-awaited eschaton.
CognitiveGenesis Cognitive and Non-cognitive Factors Contributing to Academic Success in Adventist Education
Following is an adaptation of Dr. Elissa Kido’s presentation to attendees at the 2016 LEAD Conference held October 5-7, 2016, in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A.
This is a time for worship, not analysis. It is an occasion for looking past the unquestioned value of technical studies into the beyond, for the scope of education, especially Christian education, stretches across a vast plane of thought, intellectual and spiritual, where our path toward heaven sometimes leads us through thorns and thistles.
Increasing Student Access in K to 12 Education: A Challenge for Adventist Schools in the 21st Century
It’s truly an honor and privilege for me to talk about some of the challenges we face in Adventist Christian education and some of the opportunities we have to make a difference.
Choosing where their child will go to school is arguably one of the most important decisions parents make. This decision is bound not only with considerations for their children’s academic education, but also heavily complicated by factors such as worldview, peer influence, safety, and a myriad of other concerns that affect the child’s success in school.
Given the effort and the costs involved, Seventh-day Adventist parents sometimes wonder: “Does Adventist education truly make a difference? Do the benefits gained outweigh the expenditure? Is sending my child to the Adventist school an expense or an investment?”
The extreme amount of information available and the incredible amount of data growth translate into a profound impact on our cultural and societal thinking. As individuals, it can be difficult for us to notice how much our thinking has changed, but when we think about how rapidly society has changed, the importance of data and the speed of that difference are more apparent.
Waldensian Students, often the only Seventh-day Adventists in their respective universities, study in isolated and challenging environments. Yet they cheerfully and actively make friends, serve others, and allow their lives to be living channels of God’s grace and power.d
Urbanization is becoming a global phenomenon as many people have recently moved from the countryside to large cities. We hear that about 50 percent of the world's population is living in large cities, and by the year 2050, this figure will increase to 75 percent.
We now face a conundrum in decisions for Adventist education. By 2014, 54 percent of Earth’s population had moved into cities worldwide in search of shelter, food, health care, jobs, and more. Once there, many found themselves embroiled in poverty and strife.