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How Do You Know You are Called to Teach?
File type: Video | Publication Date: 2016-10-10

Melvin Lehman began his teaching career at Anchor Christian School. He later served as administrator of Faith Builders, and currently Read More...

What Can Be Done about Apathy Toward Education?
File type: Video | Publication Date: 2016-10-10

Melvin Lehman began his teaching career at Anchor Christian School. He later served as administrator of Faith Builders, and currently Read More...

Teaching Secondary History
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1999-08-11

Melvin encourages teachers of history to focus on the facts, skills, and concepts of history. Above all, says Melvin, learn Read More...

Teaching with Confidence
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1999-10-23

Our students can sense our fear, and will respond with misbehavior. Melvin lays out three principles for fearless classroom management, Read More...

Teaching Math
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1998-08-05

Melvin urges teachers to enable their students to succeed by learning mathematical concepts, computation, and application. In a lengthy session Read More...

Standardized Tests
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1996-08-07

Melvin covers purposes of standardized tests in Christian schools, and briefly discusses criteria for choosing a test. He addresses rules Read More...

Problems and Solutions in Christian Education
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1993-01-10

Melvin discusses, and proposes solutions for, several notorious problems facing Christian schools. Frequently, the answer does not lie in focusing Read More...

Purposeful, Effective, Board Meetings
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1999-03-27

Visioning, aligning, and motivating: these are the tasks of leadership, says Melvin, and they are the tasks of a school Read More...

Raising the Standard: Godly Character Defined
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1998-03-21

The failures we see in the world and in our churches stem from a lack of character, Melvin suggests. With Read More...

Philosophy of Education
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2000-06-01

Melvin calls the church to receive the responsibility of discipling young people in rigorous study. Includes an extended discussion period. Read More...

The Master Teacher's Techniques
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1996-01-10

Jesus used effective techniques to teach the kingdom. Melvin examines a number of those techniques, but reminds us that the Read More...

The Mentor's Relationship with God, People, and Self
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2000-03-25

The ability to mentor others is dependent on our relationship with God. Gratitude for God’s work in our own lives Read More...

Living in Harmony with God's Creation
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1992-01-10

While Christians ought not to subscribe to naturalistic rationales for environmentalism, we should take seriously the care of the earth. Read More...

Discipleship of Parents, Boards, and Staff
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1998-08-02

The people we work with, whether patrons, teachers, students, or board members, need to be shaped by God’s hand. We Read More...

Disciplining out of a Loving Heart
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1997-03-07

Drawing from the example of God and the stated principles of the Bible, Melvin exhorts teachers and parents to discipline Read More...

Evaluating the School
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1999-03-27

Melvin offers concrete methods and procedures for evaluating a school’s performance. He encourages Anabaptists to take seriously the maintenance of Read More...

Ethics: Knowing Right from Wrong
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-01-10

Good and evil. Our understanding of the way this is determined determines much in our lifestyle. Melvin looks briefly at Read More...

Developing and Implementing Vision
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1999-03-20

The Kingdom is advanced through people with vision: those who see what ought to be, and who invest themselves to Read More...

Developing a True Sense of Justice
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1999-10-24

True justice liberates our students to grow into successful men and women. Courtesy FBEP. Pass it on:

Developing Leadership
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1997-08-08

Melvin draws lessons from leadership models of the organizations of our world. The church of Christ, too, has leadership, but Read More...

A Biblical Understanding of Education
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1998-08-01

A Biblical understanding of education involves the humility to receive revelation, truth that comes from outside us and that is Read More...

The Adolescent
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1996-01-10

Melvin discusses the development of children between childhood and the teen years. Melvin urges parents and teachers to guide their Read More...

The Christian and Science
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1997-10-03

Many who practice science do it for the purpose of exalting a godless humanism. However, Melvin explains the Christian motivation Read More...

How do I know that teaching is my calling? Three Perspectives
File type: Video | Publication Date: 2017-01-11

How do I know whether I should consider making teaching a career? Is it safe to try teaching if I’m Read More...

A Vision for the Future Anchored in the Past
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2003-03-01

What is our niche in the ecology of the kingdom? At the end of an event focused on the history Read More...

Panel Discussion on Mennonite History
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2003-03-01

How do we reconcile our traditional stance on nonresistance with all the unrest, splits, and hatred in our churches today? Read More...

What Are the Greatest Challenges Facing Us?
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2005-04-05

Are we lethargic? Are we impotent? Is tradition friend or foe? The panel responds to a handful of questions related Read More...

How Can We Avoid the Dangers and Maximize the Opportunities of the Next 20 Years?
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2005-04-05

A panel explores the opportunities available to us in building the kingdom, and the dangers we must avoid. Pass it Read More...

Combining Teacher-Training and Missions
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 1995-01-10

Melvin describes some of the needs that teachers should address within Anabaptist communities, and ponders the type of preparation that Read More...

Choose Well, Go Deep; Growing in Knowledge while Teaching Full Time
File type: Video | Publication Date: 2016-10-11

How can you grow in understanding your subject area if all your time seems taken by lesson planning, grading, and Read More...

Building the Infrastructure of Our Communities
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2013-03-14

We live in a day of opportunity! But opportunity alone does not equal sustainable, focused, productivity over the long haul. Read More...

Personal Leadership Disciplines
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2013-03-14

The public persona of a leader is one thing; his personal and private habits of life are another. This workshop Read More...

The Teacher as Storyteller (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-10-14

“Truth dressed in story is memories’ storehouse.” Stories make a difference in how a teacher functions. This talk is to Read More...

Discussing Current Events from a Christian Worldview (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2008-10-14

“Globalization” is a reality for all of us. World events impact us at every level on a daily basis. The Read More...

Self-Evaluation (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-10-14

Busy teachers seldom take the time to objectively consider their work as a teacher. What should I know about myself Read More...

Intentional Growth (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-10-14

Personal growth for the teacher is more than intellectual/academic development. How can teachers grow professionally, spiritually, and physically as they Read More...

Enlarging Your Vision (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-10-14

It is easy enough to fall into “ruts” that are good but eventually grow stagnant. How can the long-term teacher Read More...

Working In The Energy Of The Spirit (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-10-14

Personal energy is good but not enough for the teacher. How does the teacher obtain and express the divine energy Read More...

Discussing Current Events From A Biblical Worldview (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-10-14

Teachers often struggle with creating lessons that are relevant to the students. Mr. Lehman focuses on the relevancy of current Read More...

Read with a Plan
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-08-01

You know that reading is a path of growth. But what kind of reading will benefit your teaching the most? Read More...

The Basics of Teaching (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2013-08-03

Schedule, simplify, prioritize, organize, and set positive expectations. These and other habits help teachers teach and students learn in the Read More...

Understanding the Post-Modern Child (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2009-10-14

Mr. Lehman highlights some facets of post-modernism that affect the classroom. These include information explosion, focus on personal story, the Read More...

Classroom Dynamics for the 21st Century (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2009-10-14

Mr. Lehman discusses how post-modernism has changed classroom management. Some of the differences he mentions are the erosion of the Read More...

Responding to the Communication Revolution (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2009-10-14

How has the communication revolution of our day affected our lives? Mr. Lehman looks at some positives and negatives. He Read More...

The Authority of the Scriptures (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2009-10-14

Before the Bible was cannonized, decisions were based on the authority of the church fathers. The call of the Protestant Read More...

Effective Family Living (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2015-03-20

It is a story told too often. A well-intentioned couple engage in the rigors of a demanding ministry with success Read More...

Beyond Good and Evil (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2015-03-20

This presentation is especially for young folks. Perhaps you have raised this question in your mind: How can I prepare Read More...

This Teachable Moment: Current Events as Opportunities in the Classroom
File type: Video | Publication Date: 2018-08-03

What’s in the news? What does it have to do with math, Bible, or history class? Melvin encourages teachers to Read More...

Authority in Action
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-08-03

Mr. Lehman tells stories of teachers from his school days. Some examples are exemplary and some less so. Listen and Read More...

Developing Personal Authority (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-08-03

Each person desires respect, influence and impact. These things cannot be demanded, but are earned or accepted. In this presentation, Read More...

Foundation and Basis of Authority (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-08-03

Who says so? Who is the authority? Does power equal authority? As Christians, our view of authority is rooted in Read More...

Partnering with Community Authority (Melvin Lehman)
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-08-03

What kind of attitude do we bring to the authorities in our community? How about school parents or church authorities? Read More...

Leadership Challenges During Times of Transition
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-03-27

Transitions are inevitable and most of the time dreaded. But does it have to be that way? The short answer Read More...

Building Confidence with Your Support Base
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-03-27

At the center of the health of a non-profit organization are integrity and trustworthiness. Finances, public relations, and board strength Read More...

Family as Ministry
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2017-03-27

An often asked question is: “”How can I involve my family in the ministry that I have been called to”?” Read More...

Habits of an Effective Teacher
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2018-08-09

Teaching is personally exhausting. It is difficult to maintain passion and effectiveness over the long haul. Why? This presentation focuses Read More...

Maximizing Teachable Moments in the Classroom: Current Events
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2018-08-09

Should current events be taught as a one-time per week class, a daily 5-minute reference and review, or simply integrated Read More...

To Grow as a Teacher, Embrace the Unusual
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2012-08-02

How can you become a better teacher? In Intentional Growth, Melvin explores a range of steps you can take to Read More...

Healthy Personal Discipline for Teachers
File type: Audio | Publication Date: 2019-08-01

Every successful teacher has personal and private habits and practices. These may vary but they stand behind and before success Read More...

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