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Texts for Teachers: I Will Build My Church

Contributor: Steven Brubaker | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

What are the foundational texts that carry us into the classroom and the world? Steven reflects on the power of God's promises to His people.

Texts for Teachers: The Fear of the Lord Is the Beginning of Wisdom

Contributor: Steven Brubaker | Length : 14 | File type : Audio

In the final sessino of Texts for Teachers, Steven examines the importance of fear in teaching children.

Signposts for the Journey

Contributor: Matt Peachey | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

What should our goals be as Anabaptist churches? How should we live? How does the school fit in?

The School and the Life of Christ

Contributor: Jake Martins | Length : 12 | File type : Audio

If our schools are to be Christian, they must be grounded in the spiritual reality of the Christian life. Jake urges us to set our affections on what is above.

Class Trips

Contributor: Murray Horst | Length : 23 | File type : Audio

Class trips are always a highlight for the students and teachers alike. We all enjoy planning them, participating in them as well as reminiscing on them. However, why do we go on class trips? Are clas... Read More

God Is in the Midst of the Christian School

Contributor: John Gerber | Length : 11 | File type : Audio

If our work is to succeed, it must be a channel for making God known. The purpose of learning is to enable us to follow Christ.

Promote Excellence: A Christian View

Contributor: Matt Peachey | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

If the purpose of your school is to bring people to Christ, why worry about academics? Matt challenges this view, and calls us to see Christian education as excellent education. This excerpt wa... Read More

Framework for Teamwork

Contributor: Daryl Weaver | Length : 43 | File type : Audio

Teamwork: the context in which we serve; the greater purpose for which we serve. We are called to walk worthily by the grace we have been given in order to perfect our pupils.

Be a Table Knife

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

Ever hear a student complain that they’ll never use the algebra they’re struggling through? Or that diagrams in language arts have nothing to do with real life? The next time you hear statements... Read More

Poetry: Poetry as Communication and Connection

Contributor: Marlene Brubacher | Length : 59 | File type : Audio

Some verses are skimmed and forgotten; others are savored and remembered. Let’s explore the ways vulnerability, pivotal word choice, and author tone transform forgettable rhymes into living poetry th... Read More