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Christian Education

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Spring is Coming! And Why it Matters to All of Us.

It is never too early to start thinking about spring–especially since October came to a close in Wisconsin by way of a blanket of snow.  But, there is hope ahead—a great learning opportunity that is coming in the spring.  Registration is now open for Spring ... Read More

Registration for Spring 2020 SDBU Classes is Open!

The SDB School of Ministry is proud to announce that registration for classes in our Ministry Leadership and Pastoral Leadership programs for the Spring 2020 semester is now open.  Students wishing to register for classes should follow this link and register for classes prior to the close ... Read More

Swedish History and Telling Your Story

Who doesn’t love a good tale from Swedish history? Well, maybe a lot of people, but this Swedish story packs a powerful take home message, offering tremendous insight into faith communication skills. Learning the Language In 1809, King Gustav IV was deposed in a peaceful ... Read More

Running the Middle of a Marathon

In 2001, Martin Franklin placed fifth in the New York City Marathon—at least for a while.  Mr. Franklin was at the start of the race with the rest of the runners when the gun went off.  Then he proudly crossed the finish line with an ... Read More

Fishing in the Wrong Places

One of our infamous family photos is of our son fishing in the parsonage toilet.  Really.  We love this picture (actually I love this picture, my wife has something of the opposite reaction).  Our son ingeniously tied the string to the seat of the toilet, ... Read More

Stepping Forward with SDBU

  “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh   These preeminent words spoken through the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in children’s literature are a good fit ... Read More

2019-20 Scripture Memory Program Available!

The Christian Education Council of the SDB General Council is proud to announce that the 2019-2020 Scripture Memory Program is now available.  This year’s program was developed by Conference President Rev. Kevin Butler around his Conference theme, “Fix Your Eyes on Jesus.” Local churches who participate ... Read More

SDBU Registration Open for Fall 2019!

The SDB School of Ministry is proud to announce that registration for classes in our Ministry Leadership program for the Fall 2019 semester is now open.  Students wishing to register for classes should follow this link and register for classes prior to the close of registration ... Read More

Fall 2019 Helping Hand Available!

The Christian Education Council is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 issue of the Helping Hand (September-November) is now available!   The PDF version of the publication is available here.  You can find the Kindle version here.  The print version is available at the Conference’s store ... Read More