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Christian Education

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

Redefining Expectations: Spiritual Parenthood

            If my New Year’s resolutions involved breathing regularly and consuming enough calories to maintain life you might suggest that my expectations are a bit on the low side.  Rightfully so.  But when it comes to discipleship, what is the expectation of our churches?  ... 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

Scripture Memory Program Reporting!

It’s that time of year again! The end of the month of May and the coming of early June means that in many places, our local churches are completing their participation in our Scripture Memory Program!  The program traditionally runs from September through May, though ... Read More

SDB Teacher of the Year Nomination Deadline Extended!

Each year, the SDB General Conference honors a deserving teacher in a local for their efforts in the disciplemaking work of the Christ’s Kingdom in their local church.  Named for the award itself, the Crystal Apple award means to honor one of the best teachers ... Read More

Update: Helping Hand Delays, 11-30-18

As we approach the first printed Sabbath lesson for the new quarter of the Helping Hand, it is time to update the progress on the delays reported early last week. We are glad to report that we believe we have parcels in transit to nearly ... Read More