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December 2012


Many years ago, when I served as a Christian school administrator, the board of the school where I served received a letter [...]

So Poor, but So Happy?

“They are so poor, but so happy.” I was talking with someone about a mission trip to Honduras and those are the [...]


Jesus said, “Go into all the world . . .” (Mark 16:15). When we read these words as Christian educators, we tend [...]

Educating for Service: A Goal at Cedars Christian School

Part of the vision statement for Cedars Christian School states: “Both teachers and parents unite to help the child to: develop his [...]

Learning through Serving

The opportunities for students serving in God’s world have exploded in recent years. Mission trips, community service requirements, and service days are [...]

Service Learning: Developing a Lifestyle of Service

Service, community service, and service learning are buzzwords that describe the good work of people who want to meet the needs of [...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Short-Term Mission Trip

To say that times have changed is an understatement especially when it pertains to the short-term missions phenomena. I am very excited [...]

Understanding the Dynamic of Partnership between Christian Schools in Africa and the West

My objective in this paper is to formulate a Christian education vision for Africa, using Christ-centered biblical principles for constructing a viable [...]

Going Pro: Notes for New Teachers

You don’t need a calendar to know that school is in full swing—footballs are flying and Mother Nature is spinning her color [...]

Of Gourds, Volunteers, and Lifelong Learning

Last autumn, my well-ordered garden kept producing, even after most of the crop was declared “finished.” Despite my springtime efforts to create [...]

Moles for Monrovia, Puppets for Panama City, Kringle for Christmas, or Service for Springfield?

Music teacher Carrie Wellema pushed through the door to the staff room and sighed. The final bell had just rung and she [...]