Strengthening Adventist Education: Recommendations for Pastors and Officers
Seventh-day Adventist education, Recommendations, Clergy, Church officers
There are a number of issues that need to be addressed by educators, pastors, and officers in order to strengthen Adventist education. The list is daunting, and the task monumental, but the alternative—the continued decline of enrollment—is unacceptable.
The strong approval of the NADET recommendations at the NAD Year-End Meeting, as well as the administrative support given to the SAE study, provided an excellent first step in effecting change in the educational system. However, it will take a commitment and investment from all stakeholders to ensure continued progress in Adventist education.
While there are areas that can be tended to only by educational leadership within our church, many recommendations rest well within the jurisdiction of pastors and officers. These recommendations call for both teachers and pastors to put in extra effort to collaborate, as ministry teams, and for leadership at the division, union, and conference levels to make necessary changes in the system to more fully support Adventist schools. Our studies plainly show that for the Adventist educational system to thrive, the combined effort of educators, pastors, and officers is needed."
Ministry: International Journal for Pastors
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Thayer, Jerome; Coria-Navia, Anneris; Leukert, Aimee; Kido, Elissa; and Blackmer, Larry, "Strengthening Adventist Education: Recommendations for Pastors and Officers" (2017). Faculty Publications. 749.