Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2019

Book

Educating for Service and Mission: Teachers in Seventh-day Adventist Schools in North America and Their perceptions of Mission pp. 154-172

ISBN

978-0-6484704-3-4

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified| 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Reportable Items

B1

Field of Education

09 Society and Culture

Peer Review

Before publication

Staff Classification

Permanent

Abstract

This chapter begins by exploring what spirituality means in a Seventh-day Adventist context. It then analyses data from questions relating to spirituality in the results of surveys completed in 2018 by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist Schools in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD). According to their responses, 94% of teachers prayed once or more a day; 87% read their Bibles once or more a week, 50% meditated once a week or more, and 88% returned 10% or more of their income as tithe. The analysis compares these results with those reported for the 2018 Seventh-day Adventist Church member’s survey for the NAD, and the Pew 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.

Comments

Used by permission: Avondale Academic Press and the author.

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