Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists


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Measured by enrollment trends only, one cannot deny that Adventist education in the ’50s and ’60s was formidable. Accessibility, affordability, work-study programs, strong church demographics and other factors optimized Adventist education’s growth and impact on the church as a whole in North America. More than a half century later, however, Adventist education is challenged on many fronts

On various occasions, I have heard members of the church say, “I don’t have the gift of evangelism.” To that I generally reply, “That may be true, not everyone is cut out to manage great campaigns or do television and radio presentations, but all of us as disciples have a responsibility.” Then I hasten to add that we all need to remember that evangelism itself is not so much a gift