Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
The idea of being “In His Presence,” the theme of this year’s New Jersey Conference Hispanic Women’s Retreat, unifies every aspect of who we are.
During the past few months, the Chesapeake Conference has pursued a process of dialogue with members, pastors and educators resulting in the executive committee approving an updated strategic plan: Our Vision—Fulfilling the Great Commission through vibrant, healthy churches and schools.
As I have the opportunity to talk with members of our Adventist HealthCare team, people will often tell me stories. Some of the stories are funny; some are quite serious. And some of them are so filled with joy that they make everything we do feel important and significant.
Setting aside a specific period of time to focus on mission is a wonderful thing that has the potential to draw you closer to Christ and reach many people with His love. If you can find a way to do it, take the leap! BUT...
En la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, los capellanes son ministros con credenciales emitidas por la iglesia, a quienes se les concede respaldo eclesiástico para servir en ministerios especializados en escuelas, cárceles, centros de salud, el ejército, lugares de trabajo y en la comunidad.
In the Seventh-day Adventist Church, chaplains are ministers with conference-issued credentials who are granted ecclesiastical endorsement to serve in specialized ministries on school campuses, in corrections and healthcare facilities, the military, the workplace and community.
Jesus often used metaphors, similes and parables to convey the truth about the kingdom of God. He intentionally structured His message so that individuals who desired truth could hear and understand.
As Christians, we possess the head knowledge about God’s promises and plans for our lives. However, many times our belief in His care and protection doesn’t translate into our response to life’s difficulties.
The book of Acts recounts the church’s ability to function together, as well as the struggles and successes encountered when a church body attempts to fulfill the Great Commission. While their involvement took some prodding from the Holy Spirit, they became active agents for the mission of heaven.
Story by Angeline David/Originally published in the March 2018 Adventist Journey magazine.