Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
"Everyone, Everywhere” is the essence of Jesus’ command to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
One Sabbath Grandma dropped off her five grandchildren at church. She was familiar with the Seventh-day Adventist Church—and the Grafton (W.Va.) church, in particular—from visiting their food pantry and letting the children attend Vacation Bible School (VBS).
What causes people to stand for right in the face of wrong and despite great odds?
From the beginning, the early New Testament church and the early Adventist church were church planting movements. Members took the commission to “go into all the world” seriously.
Why do we spend all that money to send students to another country for just 10 days? Wouldn’t it be better used by sending a check overseas and letting the local people spend it as they see fit?” Have you ever heard these questions? Have you ever thought them yourself? At the Mountain View Conference (MVC), we have a decisive answer.
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.