Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
The new school year at Potomac Conference's Shenandoah Valley Academy
(SVA) has already provided many blessings! Seeing the smiles and experiencing the youthful energy of 202 students reverberating through SVA’s classrooms, ballfields, cafeteria and dorms is a great joy!
The average net growth of Seventh-day Adventists across the North American Division is 1.5 percent. But this is so much more than numbers; this is
about people—our children, friends, co-workers and neighbors. They are finding Jesus and following His truth.
How often do you contemplate the blessings in your life? I firmly believe that focusing on the blessings God has given us—both individually and as a church—helps keep our priorities straight and our attitudes correctly tuned. Even if problems and tragedies run into us like a Mack Truck, with God on our side, there are plenty of things to celebrate.
I wasn't planning on marrying a poor preacher. I was going to marry a teacher, someone who had summers free so we could both work at summer camp. But, 41 years ago, I fell in love and married a theology major.
In this world, I picture humanity as though we live in a cave of sin, captive and unable to help ourselves to safety.
What is important to you? What are the things you most want to accomplish? The Chesapeake Conference has established our priorities, and the first is very simple: Evangelism and Outreach.
“We exist to grow healthy churches that reflect Christ’s love and compassion in our communities” is the new mission statement of the Mountain View Conference.
Jesus is coming back to earth” is not simply a pious cliché for the super committed. It’s rock solid Bible truth.
Mom, will you see Coach Webster in Chicago?” my adult children asked with eager interest as I prepared for my trip to the 2018 North American Division Teachers’ Convention.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, “hope” has several connotations based on the way you approach the usage of the word. We can “hope” that something will happen—“I hope I can win a new car in the drawing.” Or, we can state with assurance that our “hope” is based on trust and reliance that something will happen—“Jesus is coming again!”