Three Ways to Minister to the Bereaved
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Three Ways to Minister to the Bereaved

“The Living Know That They Shall Die”- But Their Survivors Do Not Have A Clue: Three Ways to Minister to the Bereaved “For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know not anything”. Ecclesiastes 9:5. That text is one of the first texts that any Seventh-day Adventist uses in a Bible study...

January 21, 2019January 21, 2019by
The Character for the Mantel
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The Character for the Mantel

(Introducing Elder Robert Chandler, Treasurer, Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists} “…And Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.” 1 Kings 19:19 The story of Elijah casting his mantle upon Elisha has been taught many times over the years.  Often, the message being that he, Elijah, was in essence turning things over to...

January 21, 2019January 21, 2019by
ORCM to Begin Study of Growing Churches
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ORCM to Begin Study of Growing Churches

The Office for Regional Conference Ministry has begun a study of the dynamics for growing African-American Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the United States. This study began back in the fall of last year when the Executive Director of the Office for Regional Conference Ministry, Elder Dana C. Edmond, asked each of the nine Regional Conference...

January 21, 2019January 21, 2019by
“On the Move” – January 2019
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“On the Move” – January 2019

South Central Conference Pastoral Assignments – New Hires • Pastor William Branch [from DLAP to full-time Pastor] – First (Tunica, MS) & New Beginnings (Coldwater, MS) Dec 29, 2018 • Associate Pastor Marc Raphael – Oakwood University Church (Huntsville, AL) Jan 5, 2019 • Associate Pastor Byron Crockett – First (Huntsville, AL) Jan 12, 2019...

January 21, 2019January 21, 2019by
Lucy Byard: 1877-1943: Her End Helped Regional Conferences to Begin – Part II
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Lucy Byard: 1877-1943: Her End Helped Regional Conferences to Begin – Part II

Last month, we discussed the tragic event-the death of Lucy Byard-that served as the catalyst for a very good thing: The origin of Regional Conferences. I am indebted to Edwards Woods III, Religious Liberty and PARL Director, for the Lake Region Conference, for making me aware of the recent 75th anniversary of her passing. Make...

December 19, 2018December 19, 2018by
Chaplain Washington Johnson, II Promoted
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Chaplain Washington Johnson, II Promoted

Order My Steps A very popular song, recorded by many gospel artists and sung in many local churches is “Order My Steps”.  Some of the lyrics say: Order my steps in Your word dear Lord Lead me, guide me every day Send Your anointing, Father I pray; Order my steps in Your word Please, order...

December 19, 2018December 20, 2018by
Regional Conference Presidents Meet With General Conference President
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Regional Conference Presidents Meet With General Conference President

On November 28, eight of the nine Regional Conference Presidents, Elders William L. Winston, South Atlantic; Benjamin Jones, Jr., South Central; Greg Mack, Southeastern; Calvin Watkins, Southwest Region; Roger Bernard, Central States; Dr. W.T. Cox, Allegheny West; Dr. Daniel Honore, Northeastern; and Dr. R. Clifford Jones, Lake Region; along with the President of Oakwood University,...

November 29, 2018November 30, 2018by
Dr. Roy Gaiter on Retirement
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Dr. Roy Gaiter on Retirement

In 2018, E*TRADE launched a commercial for their Super Bowl Campaign.  It was entitled, “This Is Getting Old”.  It was sung to the tune of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) sung by Harry Belafonte.  The commercial basically depicted various seniors still working (firefighter, window washer, lifeguard and of course D. J. Nana) with the background...

November 18, 2018November 18, 2018by
Millennial’s Matter
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Millennial’s Matter

We are living in an age where “matters” is the end word for a multitude of phrases:  Life matters; Family matters; Performance matters; Money matters; Your vote matters; Education matters. The list could go on and on.  However, two more prominent phrases that comes to mind are Black Lives matter and My Voice Matters. The...

November 18, 2018November 18, 2018by