Lucy Byard: 1877-1943: Her End Helped Regional Conferences to Begin-Part I
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Lucy Byard: 1877-1943: Her End Helped Regional Conferences to Begin-Part I

Almost exactly 75 years ago, on October 30, 1843, a Seventh-day Adventist lady by the name of Lucy Byard, passed away in Freedman’s Hospital in Washington D.C. Though few-if any realized it at that time-the death of Lucy Byard would serve as the catalyst for the birth of Regional Conferences. In short-here is the story: Lucy Byard...

November 5, 2018November 5, 2018by
Regional Leadership response to events at Annual Council
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Regional Leadership response to events at Annual Council

  REGIONAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSE TO ANNUAL COUNCIL The nine Regional Conference leaders confirm our commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Third Angel’s Message. We believe strongly that the Third Angel’s Message gives clear evidence of the liberating power of the Word of God and that it frees man from the bondage of sin,...

October 17, 2018October 17, 2018by
Who Told the Truth: Justice Kavanaugh or Dr. Ford? What I Have Learned in 40 Years of Ministry
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Who Told the Truth: Justice Kavanaugh or Dr. Ford? What I Have Learned in 40 Years of Ministry

The United States Senate confirmed recently the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. It was an ugly, divisive fight that damaged almost everyone involved. Having learned from the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill drama 30 years ago, politicians-especially Republicans-were a lot more careful about what they said about Justice Kavanaugh’s...

October 15, 2018October 17, 2018by
3 Often Ignored Reasons Churches Don’t Grow
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3 Often Ignored Reasons Churches Don’t Grow

I had a fantastic time in Las Vegas earlier this week!…..wait, that didn’t’ come out right. I should explain. I was there with Jose Cortes and the North American Division Evangelism Advisory. We had a fascinating time together addressing the challenge of church growth in the stagnant States. We looked at the few bright spots...

October 15, 2018October 15, 2018by
Conscience and Justice Council Convention: A Rousing Success
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Conscience and Justice Council Convention: A Rousing Success

To transform Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) from a service to a ministry, the 3rd Annual Conscience & Justice Council Convention focused on the theme, “Freedom and Equality,” in Houston, Texas. Nearly 175 pastors, elders, PARL directors, and conscience and justice advocates gathered together to identify the issues and ways to strengthen the PARL...

October 15, 2018October 15, 2018by
Coping with Grief and Loss
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Coping with Grief and Loss

In losing my father, Edward Woods, Jr., I really had no idea on how to cope with grief and loss. I knew the rhetoric of what to say to others, but had no clue what to do for myself Friday, December 6, 2016. Yes, I believed and still believe in the power of prayer and...

October 15, 2018October 15, 2018by
Meet Dr. Kenneth Manders
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Meet Dr. Kenneth Manders

Dr. Kenneth Manders is the re-elected president of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  On Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Hamilton SDA Church, the constituents voted to return the entire administrative team: Dr. Manders as President, Elder DeJuan Tull as Executive Secretary and Elder Aaron Spencer as Treasurer to serve the Bermuda Conference for...

October 15, 2018October 15, 2018by
“On the Move” – October
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“On the Move” – October

The following Conference Committees recently voted the subsequent Pastoral changes:   Lake Region: Pastor Darrin White (from Allegheny West)-Lathrup Village/Southfield, Michigan Pastor Christopher M. Clark, Sr.-(Andrews University Theological Seminary Graduate)-Gary/Robbins, Indiana Pastor Juan Rivas-Dowagiac, Michigan-Hispanic Church Pastor Kevin Rogers (from Washington Conference)-Indianapolis Capitol City Pastor Dennis Elisha Akawobsa (Andrews University Theological Seminar Graduate)-Niles, Michigan Pastor Eric Burns-Detroit Burns...

October 15, 2018October 15, 2018by
Touch 10K and Message Magazine
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Touch 10K and Message Magazine

Touch 10K, a program sponsored by Message Magazine is touching lives by the thousands across the United States.  Ordinary members are getting out of the pews and into the streets with God’s love. One way churches are touching their families and friends are by enrolling them in the new Message Magazine Correspondence Bible Lessons.  This...

October 15, 2018October 15, 2018by