How Do They Know You?
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How Do They Know You?

She was a cute little girl-maybe 6 or 7 years old. As I would walk by her home on my daily walk, I would wave to her.  But as I passed by her house this time, I saw her little lips move. She was speaking to me. Removing my headphones and turning off my gospel...

April 16, 2021April 16, 2021by
Regional Conference Leaders Re-Connect Virtual With African Leadership
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Regional Conference Leaders Re-Connect Virtual With African Leadership

On March 16, the Regional Conference leadership continued it’s Covid 19-interrupted outreach to the church in Africa by a virtual meeting with the Adventist leadership on the motherland. This outreach began back in 2019, when 8 Regional Conference Presidents, 3 Regional Conference Treasurers, the then-Executive Secretary of the North American Division(NAD) and the Executive Director...

April 16, 2021April 16, 2021by
Stones of Remembrance
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Stones of Remembrance

Focusing on historical milestones or “stones of remembrance” during Black History Month The amazing story of the Israelites crossing the flood-staged Jordan River through God’s miraculous power is found in Joshua 3-5. The Jordan River was the only physical barrier between them and the long-awaited promised land. The culmination of this journey offered relief from...

February 4, 2021February 4, 2021by
Regional Conference Summit Postponed Until 2022
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Regional Conference Summit Postponed Until 2022

The Regional Conference Summit-which was scheduled originally for March 5-7, 2021 in Dallas, Texas, has been re-scheduled for the spring of 2022. The Summit was to have been the culmination of the issues that were raised as part of the virtual Regional Conference Convocation held back in July of 2020. Each evening, preceding the nightly...

February 4, 2021February 4, 2021by
What’s Next-A Preliminary Look at Post-COVID-19 Ministry
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What’s Next-A Preliminary Look at Post-COVID-19 Ministry

For the first time, there seems to be the beginnings of the thought that there may be a return to a semblance of normalcy sometime this year. There is a vaccine and IF everything goes right with the distribution (a big “if”), maybe there could be a return to something resembling normal sometime this year....

February 4, 2021February 4, 2021by
ORCM/Oakwood School of Theology Career Fair
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ORCM/Oakwood School of Theology Career Fair

The Office for Regional Conference Ministries (ORCM) and the Oakwood University School of Theology collaborated on the 3rd Annual ORCM/OU School of Theology Career Fair on January 19. The idea, said the ORCM three years ago, was “to get people who have jobs (the Regional Conference leaders) in front of people who were looking for...

February 4, 2021February 4, 2021by
2020 Regional Conference Tithe Report
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2020 Regional Conference Tithe Report

The Regional Conferences of the North American Division were blessed by God to receive approximately 191 million dollars in tithe in 2020. That compares with approximately 195 million dollars in 2019. That means that even though the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented closing down of the economy, unemployment unseen since the Great Depression and...

February 4, 2021February 4, 2021by
Why I Would Invite A Non-SDA Pastor to Preach in My Church
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Why I Would Invite A Non-SDA Pastor to Preach in My Church

It pops up each year around this time-at least, for the past several years. The Pastors Evangelists and Leadership Conference (PELC) has a long-standing tradition of inviting non-Adventist Pastors to speak at one of the evening worship services. Of late, this seems to be a problem for some. Everyone has the right to their own...

December 24, 2020December 24, 2020by
Office for Regional Conference Ministries and Regional Conference Retirement Plan Collaborate On Oakwood Academy Gift
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Office for Regional Conference Ministries and Regional Conference Retirement Plan Collaborate On Oakwood Academy Gift

At the weekly staff meeting of the Office for Regional Conference Ministries (ORCM), the subject of the recently completed third and final building phase of Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) came up. The third phase involved the building of a facility that would house Grades 9-12. Some of the staff had attended this historic event and...

December 24, 2020January 11, 2021by