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
OFFICIAL STATEMENT
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

STATEMENT OF THE REGIONAL LEADERSHIP OF THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION REGARDING OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT LESLIE POLLARD WHEREAS, we have been entrusted to oversee the stability, progress and growth of the Black work in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; and WHEREAS, we are called to provide individual leadership to our respective fields...

October 9, 2018October 9, 2018by
Oakwood University Statement – Murder of OU Student
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Oakwood University Statement – Murder of OU Student

From the Oakwood President September 19, 2018 “First, I wish to thank  our alumni, friends, church members, and each of you personally for the numerous messages of assurance, support, and prayer for our campus in the wake of the tragic off-campus incident involving one of our students last weekend. Second, I want to reassure you as...

September 19, 2018September 19, 2018by
Young Pastors: The Church’s Scapegoats??
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Young Pastors: The Church’s Scapegoats??

Let me state my bias up front. I love pastors and I loved pastoring. For close to 30 years I pastored churches large and small. Churches so large that I had multiple pastors and staff. Churches so small I had to wash my own feet at communion! And today I spend a significant amount of...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
I Still Believe in Christian Education
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I Still Believe in Christian Education

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is John 6:66-69. Jesus has just fed the 5,000, with five loaves and two fish. The people were excited by the thought of someone who could do that. In their minds, He was their Savior-which He was-just not the kind of Savior they wanted. They wanted a Savior from the...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by