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“Do not worry Pastor. I belong to God. He will take care of me.”
Dick Duerksen
October 22, 2020

Abundio lost nearly everything when the wildfire tore through Talent, Oregon, but gave his tithe anyway. Why?

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Identifying with Habakkuk
Dick Duerksen
October 8, 2020

The prophet Habakkuk and I would be good friends, I think.

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EDITORIAL: Online Church is Not Enough
Jonathan Russell
August 28, 2020

I’m tired. And I’m guessing you are too. I’m tired of the Zoom calls, tired of being stuck in my house, tired of the online church services, and definitely tired of wearing a mask almost everywhere I go.

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From Content to Community
Dick Duerksen & Benjamin Lundquist
April 17, 2020

We are in a whirlwind where all churches and ministries are scrambling to ramp-up online ministry initiatives, or to launch an online presence for the first time. These are uncharted waters where the ministry needs and process have changed.

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Looking for a Church Service to Watch? Start Here!
Communication
March 30, 2020

With so many members limiting their social exposure, a lot of us are going to be looking for ways to participate and enjoy a message on Sabbath without leaving our homes. We're compiling a list of Oregon Conference churches who are live streaming their services so you can stay safe and receive a Sabbath blessing.

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It's Still All About Jesus
Tayna McCombs
March 5, 2020

In my life I’ve learned that teaching is a tool, but in the end, it’s all about Jesus and the gift of salvation.

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Let's Do the Numbers
Dick Duerksen
March 5, 2020

Dick Duerksen has been reflecting on last week's announced Conference 2020 Budget changes. Here’s what’s keeping him up at night...

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Jeevan's Miracle Purse
Dick Duerksen
February 27, 2020

Here’s something I’ve learned in life: A woman’s purse is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. Some, like this one, are even filled with miracles!

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The Cedar Creek Bible Smugglers
Dick Duerksen
February 13, 2020

As they were preparing to leave Rwanda, a local pastor asked if they might have some extra space in their suitcases. “For Bibles and Ellen White books and hymnals,” he said. “We have a group of Rwandan refugees living in Michigan and they would like to have these books in their home language. Could you take some with you?”

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Gene Heinrich Academy Administrator of the Year
Dick Duerksen
February 6, 2020

Just two years ago Pastor Gene was a beloved pastor in the Oregon Conference, enjoying his mission and place in God’s ministry. When asked to consider becoming an academy principal he said, “That is something I have never considered, but I will pray about it”.