I got the call on a cool Sabbath morning as I was walking to church. They had already started the song service. I was running late. My wife had taken our only car out early that morning, starting a five-hour trip to pick her brother up from college for his Thanksgiving break. I was about halfway to the church when my phone began to vibrate.
From sermons and evangelistic series to household worships and small group discussions, looking forward to Jesus’ soon return can often become so central to the posture of our faith that we can ignore the things God is calling us to do right here, right now, with the earth we have.
What will the church look like in 2030, only eight years from now? Who will be serving as pastors, teachers, and administrators as more of our beloved community pillars retire? What will ministry look like in this ever-changing world, and how will we, the church, reach the coming generations with the message of Jesus' love and soon return?
At the most recent Constituency meeting, Dr. Kara Johnsson was elected to the position of Secretary/VP for Administration. As she gets started in the new role, we caught up with her to learn more about her approach to this leadership transition.
The constituency session is, without a doubt, one of the most important decision-making bodies in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Do you know how it works?
You and I have been given the invaluable gift of communication with God. It is important for us to learn and grow in our understanding of our communion with God, so that it may flourish as we engage in continual conversation with our loving, present heavenly Father.
The Impact Your Health Portland clinics have always been miracle magnets, and the July 8 & 10, 2022 clinic was no exception. Nearly 350 volunteers registered for the event and worked to provide care for 154 patients on Friday and 194 more on Sunday.