In Medford, Oregon, the students at Rogue Valley Adventist Academy have found a unique way of connecting with their local community. Here’s a story Brandon Kharns, associate pastor at the Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church, recently shared with us...
Teacher Appreciation week, which takes place this year from May 8th through May 12th, is a reminder to intentionally show our love and appreciation for the educators who show up day after day for our students.
Like a fingerprint, each one of us carries a story that no one else has ever heard – a testimony of God’s work in our lives and the transformation of our character over time. We never know who our story might touch or how they might begin a journey with Jesus of their own when they hear it.
Andre's story of resilience and hope, even in the face of unexpected tragedy.
Much like the Pacific Northwest forests, God finds a way to use even something as heartbreaking as death to create life and hope.
Camp meeting has a rich history here in the Pacific Northwest. As one of the oldest traditions in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, camp meeting is a thread that unites every living generation of Adventists.
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.
When you see a bruised piece of fruit, what is your first reaction?
As I reflected on the incredible amount of ministry work done by Oregon Conference pastors each week, I wanted to hear from some local church members about what they appreciated about their pastors, so I reached out and asked.