It’s not your parents’ offering plate anymore. What moved previous generations to give doesn’t necessarily move today’s generation. So what does it take to develop giving hearts today? Tom Evans and Lilya Wagner offer important clues.
Of all the issues busy pastors must deal with, religious liberty often ranks near the bottom. Barry W. Bussey tells us why religious liberty matters.
Here is a sermon illustration from the story of Forrest Gump that reminds us that we are wounded souls, that we are sinners in need of a Savior.
There is no one-size-fits-all in health ministry. We are working with individuals and communities that have their own specific needs and barriers. Our churches have their own individual list of available resources and talent. But every one of us is called to bear the message of hope, healing, and wholeness.
Fill your ministry tool box with skills that will make you effective in preventing abuse and ministering to abused people in your church at this upcoming NAD event.
One of the coolest parts of social media is that people give you explicit permission into their lives. Now use that permission to show that you value them.
The financial support of Adventist media ministries is essential to the fulfillment of our mission.
The Adventist potluck has never been about the food – it’s all about the glue!
The Asian pastors’ wives of the Pacific Union Conference had its annual meeting in conjunction with the union’s Asian Pastors’ Convention last February 19-22, 2017 held at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Ontario, California.
Some two hours north of New York City, God ordained a ‘hallowed spot’ on the tranquil, picturesque, blessed 100+ acres of Northeastern Conference’s magnificent Camp Victory Lake, Hyde Park, New York.
We heard stories. Many stories. Windows into the lives of others on a similar journey. Some of victories experienced, some of disappointments endured, others of aloneness and confusion – all spoken with openness and seeming trust. That’s why being invited to share with about 30 ministerial spouses attending the Ontario Conference Workers Meeting Spouses sessions in Ajax on January 23-25 this year was a special privilege for me.
Do you ever long for greater simplicity and gratitude? Discover from Audrey a quick way to open the door to a more abundant simplicity.
There are three words every successful leader is destined to hear. They represent the nameless, faceless opposition that can distract, depress or demoralize you if you’re not careful. And those three words are …
When churches partner with community organizations to serve their people, ministry is synergized for great success.
What do you do when your six-year-old wants to be baptized? One dad tells his story--
Dakota Conference communication director Jacquie Biloff interviews Dakota pastors who serve as civilian chaplains for law enforcement, prisons and hospitals.
With the millions of dollars being spent on Adventist Education and on studying the effectiveness of Adventist education would it seem wise to also designate some funding to develop youth ministries specifically targeted to reach the large numbers of Adventist teens that are only marginally being reached by the existing system?
Pastor Cliff Keith sits down with Pastor Seth Pierce and Principal Craig Mattson to find out more about how Puyallup Seventh-day Adventist Church and Northwest Christian school share the same facilities.
For Pastor Noah L. Washington, “a wonderful field of evangelism” sits in plain view of his church, right across the parking lot.
It’s Columbus Adventist Academy, the school his congregation, Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, started about 15 years ago.
For church, school and hospital leaders in and around Dayton, Ohio, symbiosis is more than high school biology lesson. It’s the essence of their relationship, which they also describe with words like “synergy” and “interconnected.”
The sad reality is that 247 schools in 14 years or 170 in seven years of our NAD Adventist schools have closed. When I heard this alarming statistic, I asked myself if we in the Seminary can contribute to reversing this trend.
After my week of substitute teaching I was ready to go back to pastoral ministry with a greater appreciation for those who have given their lives to teaching. I would encourage every pastor to have such an experience. I not only had a greater appreciation for teachers and the work that they do but I had developed a relationship with many students who were also parishioners of mine and who would, hopefully, pay more attention to the pastor when he preached on Sabbath because he had spent time on the ball field with them.
it is critically important for all Adventist churches and pastors to understand the importance of “adopting” the local public schools and the students from your church that attend them.
how can we, as an organization, maximize the potential for Adventist churches and schools to link arms and partner in ministry?
Pastors Make the Difference at College Park Elementary
What is unique about CPES is the connection we have with our churches and our pastors.
Every pastor has to deal with hateful, difficult people. Since you can’t change them, here are some insights to help change the way you deal with them.
Pastoral ministry can be a rewarding experience. It can also make you vulnerable to cynicism, exhaustion, and depression. So how can we stay positive and keep our hearts sensitive to God’s Spirit? Here are seven tips to help you hold it all together.
Baptismal services are both memorable and meaningful. They also carry some inherent risks. Here are some practical ways to reduce some of the hazards surrounding the use of the baptistery.
Are people placed in ministry positions just to fill empty slots? Or does your congregation’s ministry selection process match gifts with mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers those questions in its focus on equipping members for service.
Retirement can be the beginning of a whole new and very satisfying season of ministry. Here are some practical ideas and pointers to consider –