Scripture describes and envisions the Church, from its beginnings through to its culmination in the eschaton, as an inclusive, diverse community of people who follow Jesus. How can we celebrate and cultivate that reality when we gather to worship God?
It is futile for any ministry or organization to work as a silo unto themselves. Working alone in the face of so many opportunities to benefit from others only hinders or stunts the super potential of the exponential. There are so many benefits to sharing, partnering and collaborating, and the North American Division Ministerial Association has decided to be intentional about collaborating.
The North American Division (NAD) Ministerial Association introduces a new professional growth policy for pastors at the NAD Year End Meetings in Columbia Maryland. This new policy, if adopted at the year end meetings, will provide structure for pastors to continually become more effective in ministry.
Conferences may choose to implement the Volunteer Lay Pastors Ministry to assist in the advancement of the mission of the church in the North American Division (NAD).
he 2018 North American Division (NAD) Women Clergy Conference is slated to be held September 2-5, in Palm Springs, California. This inspirational gathering is designed for all female Adventist professional pastors and chaplains serving in the NAD.
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.
Communities in the North American Division have been dealt some hard blows in recent weeks – Houston, Tampa, Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, and more. When the media goes home and the excitement dies down, here are six ways you can provide important support for the mental health needs of disaster victims.
If there is one theme that consistently runs through my conversations with Adventist pastors, it is their struggle with narrow minded, uber-conservative, power abusing members and leaders in their local church and beyond. So how do you keep from becoming narrow-minded with those who are narrow-minded?
Here is a powerful story that reminds us of what the tithes and offerings are all about.
In an ideal world, Adventist kids enjoy the threefold support of the Adventist home, Adventist school, and Adventist church. In the real world, not every teenager enjoys the benefits of an Adventist education. Here are some ways pastors can step in to help fill the gap.
Wearing culturally appropriate clothing says you take your job, message, and audience with the appropriate dignity and respect.
Some view the church as the resister of evil, proclaiming God's displeasure and imminent judgement to the world. They view the church as a fortress of right doing and living, and believe they are at war with the world. Their goal is to sanitize culture, eradicate pluralism, subdue liberal ideology and defeat every expression of darkness. However, God actually established the church for a different reason.
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.
The average person reads 12 or less books a year. If you want to live and minister above average, you need to read more. Here are some strategic steps to make more time for reading.
Imagine what would happen in the local church if young adults did every possible job in the church, while seasoned leaders supported and mentored these growing leaders!
An attorney and financial services provider team up to share lessons learned in their recent school capital campaign.
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.”
On Sept. 9, 2017, churches across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will collect a special offering to support the relief efforts of Adventist Community Services (ACS) after millions in Texas and Louisiana were impacted by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey.
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