The Showcase of Mercy

The Showcase of Mercy

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.

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Columbus Adventist Academy

A Wonderful Field of Evangelism

Columbus Adventist Academy <h2>A Wonderful Field of Evangelism</h2>

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.

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Spring Valley Academy

Thriving Through Collaboration

Spring Valley Academy <h2>Thriving Through Collaboration</h2>

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.”

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Downloadable Materials for September 9 Hurricane Victims Offering

Downloadable Materials for September 9 Hurricane Victims Offering

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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Caring for the Caregivers

Caring for the Caregivers

When Minner Labrador Jr., D.Min., Vice President for Church Ministries and Ministerial Director at the Southwestern Union, realized that Hurricane Harvey, a storm of unprecedented magnitude, was a day away from making landfall in Texas, he knew he needed a plan to care for the caregivers—the pastors and teachers who would look to the needs of others above their own needs.  

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Why Should a Pastor Attend the Summit on Abuse?

Why Should a Pastor Attend the Summit on Abuse?

On Monday, September 11, 2017, pastors are invited to attend the Pastors’ Summit on Abuse from noon to 4:30 eastern daylight time. Today I talked with several leaders at the North American Division to find out why they believe it is so important that pastors attend this event.

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Church and School:

Enemies? Or Partners?

Church and School: <h2>Enemies? Or Partners?</h2>

The closing of many Adventist schools over the last few years highlights the observation that Churches and Schools seem to be competing for a seemingly dwindling pool of resources. Is it possible to combine resources toward a single mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers these questions as it focuses on the relationship between pastors and schools. CALLED can be viewed on your smartphone or tablet and can be downloaded on either the ios or googleplay platforms. You can even download a PDF version.

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A Volunteer Vocation: Seven Lessons to Lead Your Worship Ministry Successfully

A Volunteer Vocation: Seven Lessons to Lead Your Worship Ministry Successfully

As a pastor you are probably active in the volunteer placement process in your congregation. As your team begins to explore possible candidates for the position of worship leader, the following article may be helpful.

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