I Shall Be in the City

I Shall Be in the City

Did you know there are over 58 cities or conglomerates with 1 million or more people in the North American Division territory? Perhaps, if I called some of these out, you would recognize them: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Calgary, and Louisville among others, many others, there are 58 of them, with over 1 million people.Why are these cities and urban conglomerates such a big deal?

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See Things as We Are

See Things as We Are

Whatever ideals we might ascribe to God’s nature (perfect love, justice, mercy, and wisdom), we also often project our own temperamental, judgmental, impatient, and impotent qualities. Inevitably, we don’t see God as God is, we see God as we are. 

Except this seems only half true. We readily imagine that God exhibits our worst tendencies. But we are less apt to perceive our best impulses and character traits as reflecting divine nature. 

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The Clergy and Educator Memorial Medallions: What Conferences Need To Know

The Clergy and Educator Memorial Medallions: What Conferences Need To Know

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of its employees and seeks to demonstrate its appreciation in a variety of ways. One way the church expresses appreciation after the death of a pastor or educator is with a Seventh-day Adventist Clergy or Educator Memorial Medallion. 

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Church as We Know It Is Over. Here’s What’s Next.

Church as We Know It Is Over.  Here’s What’s Next.

Every church you’ve ever attended, or that you drive by on your way to a Sunday sporting event, was built on a physical attendance model that is location-centric.

As a result,church leaders and pastors have spent time every week encouraging, inviting and pleading with people to come to a specific place at a specific time on Sundays. 

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NARLA Religious Liberty Summit

NARLA Religious Liberty Summit

The May 17-20 NARLA Religious Liberty Summit includes an exceptional opportunity we think local pastors and conference ministry directors will want to take advantage of. Not only are we offering our traditional religious liberty advocacy training, domestic and international issues briefings, and legislative and judicial updates, but this year we are hosting the U.S. Department of Justice’s timely workshop “Protecting Places of Worship Through Education and Dialogue.” 

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Responding to the New Zealand Mosque Massacre

Responding to the New Zealand Mosque Massacre

Following the news of the massacre of Muslim worshipers in New Zealand last week, we (Gerald and Gaby) reached to our Muslim neighbors and a local mosque. This is what happened. If there is a Muslim community near you, or if you know a Muslim contact them. Meet with them individually or as a church.

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A Conspiracy in North America

A Conspiracy in North America

I envision the day when our church will be known for our Compassion and Love for humanity rather than for the things we oppose. The day when this happens we will be in great historic company, we’ll be in the company of Jesus. Jesus was known for loving people of all walks of life and backgrounds, as He walked this earth. 

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It Should Not Be an Option

It Should Not Be an Option

There is no substitute for proclamation! If we want people to learn about Jesus’ love and His grace offered freely to each one of us, sinners, we must not only show them with our actions but also tell them with our words. If we want people to understand the plan of redemption, and Jesus’ command to love others, as well as the hope of His Second Coming and a resurrection, we must tell them about these. 

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