Do We Need Goals in Ministry?

Do We Need Goals in Ministry?

These are horror stories told in Adventist pastoral circles and they all have to do with goals and the fear some pastors minister with, of course, none of these happened in North America. These stories disgust me, and I feel very bad knowing that many of my colleagues suffered and some still suffer this type of abuse from some church leaders. I think this is madness, which hurts our missional movement.

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Goals, Small Groups and Baptism by Tony Anobile

Goals, Small Groups and Baptism by Tony Anobile

All of us recognize these verses in the Gospel of Matthew; they are the words of Jesus and the passage is called, “The Great Commission!” Many people have wisely said, “All the words that Jesus spoke are important.” He didn’t “wing it” or not give thought to what He was saying, how He was saying it, and in what order He was saying it.

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¿Por Qué Necesitamos Establecer Blancos o Metas?

¿Por Qué Necesitamos Establecer Blancos o Metas?

“En nuestra Asociación, si no alcanzábamos el blanco de bautismos nos amenazaban con que perderíamos nuestro empleo, y si no alcanzábamos el blanco de revistas que teníamos que vender, no los descontaban de nuestro salario…” “Por esa razón es que cuando nos pedían que estableciéramos un blanco o una meta de bautismos, siempre tratábamos de poner un blanco bajo que fuera fácil de alcanzar, una vez que lo alcanzábamos, no reportábamos mas y guardábamos esos números para el año siguiente…” “Había un compañero de nosotros que iba al cementerio y buscaba los nombres de los muertos en las tumbas y los reportaba como bautismos…”

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Objetivos, Grupos Pequeños y Bautismo

Objetivos, Grupos Pequeños y Bautismo

Todos nosotros reconocemos estos versículos en el evangelio de Mateo; son las palabras de Jesús, y el pasaje se llama "La gran comisión". Muchos han dicho sabiamente: "Todas las palabras que habló Jesús son importantes". No es algo que dijo al azar o sin pensar en lo que decía, cómo lo decía y en qué orden lo estaba diciendo.

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Small Groups

Small Groups

During the 2017 eHuddle in Orlando, Florida, Pastor Anna Bennet, Associate Chaplain at Southern Adventist University, and Vanessa Hairston, former Southern Adventist University student, spoke on small groups and the importance of being intentional in forming disciples in a relaxed and friendly environment where any person can participate.

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Caravan of Training, Establishing Small Groups across the NAD

Caravan of Training, Establishing Small Groups across the NAD

I met with the Union Hispanic Coordinators in January and shared with them a vision that God had placed on my heart, to have a Caravan of Training, all throughout the NAD, and to give resources to the Conference Coordinators, Pastors and Leaders of Small Groups so that they could be equipped to begin Small Group ministries or enhance what was already taking place. The Coordinators agreed with the plan and an itinerary was prepared. 

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Redefining the Church’s Mission through Small Groups

Redefining the Church’s Mission through Small Groups

In this eHuddle video from 2017, Pastor Laffit Cortes and Pastor Morris Thompson speak on the power of small groups to take a church to the next levels of evangelism. Pastor Cortes starts off by encouraging church leaders to redefine their definition of love to be more than just polite, but by personally investing in the other members of one’s church family. He lists the main objectives of small groups given to us by Ellen G. White, which are spiritual growth, Bible study, and evangelism.

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