A Visit to Puyallup

 A Visit to Puyallup

Clifford Keith, who has completed his career in the military, is starting a second career as a pastor. Keith reveals that he just graduated from seminary and would like to know as much about practical ministry as possible as he launches his pastoral career. He has accepted the invitation to spend a few days at Puyallup church and Northwest Christian School, to learn as much as he can about how churches can partner with schools in mission.

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A Visit to NAD

A Visit to NAD

Ramone Griffith, Associate Pastor, Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, is looking for more tools and resources to implement in his ministry at The Hill. He has heard about the North American Division but is not really sure what they actually do. However, he is curious to see if they might have some resources for him. He takes a chance and drives up to the NAD office and is given a tour by Esther Knott, Associate Director of NAD Ministerial. Fortunately, he choses a day when most of the NAD team have returned from their ministry around the division and are in the office for team meetings. In a few hours he is able to meet many of the departmental leaders for the NAD and gets introduced to a sampling of the comprehensive resources that the NAD offers for congregations. As he returns to Washington DC he reflects on all of the dozens of valuable resources produced by the NAD and wishes that his colleagues in ministry knew more about them.

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A Visit to Spencerville - Video

A Visit to Spencerville - Video

David Kim, pastor for the Spencerville Korean English Church, is curious to upgrade his communication tools for his congregation. Chad Stuart and Jason Lombard grant him his wish as he is immersed in the Spencerville church for a few days. His mind is races as he hears about branding consistency, internal communication, external communication, social media, signage, design and so much more. Yet with all of the bells and whistles he learns that at the core of all communication is the potential of each member to be salt to savor the community.

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A Visit to Church in the Valley - Video

A Visit to Church in the Valley - Video

We watch John Masigan, a pastor for the Kamloops, Barriere, and Clearwater Adventist Churches, as he takes a break from his district to visit Church in the Valley in Langley British Columbia. As we get to know him we discover that he would like to learn how he could help lead his churches into the gospel of compassion. He has accepted the invitation to spend a few days with pastor David Jamieson and Mike Dauncey at one of the most developed compassion evangelism cultures in the entire North American Division.

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A Visit to Healdsburg - Video

A Visit to Healdsburg - Video

Shantel Smith a young pastor from Pacific Union College Church would like to learn how to hone her skills in Risk management. She is invited to spend a few days with seasoned pastor Dan Martella, Senior pastor of Healdsburg Seventh-day Adventist Church She is not quite sure what risk management is, but she knows that Healdsburg church just got flooded and she also knows that she has some personal risks.

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A Visit to Glennville Adventist Church - Video

A Visit to Glennville Adventist Church - Video

Geoff Crowley, a seminary student, is struggling with how the Seventh-day Adventist Church can be contextualized for the next generation. He has seen some failures in his past and when he gets a chance to check out Glenville’s transition he readily accepts. In this video documentary we watch through Geoff’s eyes as lay leaders in their 60’s have graciously handed off their church to upcoming generations. Geoff sees a growing church filled with passionate young adults who are transforming the Glenville community. He returns to seminary with firsthand knowledge that the Seventh-day Adventist church can still be a powerful force for new generations. He is now faced with the challenge of taking the leadership principles so powerfully lived out in Pastor MyRon Edmund’s life and applying them to his first church.

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A Visit to Loma Linda University Church

A Visit to Loma Linda University Church

Pablo Ariza, Associate Pastor at Calimesa, is treated with a week of mentoring from Randy Roberts, Senior Pastor of Loma Linda University Church. Roberts, pastor of perhaps the largest Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is known for his compelling Biblical sermons. In this video documentary we watch the lifecycle of a sermon from conception to delivery. Pablo checks in everyday to see how the sermon is progressing, what hurdles Randy faces, where he gets stuck, and the final breakthrough as he polishes off the message and delivers it to thousands in the congregation and thousands more through satellite and streaming. Pablo returns home inspired by Randy’s courage as he leans in to the relentless responsibility of preaching week after week after week.

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A Visit to Chicago - Video

A Visit to Chicago - Video

Juanfer Monsalve, a recent seminary graduate, has been asked by Georgia-Cumberland conference to plant a church for second generation Hispanics in Chattanooga . Because Pastor Monsalve’s church doesn’t fit in to either a traditional Spanish or Anglo church plant, he has few models to draw from. When given an opportunity to hang out for a weekend at Epic second generation church plant in Chicago, Monsalve immediately accepts. In this video documentary we watch through Juanfer’s eyes as a brand new church take shape in Chicago designed from the ground up to be a contemporary multi-cultural discipleship factory. Juanfer sees the Seventh-day Adventist message repackaged with new relevancy, authenticity, and vulnerability. He returns to Chattanooga with a refined vision and inspiration knowing that he is not the only one in the world planting churches for second generation immigrants.

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A Visit to Philadelphia - Video

A Visit to Philadelphia - Video

Seminary students Joshua and Sara Withers take a weekend of ffrom their book learning and visit a real life church plant in Philadelphia. They've read up on the story of how Tara VinCross has been able to plant a new church in Philadelphia while continuing to pastor the traditional Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist church a few miles away. Joshua and Sara are filled with questions as they check out the Philadelphia community, interview Tara, and observe Tara's relationship with both of her churches. Josh is particularly fascinated with how the new church plant focuses much of their weekly Sabbath activities on community outreach. Sara is intrigued by some of the unique challenges of female leadership. They return to Andrews with a deeper respect for the awesomeness of pastoral ministry.

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A Visit to Marion

A Visit to Marion

Marion Seventh-day Adventist church, founded in 1888 has long passed its glory days. Pastor Mar de Oliveira, in trying to bring some life back into the church somehow alienates the key leaders. He is left with as few as eight people attending. Listen to Mar as he tells the story of how the church is beginning to rediscover itself after the church leadership meltdown.

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A Visit to Atlanta

A Visit to Atlanta

Jason Ridley pastors two churches in West Virginia, and he is making his first visit to the Atlanta Berean Seventh-day Adventist church. Primarily an African-American congregation with a deep-rooted history, the church has been transformed by the strong leadership of Pastor Carlton Byrd. Jason shadows Pastor Byrd, analyzing his administrative style, the unorthodox worship service, and the staff who support what is considered by many to be the fastest growing and the largest non-institutional Adventist church in North America.

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A Visit to Tulsa

A Visit to Tulsa

Pastor Kleyton Feitosa has heard about the remarkable growth of Tulsa Adventist Fellowship. He has not had success with public evangelism in his own church and he wonders why Tulsa businessman turned pastor has had such noted growth. Kleyton spends a weekend visiting with Bill Mcclendon and his church and sees how everything in this church is designed specifically to grow the kingdom of God. He returns to his home church with much to pray about.

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