Crafting Welcoming Statements for Seventh-day Adventist Churches

Crafting Welcoming Statements  for Seventh-day Adventist Churches

All too often local Adventist churches are exclusive and repellent. We close doors to people who do not think like us, look like us, or behave like us. We have cared more about being right than about being kind. We have confused acceptance with agreement. We have been too motivated by fear. We have turned away thirsty seekers of the free water of life. Here are some tools to help make welcoming statements for your church.

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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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When Sex Offenders Come to Church

When Sex Offenders Come to Church

Churches are supposed to be a place where people who have failed and fallen and made terrible choices can find love and acceptance, forgiveness and transformation. Churches are also supposed to be a place where parents can safely bring their children to meet Jesus and worship and where those children experience a safe refuge from all of the storms and pain of life. So, what do we as church leaders when those two goals are in conflict?

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Vacation Bible School Safety Toolkit

Vacation Bible School Safety Toolkit

Volunteers become Bible characters. Your church transforms into a live-action theatre. And, best of all, children from around the community may have their first introduction to Jesus and Christians when they come to your Vacation Bible School (VBS). It’s VBS planning time! When choosing your crafts and activities, here are a few safety tools to use so you, your volunteers, and parents can have peace of mind knowing you have procedures in place to keep children safe at your VBS.

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