Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, a time when we have the opportunity to recognize and affirm the work and ministry of our pastoral workforce who have accepted the call to be “co-laborers” with Christ.
Six women leaders in the Seventh-day Adventist Church reflect on their journeys to ministry and leadership lessons learned along the way.
Hao Ya Jie never imagined she would grow up to help establish a strong Adventist presence in her native mainland China, much less lead a 7,000-member church district.
To stem the spread of the opioid epidemic, Kettering Adventist Health Care has created an innovative tool for healthcare providers and pharmacists. This tool has the potential to help clinicians provide opioid-free health care.
This fall New Jersey Conference’s Lake Nelson School in Piscataway re-opened it’s doors with a new name, Lake Nelson Adventist Academy, and an expanded offering of grades through high school, but not until after overcoming many obstacles.
Visit a Seventh-day Adventist church these days, and it is no longer guaranteed that the service will start at 11 a.m. No one really knows the history of when or where the 11 o’clock Sabbath worship time began.
While Sabbath potluck remains high on the list of member favorites (Who would want to miss haystacks?), for many, the fellowship ends as soon as the last piece of dessert has been claimed.
A group of Potomac Conference churches in the Richmond area have learned the key to building community in their churches is through a ready-made small group—families.
“He didn’t believe what we believe, but he valued the relationship, he valued the time together and the conversation,” Steve Carlson said.
Three years ago, when Bill McClendon came to pastor Chesapeake Conference’s Ellicott City (Md.) church, he proactively worked to foster community among the members. Find out what’s helping his once declining congregation grow and thrive here.