Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
At the Rise Up Summit, young adults discussed the generation gap, bridge-building ideas and why trusting the next generation is so hard
Graduation season is starting! See a list of all the Columbia Union Conference academy graduation times and livestream links here.
After attending a church planting conference, Jennifer Deans, pastor of the Living Faith church in Dulles, Va., realized the church didn't need a better discipleship program; it needed a paradigm shift. "It's God’s job to grow the church, and it's ours to make disciples," she says.
The Columbia Union Conference recently hosted the Rise Up Young Adult Summit in Arlington, Va., where church leaders encouraged young adults to be leaders in the church today and now. Watch videos from that weekend here.
Psalm 23 has rightly found its place in the hearts of Christian readers. Praying the psalm helps one to express trust in God and to experience calm in the midst of life’s troubles, including imminent death. There are, in this best known and most loved of all psalms, two graphic pictures of God’s intimate relationship with one of His people.
Get to know the Columbia Union Conference leadership team and their missions, learn about the union's priorities and read news from around the union in the May 2017 Visitor.
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Dios espera que pensemos cuidadosamente el camino a tomar, y las organizaciones tienen encrucijadas, decisiones que nos impactarán en los próximos años”, dijo Dave Weigley en el Retiro del Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de la Unión de Columbia en el mes de marzo.
Dave and Becky Weigley have spent 40 years in marriage and ministry. What do they enjoy doing together? What’s on their bucket lists? What lessons have they learned in life and leadership? Get to know them here. Interviews by Celeste Ryan Blyden
Last year Dave Weigley was reelected for an unprecedented third term. Now in his 40th year in ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and 11th year as president of the Columbia Union Conference, we asked him to reflect on accomplishments, challenges, priorities and mission.
Columbia Union Conference officers and departmental directors provide guidance, support and a sense of unity among members and ministries. What’s their role, and what challenges and opportunities do they see ahead?