Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
When I was a child, I imagined the coin in Jesus' parable of "The Lost Coin" as a silver dollar – in my mind the biggest and best of all coins. I could just see myself searching for something so precious if I lost it.
When the pandemic hit, I witnessed a decrease in youth attending church and a lack of leaders available to minister to those who remained. This afforded me the opportunity to step up and make a difference.
If you say we are living in perilous and challenging times, times that try men’s souls, we agree. If you say we are living in the best and worst of times, we also agree. If you say we are living in the very last days of earth’s history, we most certainly agree.
In a world of constant change, teachers in the Pennsylvania Conference have demonstrated that God’s love is consistent.
Did you know that the church manual says evangelism should always be on the church board agenda—and that it should always be first?
Some Christians depend on their own resources and energy to protect themselves instead of trusting in God. But His Word tells us what to do when we are facing a storm.
Jesus made three things about Himself clear to those who questioned His identity or the veracity of His claims: He knew Who He was, to Whom He belonged, and where He was going.
When I was in the classroom, one of my favorite verses for morning devotion was Proverbs 3:6–7: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths” (NJKV). These verses reminded us that when we trust in God, we will be blessed by His direction. I’m still comforted by that reminder, especially as our Columbia Union Conference schools contend with the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.
As we navigate ministry two years out from the first days of the pandemic, God has blessed His people in tremendous ways.
Every Sabbath from October 2020 through April 2022, the New Jersey Conference witnessed how the Lord added to His church those who have accepted Him through baptism.