"You have people coming each week and sharing their most precious non-renewable resource each week--Time. Everything [in the church service] should be done with planning and purpose," said Emil Peeler, senior pastor at the Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C., at the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism conference.
David Franklin pastor of Allegheny East Conference's Miracle City church in Baltimore shared "They Don't Need Pity, They Need Partner's" at the Columbia Union Conference's April 2019 Transformational Evangelism conference.
Visit columbiaunionvisitor.com/transformationalevangelism to see more presentations from the event.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Brian Tagalog
Historically, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has relied heavily on old-style revival efforts, prophecy seminars in public spaces and other traditional forms of evangelism. In the last 20 years, popular speakers have transmitted their sermons to local churches via satellite—all to share the unique Seventh-day Adventist message.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
When the Mt. Olivet church in Camden, N.J., adopted their neighborhood school—H. B. Wilson Elementary—they wanted to make a difference. One recent initiative was a “mock” trial, designed to teach students about the judicial system and bring awareness to the seriousness of crime.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard / image by Arlene Bonilla
More than 100 nurses and their friends and family from around the Allegheny East, Chesapeake and Potomac conferences recently gathered at Potomac’s Southern Asian church in Silver Spring, Md., for Nurses’ Appreciation Day. “We wanted our Adventist nurses to be recognized, acknowledged and celebrated for the work they do. We want them to know that the Adventist church and the Adventist HealthCare system appreciates them,” said event organizer Kathy Coleman, Faith Community Nurse coordinator and program director for Adventist HealthCare in Montgomery County, Maryland.