Editorials

Image by Michael Coghlan from FlickrEditorial by Elaine Buchanan/ Image by Michael Coghlan on Flickr

When I became a Seventh-day Adventist several years ago, one element of the church struck me as really strange: prayer. Little did I know how much prayer would impact my life over the next 20 years.

A few years ago, my pastor/husband and I were transferred to our third district in the Mountain View Conference. I began looking online for houses, but we couldn’t agree on many of them. We made a trip to our new district, got in touch with a realtor and sent him our list of about 15 homes. He scheduled a four-hour time slot for us.

Editorial by Jorge Aguero

The reason for both Jesus’ birth and the Seventh-day Adventist Church have something in common. His birth was not to divide history into two time periods—B.C. and A.D., nor was the birth of the church created to divide Sabbath keepers from Sunday keepers. The commonality is that the birth of Jesus was prophesized by Old Testament prophets and the Adventist church was born of a prophetic movement.

FUTAB - Baby Jesus Style photo by Terry from Flickr

Editorial por Jorge Agüero

El nacimiento de Jesús y la iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Dia tienen algo en común. El propósito de su nacimiento no fue para dividir la historia en dos períodos—A.C. y D.C., así como el nacimiento de la iglesia no fue para dividir a los guardadores del sábado y del domingo. El punto en común es que el nacimiento de Jesús fue profetizado por los profetas del Antiguo Testamento y la iglesia Adventista nace de un movimiento profético.

Climbing helping team work , success concept photoby Christopher Mance from Flickr

Editorial by Mike Hewitt

Recently our pastors asked if I would consider setting up a prayer group where they could pray together, share each other’s burdens and connect with Christ as a ministry team. This is a fantastic idea! Prayer is the lifeblood of our walk with Jesus, and the depth of our pastors’ relationship with Christ is vital to their own spiritual well-being. It is also vital for successful ministry in their churches and the forward movement of our conference mission.

Photo Jesus Joseph Mary Color by Barta IV from Flickr

Editorial by Rick Remmers

Jesus’ birth is the most important birth of all the billions that have taken place through earth’s history. His life, death and resurrection are at the center of the plan of salvation and our hope for eternity.

Jesus’ birth gives significance to every other birth on this planet. Every child that is born has infinite value because of His advent. As the people of God, we recognize this importance and choose to value every young person as well.

At the Chesapeake Conference, we have made ministry to children and youth a high priority. We invest time, resources, creativity and energy into a wide range of ministries to reach every child of God.