New Jersey Conference

Grow by Brian Donovan from Flickr

Editorial by Jorge Aguero

There are three realities in Christian churches—including the Seventh-day Adventist Church—that we cannot deny: Churches are growing; churches are stagnant in their growth; or churches are declining and finally dying.

Numerous research from the Barna-Group and Gallup report that most churches in the U.S. are not growing. But I believe that the Adventist Church has been given a divine mandate to grow.

New Jersey Conference’s 2020 motto is “Grow: Sharing Hope.” God gave a mandate for church growth, known as the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18–20).

Maxine is pictured center with former current students and colleagues

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Maxine Forbes-Goulding, una de 454 educadores que prestan servicios en 74 escuelas de la Unión de Columbia, fue nombrada recientemente Maestra del Año entre los maestros de escuelas no públicas en Nueva Jersey.

El Consejo para la Educación Privada Estadounidense (CAPE, por sus siglas en inglés) de Nueva Jersey nombró recientemente a Maxine Forbes-Goulding, maestra de la Escuela Adventista del Séptimo Día de Waldwick de la Conferencia de Nueva Jersey, Maestra del Año 2019 de las Escuelas No Públicas.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Pastor Robert Cominsky, a member of New Jersey Conference’s Robbinsville church, and a longtime volunteer pastor in the conference, recently passed away in a fire at his home on Amboy Avenue.

Though confined to a wheelchair, Cominsky was an active elder and volunteer at the Robbinsville church and local community, and had served as a volunteer pastor in the conference for the past two decades.

“We are saddened to announce the passing of Pastor Robert Comisky,” says Mario Thorp, executive secretary for the conference. “He was a strong Bible-based preacher and a passionate supporter of Adventist education.”

Memorial plans are still to be determined.