The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Women’s Ministries department this month released the Woman’s Bible, the first study Bible specifically designed for women by the Adventist Church.
The Woman’s Bible, published by Safeliz Publishing House, is a New King James Version of the Bible that offers more than 100 commentaries, study materials and profiles on major and lesser-known female biblical characters.
Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders and others who support religious liberty will participate in marking Monday, October 27 as International Religious Freedom Day (IRFD).
The Adventist Church has promoted religious freedom since its founding and continues to highlight the freedom of conscience.
A Seventh-day Adventist Church administrative unit in Central America will be reorganized into two sections, a step that underscores Church membership growth in the region.
Church leaders approved the change yesterday on the final day of Annual Council, a meeting of the Executive Committee, at the denomination’s headquarters.
Delegates at the 2014 General Conference Annual Council this week agreed to amend some chapters of the Church Manual, including adding new details to further specify the reasons that members can face discipline.
The 13 reasons for which members can be disciplined—such as disloyalty to the church and physical violence—did not change. But the section that deals most closely with extramarital relationships was expanded to include details on specific definitions relating to sexual conduct.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church as early as next July may decide to take a historic vote on whether to allow women to be ordained ministers.
The decision to allow for a vote was made today by the General Conference Executive Committee at the Church’s world headquarters during the 2014 Annual Council. A vote on women’s ordination could put an end to—or further prolong—a decades-old debate that has threatened to divide the denomination, according to those on both sides of the issue.
The General Conference, the top administrative body of the Adventist Church, had 282 employees in 1995.
Today it has 287, an increase of only five employees.
But the Seventh-day Adventist world church has not remained the same. Membership soared from 8.8 million to 18.1 million over those 18 years, while the number of world divisions increased from 11 to 13, the number of unions grew from 94 to 125, and the number of missions grew from 459 to 602.
October 13, 2014 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Edwin Manuel Garcia/ANN A policy body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Monday voted to adjust the language of a key fundamental belief to emphasize that creation was a “recent” event that took place during “six literal days.” The decision by representatives of the church’s [...]
Membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church has topped 18.1 million for the first time, but G. T. Ng, secretary of the Adventist world church, isn’t celebrating.
Ng expressed dismay about large losses.
“It’s easy to baptize them, but it’s much harder to retain them,” Ng said in an interview.
Revived By His Word, an online blog that tens of thousands of Adventists are using daily to read though the Bible, will not end when it reaches the book of Revelation next year.
Instead, the blog will relaunch under a new name, Believe His Prophets, and expand to include passages from the writings of church co-founder Ellen G. White, church leaders announced Friday evening.
Church representatives from across the globe on Saturday shared their region’s most successful and unique initiatives to reach non-believers in the world’s largest cities—ranging from a pastor who witnesses on his surfboard, to a health clinic attended by thousands.
The initiatives were part of the Council on Evangelism and Witness report presented to delegates of the 2014 Seventh-day Adventist Annual Council.