The long-haired, weather-beaten man wearing a biker’s vest and boots dropped in unannounced for Sabbath worship at a newly dedicated Seventh-day Adventist church in the central Argentine town of Crespo.
The Crespo North church, the second Adventist church in the town of 18,000 people, had just morphed into a full-fledged congregation after being opened as a center of influence offering health talks and vegetarian-cooking classes to the community. Despite its unorthodox beginnings, the sight of seasoned motorcyclist Carlos Román was uncommon in the mostly mainstream congregation.
In a presentation to the Executive Committee during the 2016 Annual Council, Petras Bahadur, director of the Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations (GCAMR), talked about opportunities that exist through Centers of Influence such as hospitals, and schools for Seventh-day Adventists to reach out to Muslims in their community.
On October 10, Bahadur discussed the needs and challenges of reaching out to the Muslim community and how the Adventist Church can meet those needs. GCAMR seeks to build bridges, bringing the two religions to a better understanding of one another, and present a different approach of expressing love and embracing the Islamic world while introducing Jesus.
Distributing free bottles of drinking water in Mexico.
Clearing roadside trash in the United States.
Staging a musical concert in the Philippines.
Passing out hand-knitted hats and scarves in Israel.
These are among the acts of kindness performed by thousands of Seventh-day Adventist students and young professionals last weekend as part of Global Public Campus Ministries (PCM) Weekend, a first annual event organized by the Adventist world church’s public campus ministries department.
General Conference Session will return to the U.S. city of St. Louis in 2025 after city leaders offered the Seventh-day Adventist Church free use of a convention center and heralded a multibillion-dollar upgrade of its downtown district and airport.
World church leaders voted for St. Louis, Missouri, over Indianapolis, Indiana, after hearing presentations from representatives of both cities and a General Conference selection committee during Annual Council.
ASI president Steve Dickman walked with Daniel M. Matte, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda, to a private residence near the church’s headquarters in the U.S. state of Maryland.
He knocked on the door. No answer.
The pair went to the next house. Again no answer.
Jiwan Moon often tells young people that they face three important days in their lives: the day they were born, the day they realize why they were born, and the day they start to live their God-given mission.
Moon hopes that this coming weekend will provide one of those important days for a least one Adventist university student or young professional somewhere in the world.
Church leaders have approved minor changes to the 20-year-old logo of Seventh-day Adventist Church that aligns the flame with the Bible, representing an alignment of the Holy Spirit and the Bible, and centers the cross with the flame and the Bible.
Leaders attending the 2016 Annual Council also voted for slight edits that the world church’s communication department said would give the logo a bolder appearance, creating a sharp presence on various platforms.
Six months after losing his wife of 40 years, Seventh-day Adventist television host and pastor Mike Tucker lives by putting one foot ahead of another.
“I think about her every morning and every evening and throughout the day,” said Tucker, 64, of his wife, Gayle Tucker. “Yeah, it’s tough, and yet you keep going ahead with life, doing the things you think are right and living the life you’re supposed to live.”
Annual Council delegates approved on Tuesday a document that details steps on how to deal with Seventh-day Adventist Church entities not adhering to voted actions of the Adventist world church.
In a 169-122 vote, members of the General Conference Executive Committee endorsed a three-page document that calls for a patient, multi-step process of dialogue and prayer to bring about reconciliation between these entities and the church’s voted policies.
In the world, though not of it, the Seventh-day Adventist Church faces the same economic conditions confronting any global enterprise.
Church treasurer Juan Prestol-Puesán told Annual Council delegates Monday, Oct. 10, that the continued strength of the U.S. dollar versus eight global currencies means the church’s “income, liquidity, and working capital levels will take time to return to the levels they were before they dropped in 2015.”