Grupos Pequeños Saludables

January 22, 2019 / César De León / Hispanic

Hay pasajes Bíblicos que impactan todo el tiempo, uno de ellos que me a impresionado a través de muchos años de ministerio es el episodio donde dos futuros discípulos le preguntan a Jesús, “Maestro, ¿dónde moras?” Jesús responde a la pregunta con una invitación, “Ven y ve” (Juan 1:39). La historia culmina con una placentera estadía de estos dos discípulos con Jesús toda una tarde. Esa reunión llegó a ser la primera comunidad cristiana, el primer grupo pequeño.

In Their Shoes

January 21, 2019 / Kimberly Little / Youth, Pathfinders

Fifty teenagers squirmed nervously in their seats. Something was different, but none of them could put their finger on it just yet. Their adult leaders were being purposely vague about the events about to take place. The teens knew just one thing: This was not the annual Oregon Conference Pathfinders Teen Ministry Training Weekend they had grown accustomed to.

Diversity: Our Commitment in Action

January 21, 2019 / Jodi Wagner / Education, diversity

Walla Walla University (WWU) is on an important journey, one that brings focus to our mission statement, which affirms that “every person is created in the image of God as a being of inestimable value and worth.”

Last April, WWU president John McVay announced eight areas of diversity focus that the university would immediately pursue in keeping with its mission. Since then, students, faculty and staff have developed implementation steps and measurement opportunities for each of these areas:

Roundup Church GLOWs in the Community

The Roundup (Mont.) Church has recently taken on a GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) challenge. Each week the members are given a challenge involving the popular GLOW tracts, led by church member Kay Dickerson. The members then report on their progress the next Sabbath at church.

One challenge was to place GLOW tracts in unusual locations. Some were placed in books and jigsaw puzzles at a senior center. Some went into a case of beer in a store, doctors' offices, restrooms, gas stations and even a milk crate at a school lunch room. 

Growing Together in Jesus

Together in the last five years, we joined in prayer and ministry to reach western Washington with the distinctive, Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness. We desire to encourage all to become fully devoted disciples of Jesus.

We asked each ministry department, church and school to find action-oriented applications to nurture our community of faith. This became our ACTS acronym: Adventist Christian education, Coaching leaders, Total member involvement and Spiritual growth.

Washington Conference Session Notice

Notice is hereby given that the 60th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Wash., on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive reports of conference activities since the last Regular Conference Session; to elect officers, departmental directors, Conference Executive Committee and the Board of Education for the ensuing quinquennium; for strategic planning; and to transact any other business that may properly come before the delegates in session.

NW Leaders Receive NAD Lifetime Achievement Awards

Two Northwest church leaders received Lifetime Achievement awards during this year’s North American Division Ministries Convention, held Jan. 13–16, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Minner Labrador Jr., Upper Columbia Conference president, received the award for his significant work in men’s ministries, not only within the United States but also as founder and creator of the globally televised series, Old Man New Man.