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How Do People See Your Church?

To most people who are aware of Adventists, we are known for Sabbath keeping, our health practices, and community service, among other things.

But, how do visitors view your congregation? What reputation does your church have in your town? What should your church be known for? >Read More!

Walking Through an Open Door

All I can do is give God the glory as I listen to how two young adults, Kimpu and Lam Nu, were impressed to help start a church plant with only eight people. Now, three years later, it has grown to a Sabbath School attendance of 92, with 55 baptized members.

As I witnessed 55 people sign to be a charter member of the Bowling Green, Kentucky, Zomi Company, I praised God for using lay people and lay pastors to grow this church. Here is the story in their own words. >Read More!

One-Room Schools Plan to Thrive in 2017-2018 School Year

During this past school year, the Carolina Conference opened three new schools: Blue Ridge Adventist Christian School in Waynesville, N.C.; Cornerstone Adventist Academy in Charlotte, N.C.; and Salisbury Adventist School in Salisbury, N.C. Each is a one-room school with a single teacher instructing all the students. The youth in each school are excited about the upcoming school year, and look forward to learning more as they progress through their educational experience.

Blue Ridge Adventist Christian School (BRACS) started with six students in first, third, fourth, and seventh grades. Under the guidance of their head teacher, Sue Dasher, the students enjoyed themselves and became like a family with God at the head. Throughout the year, they went on multiple field trips, including visits to an apple orchard, a bison farm, and a mechanic’s garage. >Read More!

Southern Students Take Action Following Hurricanes

In the aftermath of multiple destructive storms this fall, Southern Adventist University’s students, employees, and community members came together to make a difference.

One group of students hosted a community fundraiser on September 17, 2017, to support hurricane clean-up efforts. By the end of the day, they had raised more than $3,500, which they donated to the Samaritan Center, a local Adventist nonprofit, to help the devastated regions. >Read More!

Restored Order Cycling Team Promotes Peace, Combats Gun Violence

There is a war being waged in the streets of urban communities across the United States. On both sides are countless American youth who are armed with illegal guns obtained by any number of underhanded, backroom deals on the black market. Recently, Southeastern pastors and laypeople took to the streets to fight back — not with guns and bullets, but rather with a message of hope, wholeness, peace, and love. For 1,353 miles and 40 days, and with one mission, the Restored Order cycling team mounted their bicycles to promote peace and combat gun violence.

With a bicycle ride from the Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., to Goulds Park in Miami, Fla., this unique band sought to raise awareness, raise funds to support programs that are designed to stop the violence, and save the children. Prompted by the death of NFL star and Southeastern Conference member Sean Taylor, who was killed when a teenager invaded his home in 2008, David Peay, Conference community services director, determined to help save the lives of young people on both sides of the gun barrel, whose lives are destroyed at the moment the gun fires. >Read More!