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Every five years, the Southwestern Union Conference holds a constituency session in which selected delegates from around the union territory meet to conduct business and elect officers and departmental directors …


Office of the President

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The Southwestern Union is not a single entity that stands alone. It is made up of many components, and each conference, church, employee, layperson, and member has a role to …

Treasury Report

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God’s people have been faithful as they wait for his return! It is easy to see how the Lord has blessed when you review the finances of the Southwestern Union …

Secretariat Report

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-- A Report from the Departments of Secretariat and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty -- It has been a distinct pleasure serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church as the executive secretary …

Children's Ministries Report

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Jesus said, “Let the children come to Me,” and Ellen White notes that children are the most susceptible to the gospel teaching. The Southwestern Union Conference takes these words very …

Church Ministries Report

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The Church Ministries Department of the Southwestern Union Conference represents the coordinating hub of all ministries associated within the union and conference leadership. The purpose of these ministries is to …

Communication Report

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The Communication Department embraces many categories of services and ministries. Whether producing a monthly magazine and maintaining multiple websites, interacting with the public media, or serving the promotional campaign and …

Education Report

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The Office of Education staff strives for excellence for the schools in this union, and includes the following individuals. Mike Furr is the director of Secondary Education. Christine Byrne is …

Evangelism Report

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--- A Report of the Evangelism, Multi-ethnic, and Personal Ministries Departments --- The Evangelism Department, Multi-ethnic Department, and Personal Ministries Department work in complement to spread the good news of …

Family Ministries Report

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Relationships require nurture. During the past five years it has been the goal of the Family Ministries Department of the Southwestern Union Conference to encourage churches and individuals to create …

Women's Ministries Report

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As always, the vision of Women’s Ministries has been to encourage, equip, promote, and challenge Adventist women in their journey as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His church. …

Stewardship Report

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The mission of the Stewardship Ministries Department of the Southwestern Union is to equip, inspire, and provide resources for the local conferences and constituent churches. With the help of the …

Planned Giving & Trust Services Report

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Southwest Estate Services, Inc. (SES), is the corporation that the Southwestern Union Conference uses to hold assets for the Planned Giving and Trust Department. The department’s role is to serve …

Young Adult/Youth Ministries Report

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The Young Adult/Youth Department was officially re-launched in the Southwestern Union Conference on October 1, 2014, renewing its vision and mission, and remembering the words of Ellen G. White, who …

Southwestern Adventist University Report

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Southwestern Adventist University has seen many changes over the past five years, including new leadership, enrollment growth, new programs, campus renovations, and increased student retention. Even as this article reflects …

Adventist Health System Report

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Adventist Health System (AHS) hospitals in the Southwestern Union Conference are united in their commitment to meet the healthcare needs of their communities while accomplishing their greater mission, which drives …

Other Staff

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To all the Southwestern Union staff who have helped make the last five years successful, we say “Thank you.” Your hard work and dedication are a big part of the …

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Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


May 2016 Announcements

Springdale Church Celebrates 130 Years: The Springdale, Arkansas, church is celebrating its 130-year anniversary on May 21, 2016. The church, the oldest Seventh-day Adventist church in Arkansas, was established in …


May 2016 Obituaries

Billock, Yvonne, born February 24, 1923 in Amarillo, Tex., and died August 16, 2015, in Little Rock, Ark. She was a member of the Little Rock church. She loved her …

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