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It’s a young adult world! Youth and young adults are quickly reaching the point of leadership, and with so many new trends and innovations in technology, social networking, and mass …

Point of View

Lessons We’ve Learned


In the fall of 2013 the Seventh-day Adventist Church commissioned the Barna Group to do a nationwide study on young adults. The survey examined their church engagement during childhood, their …

To Your Health

Striking a Healthy Balance in the Social Media World


My fingers hovered over the glowing touchscreen, and I was just itching to pull the trigger on a nasty little one-liner that had been brewing in my mind all day. …


One Year in Mission


We scanned the busy New York City streets for Keith, a man my friend had seen only once a few weeks before when she and our other teammates had prayed …

Pass it On

Let’s Start Something!


There are many types of ministries that reach our youth and young adults, and not all of them start within the church administration. Many of these ministries start when a …

Visión Hispana

Con Dios las Dificultades Me Ayudan a estar Activa en Su Servicio


Conoce a Gisel Méndez, nacida en Nuevo Laredo, México, de veinte años de edad, con el sueño de estudiar medicina. Toda mi vida estudie en escuelas públicas donde los adventistas …


Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the Southwestern Union


As we look at ways to increase the awareness and reach of Christ’s love and His offer of salvation throughout the Southwestern Union, we realize there are people who are …

Get Involved, Stay Involved


One of the best ways to stay connected is to become involved with your local church’s youth and young adult ministries as a team member or as a participant. If …

How You Can Get Involved in Youth and Young Adult Ministries


As Seventh-day Adventists with a world community of believers, leaders, and contributors, we have bountiful resources available to us to further the mission of the church. The following are resources …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

A Powerful Force For The Church


They are a potentially powerful force for the church. They are talented, confident, and eager to participate in something that they are convinced will make a positive difference in the …

Arkansas-Louisiana Pathfinders Join the World at Oshkosh Pathfinder Camporee


Oshkosh, Wisc. » On August 11, 2014 more than 45,000 Pathfinders descended on Oshkosh for the Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee. From the start the energy level was high with …

When Christ Passes By—Bonnerdale Camp Meeting


Bonnerdale, Ark. » The Bonnerdale church held its 6th annual Cowboy Camp Meeting on October 17-19, 2014, utilizing its new outdoor pavilion and bathroom complex. There was a lot of …

Hot Springs Adventist School Presents The Nativity Story


Hot Springs, Ark. » On December 13, 2014, Hot Springs Adventist School presented a full-scale theatrical production titled The Nativity Story. This original production, written by Aaron and Alisa Hall, …

Texarkana Church Gifts Pastor


Texarkana, Ark. » On October 18, 2014, on behalf of the Texarkana Seventh-day Adventist Church, head elder Jack Johnson presented a gift card worth more than $1,000 to Daniel and …

Baton Rouge Church Celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Baton Rouge Seventh-day Adventist Church announces its 90th Anniversary to be celebrated April 4, 2015. All current and former pastors, members, and friends are invited to attend this special …

Oklahoma Conference

Canadian Valley Fellowship Finds a Temporary Home

Oklahoma City » Thanks to the generosity of the Oklahoma Conference office, the Canadian Valley SDA Fellowship Church is able to hold Sabbath and Wednesday prayer meeting services in the area …



In botany, cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the flower of another plant having a different genetic constitution. Insects or wind usually accomplish …

Guymon Church Begins Health Ministry


Guymon » Six months ago I shipped my wife, Mary, off to Weimar Institute in California, to begin a four-month program that trained her in various health ministries. The promise …

Sabbath Blessings; Two Stories of Answered Prayers


Broken Arrow » Jack Phillips, a former member of the Broken Arrow church, who was visiting from his home church in Lewiston, Idaho, where he serves as outreach coordinator, graciously …

Southwest Region Conference

“Right, for 10 Points!”


Nashville, Tenn. » On October 24-25, 2014, Bible Bowl enthusiasts from across the United States and Ontario, Canada, converged on the World Baptist Center in Nashville for the 32nd Annual …

A Source Of Blessing


The numbers are not encouraging; many young adults will leave the church by the time they go off to college. Then there is the rise of the groups known as …

Community Health Fair at the Park


Palestine, Texas » On Sabbath, June 14, 2014, Carol Pegus and her team of workers were setting up the Eighth Annual Adrian Peterson Community-wide Day Celebration. This year’s emphasis was …

Singles' Day Casalita Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church


Garland, Texas » The Casalita Drive church hosted a Singles’ Day on October 25, 2014. This was the first Singles’ Day program that has ever been planned and hosted by the …

Texas Conference

Praying Through the Sanctuary


On November 8, 2014, Austin South church’s Women’s Ministries department, led by Uraina Samuels, held a Praying Through the Sanctuary workshop conducted by Eunice Davis. The thirty-five members and guests …

Burton Adventist Academy Helps Worthy Students


Arlington » This year more than ever Burton Adventist Academy students and their families requested financial assistance. With our funds quickly running out, Burton Adventist Academy had to become creative …

Cypress Church Enjoys Fellowship and Witnessing with a Mall Scavenger Hunt


Cypress » On a Saturday evening early in December 2014, the Cypress church plant spent the evening at a local mall participating in a scavenger hunt. Twenty-two people from our …

The Forgotten Generation


It is downright tragic to recognize the fact that so many of our youth and young adults have left the church. Some have stated that for every 10 individuals we …

Panthers on a Mission


Grand Prairie » Excitement and anticipation filled the air as the Grand Prairie Panthers Pathfinder Club set out on a journey that would change people’s lives, inspire their own, and …

Texico Conference

Alamogordo Members Give Bible Studies Resulting in Baptisms


When we study our Bibles with friends and relatives, baptisms usually follow. Three baptisms occurred last Sabbath as a result of Alamogordo church member Monroe Ratchford, studied the Bible with …

Do Our Sons and Daughters Know the Lord?


One of the most surprising statements I’ve read in the Bible is found in 1 Samuel 2:12, “Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the …

Landmarks of Prophecy Impacts Albuquerque and Beyond


Albuquerque, N. Mex. » The meeting room was full of people at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque as the Landmarks of Prophecy (LOP) meetings came to a close on …

Deming Church Hosts Decoding Prophecy Seminar


Deming, N. Mex. » The Deming church recently hosted a Decoding Prophecy seminar with evangelist Mike Sady. In these times of worldwide upheaval, many are looking for answers. The attendees of …

Southwestern Adventist University

Alumni and Friends Ireland Tour, June 4-14, 2015

There is still time to reserve your spot on this trip of a lifetime! Highlights • Tour Dublin and visit Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Custom House, and much …

Southwestern Enactus Club Connects with Community


Southwestern Adventist University’s Enactus club has been busy this winter! During January and February, Enactus partnered with several local businesses and Keene Junior High School to present the community with …

Southwestern Union

Young Adult Ski Retreat


The Southwestern Union Young Adult Ministries Department hosted a Young Adult Ski Retreat in Taos, New Mexico, February 5-8, 2015. Themed "Slippery Slopes," the event was well-attended and a spiritually …

North American Division News

Youth “Rattle the World” by Visiting 100,000 Phoenix Homes


Phoenix, Ariz. » Scores of Adventist young people visited tens of thousands of homes across Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday as they accepted a challenge from their leader, GYC president Natasha …

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March 2015 Classified Ads

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March 2015 Announcements

NAD Church Study: The North American Division is seeking feedback from church members on how it can improve its ministry with regard to mission, education, and church structure. A special …


March 2015 Obituaries

Cowsert, Garrett, born February 13, 1989 and died December 30, 2014 in Little Rock, Ark. He was a member of the Little Rock church. Garrett was baptized during a Kenneth …

On the Record

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth


We’ve all heard the expression about getting information “straight from the horse’s mouth,” right? Well, as I was preparing my editorial for this special edition on young adults, I wanted …

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