A Christian Student’s Toolbox #7: Turning Trials into Something More Valuable than Gold

A Christian Student’s Toolbox #7: Turning Trials into Something More Valuable than Gold

The purpose of this series was to compile strategies that would be useful in encouraging young adults to stay in the church.  In the first article of this series, we learned that roughly one in three young adults eventually will leave the church—this is a heartbreaking statistic; therefore, the Christian Student's Toolbox series was created in an a

Oakwood Leadership Conference Spotlights the Transformative Power of Worship

Oakwood Leadership Conference Spotlights the Transformative Power of Worship

Transformation begins in worship. That was the underlying message at this year’s Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Council (PELC), held December 6-9 at the Oakwood University church. Possibly one of the longest-running events in the regional conference system, PELC has existed since 1979. For four days 1,500 ministers and laypeople gathered in Hun

Remember the Alamodome!

Remember the Alamodome!

More than 1,700 medical and non-medical volunteers participated in this year’s Your Best Pathway to Health medical mission in San Antonio, Texas, from April 8 to 10. These hardy volunteers not only set up and broke down the makeshift hospital at the Alamodome, but they woke up before dawn so the clinic could open its doors to a grateful public at 7

Would Ellen White Have Saved the Review and Herald?

Would Ellen White Have Saved the Review and Herald?

Three times in the past few months I’ve dreamed that it’s the last day of operations at the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Maryland. I’m there with my coworkers, cleaning out my office, sharing the angst as an institution that has been such a significant part of our lives and of church history closes its doors for good. In

Review and Herald Shuts Down Hagerstown Operations

Review and Herald Shuts Down Hagerstown Operations

The Review and Herald Publishing Association closed its Hagerstown, Maryland, facility to the public last Thursday, marking a significant milestone in the restructuring of Adventist publishing in North America. Though the building is no longer open for business, several employees will remain on the job for the next few weeks to finish shipping out

The Least of the Least

The Least of the Least

We've all heard of the need to minister to "the least of these," but who is the least of the least? Notice what Jesus said: Then the King will say to those on His right hand, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me dr

How to Engage Engineers in Ministry: Do’s and Don’ts

How to Engage Engineers in Ministry: Do’s and Don’ts

In an ideal church, all whose hearts have been touched by God’s love will volunteer and dedicate themselves to serve God and His people, no matter how big or petty, difficult or easy the tasks are. But most churches operate by the 10-90 rule, where 10 percent of the people do 90 percent of the work. The other 90 percent may be viewed as dead weight

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

In service, sickness or death, Dr. Kent Brantly wanted to “glorify God,” he said in a statement upon his release from the Emory University Hospital after surviving the deadly Ebola virus. Despite contracting a potentially fatal disease, he saw his work as a “calling from God.” While some questioned and ridiculed his missionary work as narcissistic,