What percentage of SDA Church funds come from tithe? How has this number changed over the last five years? How much has it fluctuated since 1870? Today, we look at an encouraging trend in tithe-giving with the help of the recently published  2018 Annual Statistical Report. 
Whenever we seek to reach those who are part of another culture or faith, it is vital that we follow Christ’s example of meeting people exactly where they are before bringing them to faith. A recent presentation by Greg Whitsett (director of the Center of East Asian Religions and Traditions) examined ways to do just that when working in a Buddhist society.
As Seventh-day Adventists, we have placed all of our bets on Jesus’s second coming... Given how much attention, talk, and planning go into this effort of reaching the whole world we must ask ourselves—how are we actually doing?
In a previous blog we examined factors that motivate people to give to church missions. However, one might ask, what are the barriers that prevent members from giving?
While most Christians would likely say that their faith has nothing in common with Islam, the truth is there are some commonalities.
There’s no doubt about it: education is often an indicator of the trajectory one’s life will take. As Reggie McNeal writes in his book Kingdom Come: “...No other endeavor covers as much of the human landscape as education. 
When the rubber meets the road, how do church members perceive their pastor is doing when it comes to these traits? Is he or she demonstrating the characteristics of a “good” pastor?
Adventists have a unique model of ministry. They use many methods – including those outside the four walls of the church – to bring new members to Adventism and win hearts for the Lord.
Can a local church prevent the loss of young people and ensure that they feel more connected to church?
Health is a blessing of which few appreciate the value. . . . Life is a holy trust, which God alone can enable us to keep, and to use to His glory.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? – 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)
Smart phones and social media expand our universe.  We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever. - Daniel Goleman
While some of us may dislike them, rules are a necessary part of life. Social rules keep us from talking with our mouth full, eating spaghetti with our hands, or using obscene gestures when talking to others. Governmental rules
If you were asked to recall the pinnacle of your walk with Christ – the moment your heart was set ablaze for Him – what would come to your mind? Perhaps you would think of the moment you felt the Holy Spirit tugging at you, and
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
Have you ever looked at a landscape covered in snow? Even if you haven’t seen one in person, you’re sure to have seen one in pictures.
Have you watched the news lately? Our world is in a state of panic right now! We see the words of Jesus come true before our very eyes: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.
Have you ever wanted tell a friend something, but when you were talking to them, forgot what you were going to say?  Or you get up from your chair, start walking down the hall and then wonder what you intended to do?
There’s an old adage that says, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” While we know that it’s impossible to judge a person’s character without getting to know them or understand a situation with no background knowledge, how man
Are you the type of person who wakes up as soon as their alarm goes off, jumps out of bed, and is ready to take on the day? Or are you more the slow wakeup type, needing a few extra minutes and a warm drink before you are ready
Have you ever tried to juggle? Perhaps you have tried to toss around a few tennis balls or beanbags in the air at once.
Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence.
Imagine it’s a bitterly cold Friday night. Just as you lift your mug to sip a warm drink, the phone rings.
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