MULTIPLY Church Development Conference
From October 18-20, 2018, the fourth annual MULTIPLY Church Development Conference will take place in Colorado Springs, CO. The Director of Church Development and the Council on Ministry have been working to help provide an opportunity for those who are seeking to start new SDB expressions of faith or revitalizing their ministry to have a place to learn and connect
We are partnering with Frontline Church Planting and their annual MULTIPLY Conference to serve SDBs. Leaders and speakers from around the country will gather for this weekend to share stories, knowledge, and strategies with one another. SDBs will have their own sessions as a cohort before, after, and during to discuss specifically SDB related challenges
2018-2019 Scripture Memory Program Available!
Posted On: September 6, 2018
The Christian Education Council of the SDB General Council is proud to announce that the 2018-2019 Scripture Memory Program is now available . This year’s program was developed by Conference President Jane Mackintosh around her Conference theme, “People Get Ready.”
Local churches who participate in the program are eligible for Conference awards depending on their level of engagement, and all participants receive a certificate of completion noting their successful participation in the program, with additional recognition for significant years of participation
The program is broken into three age brackets to allow for a wide range of age groups to participate. Likewise, the program runs for 9 months of the year, but…
New Quarter Helping Hand Now Available
Posted On: August 23, 2018
The fall quarter of the Helping Hand in Bible Study is available for purchase for Kindle on Amazon or digital download at our web store
Our lessons this quarter, titled “God’s World and God’s People,” explore the theme of creation in three units – “God Created the World,” “God Destroys and Re-Creates,” and “God Blesses and Re-Creates Regardless” – as revealed in the book of Genesis.
In Genesis, the book of beginnings, God is revealed as the Creator, Sustainer, Judge, and Redeemer, who brought all things into being. The fall quarter surveys the Book of Genesis in developing sessions on God’s creation of the universe, earth, and people. It also details
how God continues to co-labor with sinful humanity in reconciling and re-creating order in all things.…
Scripture Memory Program 2018-19 Reporting Open!
Posted On: June 11, 2018
The closing of the month of May means that in many places, our local churches are completing their participation in our Scripture Memory Program ! The program traditionally runs from September through May, though this year, we gave local churches the opportunity to start later and run the program from October through June. Participants have been busily memorizing Scriptures selected by our Conference President, Rev. David Stall. Upon completion of the program, participants whose names are reported to the Christian Education Council receive a certification of completion. Additional individual recognition is reserved for those who complete the program for a decade
In addition to personal recognition, participants from local churches who…
SDB Conference 2018 Destroy the Teeth
A response to President Dave Stall's call to action.
Focus Article: GOD IS GOOD IN BURUNDI (Sabbath Recorder, April 2018)
In October of 2015, I had the privilege of traveling to the African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi with Johnmark Camenga, pastor of Lost Creek SDB Church in West Virginia. Before going, the lead pastor in Burundi, Gilbert Ndwayo, advised me that we should not follow through on our plans to travel into their [...]