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Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee Sets Priorities

During the March 12 Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting in Hershey, Pa., committee members voted to approve the following:

Our Priorities

During the 2016-2021 quinquennium, the Columbia Union Conference seeks to further the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by prioritizing the following:

Spiritual Renewal – Promote healthy churches by uniting members through personal and corporate spiritual revival and active engagement in ministry

Evangelism – Support initiatives that impact our communities by revealing the love of Christ, inviting people to accept Christ as their Savior and sharing the distinct Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness

Education – Foster excellence in spiritual and academic development in Adventist schools and support programs that promote affordability and increased enrollment

Leadership Development – Maximize the vitality of the church by supporting leadership development, promoting effectiveness, assuring equality and highlighting best practice

Youth/Young Adults – Engage youth and young adults in mission and provide opportunities for partnerships, ministry development and participation at all levels of the church

Social Relevance – Embracing opportunities to share Christ’s message of hope and wholeness by addressing issues that impact today’s society, encouraging and facilitating dialogue and seeking solutions that promote healing

Here are a few examples of social issues we could address:

  • Mental Health
  • Immigration
  • Discrimination
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Race Relations in the community and the church
  • Hunger and Poverty
  • Disease Prevention
  • Human Trafficking
  • Relating to the LGBTQ community

Read more in the May 2017 Visitor.

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