Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

January 2016

It’s Sabbath morning at your local church but one attendee did not come to worship. The gunman enters your sanctuary and pulls out a weapon. What do you do?

Story by Anna Bartlett, Adventist Risk Management

When Carlos’ mother comes to pick him up after Sabbath School, the other children say he left with a woman they had never seen before.

The Columbia Union Conference is putting forward significant funding to help prove that mission trips don’t require church members to cross oceans or enter foreign lands. Over the past five years, the union has donated $1 million toward its Homeland Mission Initiative. These monies go back to local Seventh-day Adventist churches to fund creative ministries programs, outreach projects and mission schools—all designed to share the gospel message right outside their front doors.