Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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After attending a church planting conference, Jennifer Deans, pastor of the Living Faith church in Dulles, Va., realized the church didn't need a better discipleship program; it needed a paradigm shift. "It's God’s job to grow the church, and it's ours to make disciples," she says.
A group of college students meet twice a month at the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park to study the Bible and share their faith on campus.
Eight teams from the Columbia Union Conference placed first at the recent North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) in Chicago. Six teams placed second.
Potomac Conference President Bill Miller releases the following statement
Coming together to accomplish mission creates more strength, more vibrancy, more celebration. The “Cultivate Initiative” is an unfolding movement, encouraging us to live each day as a disciple of Christ.
Shenandoah Valley Academy’s (SVA) music ministry combines the power of music and the sacredness in the lives of young people who graduate prepared to serve God with their musical talents. One such student is now orchestra director and strings teacher, Kelly Wiedemann (’03), who shares her testimony.
Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, member of the Potomac Conference's Washington-Ghanaian church in Spencerville, Md., made history March 17 when she became the first black female neurosurgery resident to be accepted at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
At the beginning of the school year, staff and faculty at Richmond Academy (RA) in Virginia, adopted The Leader in Me program, which draws key components from the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
In recent months, newly proposed United States immigration policies have caused a wave of fear among many Seventh-day Adventist church members and their families across the Columbia Union Conference, making some too afraid to attend church. But some churches are working to help ease the fears.
Church leaders call Global Youth Day the “greatest opportunity we have to experience unity”