Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
“We have found that new churches are the best thing for existing churches seeking to experience renewal and revival,” says Frank Bondurant, the union’s vice president for Ministries Development, referring to research provided by the NAD. “When a church births another church, it brings renewal and revival to the existing church.”
For years Tony Liriano wanted to start and lead a new church. When he finally got that chance more than a year ago, he aimed to help nurture a family atmosphere where members felt welcome. He didn’t know that New Jersey Conference’s Garfield church plant, the church he would help start and lead as a lay pastor, would be instrumental in helping his son, Sammy, return to the Seventh-day Adventist faith.
Several changes were made to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code when President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 1, formerly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” What could this law mean for members of the Seventh-day Adventist church?
Peggy Allen spent many years in and out of mental hospitals. Her life seemed to always go back to square one, and she says she felt like she couldn’t get anywhere. Then she found God and boldly prayed for healing.
Through their own personal experiences, Cheryl and Micah Chavers have developed practical tools to help others overcome adversity in their lives. Read more about
their book here.
One member opens up about his experience with depression and how you can't "just pray it away" + Can a fictional book meet the Christian mandate to draw people closer to Christ? Three fiction authors are seeking to do just that. Read more in the January/February 2018 Visitor!
Read an excerpt of Davenia Lea's book, Naked and Unashamed, here.
Can a fictional book meet the Christian mandate to draw people closer to Christ? Three fiction authors are seeking to do just that.
Depression, like most mental illnesses, lies on a spectrum,” says Kirk Chung, M.D., medical director of Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s Behavioral Medicine Center in Dayton, Ohio. What are the symptoms of depression?
Marissa Leslie, M.D., medical director of Adventist HealthCare’s Behavioral Health division in Gaithersburg, Md., says depression should be viewed more like a very severe flu, a serious illness not dependent on faith.