Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Raj Attiken
“Church is Simply A Means to An End,” Tweets Church Leader in the Visitor’s Twitter Chat
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
About a year ago, a Pew Research Center report revealed that a rapidly growing number of Americans—20 percent of the public and one-third of adults younger than 30—didn’t identify with any religion.
Last Thursday, for the second year in a row, the officers of the Columbia Union Conference recognized those who have made a significant contribution to ministry in the union. Six were honored with a special luncheon and the Notable Person of Honor Award.
This week presidents of the Columbia Union’s eight conferences, two healthcare networks and university met in Columbia, Md., for executive-level board meetings. The week started with Presidents’ Council where each president shared praises and challenges from their field. On Tuesday each conference’s top-three officers met for Administrator’s Council where they handled the business of the union. They also heard a presentation on crisis communication from Celeste Ryan Blyden, Visitor publisher and editor, and author of the new book, Crisis Boot Camp, published by the North American Division.