Stewart Pepper, pastor of Pennsylvania Conference’s Pittsburgh church, says that the funds raised will be like a drop in a bucket, but it important to help. He says the situation helps [Adventists] “understand we aren’t isolated; we’re part of the community. … There is a bigger world out there than just us.”
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, through board meetings and visitations, home and school fundraisers, packing and moving, till death do us part. For pastoral couples, wedding vows take on a whole new meaning. How do they navigate life in the ministry spotlight?
Our Columbia Union Conference family grieves for the families of those killed and wounded in the senseless and tragic shooting in Pittsburgh. These fellow Sabbathkeepers were exercising their right to gather and worship God with liberty of conscience and freedom.
Jeffrey Baskin, former pastor of Allegheny West Conference's Hillcrest church in Pittsburgh, made a life-changing decision to leave the safety of full-time conference employment to respond to the needs of those languishing on the highways and byways of life.
Jerome M. Hurst, senior pastor of the Southeast church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Allegheny West Conference’s Adventist Community Services and public affairs and religious liberty leader, was recently inducted into the 33rd Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College.
Seventh-day Adventists are among the most racially and ethnically diverse American religious groups. A groundbreaking survey Monte Sahlin conducted also confirmed that Adventism is not only browning but also graying. How will these demographic shifts impact how we minister in our communities?