Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
Total Member Involvement
Many see the holidays as a time to get, but what if this could be an opportunity to learn to give in a new way, to help your family and children really be part of Total Member Involvement? The "Giving Calendar" created by the wives of Adventist Pastors, is designed to help families with children learn how to be more giving. This advent-style calendar counts down the days to Christmas by spending a little time each day focusing on one of twelve areas of service. Each day there is a special project or a special challenge of service. However, these daily calendar cards and projects are actually not Christmas specific, so while they are perfect for those that take part in the holiday season, they actually can be used by families during any month of the year. So however, you decide to use this calendar, we know your whole family will be very blessed by these inspiring devotionals and practical giving ideas. (Digital printable calendar is also available!)
One of the most outstanding appeals made by Ellen White for Revival and Reformation was published in the Review and Herald under the title "The Church’s Need." This much sought-after article has been reproduced in its entirety and is being shared here. We pray this inspires you as it has us!
Storycatcher is a book of Richard Duerksen's favorite "God Stories" - tales filled with angels, miracles, frustrated fishermen, fur trappers, trusting missionaries, and crazy preachers. Some of the stories will make you jump for joy, others will make you cry. All will make you lean back and think about your relationship with God.
If you'd like to learn how to get more out of your daily Bible study, we believe you will find the following tips helpful! This will not only help you think about what you read in a deeper way, but will also give you pointers for journaling! For downloadable document or bookmarks, click the links at the end of the resource.
God invites each of us to become powerful intercessors. His Spirit is leading believers worldwide to become part of a mighty movement of prayer. In intercessory prayer, we cast ourselves helpless at His feet, seeking His power to dramatically change otherwise hopeless circumstances. In these pages you will discover how to become a mighty prayer warrior yourself, and how to lead your church into a radically transforming prayer ministry. Your spirits will soar as you read God’s “Powerful Prayer Promises.”
Though the Bible is made up of 66 separate books, written by about 40 authors over a period of 1,600 years, there is such a unity of subject, spirit, and purpose throughout the whole that if written without divine guidance, the Bible would be one of the greatest miracles ever known. In this inspiring article we will discover afresh that the unity the Holy Spirit brings to God's Word is part of God's divine plan.
Looking for creative ways to minister to those in the city? Adventist Mission to the Cities has dozens of ideas: Ways you can use your hobbies to serve, ways you can reach children, ideas for classes you could offer, tools for starting a life hope center, ways to serve refugee and immigrants in the city, ways your prayer group can serve the city, ways you can minister to university students, creative ways to meet the health needs of those living in cities, and many many more ideas. These ideas may spark new ideas of your own!
We know that prayer is important. We also know that praying together is important. But sometimes meeting together in person is not always feasible. In this episode of Ministry in Motion, Jose St. Phard talks about how to utilize social media and technology to continue to pray together even when we can't meet in person. We believe you will be blessed by the testimonies and stories he shares.
Today there are more than 65 million people—men, women and children, who have fled their homes due to war, lack of food or violence. They are migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. These precious people have endured the worst of humanity. During this episode of Revival for Mission, we will look at some of the stories of those on the front lines and how Seventh-day Adventists are working in different parts of the world to alleviate some of the suffering and minister for Jesus.
Wondering how to start a ministry for God's glory? Use what you have! Watch this inspiring story of how one woman followed God's call to do something special for the young people around the world. This first prayer room she started, in the vault at the Ellen G. White Centre at Avondale College, has now led to a global prayer movement that is reaching multiple countries. Learn how you can be a part!
When you open your Bible, where do you start? Perhaps you’ve asked these questions: Where do I start in my Bible? Is there any difference between reading and studying (or “basking in”) the Bible? How can I get to know the Person behind the words on the pages of my Bible? No matter your age or life circumstance, you will find encouragement, advice, and practical strategies in this new book by our friend Nina Atcheson. In it, you will discover how basking in the power of God’s Word will make you want to linger with God—because time with Him is so sweet.
If you ask for prayer requests at a typical prayer meeting or church service, you may notice the responses have common themes—prayers for health, jobs, finances, or relationships. You may notice something missing, however: deeply personal prayer requests about internal battles, spiritual struggles, or for help in facing doubt, fear, and discouragement. Are we praying about our own needs in moments alone with God? Are we wrestling with Him through personal conflict? Asking for guidance and wisdom? Talking to Him like a friend about the things on our hearts? Prayer doesn’t only change the world around us. It changes us. (Please join us for this upcoming Oct. 5 day of prayer and fasting. Program materials and posters for download!)
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1