Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
With a doctoral degree in leadership and church growth, Pastor Joseph Kidder thought he knew all the right techniques and ways to grow a church. But he was wrong. In fact, although he used cutting edge technology and utilized the best resources and programs available, membership declined, until God got ahold of him and began to turn things upside down. This convicting testimony, will not only inspire you to tears, but will give you practical tools to help grow your church, or ministry.
Holy Spirit, Deeper Walk
Have you ever wondered how to get started praying the Word? If so, these printable prayer cards, filled with Bible promises and quotes from Inspiration, are just for you. Topics covered include prayers and promises for your spiritual growth, for your children, your marriage, your ministry, for overcoming spiritual breaches, and much more. The promises included will add power to your prayer life. (Also available for download in Spanish. All cards can be edited and personalized!)
Have you wondered what it means to abide with God, to have His continual presence with you as you go about your day? This inspiring collection of E.G.W. quotes shares just what it means to have God’s presence with you. A great resource of inspiration, and also motivation to seek for more of His presence.
Sabbath School is one of the most important parts of Sabbath. It gives us the opportunity for fellowship, mission understanding, outreach and one of the greatest parts, Bible study and discussion. Here are some creative Sabbath School resources provided by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference.
Be inspired and blessed as Pastor Derek Morris shares how to fill your heart with the Word of God. From personal stories and antidotes to practical tools and encouragement, you will be strengthened in your desire to draw closer to Christ. Grab a friend or family member, and sit down and enjoy. (This video was filmed at the Chesapeake Conference camp meeting.)
Looking for some fun and interesting family worship ideas. This document has over 25 practical ideas all jammed into two pages of reading. From reading Bible passages and asking each other questions, to making art out of paint chip samples, to making up a tune to a favorite Bible passage, to creating promise books, your family worships wont be the same after you start incorporating these ideas into your day.
Family Ministries joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church's emphasis on sharing the love of Jesus and the hope of His soon return with people in some of the world's largest cities. By using the Family to Family resources, each Adventist family can reach others and help them become disciples of Jesus.
In view of the current emphasis on revival and reformation, it is useful for us to ask what role these elements have with respect to our Adventist understanding of last-day events as revealed in the Bible and the writings of Ellen White. You will enjoy the following article produced by the General Conference Biblical Research Institute. Also you can find many resources for the serious Bible student.
Looking for ways to be a “tent maker” and serve the Lord. Total Employment at Adventist Mission can help you get started. Turn your work from being just a job into the integral part of the mission. Today there is a need for tentmaking missionaries coming from every nation and going to every nation. There is a need for Africans, Asians, South Americans, Europeans, and North Americans. There is a need for people who speak all languages.
Wanting to know how to reach non-Christian neighbors, friends, or co-workers? The Office of Adventist Mission operates six Global Mission Centers in key locations around the world. Their purpose is to help Adventists know how to build bridges of understanding and friendship with people from major world religions and philosophies.
In this enlightening article, Clinton Wahlen gives basic lessons regarding spirit-driven growth. Addressing questions like: What does it mean to be “filled with the Spirit”? What is the work of the Holy Spirit? How was the Spirit manifest in the ministry of Jesus and the apostles? How can we know that it is the Holy Spirit at work rather than “spirits of demons working miracles.”
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1