Category Archives: Church School

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June 16, 2020 was a wonderful day for our Adventist mission in Texas! Through a Presidential Evangelism Think Tank we were able to identify top priorities for this fall (and beyond) and a theme for the public. Top Priorities/Takeaways… * Theme for … Continue reading

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Planning Your Church Calendar – Ministry Models

Join us Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 1pm Central Time as we discuss Planning Your Church Calendar on our Ministry Models Teleconference. Call 515-604-9000; Access Code 540330 Here are notes for the teleconference. Planning The Church Calendar From Chaos to Order By Dr. … Continue reading

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Increasing Your Baptisms – Ministry Models

  Join us Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 1pm Central Time as we discuss Increasing Your Baptisms on our Ministry Models Teleconference. Call 515-604-9000; Access Code 540330 Here are 3 Ministry Models to Increase Your Baptisms I have found helpful. Feel free to … Continue reading

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“Why is Richardson SDA Bursting at the Seams?”

“What are your success secrets? Why is Richardson SDA bursting at the seams?” I’m asked frequently. It’s true that we have wonderful problems- not enough parking, seating or Sabbath School space each week. We just baptized our 800th member in … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? … Help Your Conference Focus on the Harvest

What happens if an entire conference (or union or division) becomes focused on soul winning and the mission Jesus gave us? Lost people will be brought to Jesus and His church, those in the church will experience revival and reformation, … Continue reading

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Great Controversy Project- The Waldenses

Chapter Title: The Waldenses   Read online Favorite Quotation: “The persecutions visited for many centuries upon this God-fearing people [the Waldenses] were endured by them with a patience and constancy that honored their Redeemer. Notwithstanding the crusades against them, and … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Begin or Add Variety to Your Family Worship This Month

The single most important factor in helping kids grow up loving Jesus and the Adventist church is Interesting Family Worship. That is probably the most important and useful finding from the Valuegenesis study, conducted in 1989 of over 13,000 Adventist … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Learn Lessons From the Waldenses

We sat around a giant stone slab table in the cool, dark room. I could hardly believe that my college-aged sons, Jacob and Dustin, and I were here in the Waldensian Valleys of Italy. In the dim light we took … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Challenge Your Students & Their Parents As The New School Year Begins

It was late summer 1993 and I was working with Pastor Vladimir Krupskyi and a team of  Ukrainian pastors to plant the second Seventh-day Adventist church in the city of Nikolayev, Ukraine. Communism had collapsed only a few years before but its effects … Continue reading

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