Category Archives: Why Not Try This…?

7 Areas Every Adventist Educator Should Evaluate

Seventh-day Adventists operate one of the largest Protestant school systems in the world. Why is so much time, money and creativity invested in this? Here’s a quick quiz. What is the most important purpose of Adventist schools? a. To employ … Continue reading

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Group Leaders Who Thrive and Multiply

There’s no doubt that the Bible gives us counsel on the need for groups. So why is it so hard to get them going or keep them going in a local congregation? Recently I presented an interactive training on zoom … Continue reading

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Evangelism Summit Opens Opportunities

On Monday, July 27, 2020 pastors from throughout the Texas and Southwest Region Conferences of the Seventh-day Adventist Church participated in an online Evangelism Summit hosted by the Texas and Southwest Regional Conferences, the Southwestern Union and Adventist World Radio. The fast-moving … Continue reading

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How to Start a Movement of Soul Winning & Church Planting

What will it take to see a movement of soul winning and church planting across a conference? Here are some simple clues from a presentation at the 2019 eHuddle in San Diego, California. https://www.adventistlearningcommunity.com/resources/14464

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My Three Great Grandpas and Ellen White

Reject, Revere, Or Respect? By Dan Serns How do you relate to the gift of prophecy? Jesus promised that His final church would have this gift[1] but that the devil would also provide false prophets.[2] The Bible tell us not … Continue reading

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Looking for Mission-Minded Volunteers for Dark Areas

I found this chart very interesting. Adventists as a percentage of the population for every county in the US. Gray means we have no presence and dark green means we have almost no presence. We still have a big mission … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? … Give GLOW tracts to others

Every day God gives each of us Divine Appointments, people who are open to know more about Him and His ways. But most of us miss most of these opportunities. How can we be more proactive in finding who God … Continue reading

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20 Things You Can Do Personally to Destroy Racism

Compassionate people around the world have been horrified as they have watched or learned about the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. They have seen the evil of racism taken to a new, and compellingly visual, level. … Continue reading

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Adventist Preaching Interview

In May 2020 I had the privilege of interviewing with Christopher Findley, who moderates the Adventist Preaching Facebook group. I shared how I got started preaching and things that have helped me become a better preacher and pastor. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Can a pandemic shut down soul winning?

Can a pandemic shut down soul winning? Of course not!  Pastor John Bradshaw and the It Is Written team were ready to launch Hope Awakens, a city-wide evangelistic series in Indianapolis, Indiana this spring as part of the preparation for … Continue reading

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