One Family, United in the Lord
Judy Klein | Communications | August 1, 2022
WILSON, MI—Life-changing decisions take time. Al and Angel Nelson, and their sons, Justin and Anthony Cary, were recently baptized as the result of six years of study, growth, and mentorship.
The Front Lines
Craig Harris | Director, Club Ministries | August 1, 2022
Have you ever been on the front lines of a ministry where you field challenging questions of faith, failings and fulfillment? Have you opened yourself to new, sometimes uncomfortable situations, yet find that you have grown to more fully understand your purpose as a Christian through those circumstances?
Adelphian Junior Academy and Evangelism
Kristin Wittenbach | Holly Church Member | August 1, 2022
“The head and not the tail.” Pastor Daniel Ferraz says this motto, drawn from Deuteronomy 28 , underlines the whole purpose of Adelphian Junior Academy (AJA), the school associated with the Holly church. It highlights the renewed efforts of both the church and school to reach the community.
Reformation Youth Tour
Judy Klein | Communications | May 4, 2022
A small group of Michigan youth, led by Chad Bernard, Youth director for the Michigan Conference, traveled to Europe for a Reformation Tour, March 20-27, 2022...
Oakwood Read-a-thon: Fifth Grader Spearheads Fundraiser after Water Main Bursts
Teressa O'Donnell | Oakwood, MI | May 3, 2022
Seventeen of the 29 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade chose to participate in the read-a-thon...
How to Win Souls in your Living Room
Judy Klein | Communications | May 1, 2022
Small groups are an evangelism opportunity that doesn't require a campaign...
Sharing Hope in Bolivia
Seth Roberts | Associate Literature Ministries Director | May 1, 2022
I was in the middle of South America, accompanying a student literature evangelist (LE) who didn’t speak English, and being transported from street to street by a driver who I could only communicate directions to using hand signals. ..
A Dusty Saxophone and Adventist Education
Jeremy Hall | Education Superintendent | May 1, 2022
I have, to a degree, taken for granted the beautiful truths we hold as Seventh-day Adventists...
A New Idea Sparks Change
Judy Klein | Communication | April 1, 2022
Jim Micheff | President | April 1, 2022
Pastors' Reflection on Recent Ministerial Retreat
Diaz and Morgan | Pastors, MI Conf. | April 1, 2022
Man Camp: Fighting like Jesus
Braden Kunkel | Cadillac SDA Church
Experience Man Camp through the eyes of an eleven year old attendee!
Raymond Waller | Elder, Vassar SDA | March 1, 2022
Adventists may be the only large Christian group well positioned to speak on the inherent dangers of [alcohol and marijuana].
Thirty Two Years of Trial & How It Finally Ended
Judy Klein | March 1, 2022
Poole went to trial believing he would walk away a free man. Instead, on June 6, 1989, he was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Knowing the Time
Justin Ringstaff | March 1, 2022
Knowing the time can be the difference between eternal life and eternal loss.
Winning the Battle Against Doubt
Joel Nephew | February 1, 2022
After the game, a sportswriter asked, "What if you missed? What if you failed?"... "You know," he said, "I never thought of that."
Harbor of Hope: How One Church Lived Up to Their Name
Judy Klein | February 1, 2022
Every time the colporteurs identified themselves as Adventists, people lit up with recognition, “because they knew where the church was." Would your community be able to say the same?
The Mission Field Comes to Ann Arbor
Karen Yang | February 1, 2022
The Afghani refugee families were exasperated, trying to keep their children occupied for a month or two, with nothing for little ones to do in a cramped hotel room...
Would the Community Notice Your Absence?
Vickie Trombley | February 1, 2022
If your church disappeared today, would anyone other than the church members even notice?
The Turning Point
Judy Klein | January 1, 2022
On September 11, 2021, Dave Fowler was baptized at the Kalamazoo church. Fowler had been involved with the church for four years, but chose to be baptized only after a series of events showed him that the church he needed to be part of was the Adventist church...
Refugee and Immigrant Ministries
Judy Klein | January 1, 2022
Michigan is a hub for immigrants and refugees. Dearborn is home to a large Arab population, a number of Burmese have resettled in Grand Rapids, and a cluster of Laotian refugees live in Holland. With these large people groups comes a unique opportunity: instead of going to other countries, the mission field comes to us...
Jim Micheff | January 1, 2022
We give gifts for all kinds of occasions… birthdays, welcomes, farewells, weddings, baby showers, retirements, graduations, Christmas, and sometimes for no special occasion… just because! Of all the gifts you have personally received, is there any one gift that stands out in your memory? There is for me, but ironically, I didn’t receive it or give it...