Church Locations of the Global Survey Participants: What do These Data Mean? Part 2

Does a church’s location impact its outreach into the community—specifically to non-Adventists? Could it affect how Adventist church members interact with people outside the church walls, how they form friendships, and how much they serve in the community? Jesus mingled with people seen by the Pharisees and society as unclean. How does your local congregation…

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Are Adventists Happy and Grateful People?

The apostle Paul told us to rejoice always, in good times and difficult circumstances. Are we taking these words to heart? If so, does that make us happier and more grateful people? The Global Church Member Survey 2017–18 (2017–18 GCMS) asked multiple questions that assessed not only members’ emotional state (i.e., happiness) - but also…

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My Church and its Reputation in Community, Part 2

The apostle John depicted a scene about heaven in the book of Revelation that made one thing very clear: the people group in heaven will be as diverse as the world’s population. God asked us to partake in the creation of this beautiful picture. Being involved in the community through outreach activities is an important…

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Helping Each Other to Grow Spiritually

“When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn’t just join a local church because it’s a good habit for growing in spiritual maturity. He joins a local church because it’s the expression of what Christ has made him—a member of the body of Christ.” – Mark Dever Being a member of the Body of Christ…

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