Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
God has called every Seventh-day Adventist Church to be a transforming agent in its community, following the method of Jesus to bring help and hope through ministries of compassion in His name. Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the descriptive label for a wide range of public services provided by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In this booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department, your church can learn how to create an organized response to the needs in your local community.
Today many Christians are praying for revival. And we should be praying for revival. However, in the book Great Controversy we read that before the final outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurs, there will be a counterfeit revival that Satan will introduce to deceive the world. So how do we tell the difference between the false revival and the true? In this video Mark Finley answers this very question.
In this inspiring and scenic episode of a new series called "Talking Donkey," Jim Ayer and Janice Nelson point us to Scripture and share heart-warming stories showing the power of God in our world today! As you will be reminded, God has not changed. He is still the same God, and He cares for you!
The following is a growing collection of quotes from Ellen White’s writings, on cultural adaptations in witnessing. This is not a comprehensive collection, but still contains a wealth of inspiration. May God help us as we learn how to gently and meekly share the truth with those around us.
How welcoming is your church? Is it a safe and inviting place for visitors to come? How can you make it even more welcoming for strangers that might walk through the door? In this practical and relevant article from Ministry Magazine, Alan Parker breaks down five keys to help church members be more effective in their welcome and witness.
There is so much chaos in the world. How do we trust God amidst the crisis and confusion we find ourselves in? In this inspiring video, AWR's Cami Oetman shares an inspiring story from 9/11. She also shares how God is our friend and does not want us to fear in the midst of trouble! In this video episode Cami will share three keys she has learned to help us trust God in difficult times.
Up until now you may have considered yourself a fairly humble person. However, this short “Healthy Heart Challenge” is sure to challenge you in new ways, as you seek to go deeper in your walk with Christ. Remember, true revival can’t begin until we recognize how desperately we need Christ to change our hearts. Then as we fall broken at the foot of the Cross, surrendering our pride and self-sufficiency to Him, it is His joy to encircle us in the arms of His love, and make us new creatures that will display His glory!
In a stirring message, Sebastien Braxton challenges young people to step up to the plate and be the generation that will stand for the Lord. It's easy to get lost in the distractions of life, in the spiritual confusion that is taking over the world, but God has called us to rise up and be counted. This is a must-hear message for anyone who loves God's church.
If we are called to have Christ's character, what might that look like? This beautiful compilation from the Desire of Ages gives an inspiring overview of the character of Christ. As we gaze at Christ, we will be transformed into His image. Inspiration tells us, "Christ is sitting for His portrait in every disciple” (Desire of Ages, p. 827).
In this two minute short devotional nugget, Jill Morikone encourages us with what it means to walk in purity. For those that may be struggling, God is able to keep you from falling. Don’t fall for the lies of the enemy. Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but Christ comes to give us life and life more abundant!
Would you like to know how to pray more intelligently for those around you--those of other cultures, and religions? This beautiful booklet, compiled by Scott Griswold, gives some excellent and inspiring pointers. We pray you are encouraged to spend even more time on your knees.
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1