Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
This is a podcast featuring Mark Finley in conversation with young adult GYC leaders, Shauna Chung and Esther Louw. In this inspiring interview, Mark Finley shares insights, gleaned from a life of ministry and evangelism, on how to live a consecrated Christian life. He answers questions such as: How do I know if my Christianity is genuine? What does surrender look like? What role do emotions play in my conversion experience? We pray you are blessed by this message.
This booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference, gives great tips of how to work effectively through each of the avenues of influence within your church including: Personal Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Sabbath School Ministries, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Publishing Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Men’s Ministries, and more. (35 pages)
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).
Have you ever wondered what mission might look like as primarily a divine endeavor? What would it look like if the main agenda, the only real agenda, was to pray, and then to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading? What would it look like to do something so simple and yet so full of faith in God that it might seem radical and insane to all those watching? Watch this video and find out.
If you want to study the Bible in a deeper way and discover how beautiful and fascinating the Bible really is, preparation is key. In this video Chris shares five important steps you should take before you begin to work with the text. This is part 2 in 3 part series.
Faith and optimism—two simple words that can change you, your church, and your future. A positive, healthy attitude based on hope and faith is the number one human ingredient in church growth. In this inspiring article produced by Ministry Magazine (Dec. 2012), author and pastor Joseph Kidder shares real life examples that will challenge your thinking paradigm in leadership.
The following audio series, given by Anthony Baca, will help eager students learn the basics of how to study the Bible. Anthony is a teacher at the Souls West program in the Pacific Union Conference.
The Bible is not just the most important, but also the most beautiful and fascinating book ever written! Don’t believe it? Haven’t experienced it? But you’d like to? Check out this first video in a fascinating series of lessons, and discover three essential attitudes that will help you study the Bible in a deeper way. You can experience the amazing beauty and depth of this masterpiece!
You and your spouse are invited to participate for the first time (or a repeat time) with the 40-day Marriage Revival Challenge! As you join this unique relationship challenge, you and your spouse will embark on an incredible journey to spiritual revival in your marriage. Whether your marriage is strong or challenged, a commitment to pray together for five minutes a day for 40 days will fuel your passion for God and for each other in ways you can't imagine. Sign up to be part of this daily challenge, or to review what has already been shared. Event led and coordinated by Randy Maxwell.
As the year progresses, opportunities come and go for us to reach out to those around us. Is God calling you to take these opportunities, and your faith, a step further? Maybe you have considered inviting them to study the Bible, but are unsure as to how to begin that process. Mark Howard, director of Emmanuel Institute of Evangelism, breaks down the basics in this short video.
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