Are young people involved in decision-making in your local church? In this blog, we will examine youth and young people's involvement in decision-making in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD), as well as the youth leadership development programs at various levels of church leadership. Are young people in the SSD valued, and are they being prepared to take over as leaders of the next generation? Let's find out.
In Matthew 22:37-39 KJV, Jesus said to a lawyer, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” In this week’s blog, we will examine how the Inter-American Division (IAD) takes this command to heart, and the impact these actions have on the generational church.
What pictures do you have in mind when you hear about Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong? Do you think about your favorite Asian dish, books you’ve read, or your dream trip to see the colorful mosaics of various cultures? Today's blog will tell you about some challenges the Church and our fellow believers in the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) face in their spiritual journey.
Did you know that the General Conference organizes and promotes several global initiatives? These initiatives are designed to encourage and grow the faith of members, as well as reach others with the good news of the hope that can be found in Jesus. While you may be aware of some of these programs and initiatives, have you ever wondered how they function in your part of the world and how impactful they are around the world? This week, we will examine the impact of some of the General Conference programs on the East-Central Africa Division of the world Church. 
Throughout Scripture, various characteristics of God are revealed. God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, could have made us all like robots, programmed to love and obey Him without any choice. However, the Triune God created mankind with the freedom to choose; His desire was that we choose to come into a relationship with Him and get to know Him personally as our gracious, loving, and communal God. As Adventists, we believe that the 28 Fundamental Beliefs point us towards God and help us understand better His loving, gracious nature. How do church members in Europe feel about God? Today we are examining research data from the ESD, EUD, and TED.
In our previous blog we looked at the Hope Channel viewer trends globally. Today we like to explore research data from Novo Tempo - a version of Hope Channel in the South American Division.  
Have you ever wondered what other people like to watch on Hope Channel? Do you have a favorite Show? Today we are looking at research data from the viewer survey that was conducted in connection with the Hope Channel evaluation.  
Teachers play a significant role in our children's lives. In many ways, they take the place of authority over us, the parents. Phrases like “…but that is not what my teacher said” or ”… but that is not how my teacher does it” make us very aware of it. Ellen White states in Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 191, "Every teacher who has to do with the education of young students should remember that children are affected by the atmosphere that surrounds the teacher, whether it be pleasant or unpleasant..." Today we are taking a closer look at some research findings about the Mission of Adventist schools and their teachers in the North American Division (NAD).
Man holding sign: I follow Jesus.
The thorough knowledge of Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him are crucial aspects for developing a strong spiritual life. The Bible tells us in John 15:5 KJV, "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." Jesus is the reason for one's spiritual growth. Without Him, we do accomplish nothing. How do Adventists around the world experience their relationship with Christ? Are they committed to Him? Do they feel closer to Jesus since they decided to follow Him? Today we will explore research findings on this subject.  
How much time do you spend with other church members? Do you have real relationships inside your local church? How much are you involved with the care of others? Do you feel cared for by others in your church? Social ties inside the church are very vital for the growth of a congregation. Jesus said in John 13:35 KJV, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.” Let us take a look at how church members around the world feel about this aspect of their lives.
Many Adventist church members worldwide have heard of Ellen G. White and her writings. The Seventh-day Adventist Church teaches that she was a prophet who received visions by God and that her writings were a result of such divine inspiration. Do Adventist church members believe that Ellen G. White was a prophet? Do they believe that her writings are a result of the spiritual gift of prophecy? Today's blog in her Birthday month will answer some of these questions.
Did you attend an Adventist school when you were a child? Do your children attend an Adventist school? Adventist education has a mission “to enable learners to develop a life of faith in God, and to use their knowledge, skills, and understandings to serve God and humanity.” It prepares students to be a blessing to their communities now and to be citizens of the eternal kingdom of God. How do you feel about Adventist Education? Today we are looking at findings on this subject.
I am positive that every Adventist church member has an opinion on what a great pastor entails. How would you describe the ideal pastor? Paul gave some criteria in 1 Timothy 3 how a church leader should act and behave in order to be qualified to lead others. What do you think are important qualities and skills a pastor should possess? Today we explore some findings on how church members worldwide value specific pastoral skills and areas of competence.   
Pastors and other church leaders have a special God-given responsibility to lead their churches in a way that consistently points to Jesus. Admittedly, such leaders are human and cannot lead perfectly in this sinful world. How is their leadership perceived by the congregation? Today we examine findings in regards to pastors and local church leadership. 
The Bible tells us that the Sabbath is a gift from God to us. In Mark 2:27 KJV, Jesus said: "...The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.”  How do Adventists around the world feel about this gift? Do they see it as a blessing or has it become a burden? Let's explore some findings about this subject.  
How often have you received a visit from your Pastor? Do you visit other church members? Do you enjoy spending time with other church members? Maybe you study the Bible together or maybe you just enjoy each other's company? Showing a real interest in another person's situation can help to create relationships within the church and make us stronger. Today's blog will examine findings from the Global Church Member regards to church member visitation.
What is the most effective way to reach people for Christ? I am certain a list of answers will compile entailing Small-group Bible study, fellowship with neighbors and friends, canvassing, community outreach projects, and more, depending on who we are asking. With so many possible answers, is there a most effective way or technique? Today's blog examines findings from the 2017-18 Global Church Member Survey regarding "Christ's method."  
Is your local church a warm, welcoming, and inclusive place where everyone can feel home? Are you involved in creating barriers between people or are you involved in removing such barriers in your local church? Can everyone who chooses to be part of your church be an active member of your church community? In Proverbs 31:8-9, we are called to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."  How are we doing in this area of ministry? Today we are looking at findings from the Global Church Member Survey in regards to those who have special needs.
Spiritual habits, such as regular Bible reading, personal prayers, devotions, witnessing, etc., are essential in becoming more like Jesus. However, it is the application of spiritual principles we learn that matters. How do Adventist young people do in this area? Today we examine some findings of the 2017-18 Global Church Member Survey and focus on the age groups of Adolescents and Young adults.
When it comes to the topic of salvation, Fundamental Belief No.10 states clearly that the Seventh-day Adventist church believes that the gift of salvation is given through faith in Jesus Christ. One might raise the question if this belief is internalized and fully understood by all church members, especially the young people. Today's blog examines findings regarding this important subject. We are looking at a study conducted at the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee and research data from the young people sample of the Global Church Member Survey 2017-18.
Today we examine trends and specific factors that influence young people as they look forward to a lifetime commitment to the Church. Are there specific things we could do to keep our young people from leaving the Church? Let's explore the findings of a study that was conducted at the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee.   
Many Adventist church members are familiar with the 28 Fundamental Beliefs. This beliefs address all aspects of life and how followers of Christ are called to act in harmony with biblical principles. But how do they feel regarding healthy living when it comes to the area of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and the irresponsible use of drugs and narcotics? 
Adventists are well known for their emphasis on health. In fact, health is built into the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Fundamental Beliefs. Ellen G. White wrote extensively on this topic. The fields of Medicine and Science both have proven that a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of heart diseases and other lifestyle-related diseases (e.g., Type 2 Diabetes) significantly. While many Adventists are familiar with this fundamental belief, are they applying this principle to your daily life? Do they truly believe that their body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?
In this world of technology access to Bible study plans, Sabbath School quarterlies, devotionals, and other faith growing opportunities is only a button click away. It is easy to listen to the Bible while driving in the car or to study the Sabbath School quarterly as waiting for the bus. While many church members have access to such resources through their phone or other mobile device, researchers questioned if they use these resources to grow their faith. In today's blog we are looking at data regarding the usage of mobile devices and faith growing activities.
Mothers. Where would we be without them? The obvious answer is, “We wouldn’t exist!” But in a deeper sense, mothers do so much more than merely give us life. They have the potential to shape and mold us, crafting us into the people we become. Even more, research continues to point to the central role that mothers play in the spiritual formation of their children.
Do you read or respond to social media? How do you feel about Adventist social media? Do you read it? Do you respond to it? How about other Christian social media? Do you use these resources? Today's blog is examining exactly these kind of questions. Are you curious how Adventists around the world answer these questions?
Throughout His ministry, Jesus served His Father by loving and caring for those in need. Do you love others like Jesus did? What practical applications does your faith have? How does your relationship with Christ impact your life and your surroundings? Let's see how Adventists around the world feel regarding the practical application of their faith?
How do you learn about the current mission projects for the mission offering? Do you check your Sabbath School Study Guide to find out information about the current mission project? Or do you enjoy watching the Mission Spotlight? Today's blog will discover how Adventist church members learn about the mission offering in their locale church.
What is your image of God? Do you see him as a distant God? Someone who reigns in heaven and demands obedience? Or do you think of God as your friend? Someone who wants to have a relationship with you and cares about you deeply? In today's blog, we are looking at global trends and views on our relationship with God.
Ephesians 2:8  (ESV) says: "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." Do you truly believe that you are saved by receiving the gift of salvation, given through Jesus? Do you believe that you have to do something to earn that salvation or do you seek to deserve it? Our blog today will examine global views and beliefs on several aspects of salvation.
Is prayer important to you? Do you believe in the power of prayer? Is personal prayer part of your daily life? 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIRV) says: "But they make themselves low in my sight. They pray and look to me. And they turn from their evil ways. Then I will listen to them from heaven. I will forgive their sin. And I will heal their land. After all, they are my people." Let us find out how important prayer is to our Adventist church members.    
Pastors are regular people serving God in their personality and leadership style. What leadership style does your pastor have? Have you ever wondered if your pastor's leadership style fits your local church needs? Today's blog looks at pastors' leadership styles and their impact on church health.
Church buildings and congregations come in all shapes and sizes. What does your church look like? Do you attend a smaller congregation or a larger congregation? Are you satisfied with your local church? Today's blog looks at different church sizes and explores the impact of church size on church life and satisfaction.
Have you ever wondered if Family Worship is still a priority in Adventist families? We get so busy in our family life. Do we take the time to share Jesus with our kids outside of church and Sabbath school? Do we share with them how God helped us during challenges that were placed in our way? The Bible tells us in Matthew 18:20 (NIV):"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Let's take a look and find out how important Family Worship is in our Adventist families.  
When you think about someone who influenced your faith development who do you think of?  Do you think of a family member or a friend?  Do you remember having conversations about your faith with your parents or your children? Adventist homes can be spiritually vibrant places that nurture people and their faith development. Is your home such a place? 
Ellen G. White’s writings are our legacy and still essential to the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her writings shed light on the Bible and provide many benefits for growing in our relationship with Jesus. Do Adventist church members value her writings? Do they read her works? Do they apply to their daily lives what they learn from her writings? Today's blog in her Birthday month will answer some of these questions.  
To see young people involved in church life and ministries is one of the most desired goals of any Christian church. Young people bring life and hope to religious communities. 40% off all survey respondents in the 2018 Global Church Member Survey were young Adventists.Having this interesting group participate, helped us learn more about their involvement in church life and ministry.
Are church members really missed, when they don't attend church? How long does it take before we are realizing when a person is no longer attending church? I admit I sit in the same row every Sabbath morning and I do notice when someone is missing in the row before me or behind me, but I don't really know who is missing in the rows farther behind me. Church attendance numbers are important because the people behind these numbers are the most important and valued in God's eyes.
Have you ever wondered when Jesus will come again? As Adventists, we study Daniel and Revelation. We talk about the signs of time and end-time prophecies. Does this knowledge affect your daily life? Do you feel an urgency to prepare for His coming, or do you live life to the fullest, not even thinking about it? Today's blog will examine some of these questions. 
What are your thoughts regarding the Second Coming of Jesus? As Seventh-day Adventists we believe that Jesus will come again, but how soon? How do Adventist church members around the globe feel about the Second Coming of Jesus. Are they anticipating His Return in their lifetime? Do you believe He will come soon?  
Have you ever wondered, if your commitment to Adventist education is really worth it? As Adventist parents, we want the best for our children's development physically and spiritually. When we look at Adventist education, are there measurable benefits for our children, besides receiving an education? Today's blogs will answer some of these questions. 
Do Adventists build strong relationships within their families? Do they attend or facilitate religious activities? What does the data from the 2018 Global Church Member Survey tell us about our Adventist families?
You may have been ask what generation  Adventist you are and how large your congregation is that you attend, but have you ever wondered about the average size of an Adventist church congregation on the global level? We are a worldwide Church and thanks to the Meta-Analysis Report, which is now available online, we can answer questions on many aspects of our church life. Today's blog focuses on the report and how it can be useful to leaders and you.
The concept of the Trinity has long been debated and can be confusing at times. Today's blog looks at data that shows how current Adventists relate to and understand this subject.
God created the heavens and the earth. Did He really do that in six literal days? Today's blog compares data from 2013 to the newest data collected in 2018 on how Adventist view the concept of creation.
A couple of months ago, the General Conference hosted the 2019 Nurture and Retention Summit – gathering over 100 church leaders from around the world to discuss issues related to retaining and nurturing Adventist church members. This blog is especially looking at the importance of "Building Healthy Relationships with Members and Former Members", which was the title of Dr. David Trim's presentation.
How much are Adventists involved in their churches? Are they participating in outreach activities? Are they active in their communities? 
Are Adventist church members satisfied with their local churches? Are they committed to the Adventist Church?
So, do Adventists drink alcohol or smoke tobacco? And why shouldn't they? In honor of World No Tobacco Day this blog examines fresh data on tobacco and alcohol consumption from a global survey of Adventist church members. 
In view of Mother's day, we look at church members worldwide and their relationship with their parents in light of new data from a 2018 survey. 


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