As part of the 2018 Global Church Member Survey (GCMS), church members around the world were asked about their diet...what did they say?
To what extent do Adventist Church members embrace the Health Message? 
As a church, it is time to remove the stigma associated with mental illness. 
Do SDA church members embrace the Sanctuary doctrine? Moreover, do they truly understand it? 
Unfortunately, there has been a decline in the number of church members engaging in family worship over the last five years...
Consider the importance of Sabbath School preparation and participation: are SDA church members taking advantage of this opportunity for spiritual growth? 
Today, we look at more data from the Global Church Member questions about one key SDA Fundamental Belief: the state of the dead. 
In comparison to other Christian denominations, Adventists have a unique perspective on death. Most other denominations believe that a person—or at least their soul—goes to heaven when they die. What do Adventist believe? And to what degree do church members worldwide understand and embrace this belief? 
The seventh-day Sabbath is one of the key pillars of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is one of the beliefs that sets it apart from other Protestant denominations. What do SDA church members worldwide report about their experience with the Sabbath? To what degree do they embrace this fundamental belief? 
If Christ is a central part of our lives, then celebrating Christmas is an extension of that relationship and a celebration of the beginning of Christ’s earthly mission.
This week we look at some fresh data from the 2017-18 Global Church Member Survey! What do SDA church members worldwide say about their Bible reading and devotional practices? 
The Global Church Member Survey (GCMS 2017-18) commissioned by the General Conference examined various aspects of members’ experiences within the Adventist church. One area that was surveyed was exposure to EGW/the Spirit of Prophecy. What does the latest GCMS data tell us about access and exposure to the work of EGW within our large SDA community? 
A 2014 report titled Leaving the Church examined different elements of former Adventists’ relationship with and departure from the Church. According to this study, almost two thirds (63.5%) of respondents left the church when they were young adults.What can be done about this alarming trend?
What percentage of SDA Church funds come from tithe? How has this number changed over the last five years? How much has it fluctuated since 1870? Today, we look at an encouraging trend in tithe-giving with the help of the recently published  2018 Annual Statistical Report. 
Whenever we seek to reach those who are part of another culture or faith, it is vital that we follow Christ’s example of meeting people exactly where they are before bringing them to faith. A recent presentation by Greg Whitsett (director of the Center of East Asian Religions and Traditions) examined ways to do just that when working in a Buddhist society.
As Seventh-day Adventists, we have placed all of our bets on Jesus’s second coming... Given how much attention, talk, and planning go into this effort of reaching the whole world we must ask ourselves—how are we actually doing?
In a previous blog we examined factors that motivate people to give to church missions. However, one might ask, what are the barriers that prevent members from giving?
While most Christians would likely say that their faith has nothing in common with Islam, the truth is there are some commonalities.
There’s no doubt about it: education is often an indicator of the trajectory one’s life will take. As Reggie McNeal writes in his book Kingdom Come: “...No other endeavor covers as much of the human landscape as education. 
When the rubber meets the road, how do church members perceive their pastor is doing when it comes to these traits? Is he or she demonstrating the characteristics of a “good” pastor?
Adventists have a unique model of ministry. They use many methods – including those outside the four walls of the church – to bring new members to Adventism and win hearts for the Lord.
Can a local church prevent the loss of young people and ensure that they feel more connected to church?
Health is a blessing of which few appreciate the value. . . . Life is a holy trust, which God alone can enable us to keep, and to use to His glory.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? – 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)
Smart phones and social media expand our universe.  We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever. - Daniel Goleman
While some of us may dislike them, rules are a necessary part of life. Social rules keep us from talking with our mouth full, eating spaghetti with our hands, or using obscene gestures when talking to others. Governmental rules
If you were asked to recall the pinnacle of your walk with Christ – the moment your heart was set ablaze for Him – what would come to your mind? Perhaps you would think of the moment you felt the Holy Spirit tugging at you, and


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