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Columbia, MD 21045
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How We Serve
Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) casts a vision that helps lay people see themselves as active participants in the Gospel Commission. The mission is to inspire and train professionals and private sector business people to integrate their vocations with the gospel and ministry. Thus the motto “Sharing Christ in the Marketplace.” Committed members are involved in many endeavors which support the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
From its inception in 1947 in Grand Rapids, Mich., ASI members have recognized that their talents are given them by God. The membership totals nearly 1,000 and includes men and women from businesses, professions, and supporting ministries, all working together to “tell the world.” ASI affords a unique opportunity for fellowship and support—local rallies, chapter meetings, and the annual convention where experiences are shared and spirits raised by testimonies from ordinary people who witness in powerful ways as they reach people for Christ.
ASI has been at the forefront of evangelistic efforts, including the Youth for Jesus program and the Youth Evangelism Initiative. ASI is also project-oriented with some 40 ventures supported each year by the convention offering; and in the development of programs such as the New Beginnings DVD series which has taken the story of Jesus to all corners of the world, Sow 1 Billion, and the Ellen White Internet Book Project.
For many, the annual international convention is the highlight of the year. ASI celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2007.
Look for additional information about ASI, its history, vision, and full membership details on the web at www.asiministries.org.
ASI Spring Meetings Introduce Others to Sabbath, Attracts Community LeadersBy Taashi Rowe
Under the theme “In Times Like These We Need a Savior,” the Columbia Union chapter of Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) recently met for their spring meetings. Held at Allegheny East Conference’s Liberty church in Baltimore, the meetings featured speakers G. Edward Reid, stewardship director for the North American Division and Robert Wallace, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc.
The two days were packed with information and inspiration to keep members focused on their ultimate goal of sharing Christ in the marketplace.
“The concerns that ASI leaders have this year were more grave than ever before, but members will never stop looking to Jesus, never stop sharing Christ, and never give up,” promises seven-term chapter president Denise Hayden.
As a way of meeting that goal, ASI members and friends distributed more than 500 invitations to the meetings around the neighborhood. They also invited local Christian businesses to set up booths in their exhibit hall. Four businesses responded to the call bringing the number of exhibits to 20.
After hearing Reid's prophetic presentation on Sabbath morning, two visitors responded to an altar call and asked Liberty pastor Melvyn E. Hayden for more information on the Sabbath.
Hayden said another highlight of the meeting was its Circle of Ministry where chapter members can fellowship and network.
“There were more than 80 in attendance wanting to be inspired to do God's work,” she said. “This year it brought together inspiring revelations of how God has used simple business methods and friendship to share Christ in the marketplace.”
United States Congressman Elijah E. Cummings also spoke at the meetings and deputy mayor Salima Siler Marriott presented the chapter with a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Baltimore.
The offering collected at the meetings will go to assist in the funding of 10 projects.
The meetings were recorded by American Christian Ministries and are available by calling (800) 233-4450 or visiting AmericanChristianMinistries.org.
This year’s national ASI convention will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, August 5-8. For more information visit asiministries.org.