Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Ce printemps, les églises hispanophones à travers l’Union de Columbia ont participé à l’un des moments forts du programme Vida GPS, avec une semaine organisée par la Division Nord-Américaine consacrée à une série sur l’évangélisation diffusée sur Internet et présentée par l’évangéliste Alejandro Bullón. En prélude à cet événement, les membres ont participé à des mois de formation coordonnée, de création et de soutien de petits groupes dans les maisons et les églises qui organiseraient éventuellement les réunions.
Editorial by Frank Bondurant
First Chronicles 12:32 mentions the tribe of Issachar who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (NIV). We need Issacharian pastors today who understand the trends and changes in our culture, and who will reach out to and engage people for Christ in relevant ways. Evangelism isn’t a set of skills you learn once and then are universally and always applicable. Evangelism isn’t static because people aren’t static. Our culture and communities aren’t static. They are constantly changing.
Story by Salena Featherstone
The Potomac Conference Takoma Academy (TA) STEM department is continuing to improve the quality of education and engagement for students. TA launched its inaugural Fundamentals of Engineering course this year. It is designed to provide students with real-world, 21st century skills to become successful engineers. The course provides an overview of the many engineering disciplines, principles, equations and competencies students need to be successful in their collegiate, internship and professional careers.
Story by Kettering College Staff
Kettering College conferred degrees and certificates to 270 students at the commencement ceremony on April 22, 2019, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center. This year’s ceremony featured Carl Wilkens, former head of Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, as the keynote speaker. In his address, he spoke of his time in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.
Don C. Schneider, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), passed away this morning, May 23, 2019, in Texas, where he was living with Marti, his wife and partner in ministry. He was 76.
Schneider served as NAD president for 10 years. He was elected to the office in 2000 at the General Conference Session in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to this, he served as Lake Union Conference president for almost six years.
Story by Tiffany Doss
Two Potomac Conference “Impact 2019: Camp Meeting Re-imagined” events will be held next month. This new camp meeting format allows for local pastors to help plan and organize area meetings, enabling the message and format to be tailored for each community.
Tidewater/Richmond AreaHampton Convention Center, Hampton, Va., June 8. English and Spanish venues at same location. For more information, visit www.pcsda.org.
The main speakers will be Barry Black, U.S. Senate chaplain, and Hermes Tavera Bueno, who pastors in the Greater New York Conference.