Pastors from the Mountain View Conference pray during the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism event. Photograph by Brian Tagalog

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Brian Tagalog

Historically, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has relied heavily on old-style revival efforts, prophecy seminars in public spaces and other traditional forms of evangelism. In the last 20 years, popular speakers have transmitted their sermons to local churches via satellite—all to share the unique Seventh-day Adventist message.

Lorene Watkins, Mt. Olivet’s Relationship Ministries leader, gives a high five to a fifth-grader from a local public school who played the “Superman” defendant during a mock trial. Photo by April Saul

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

When the Mt. Olivet church in Camden, N.J., adopted their neighborhood school—H. B. Wilson Elementary—they wanted to make a difference. One recent initiative was a “mock” trial, designed to teach students about the judicial system and bring awareness to the seriousness of crime.

Petra and William Dodge, members of the Roanoke church, show their gratitude to those who helped them reach their goal of raising $1,000 to buy and donate shoes for the Roanoke Area Ministries House.

Story by Tiffany Doss

Petra Dodge, a 6-year-old girl from Potomac Conference's Roanoke (Va.) church, felt inspired to help homeless people after fellow church members committed to distribute lunches once a month.