Native Ministries

Monte Church travels more than 150,000 miles every year to visit far-flung native groups.

There are 31 native churches or companies in the NPUC, with 1,489 members.

There are 15 annual native camp meetings across the Northwest and Canada.

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) is unique in its full-time approach to native ministry. The challenges of reaching native groups in the vast reaches of the Northwest are enormous. And once they are reached, the isolation can create difficulties for maintaining active church groups and native workers over time. Yet native members make up some of the staunchest parts of the Northwest Adventist mission.

To become a partner with Northwest native groups in seeking to better their lives, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Brian and Denise Bechthold

Leadership Training—Encouraged and trained each native worker in fulfilling their mission to native populations.

Native New Day Videos—Produced 13 of the planned 26 video lessons in the series. These award-winning videos have already been instrumental in winning many to the Adventist church.

Bible Workers—Helped to provide Bible workers specifically for the native populations within our local conferences.

Camp Meetings—Provided additional coordination and programming for native camp meetings, which is a tremendous boost, since many of these are conducted in remote areas.

Native New Day Videos—Additional funding has been committed to help complete this 26-part series of evangelistic videos targeted at native peoples.

Native New Health Series—We plan to produce a 13-part series of programs with videos and other components to help address the incredible needs of the native population to improve their health, as an entry point for other evangelism.

NAD Coordination—We will be working with North American Division leaders to increase coordination of the native work all across the NAD.

August 01, 2006 / Feature