September 2018


Public Evangelism Is Alive and Well

Several years ago, my wife and I had the privilege to plant a new church in Tulsa, Okla. I freely admit we had no idea what we were doing. We didn’t just want to plant another church, but a church...



Review: 'End-Time Events and The Last Generation'

One of the marks of a healthy organization is its ability to identify and address different viewpoints within its ranks. Author George Knight has made a career of documenting our denomination’s...


Just Like Jesus

The Law

Sin is choosing to go my way rather than God’s way.

Sin is living like I know better.

Sin is “me first.”

Sin is separation from God and His will.

Sin is a symptom...



Dysfunctional Self-Sufficiency

Recently I watched a TED Talk during which organizational consultant Yves Morieux discusses the lack of positive change in organizations. In my estimation that includes churches. He suggests the...


Reading Ellen White Isn't Bible Study

A newly baptized Adventist phoned our home, distraught about a Bible study promoted in her church’s bulletin. She brought her Bible but discovered they were studying Ellen White’s Early...



Entrenamiento del Discipulado en Alaska

El Campamento Pionero, en Palmer, Alaska, proporcionó el fondo perfecto para la más reciente sesión de entrenamiento para el discipulado de la Iglesia Hispana de Anchorage. En... More

Soul Matters

Most people experience pain, stress, anxiety and confusion when entering a hospital. Let’s face it: No one really wants to be in a hospital. We would much rather experience health and vitality... More

Youth Lead Sabbath at Eagle River Church

Youth led worship their way on May 5, 2018, at the Eagle River Church in Eagle River, Alaska. Every aspect of the Sabbath was directed by a young person, and they eagerly embraced the task of taking... More

Project Impact Expands at Boise Valley Adventist School

For several years, Project Impact has been synonymous with Idaho's Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS). It is comprised of two words — project, a collaborative effort to achieve a... More

Roundup Church RIDEs into the 4th of July

Finally, after the hail, the rain and the floods, there was a reason to celebrate in Roundup, Mont. Every year the city celebrates the 4th of July with a big party called RIDE: or the Roundup... More

Roundup Church Spreads God's Vision

On May 24, 2018, the Roundup (Mont.) Church sponsored a Better Vision Better Hope free mobile vision clinic. This was a vision of the church ever since the Montana Camp Meeting in 2017. The event was... More

Spring Cleanup in Roundup

Montana is a beautiful state. For a few hours on June 8, 2018, the Roundup Church in Montana took a small step in making it just a little better. Fourteen church members gathered to clean a portion... More

Roundup Church Spreads Mission Throughout Community

Spring and summer months brought a flurry of active ministry opportunities to the Roundup (Mont.) Church. On May 24, 2018, the church sponsored a Better Vision Better Hope free mobile vision... More

First Project Completed at MEA With Matching Grant

On April 20, the Adventist Education Foundation (AEF) board voted to pledge up to $100,000 for maintenance projects and campus improvements at Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont., if the... More

Sandy Church Joins the Sandy Mountain Parade, Festival

On July 12, 2018, the Sandy (Ore.) Church continued its tradition of participating in the Sandy Mountain Parade. The church entered the parade with a float portraying the church's mission... More

Milo Launches Farm Stand

There is a new landmark on the Milo Academy campus in Days Creek, Ore. When you cross our iconic covered bridge to spend time with us, you will see the new Milo Market farm stand sitting in the... More

What Camp Meeting Is All About

Camp meeting. It was never really about camping. Through the years, thousands of God’s children have Come to Meeting with pup-tents, family tents, funny little bicycle tents,... More

Big Lake Opens PCT Welcome Center

It began with a simple request, “Could I have a drink of water?” That progressed to, “Is there a chance I can wash my clothes here?” ... “Any chance for a shower?... More

UCA Begins Internship Program

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., will be adding a required internship for all juniors beginning with the 2018–2019 school year. Students will be released from regular schoolwork... More

Upper Columbia Conference Welcomes New President

Minner Labrador Jr. joined the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) team as president in June 2018. His road to the Northwest began years ago in New Jersey. “Soon after I was married, I had a... More

Pathfinders 'Come to the Table'

"Come to the table. Come join the sinners who have been redeemed. Take your place beside the Savior. Sit down and be set free. Come to the table" (lyrics by Sidewalk Prophets). In May... More

Spokane Central Hosts Summer Camps at Discovery Junction

“What can I do this summer?” is a question some kids ask when school ends and the first empty days are over. Neighborhood children around the Spokane (Wash.) Central Church were offered a... More

Ten Times Wise in Clarkston

Are you wise? Some of us can be wise in our own eyes, but Ten Times Wiser was a program that taught us to be wise in our health. John and Lisa Quade, the authors of Ten Times Wiser, came to Clarkston... More

2018 Business Graduate Gives Back to Field That Gave Her So Much

Yara Fernandez has her eyes set on giving back to the field of health care. After having three major surgeries as a child, she is determined to help people in need of health care as she once was.... More

SIDEBAR: Freshmen Get Jump-Start on College Success

To get college life started off on the right foot, WWU freshmen have the opportunity to be a part of JumpStart the week of Sept. 16–22. JumpStart is a week full of events and programs designed... More

Poulsbo Pastor Ordained

Family, friends, western Washington pastors and Washington Conference leaders filled the pews of the Poulsbo Church to support and celebrate the ordination of Ryan Rogers, Poulsbo Church pastor,... More

Three Samoan Churches Host Youth Revival

Tacoma (Wash.) Samoa-Tokelau, Samoan Southside (Tacoma) and Des Moines (Wash.) Samoan church members gathered together for a two-week Youth Revival series, May 13–24, 2018, under the direction... More

Nurturing the Camp Meeting Experience

The guest services phone line rang consistently before and during Washington Adventist Camp Meeting with requests for lodging and general camp meeting information. Days before camp meeting started,... More

Sunset Lake Is a Summer Highlight for Blind Campers

What if camp was the only place you could really reconnect with your friends? What if you made lifelong friends with your fellow campers during that one week of camp? This is what it’s like for... More