Momentous Training Session Launches Program

March 01, 2010 | Jay Wintermeyer

Fifty-three people gathered Monday, Jan. 11 at the Spokane Valley (Wash.) Adventist Church for a momentous occasion — the first-ever Upper Columbia Conference Bible worker, coordinator training.

The training session for pastors and the new Bible worker coordinators marks the first step the conference is taking in the new Share the Life initiative. Bible worker coordinators are a core component of Share the Life, UCC’s evangelism initiative. These coordinators work with area pastors to form member outreach teams, building relationships with seekers and sharing Jesus with them.

Launched late in 2009, Share the Life is a new way of looking at evangelism outreach. Rather than only focusing on public evangelism, Share the Life is allocating resources to train and equip members to live a lifestyle of Christian outreach. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage members to rediscover a passionate relationship with Christ and share that experience with others.

Bob Folkenberg Jr., UCC president, says, “There is no such thing as a non-witnessing Christian. A Christian is a disciple of Christ, and a disciple of Christ is called to share. We are called to lead others into a passionate lifestyle of evangelism and that’s what Share the Life is about.”

To personally take part in Share the Life, visit or call Dave Livermore at (509) 838-2761.