News for 2018

Project Impact Expands at Boise Valley Adventist School

August 22, 2018 / Melanie Lawson

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 goal, and impact, having a strong effect on someone. Project Impact is an activity started as a way to serve people and organizations right in the community and is an excellent opportunity to honor what God has called His people to do in the Great Commission of Matt. 28:16–20.

Northwest Pastor Attends Global Youth Leaders Congress

August 09, 2018

Steven Fonseca, youth pastor for the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., attended the Seventh-day Adventist Global Youth Leaders Congress, held in Kassel, Germany, from July 31 to Aug. 4. He joined approximately 1,600 other global Adventist youth leaders, including Ben Lundquist, Oregon Conference director for young adults, at the event which featured speakers such as Ty Gibson, Ted N.C. Wilson and David Asscherick.

Ten Times Wise in Clarkston

July 24, 2018 / Matthew Vixie

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, Wash., to help set up and teach members how to run this health expo.

Cougars, Vandals Meet on Common Ground

July 19, 2018 / Karri Walde

Each Friday evening you will find a group of university students from Washington State University (WSU) and University of Idaho (U of I) gathered for an evening of vegetarian home-cooked food and a Bible study discussion group.

Moscow (Idaho) Church associate pastor Natashia McVay and her husband, Marshall McVay, Moscow Church pastor, host, cook for and provide a surrogate home environment for several university students each Friday evening. The young people love to meet and share with each other and the pastors their questions, thoughts and life issues.

Sunset Lake Is a Summer Highlight for Blind Campers

July 18, 2018 / Katie Henderson

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 13 campers during a special week of blind camp at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash.

A week of camp is one of the highlights of Alan Bridgeford's summer. The Bothell, Wash., native has been blind since he was very young, but that doesn't stop him from participating in some of his favorite activities with his friends, such as zip lining and playing the accordion during the talent show.

The Giant Must Fall

July 18, 2018 / John Freedman

We all face giant, challenging issues sometime in our life. We face them personally and as families, as individual churches and as a worldwide movement, as citizens and as a country. 

Equality and Submission: Contradictory or Compatible?

July 17, 2018 / Martin Weber

Christology — the study of Christ — has suffered theological conflict throughout church history. Lately some Adventists have raised questions about who Jesus is in relation to God the Father. A few on the fringe even believe Christ was derived from God, just as Eve was created from Adam.

Such confused Christology revives the ancient heresy of Arianism: that Jesus, the divine Creator of this earth, was Himself created by the Father. It naturally follows that not only Jesus but women are inherently secondary and subservient: Christ to the Father and women to men.