Reported by Alphonso McCarthy, VP for Multi-cultural and African-American work, North Pacific Union Conference
The Regional churches of the North Pacific Union Conference have laid active soul winning plans for 2008-2009. The work in our Union includes:
- Pastors – 13
- Churches/Congregations – 12
- Bible Studies – 650
- Reaping Meetings – 38
- Baptism Goal – 515
Here is a list by conference and church:
Alaska Conference 2008/2009
Reaping Meeting – March 8-15 – 9 Baptisms
Three Week Fall Reaping Meeting – Sept. 13-Oct. 4 – Evangelist- Corlis Blake goal: 70 Baptisms
Youth Revival-November 2008
Two Week Winter Reaping Meeting – November/December Pastor Errol Staddart – Goal 11 Baptisms
On-going Evangelistic Programs:
Women’s Bible Class
Youth Bible Studies-30 attending – goal 10 Baptisms
Men’s outreach Bible and Literature Program – goal: 7 Baptisms
Community Outreach: Pantry Ministry – feed 40 families weekly – goal 5 baptisms
Sharon SDA Church
Evangelistic Crusade – May 23-June 14 – Dr. Raiford Woods & Pastor David King
Reaping Meeting – September 3-6 – Dr. Ron Smith
Week of Prayer – Sept. 21-27 – Pastor Roger Hernandez
Community Outreach – Sept. 4-Nov. 20 – Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University)
Evangelistic Crusade – April 5-25 – Pastor/Evangelist – Joseph Grider
Youth Evangelistic Crusade/Concert – August 2-5 – Minister Fred, Youth Evangelist
Your Bible Speaks
Visitation Program/Bible Studies
YBS has a number of new families who are attending the church. The Pastor and Bible Workers will work closely with these new families as well as other members preparing them to give Bible studies, how to witness door to door, and how to mentor members once they join the church. Member Training was one of the areas identified in the Personal Ministries Planning Session held earlier this month.
Visitation: Missing members Outreach Program (Reclaiming Ministry).
Sick and shut-in Ministry
Community questionnaire to ascertain the needs of individuals and families surrounding the church
Evangelism: Provide training for members related to “Friendship Evangelism” in light of a Commission Culture. Long-term Goal is to operate as an Evangelistic Center
Begin a “Discover Bible School” or other Bible Study Programs where members can become involved in giving bible studies to friends, family, neighbors and community.
Hold a “Reaping Evangelistic Meeting” in October 2008. Evangelist is scheduled.
Hold special interest seminars/workshops on a monthly basis in the areas of health, family life, and finances before and after meetings.
Community Out-Reach Day – September-Community businesses, health organizations and
Church partnership, health screenings will be available.
Reaping Meeting – October 5-17- Pastor Sherwin Jack
Fall and Spring Weeks of Prayer
200 Active Bible Studies – conducted by 4 Bible Workers (full time stipends) and members
Spring Reaping Meeting – April-May
200 Bible Studies
Pasco Ephesus Church
Peru Mission Trip
Share Him evangelistic series conducted by lay people. 18 Baptisms.
Claim a Block: Spend 1 month per block, praying, going house to house getting acquainted and doing what ever is needed. 2 people have been baptized as a result.
Youth Ministries: 80 member youth group, only 7 SDA, 20 intense Bible studies. We will baptize 20 at the end of August.
September An after school program will begin, that includes computer training, English/Spanish learning, counseling, games.
Evangelistic: Focus is on sowing, so with the above programs we will hold 4 week evangelism campaign in April 2009.
Spokane East Central
*Information Not Available
Office of Regional Affairs Goal for the 7 Washington Conference Regional Churches: To baptize 100 souls each year
Hire 1 full time Bible Worker to train laity on how to give Bible studies
Breath of Life
Goal is to reach 50 souls
- 5 Aspects
- 1. Prayer & making contacts
Each member will give out cards with Bible Studies times and dates
2. Bible Studies
Each member/family will seek out a time to study with the contact
- 3. Revival Weekends
We want to capitalize on these weekends by baptizing those we are studying with and also those who may come and make a decision for Christ.
- 4. Reaching Out To Visitors
Each Sabbath names of visitors are submitted to the Host at the church entrance and they are given a gift on the spot. A letter from the Pastor will be sent out to all visitors inviting them back and sharing our different ministries. Members will seek to interact with visitors and if there are any immediate needs that can be met will be offered.
- 5. Media & Worship
Services will go out on the net and hopefully the radio in the future so that we can use our worship as a witness of the goodness of God.
*Information not available
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Group
June – A Premarital Preparation Inventory – Byron Dulan, facilitator “Are You Fit To Be Tied”
July – “The Pyramid in Your Kitchen” – Gwen Cason, Instructor
July/August – Vacation Bible School
August – Church in the Park/Vegetarian Cooking Seminar- Nessy Pittau, Registered Dietician
The Happy Family Crusade – September 20 – October 18 – Pastor David Churu
The focus is to reach the Kenyan Community. The crusade will consist of the following:
- 1. Biblical Preaching regarding family related issues
- 2. 2. Happy Family Bible Lessons
- 3. 3. Gary Smalley videos.
We will be working with Urban Youth Impact to make 80 contacts. Increase Bible Studies from 6 to 30 studies. Two full-time Bible workers are needed during September and October to initiate and develop relationships with interests. One will stay after the crusade to work with new believers and those still in the valley of decision. Baptize 20 souls and maintain them by having Health and Family Life Seminars.
A follow-up crusade is scheduled for the week of November 8-15 – Pastor David Churu
Love of Life
*Information not available
Goal: 25 baptisms for 2008
15 Bible Studies in progress
9 request for Baptism
Over 400 individuals contacted thru community contacts
March 1-15 meeting – 3 Baptisms
Marriage Seminar – contacted 125/45 attended.
April 25-26 – Youth Weekend – Baptized 2
Goal 25 Bible Studies/ Baptism Goal:12
Pre Evangelistic Effort
21 days of Prayer and Fasting – January 9-31
Health Emphasis February 22 – 28 – Guest Speaker
March 1 – 21st– Evangelistic Series -Speaker – Pastor Wally Lyder
April 2-25 – Youth Revival Series
Tuesday Follow-up Evangelism Class will continue.
August 29-20 – Back to School Youth Evangelistic Weekend Goal 10-12 Baptisms
November 14 – Maranatha Spiritual Revival Weekend
December 20th Community Christmas Outreach
Goals: contact 116 – Baptize: 11
Open Bible Fellowship
Monthly Special Emphasis Days-with Eangelistic Focus each month in Sabbath Service.
Small Group Ministry & Evangelism
Year round evangelistic small groups, training jointly with Mt. Tahoma, Fall, 2008.
Goal: Begin with 2 small groups (of 10 members). To grow to 30people in 1 year. Studies with 30 non-Adventists by members.
Vacation Bible School – outreach to reach children in community.
Bible Work Ministry
Part time Bible Worker (who will receive stipend) give Bible Studies and oversee lay Bible Workers who will work in harmony with the small groups.
Lay Bible Worker team of 3 people who will study with 3-4 persons individually each week – 25 studies on year.
2 Reaping Meetings per year
2 Week Meeting in late April/early May at Open Bible Fellowship
Major Evangelistic Meeting in Fall Oct/Nov joint with Mt. Tahoma
Small Groups: Begin with 2, goal to multiply to 4 in 1 year.
Bible Studies: 50 Studies
Baptisms: 25 Baptisms
To establish a culture of evangelism and discipleship at the local church-so that evangelism and discipleship will be the weekly focus of the members of the church-sowing, reaping, discipleship all in the context of relationships. The key conponents to this will be
Prayer & Intercession
Soul Winning Small Groups – ongoing year around
Worship Service Evangelism
Bible Worker Ministry
Evangelism through Technology
Literature evangelism-through students in summer, as well as Bible Studies, SDA Books and periodicals in all other phases of our evangelistic plan.
Quarterly Reaping Emphasis – 2 short meetings of 1-2 3weeks and one Major 3-week Crusade meeting.