Name: Diane Watts
City, State: San Antonio
The Seventh-day Adventist movement is an organized system to do God's Work. A system is parts "working" together. The church has been given a layout on how to systematically do the work. So what is the problem? It is the implementation! I have witnessed some department leaders thinking, planning, and showing that their department is a separate entity that excludes other departments.I don't fault anyone, just stating what I have seen for the last twenty plus years. I have seen departments competing... doing the same thing... doing it only one time... to see who did it the best; and not focusing on on-going ministering. However, prior to 1990, I also was blessed to have witnessed the implementation of how the Seventh-day Adventist movement works and saw the results as well... Praise God!.
This is an overview of planning and working together. Detailed information is available.
Goals: PRAYER and EVANGELISM
Resources: Leaders + Sabbath School + Personal Ministries(and departments) + Community Services ( and departments)
Procedures: - Respect leadership by planning and working together
- Inreach, & Nurture: homogeneous ( language, culture, personality, learning styles, Bible topics interests, etc.)
heterogeneous ( mixed, new-old believers, mentors, etc.
- T.E.M.I., Outreach, Bible Studies, Meetings: T - Teach & Train, E- equip, M- motivate members in mobility, I - involved
On going: Outreach, Bible St., Informal & Formal Meetings/Seminars
- Serve: Departments come in unity (comm-unity) with Community Service to serve the needs... what ever they might be
Assessment/Results - Soul Winning = Cycle of Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Reap
Below is a "Focus" visual that was presented to our church last year encouraging leadership, department leaders,and members to Uplift Jesus as we work together.
Mission and Evangelism
(Fellowship) Music (Discipleship)
Sabbath School EVANGELISM Personal Ministries
(sow, grow, reap, keep)
Study, Inreach T.E.M.I., Bible Studies
Nurture PRAYER Outreach, Meetings
(Comm-Unity) Community Services (Serve)
Stewardship - Risk Management - Communication/Multi-Media - Greeter- Usher
Would love to share rest of plans that co-relate with the General Conference goals: Reach Up to God, Reach In With God, and Reach Out With God