Mission

Mission and Evangelism

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

(Worship)
Pastor
Elders
Clerk/Secretary
Treasurer
Deacons/Deaconesses
Interest Coordinator
(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)
Health
Family
Men's
Women's
Youth
Pathfinders
Children's
Adventurers
Outreach
Transportation
Other

Stewardship - Risk Management - Communication/Multi-Media - Greeter- Usher
(Reap)


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