Tithes & Offerings

Mission Investment

2019 North American Division Sabbath School Mission Investment Projects

COLUMBIA UNION

WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY (WAU) YOUNG ADULT OUTREACH MINISTRY: WAU proudly bears the motto, “Gateway to Service.” The mission of this ministry is to provide students not only with a quality formal education, but to engage them in the mission of the church.  As a “Gateway to Service,” this ministry will help them bridge their academic studies and career pursuits with meaningful, compassionate ministry and sharing the Gospel.
The project is two-fold:  1) It provides a campus-wide service learning initiative for all students in partnership with the Office of Campus Ministries, and 2) it offers a one-year urban ministry curriculum track for students who will devote themselves to this full-time. The students will receive academic credit.
The goals of this ministry are:
  1. To ground young adults/students in an unshakable relationship with Jesus.
  2. To equip young adults/students to implement Christian community development practices.
  3. To help young adults/students find practical ways to utilize their career path as a portal for community service and missional living.
  4. To train young adults/students in soul winning and leadership skills that they can use in their local churches.
Through this ministry, young adults are benefited, local churches are blessed, local communities are transformed, and WAH campus will experience a revival in godliness as its students link their faith and academic knowledge with tangible acts of compassion and service.

2019 North American Division Sabbath School Mission Investment Projects

SOUTHERN UNION

FLORIDA KEYS MISSION APPROACH PROGRAM: The Florida Keys are made up of a string of barrier islands connected by the famous US Highway 1. Challenges in this area include a very secular population, a large geographic area, no response to traditional approaches of ministry, and affluent residents have high quality expectations for whatever they become involved in. In addition, more than 50 percent of those surveyed are experiencing chronic stress, and the Keys are beginning to see suicides as a result of the hopelessness experienced by these communities. Thus, the mission of this project is to reach out to the residents of the Florida Keys through high-end felt-needs health programs as a means to build relationships and bring them to Christ through a systematic evangelism program.
The Mission Approach program has three phases:
  1. Assessment – This includes regular screenings, community surveys conducted door-to-door, and consulting with community agencies for their input and support.
  2. Short Term Recovery – This includes systematic felt-needs programs, a homeless ministry, and various community cleanup projects.
  3. Long Term Recovery – This includes home repair follow-up, regular contact, and the creation of mission outposts, mobile screening operations, community integration, and high-end health and community services.
As ministry began to the thousands of residents of the Keys, it became clear that this was not just a temporary program, but a Divine calling that has been placed on the Florida Conference and the local Keys churches.