Rethinking Church-Centric Outreach

Adventist churches need to transition away from the Old Testament model of outreach and ministry and adopt the New Testament model.

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Not that Adventism has ever had any issues with duplicity, or qualms about glossing over internal issues, but isn’t the idea of looking for new members to bolster their falling numbers at this point in time, a little like a married couple on the verge of separation and divorce deciding that the best way to save their marriage is to adopt more kids or have another baby?


The people of God (laos) includes everybody. There’s no distinction between clergy and non-clergy member or laity.

–David Bosch, Transforming Mission

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