Contribution to Book
God promised to give Joshua every place he set his foot. It is my belief that most Seventh-day Adventist churches have little or no impact on the community in which they are located. Depending on which statistic you look at, the median age for an Adventist is between 51 and 62. I believe one of our biggest hurdles, “the graying of Adventism,” could become our greatest strength. I believe that if churches would adopt their local public elementary school they would not only increase their impact, but would establish a positive presence in the community that would transform their image from doomsday fatalists to world-changing optimists. I have placed my feet at my local public elementary school and claim those children and teachers for Christ.
Reach the Campus, Reach the World
The 180° Symposium
Becker, Kevin, "Adopting Your Local Public Elementary School" (2010). 180 Symposium Publications. 104.
Posted with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University