Church Members' Involvement in Ministry and Community
Lay ministry, Church and community, Seventh-day Adventists, Attitudes
"It is interesting that as part of the 2013 GCMS, respondents worldwide were asked how community outreach helped members develop their spiritual/religious life. One third (32.6%) indicated that outreach had a big impact on their spiritual life, and another quarter (25.4%) indicated that it often had an impact. Another quarter shared that it only sometimes had an impact, while less than one in ten (8.6%) said it never had an impact.
Spiritual life cannot be contained to one day a week (Sabbath) or to activities conducted in a specific building (the church). It is vitally important to church life that members are involved in spiritual activities throughout the week. It is also critical that Christ-followers share the love of Jesus to those who live in their neighborhoods or villages, towns, and cities."
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Činčala, Petr A., "Church Members' Involvement in Ministry and Community" (2019). Faculty Publications. 1154.