My Church and its Reputation in Community: Part 1

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Blog Post

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In the book of Revelation, a beautiful picture is painted of Heaven. People of every nation, tribe, people, and language are standing before Jesus, shouting praises to Him. Does this picture give you goosebumps? The apostle John’s depiction of this scene in heaven makes one thing very clear: the people group in heaven will be as diverse as is the world’s population. However, we cannot dream of achieving this diversity if we neglect being involved in the community. This does not just mean simply conducting outreach through evangelism, but through other forms, as well. Becoming involved and relevant in the community is an important first step to bringing new faces into the family of God. Are you proud of your church and its reputation in the community? How do you think other Adventists feel about their churches? Let us look at some research findings from the 2013 and the 2017-18 Global Church Member Surveys on this topic.

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Institute of Church Ministry/Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research Blog

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World Mission