My Church and its Reputation in Community, Part 2

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Blog Post

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The apostle John depicted a scene about heaven in the book of Revelation that made one thing very clear: the people group in heaven will be as diverse as the world’s population. God asked us to partake in the creation of this beautiful picture. Being involved in the community through outreach activities is an important element in showing people Christ's love. But how are we doing in building personal relationships with them? Do you have friends that are non-Adventists? Are you building personal relationships with non-Adventists? Or are you only associating with them because you want to convert them? Let us explore some research findings from 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