Within the same denomination, some local congregations are growing while
others are not. Why? A recent scientific sampling of white, black, and Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist churches across North America indicates some expected (and some unexpected) factors that definitely influence how a church grows.
Pastors need to teach both by example and word that ministry is not some optional phase of Christian living. A church may have only one pastor, but every member is a minister sharing responsibility with leadership.
The United Nations has designated 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons. Since 1899 an unusual organization, the Christian Record Braille Foundation, has expressed its Christian concern by providing devotional materials for the blind and deaf.
That cup of coffee so many need in order to get going in the morning may be doing more than just getting the eyes open. In fact, the long list of health problems coffee seemingly causes is a real eye-opener.