James A. Cress

James A. Cress is the Ministerial Secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

''You can't teach an egg to fly before it's hatched!"

Evangelism and discipling do not constitute an either-or issue in Christian calling. We need both in order to fulfill our Lord's commission.

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I believe in literature evangelism

Literature evangelism really works!

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A call to consistency

Like ripples from a rock dropped into a quiet pool, the trauma of clergy sexual misconduct spreads well beyond the personal life of those directly involved.

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The fine art of pastoral visitation

Some believe pastoral visitation is dead. However, when members describe qualities of the ideal pastor, they typically list visitation as a high priority.

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