October 10, 2011
2011 Annual Council Highlights

Adventist Church Membership Audits Planned,
Revised Figures Contemplated

Accuracy, transparency are key, says church statistician.

Urban Evangelism Is Wilson's Call to Adventist World Church

New York City is 2013 launch site.

"Mission to the Cities" -- Comprehensive Urban Evangelism

Read the complete text of the GC President's sermon.

"Revived by His Word," Bible-reading Initiative, to Launch in April 2012

Goal is to increase Scripture involvement among members, leaders.


More Church News

At La Sierra, Biology Faculty Affirms Importance of Teaching Creation

North American Divsion leaders welcome the statement.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

High Court Weighs Government Role in Church Hiring

Major religious liberty case takes center stage.

Report: Trends for U.S. Churches Mostly Point Down

U.S. churches have aging memberships.

U.S. Christians Rally Around Iranian Pastor

Youcef Nadarkhani faces execution.

State Dept. Chides Eight Countries on Religious Freedom

Seven of the countries receive sanctions.

This Week's Special Features

Home to Eden

Second Sabbath Week of Prayer Reading: Ellen G. White shares a glimpse of the Christian's final destination. For more Week of Prayer readings, click here. 

Abuse Happens, Even in Church

Web Exclusive: Carla Baker, North America Division Women's Ministries director, makes a compelling case for an emphasis on abuse prevention.

The Room and the Light

Cliff's Edge: Why is faith so important for Christians? Clifford Goldstein explains.

The Mediator

Wednesday Week of Prayer Reading: Retired Adventist Review editor William G. Johnsson explains Jesus' role as High Priest and Mediator for humankind.  

Mark Kellner's Sojourn in Israel

Web Exclusive: Follow Adventist Review news editor Mark Kellner as he retraces the steps of Jesus.

The Other Face of Adventism

Editorial: Adventism is not only phenomenal growth and stirring success stories--read on with associate editor Gerald Klingbeil as he looks at some unfamiliar places.

German Trip Connects Adventist Leaders, Laity, Pastors in Revival Focus

Web Exclusive: Ted Wilson leads meetings, retraces footsteps of Protestant reformer Martin Luther.

Adventist Film Exec Produces by Faith

Cover Feature: Mark Kellner tells the story of a man staying true to his faith in an unlikely place.


Light of Hope 

Based at the Lakeview Seventh-day Adventist Church in Powder Spring, Georgia, this evangelilstic broadcast airs in the metro Atlanta area and also reaches Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa through the Hope Europe satellite network. Light of Hope's speaker is Peter Kulakov, pastor of the Lakeview church. 

Let's Pray

The Adventist Review staff meets each Wednesday morning at 8:15 for worship and prayer. We'd love to include your prayer requests, so send them to prayer@adventistreview.org. Let's share in each other's lives.

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