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Reconnecting Ministries
Paul Richardson
About a million people who once worshiped in an Adventist church in North America have quit attending on a regular basis. There are a million unique stories why they left. The good news is, over 100,000 Adventists have reconnected during the past five years! We coordinate that ministry in North America and encourage it worldwide through our training events, resources and coaching services. The Church can have all kinds of evangelistic initiatives to get new people in the front door, but if the back door is swinging wide open, we have a retention problem.

If this is true in your congregation, conference, union or division, let us help you with a ministry of friends reaching friends who have taken a break from active church attendance.

For training presentations or coaching by Paul regarding Reconnecting Ministries, contact him at:

Paul Richardson, Coordinator NAD Reconnecting Ministries
Email: pr4664@gmail.com
Phone: 509.200.6093 (mobile)

Recommended Resources

An Indescribable Welcome Home: Six stories about reaching across to missing members
Bible Study Guide Leader's Guide 

Survey of Former and Inactive Adventist Church Members

Leadership Webinar, March 2014
Dealing with the Droupout Problem: How to Reconnect with Former and Inactive Members

Quick Start Guide for Reconnecting Ministries
English | Spanish

Rendezvous -- the prodigal daughter story

Reach Your Friends Who Leave Church

SafetyZone -- creating authentic and inclusive communities of faith

Reconnecting Greeting Cards

Fellow Collaborators

We want to introduce you to people across North America who are doing Reconnecting Ministries. You will want to get acquainted with each ministry provider and decide for yourself if what he or she offers is a good match for what you need in your life personally, your small group or congregation.

Lee & Marji Venden
All About Jesus
Phone: 509.301.8085

Ed & Carol Williams
FARM - Former Adventist Recovery Ministries
Phone: 301.252.4895

Mike & Diane Jones
Operation Reconnect
Phone: 503.539.7632

Center for Youth Evangelism
Church of Refuge

NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Mission Lifeguard