is a sense of relief in
remembering that I'm not God."
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
Phone: 509.200.6093 (mobile)
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
Rendezvous -- the prodigal daughter story
Reach Your Friends Who Leave Church
SafetyZone -- creating authentic and inclusive communities of faith
Reconnecting Greeting Cards
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
Ed & Carol Williams
FARM - Former Adventist Recovery Ministries
Mike & Diane Jones
Center for Youth Evangelism
Church of Refuge
NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministries