Reconnecting In Upper Columbia Conference
Participants from across Eastern Washington, Oregon and Northern Idaho came together at the Coeur d’ Alene Adventist Church recently for interaction and training on how to effectively reach missing members. As has happened at other events across North America, someone came to church that Sabbath who had not been seen there in years after his divorce. He hung around at the margins to see if anyone would approach him. It did my heart good to see several members visit with him, assuring him that he was welcome back any time.
If you would like an event such as this in your conference, please approach your conference officers and urge them to initiate a training event. As the North American Division Reconnecting Ministries coordinator, I have corresponded with each of the presidents recently offering my services so they are aware of what I have to offer. However, your encouragement and that of others in your territory is always helpful.
INNOVATIONewsletter, April 23, 2008, The Center for Creative Ministry