Welcome to the Personal Minstries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist church for the UK & Ireland.
Seventh-day Adventists believe the focus of the church's mission is the same today that it has always been: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19,20). While we should engage in numerous activities as we respond to human need as Jesus did, our principal task is to "make disciples." In the secular culture of post-modern Britain, our challenge is to use every possible means - both traditional and innovative - to meet people where they are with the good news about Jesus.
The department of "Personal Ministries" in the local church exists to encourage and empower lay members to respond to the Gospel commission within their local church and community. The department exists at the British Union Conference (BUC) to co-operate with it's Conference and Mission leaders to:
- identify and develop resources and training events that will assist pastors to "build up" the local church and develop each congregation into a Biblically authentic community
- assist pastors in training, equipping and resourcing every member in soul-winning service for God
- encourage local congregations to serve their communities in practical ways, and to promote and organise, in partnership with ADRA, the annual Ingathering campaign for the relief of human suffering