Original Meat: A Business-Ministry's Journey
Judy Ringstaff | Communications | February 1, 2023
Ones of the hardest parts of eating healthfully is finding healthy food that tastes good, looks good, and is as good for you as promised. That’s why Julia Roach founded Original Meat, a plant-based food company.
Strong Tower Radio: Vital Outreach Tool
Kam Ferguson | Development Director, Strong Tower Radio | February 1, 2023
From its beginning with one station in Cadillac, MI, Strong Tower Radio (STR) has functioned as a tool in the hand of both Michigan and Lake Region Conference church members.
STRIDE: A New Initiative Impacting Communities
Anthony Montague | Assistant Publishing Director | January 19, 2023
The Michigan Conference Publishing Department launched a new missionary program called STRIDE.
Saved to Serve: Local Church Baptizes Six
Lucia Terry-Lane | First Flint SDA | January 19, 2023
Baptisms are a result of family, church, school, and related programs working together.
Rest and Renew: Adventists and Non-Members Come Together for Retreat
Samuel Girven | Cadillac SDA | January 1, 2023
Melinda Smith and Linda Finn were drawn to attend Rest and Renew because of its relaxing environment. They got that and more after partaking in a "spiritual feast" and being filled with a renewed spirit...
Public Campus Ministry: Developing Missionaries
Judy Ringstaff | Communications | January 1, 2023
According to General Conference statistics, 90 percent of Adventist young people attend non-Adventist universities. Another well-known statistic is that youth leave the church during college years. It is logical to assume that there may be a correlation between the two statistics.
From Iraq to Michigan
Alanna Rodriguez | Ann Arbor Church | January 1, 2023
Maher grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, with his father, mother and four sisters. He remembers playing with friends, enjoying school and playing soccer. Life was good. One day that all changed...
Great Lakes Adventist Academy: Equipping the Next Generation
Judy Ringstaff | Communication | November 1, 2022
Now in its 36th year of operation, GLAA has been a blessing to hundreds, if not thousands, of high school students from across the globe.
The Foundation of Worship (Part 3)
Jim Micheff | President | November 1, 2022
Worship starts as an attitude (reverence) and results in action (submission to God).
When Jesus Goes on Vacation
Sharna Clough | Grayling SDA | November 1, 2022
I realized how great a vacation can be when it isn't just about me, but it's about allowing Jesus to help me help others wherever I can.
Edmore Potato Festival
EJ Wolf | Edmore, Frost, and Lakeview Pastor | November 1, 2022
Jesus often went out to the crowds to see how He could be of service.
Standing up for the Sabbath in University
Samuel Girven | Cadillac | October 1, 2022
While growing up in the Caribbean, Lusanni Acosta had no idea of the miracles God would work in her life for His sake.
Dinner from the Garden
Health Ministries Team | Brighton Church | October 1, 2022
We seem fascinated with gardens because the Master Gardener first placed us in a garden home and made gardening our first occupation.
iShare Conference Empowers Youth Rush Students
Judy Klein | Communications | October 1, 2022
Cedar Lake, MI—Michigan Youth Rush students gathered for the end of summer iShare Conference at Great Lakes Adventist Academy, August 12 – 13.
Lessons for Eternity
Samuel Girven | Cadillac | October 1, 2022
It is nearly impossible to discuss Adventist Education without first acknowledging its rich history...
The Foundation of Worship (Part II)
Jim Micheff | President | October 1, 2022
When the wind picked up, they knew they were in trouble. As the intensity grew, the mariners quickly realized this was no ordinary windstorm...
The (Very Scary) Next Door
Judy Klein | Communications | September 1, 2022
The sky was a murky gray and the rain was heavy, soaking everything, including Canaan Francisco, a Youth Rush canvasser working in the Kalamazoo area.
Irons Church Dedicates New Community Center
Samuel Girven | Cadillac SDA Church | September 1, 2022
Nearly eight years ago, Irons members stepped out in faith and broke ground on the center, vowing never to go into debt.
Radio Powered by the Everlasting Gospel
Kam Ferguson | Strong Tower Radio | September 1, 2022
The Holy Spirit continues drawing people to Jesus through radio, and creatively utilizing this effective tool in the lives of all who surrender to His leading.
The Foundation of Worship (Part 1)
Jim Micheff | President | September 1, 2022
What is worship? Some may think of worship as some activity carried out at church or some other place. It’s true that we corporately come together to worship and may privately go to a quiet place to have personal time with God, but worship is more than just an activity.
One Family, United in the Lord
Judy Klein | Communications | August 1, 2022
WILSON, MI—Life-changing decisions take time. Al and Angel Nelson, and their sons, Justin and Anthony Cary, were recently baptized as the result of six years of study, growth, and mentorship.
The Front Lines
Craig Harris | Director, Club Ministries | August 1, 2022
Have you ever been on the front lines of a ministry where you field challenging questions of faith, failings and fulfillment? Have you opened yourself to new, sometimes uncomfortable situations, yet find that you have grown to more fully understand your purpose as a Christian through those circumstances?
Adelphian Junior Academy and Evangelism
Kristin Wittenbach | Holly Church Member | August 1, 2022
“The head and not the tail.” Pastor Daniel Ferraz says this motto, drawn from Deuteronomy 28 , underlines the whole purpose of Adelphian Junior Academy (AJA), the school associated with the Holly church. It highlights the renewed efforts of both the church and school to reach the community.
Reformation Youth Tour
Judy Klein | Communications | May 4, 2022
A small group of Michigan youth, led by Chad Bernard, Youth director for the Michigan Conference, traveled to Europe for a Reformation Tour, March 20-27, 2022...
Oakwood Read-a-thon: Fifth Grader Spearheads Fundraiser after Water Main Bursts
Teressa O'Donnell | Oakwood, MI | May 3, 2022
Seventeen of the 29 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade chose to participate in the read-a-thon...
How to Win Souls in your Living Room
Judy Klein | Communications | May 1, 2022
Small groups are an evangelism opportunity that doesn't require a campaign...
Sharing Hope in Bolivia
Seth Roberts | Associate Literature Ministries Director | May 1, 2022
I was in the middle of South America, accompanying a student literature evangelist (LE) who didn’t speak English, and being transported from street to street by a driver who I could only communicate directions to using hand signals. ..
A Dusty Saxophone and Adventist Education
Jeremy Hall | Education Superintendent | May 1, 2022
I have, to a degree, taken for granted the beautiful truths we hold as Seventh-day Adventists...
A New Idea Sparks Change
Judy Klein | Communication | April 1, 2022
Jim Micheff | President | April 1, 2022
Pastors' Reflection on Recent Ministerial Retreat
Diaz and Morgan | Pastors, MI Conf. | April 1, 2022
Man Camp: Fighting like Jesus
Braden Kunkel | Cadillac SDA Church
Experience Man Camp through the eyes of an eleven year old attendee!
Raymond Waller | Elder, Vassar SDA | March 1, 2022
Adventists may be the only large Christian group well positioned to speak on the inherent dangers of [alcohol and marijuana].
Thirty Two Years of Trial & How It Finally Ended
Judy Klein | March 1, 2022
Poole went to trial believing he would walk away a free man. Instead, on June 6, 1989, he was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Knowing the Time
Justin Ringstaff | March 1, 2022
Knowing the time can be the difference between eternal life and eternal loss.
Winning the Battle Against Doubt
Joel Nephew | February 1, 2022
After the game, a sportswriter asked, "What if you missed? What if you failed?"... "You know," he said, "I never thought of that."
Harbor of Hope: How One Church Lived Up to Their Name
Judy Klein | February 1, 2022
Every time the colporteurs identified themselves as Adventists, people lit up with recognition, “because they knew where the church was." Would your community be able to say the same?
The Mission Field Comes to Ann Arbor
Karen Yang | February 1, 2022
The Afghani refugee families were exasperated, trying to keep their children occupied for a month or two, with nothing for little ones to do in a cramped hotel room...
Would the Community Notice Your Absence?
Vickie Trombley | February 1, 2022
If your church disappeared today, would anyone other than the church members even notice?
The Turning Point
Judy Klein | January 1, 2022
On September 11, 2021, Dave Fowler was baptized at the Kalamazoo church. Fowler had been involved with the church for four years, but chose to be baptized only after a series of events showed him that the church he needed to be part of was the Adventist church...
Refugee and Immigrant Ministries
Judy Klein | January 1, 2022
Michigan is a hub for immigrants and refugees. Dearborn is home to a large Arab population, a number of Burmese have resettled in Grand Rapids, and a cluster of Laotian refugees live in Holland. With these large people groups comes a unique opportunity: instead of going to other countries, the mission field comes to us...
Jim Micheff | January 1, 2022
We give gifts for all kinds of occasions… birthdays, welcomes, farewells, weddings, baby showers, retirements, graduations, Christmas, and sometimes for no special occasion… just because! Of all the gifts you have personally received, is there any one gift that stands out in your memory? There is for me, but ironically, I didn’t receive it or give it...