North American Division Evangelism & Church Planting
by Jose Cortes Jr.
There are thousands of people groups all over the North America Division (NAD) who do not have access to an Adventist Church. In fact, for the Gospel to be accessible, through an Adventist Church, to everyone in North America, we would need at least one Adventist church for every 25,000 inhabitants. With a population of over 364 million people, we need more than 14,500 Adventist Churches across the United States, Canada, and the islands of Bermuda, Guam, and Micronesia. Presently there are over 6,800 churches, companies, and mission groups in our territory, which means we really must double the number of congregations to make our mission and message of compassion, hope, and wholeness available to all. This is a huge task and all of our resources must be in alignment to make it happen.
In a bold step toward that goal, the leaders of the North American Division, in collaboration with the leaders of our Unions, Conferences, and local Churches are praying and working to plant 1,000 new community Adventist Churches during this five years (2016-2021). That comes to about 200 new church plants per year across North America. And by the grace of God, sacrifice, and missional spirit of our brothers and sisters, over 600 new churches have already been planted.
Your offering today will help to support new church plants with $10,000 seed money for each. Your contribution can help make it possible for new families of Adventist believers to proclaim the salvation of God, practice the compassion of Jesus, and bring the eternal kingdom of grace into communities everywhere, as we await Christ’s Second Coming.
Consider a partnership with God and help plant 1,000 Adventist community churches for unreached people all over North America. Your gift makes a difference not just for now but forever.