Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 149,000 members worship in 800 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences, two healthcare networks, 81 elementary and secondary schools, a liberal arts university, a health sciences college, a dozen community services centers, six book and health food stores and a radio station.

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God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventisth HealthCare is making three key leadership changes.

Brenda Kuhn, RN, PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Kettering Adventist HealthCare. She is responsible for working with physician and clinical leaders to align patient care across the network. Kuhn will continue to oversee the network’s quality initiatives. She most recently served as Kettering’s chief quality officer. Prior to that she was the network’s chief nursing officer.

Grow by Rodrigo Olivera from Flickr

Editoral por Jorge Agüero

Hay tres realidades en las iglesias cristianas, incluyendo la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, que no podemos negar: 1. las iglesias están creciendo, 2. las iglesias están estancadas en su crecimiento, 3. las iglesias están decreciendo y finalmente muriendo.

Numerosas investigación del Grupo Barna y Gallup señalan que la mayoría de las iglesias en los Estados Unidos no están creciendo. Pero creo que a la Iglesia Adventista se le ha dado un mandato divino para crecer.

Grow by Brian Donovan from Flickr

Editorial by Jorge Aguero

There are three realities in Christian churches—including the Seventh-day Adventist Church—that we cannot deny: Churches are growing; churches are stagnant in their growth; or churches are declining and finally dying.

Numerous research from the Barna-Group and Gallup report that most churches in the U.S. are not growing. But I believe that the Adventist Church has been given a divine mandate to grow.

New Jersey Conference’s 2020 motto is “Grow: Sharing Hope.” God gave a mandate for church growth, known as the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18–20).