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Sabbath Recorder – November 2020

  In this issue of the Sabbath Recorder: Developing Leadership in our SDB Churches – Rob Appel A Look at Developing Leaders – Althea Rood Counterformative Leadership Practices – Carl Greene Ten Women Voted – And Their Votes Were Counted And much more! The following versions ... Read More

SDB Church Planting Initiative: Next Steps

While some announcements are simply the news that you have to share (which is usually bad news), other announcements are a joy to share because they reflect significant progress or something to celebrate. This is one of those joy filled announcements. On behalf of the ... Read More


The SDB Missionary Society values and appreciates its partnership with the churches, families, and individuals of the SDB General Conference of the USA and Canada. Our partnership is a local one, with a global impact. For the first time, we are initiating a meeting of ... Read More

Positive Cases (COVID-19 Update, 10/23/20)

There has been a recent swell in positive COVID-19 cases in the United States on the whole in recent weeks. There have also been positive COVID-19 cases in SDB churches in recent weeks. These factors coupled with the weather becoming colder in much of the ... Read More

Restored for a Purpose

Here is a quiz for you. What famous person received this criticism during their lifetime? “Alas, this man will never get anything done, for he is thinking about the end before he begins.” If you guessed Leonardo da Vinci, you would be correct. In fact, ... Read More


There is a help wanted sign figuratively hanging in a number of churches: “Intrapreneurs Wanted”. Maybe your church does not use the word Intrapreneur, but undoubtedly you are thinking of synonyms. Let’s see if I am right on that by defining intrapreneurship. Entrepreneurship. We love ... Read More

Backyard Chickens and Phygital Ministry

June 2020. My family entered the world of backyard chicken raising. Yes, we were a part of that 758% jump in Amazon searches for baby chick supplies.[1] But it has been so worth it. Look at the picture, chickens have such a cuddly, warm—well, they ... Read More

Sabbath Recorder – October 2020

  In this issue of the Sabbath Recorder: Three Key Factors – Rev. Dave Stall Faithful and Flexible – Gabriel Graffius Change is Good – Frank Mazza Access for All – JR Schick And much more! The following versions are available: SDB LINK (iOS and Android) PageFlip PDF ... Read More

Supper is on Fire

Fortunately, supper was on the grill so it did not set off all the smoke detectors in the house. The Mediterranean Chicken that I had carefully prepared did take on the appearance of a burnt offering though. But why the grill fire? I had followed ... Read More

October is Coming, and So Is Pastor Appreciation Month

Ever wonder why Pastor Appreciation month falls in October? That is a really good question, and I would love to discover your answer! In the meantime, I would like to pose a simple, early reminder to start preparing for intentionally communicating with our pastors about ... Read More