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Missional Discipleship

Sometimes a word like discipleship requires a closer look.  What is it that we mean by that word?  We hear it all the time, but short definitions are hard to come by.  Here is a good attempt at capturing discipleship in short order:  “A disciple ... Read More

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Spring is Coming! And Why it Matters to All of Us.

It is never too early to start thinking about spring–especially since October came to a close in Wisconsin by way of a blanket of snow.  But, there is hope ahead—a great learning opportunity that is coming in the spring.  Registration is now open for Spring ... Read More

Running the Middle of a Marathon

In 2001, Martin Franklin placed fifth in the New York City Marathon—at least for a while.  Mr. Franklin was at the start of the race with the rest of the runners when the gun went off.  Then he proudly crossed the finish line with an ... Read More

Stepping Forward with SDBU

  “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh   These preeminent words spoken through the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in children’s literature are a good fit ... Read More

SDBU Registration Open for Fall 2019!

The SDB School of Ministry is proud to announce that registration for classes in our Ministry Leadership program for the Fall 2019 semester is now open.  Students wishing to register for classes should follow this link and register for classes prior to the close of registration ... Read More

Join our Church Planting Prayer Initiative at Your Local Church

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

2019 SDB Directory of Churches Information Forms Available

January 7, 2019 Dear Seventh Day Baptist Church: Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Every year we contact our member churches and churches identifying as Seventh Day Baptist to collect information for a directory. The information that is ... Read More

MOBILIZE for SDB Pastors Conference 2019 – Register Now

Our 2019 SDB Pastors Conference will take place from April 26-28 in Milton, WI. The theme will be MOBILIZE. All serving or retired pastors and their spouses are welcome to attend. Anyone who is training for pastoral ministry or is feeling a call to pastoral ... Read More

Updated Salary Guidelines for SDB Pastors Available!

2019 COSAR SALARY GUIDELINES FOR SDB PASTORS      The Committee on Support and Retirement (COSAR) desires to serve SDB churches by recommending minimum and goal salaries for full-time SDB pastors.       COSAR recommends that for churches who cannot meet the minimum salary requirement ... Read More