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Coming Soon to a Screen Near You!: Virtual Conference Week 2020

We are disappointed that we will not be able to gather together in-person in Grand Rapids, MI at the end of July for our annual Conference Week due to its cancellation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, President Kevin Butler, the General Council, and ... Read More


My son Sam noticed this fawn while on a walk in Stow Creek, New Jersey, and captured the moment with this picture. I asked him what drew his attention to the fawn since I am confident that I would have walked right past while being ... Read More


Picture yourself hiking through the mountains and coming across a pristine mountain stream. You are parched after journeying for miles in the summer heat, and immediately drop down to your knees to enjoy a sip of water from the flowing creek. Just before you get ... Read More

Statement from SDB Leadership Concerning Racism

The mission of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference is to equip our churches to actively advance God’s Kingdom. That mission faces obstacles in this world. One of the particular ways in which that mission is hindered or opposed is by the sin of favoritism ... Read More

Team 21 Prayer for June

Our Team 21 Prayer Initiative includes praying specifically for SDB church planting across three weeks in June. At the heart of this prayer over the upcoming weeks is introspection: how are we as churches and individuals proclaiming and living out the gospel message? May God ... Read More


  This article is written by Pastor Johnmark Camenga of the Lost Creek SDB Church, providing a picture of how God is at work in and through one of our local SDB churches participating in the SDB Church Revitalization Grant program.  I’m sure you’ve heard ... Read More

Provoked to Change

Here is an exciting update written by Dr. Barry Dailey, Pastor of the SE Atlanta SDB Church (SEA), providing a picture of how God is at work in and through one of our local SDB churches participating in the SDB Church Revitalization Grant program.  The ... Read More

How Are You?

Few of us honestly answer the question “How are you?”. In fact, many of us wonder if the question is worth being asked. Personally, those three words make me squeamish—especially when I am the one routinely asking the three-word question. After all, am I really ... Read More

Thankful for May 1992, Thankful in May 2020

Do you remember May 1992? It fell in the year when the Ford Taurus surpassed the Honda Accord as the top-selling passenger car in the United States[1] and Ranch Dressing became the most popular topping for salad[2]. May is the specific month that the Space ... Read More

Kale and the Local Church

True or False:  Before 2012, the number one purchaser of kale used it for non-food purposes.  Granted, for you kale naysayers, it still not fit for human consumption. This factoid is actually true—probably.  Based on some fact checking by NPR, it appears as though Pizza ... Read More