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Not COVID Update: Authenticity at the Bell SDB Church

In this season of social distance and uncertainty, it is also a time to continue to reflect on places that God has been at work, is at work, and will be at work.  The following is another article composed by SDB General Council Member Patti ... Read More

A Prayer for Our Pastors

How does a shepherd care for scattered sheep? I googled it. Apparently it is difficult. We are entering into a season in which our local churches will by and large remain scattered, not assembling in person on our regular rhythms. As we transition into this ... Read More

When My Hero Fades

One of the great disappointments in life is when your hero lets you down.  I do want to be careful on the word hero though.  When I refer to a hero, I do not mean that perfect person that I want to emulate.  I am ... Read More

A New Season! A New Day!

This past Sabbath, February 29th, I had the honor of participating in the Pastoral Installation Service of Pastor Ben and Sister Marcella Figueroa at the Miami Seventh Day Baptist Church.  The theme of the service was appropriately focused on:  “It’s a New Season!  It’s a ... Read More

New News About SDBU

“Kingdom-seekers teach another’s truth.  They sow God’s seed, not their own ideas.  Different farmers may have different ways of sowing, but the seed is vital.  So the kingdom-seeker is not preoccupied with style or method, but with communicating God’s truth.  And Jesus has already modeled ... Read More

Puerto Rico Response Update

As posted on January 15th, 2020, there was a very real and present need in Puerto Rico following a series of earthquakes.  Infrastructure and personal property, which was just beginning to be rebuilt after the disastrous hurricanes in 2017, was struck once again. And now, ... Read More

Active Life

“Fix your eyes on Jesus” is not simply a Conference week theme, it is a theme we are called to live out daily.  As Conference President Kevin Butler continues to encourage us to turn our gaze upon Jesus, I believe that this powerful quote from ... Read More

2020 SDB Pastors Conference — The Summit

Save the dates!  This update about our Annual SDB Pastors Conference is provided by the Director of Pastoral Services, Rev. John Pethtel.  I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to soak in the content of this event, and especially eager to experience the encouragement ... Read More

Work Prayer: Redeeming Our Time at Work

I have a question.  How do you experience God’s presence when you work?  We spend a tremendous portion of our conscious hours in life working—it would seem as though we should be very intent on asking God to redeem that time to His glory.  Do ... Read More

Praying Ahead

I recently traveled to Houston, Texas to worship at our two Seventh Day Baptist Churches.  Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center, the Texas Medical Center, and two fantastic Seventh Day Baptist Churches.  The First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Houston as well as ... Read More