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Are you a Seventh-day Adventist?

If so, I'm going to ask for 2 minutes of your time because I have something cool to share! 

At the age of 14, I was ready to leave church. So were my friends. For us, church was irrelevant at best, and a colossal waste of time at worst.

Nearly two decades have passed. I am now a full time Adventist pastor (yes, God has a sense of humour) serving with two amazing churches. During my ministry, my goal has been to transform my local churches into active, vibrant faith communities that impact the world around them. And so far, God has been faithful! I have seen leadership teams that were tired and unhealthy unite for mission, youth ministries that were dysfunctional or non-existent have come alive, and church cultures that were washed up and dry have revived! (And yes, baptisms have increased!)

Sadly, data shows that most local SDA churches are barely existing. Even when we grow, we hardly keep the very people we worked so hard to reach. For example:

 
 
In 2013 the Adventist church held its first ever member retention summit. The results were sobering. The data revealed that from 1960 onward 30 percent or 1 in 3 people were leaving the church after being baptized, in less than 3 years. The precise ratio was 43 people lost for every 100 converts.
— Adrian Zahid, The Compass Magazine

 
 

If you are here, chances are your church is one of the above. Barely existing, haemorrhaging members and repeating the same old hum drum week after week. But I want you to know there is hope. Your church can change. It can come alive.

The Story Church Project (TSCP) offers the same simple, practical and unique approach I have used to reviving your local SDA church. In it you will find:

  • Inspiring and challenging blogs/podcasts (new post every Monday!)

  • Practical resources like the Free Ebook “How to Study the Bible with Postmoderns”

  • Paradigm shifting products such as “How to Transform Your Local Adventist Church (In One Year Without Stressful or Complicated Strategies)” (available in the store)

  • And more to come…

I’m super stoked about this project and I hope you are too!

Join me in the mission toward an Adventism redesigned for mission. 1) Subscribe to our Newsletter (Why not? You get a free eBook!), 2) Share this page with your church, and 3) Engage with the content for a better experience!

The vision is crazy, I know, but the only thing crazier than aiming to redesign the local Adventist church is sitting by and allowing it to continue stagnating and dying while the culture wanders aimlessly without Christ. We can’t allow that to happen!

Is The Story Church Project “the” answer to our dead churches? Not a chance. Jesus is the answer. TSCP is just one tool in his tool box with a simple prayer, “Here am I Lord, send me!” (Isa. 6:8).