Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach AcrossTELL THE WORLD                     Strategic Plan 2010-2015Seventh-day Adventist Church  ...
Introduction  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1                   Mission Statem...
E                                     llen White describes the church as the “theater of [God’s] grace;” the              ...
M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T                                 The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist                    ...
T h r e e S t r a t e g i c Va l u e sOur mission statement leads the church tovalue as strategic issues quality of life,u...
Looking Back                                                                                                        “We ha...
17,000,000 MEMBERSHIP                                                                                congregations        ...
Global Mission Priorities:        R E AC H O U T TO T H E 1 0 / 4 0 W I N D OW               181:1               Populatio...
R E AC H O U T TO T H E B I G C I T I E S                                              953:1                              ...
Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach Across        TELL THE WORLD        Inspiring every church member to:                          ...
Reach Up      to God through Bible study, prayer, Adventist Bible study guides,      and the Spirit of Prophecy, resulting...
Reach OUT        to others as a friendly church that puts Christ’s mission first, invites all        peoples to fellowship...
R e ac h ac ro s sthe barriers that threaten to divide us as a family, endeavoring to disciple,nurture, and involve every ...
Quality                                                           of Life        TELL THE WORLD            r e l at i o n ...
Reach Up           Increase:           • Number of people involved in Bible study, prayer, and             reading the Spi...
A d m i n i s t r at i v e I n i t i at i v e s f o r M i s s i o n        • Develop and train leaders for the future     ...
A Church Family of Resources                                                                    PA S T O R s              ...
C O N T I N U I N G T H E L E G AC Y O F FA I T H I N AC T I O N  1880           1900         1920         1940         19...
2000          2015          “We have       nothing to fear        for the future,         except as we       shall forget ...
My Commitment TO                                                                               C O N T I N U E T H E L E G...
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  1. 1. Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach AcrossTELL THE WORLD Strategic Plan 2010-2015Seventh-day Adventist Church PAG E 1
  2. 2. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C O N T E N T S Three Strategic Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Adventist Fast Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tell the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reach Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Reach Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Reach Across . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Chart of Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Administrative Initiatives for Mission . . . . . . 14 A Church Family of Resources . . . . . . . . . . 15 Continuing the Legacy of Faith in Action . . . 16 My Commitment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back coverPAG E 2
  3. 3. E llen White describes the church as the “theater of [God’s] grace;” the agency through which He “delights to reveal His power to transform hearts .”* The church, she is saying, occupies a unique position between heaven and earth . Through His church, God displays both His infinite might and His infinite compassion . Through His church, God makes His presence in the world manifest . Through His church, God says to His created beings, “You aren’t alone . I’m here, among you .” From theWo r l d C h urch President Tell the World is founded on one simple premise: without mission, the concept of church is meaningless . Without mission we are no longer participants in God’s grand theater of grace . So often we hear calls for “renewal” and “revival” within our church . Do we need renewal? Do we need to feel anew the power of the Holy Spirit? Yes, of course! But this renewal most meaningfully takes place in the setting of mission when the church is busy doing what she was called to do and to be . The goals and challenges of “Tell the World” are not new to us—they are woven into our identity and heritage; they outline our mission . We “reach up”—connecting with the Divine Power beyond all imagining, Who tells us who we are and where we are going . We “reach across”— forming bonds of fellowship with those with whom we share our journey; ties of brotherhood and sisterhood that transcend differences of culture or language . And we “reach out”—a reflex driven by our own encounter with God, and by His command to go and make disciples . This is our mission . As we rededicate ourselves to a life of mission, I pray we will experience a new sense of purpose; that our churches will thrive and grow as others are drawn to the warmth and acceptance they find there; and that, in all we do, we will constantly reveal God’s grace to the world . Pastor Jan Paulsen, President General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists * Ellen White, Acts of the Apostles (Boise, Idaho: Pacific Press, 1970), 12 . PAG E 1
  4. 4. M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to make disciples of all people, communicating the everlasting gospel in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as personal Savior and unite with His remnant Church, discipling them to serve Him as Lord, and preparing them for His soon return.PAG E 2
  5. 5. T h r e e S t r a t e g i c Va l u e sOur mission statement leads the church tovalue as strategic issues quality of life,unity and growth.Quality of Life is a multi-facetedconcept that goes to the heart of what it meansto be an Adventist believer . For an Adventist,quality of life means first and foremost beingsure of belonging to the Lord, finding therest and assurance of forgiveness; and findingcontentment on our life’s journey .Unity reflects the nature of the churchas one family around the world, constantlycommunicating with one another, constantlysharing, and in that process learning to defer toone another for the good of the One Body ofChrist .Growth is expressed through evangelism,public witness, and nurturing the personalspiritual growth of believers . PAG E 3
  6. 6. Looking Back “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us and his A DV E N T I S T Fa s t Fac t s teaching in our past history. ” —Ellen G.White, Life Sketches, 196 WORLD Cities (>10 Million People) 19 Unentered Countries and Areas 29 Unentered People Groups (> 100,000) 118 MEMBERS Regular Bible Study 51% Regular Prayer 53% Witnessing 55% Involved in Community Service 31% Returning Tithe 56% Confident of Salvation 92% Mission Offerings as a Percent of Tithe 3.5% Sources: • http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/history/world-population-growth.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population_estimatesPAG E • http://www.mongabay.com/cities_pop_01.htm 4 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_by_population#cite_note-0 • Global Survey of Pastors
  7. 7. 17,000,000 MEMBERSHIP congregations 64,000 14 million 60,000 13 million 12 million 11,687,229 50.000 48,933 11 million 10 million 40,000 9 million 8 million 30,000 7 million 21,555 6 million 20,000 5 million 12,975 4 million 10,000 8,924 3,480,518 3 million 4,541 1,892 2 million 1,245,125 1880 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 2010 1 million 504,752 15,570 75,767 185,450 1880 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 2010 POPULATION PER MEMBER RATIO2010 4052000 5191980 1,2681960 2,3871940 4,3901920 9,8891900 21,2221880 89,768 PAG E 5
  8. 8. Global Mission Priorities: R E AC H O U T TO T H E 1 0 / 4 0 W I N D OW 181:1 Population to Adventist Ratio outside the 10/40 Window 1,736:1 1 0 / 4 Population to 0 W Adventist Ratio I N D O W inside the 10/40 WindowPAG E 6
  9. 9. R E AC H O U T TO T H E B I G C I T I E S 953:1 Population to Adventist Ratio in World’s Largest Cities Beijing buenos aires cairo delhi Dhaka Istanbul Karachi kolkata los angeles manila mexico city 423:1 Population moscow to Adventist Ratio Outside mumbai World’s new york Largest Cities osaka-kobe Rio de Janeiro sÃo paulo shanghai tokyo PAG E 7
  10. 10. Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach Across TELL THE WORLD Inspiring every church member to: REACH UP to God through Bible study, prayer, Adventist Bible study guides, and the Spirit of Prophecy, resulting in revival and faithfulness. REACH out to others as a friendly church that puts Christ’s mission first, invites all peoples to fellowship and makes a difference daily in the community. REACH across the barriers that threaten to divide us as a family, endeavoring to disciple, nurture, and involve every individual in the life and mission of the church.PAG E 8
  11. 11. Reach Up to God through Bible study, prayer, Adventist Bible study guides, and the Spirit of Prophecy, resulting in revival and faithfulness. Calling Seventh-day Adventists to: • Increase Bible study, prayer and reading the Spirit of Prophecy • Increase the number of members who return a faithful tithe and support local and mission offerings • Increase involvement in the witness of the church • Increase the use of Adventist- produced Bible study materials PAG E 9
  12. 12. Reach OUT to others as a friendly church that puts Christ’s mission first, invites all peoples to fellowship, and makes a difference daily in the community. Calling Seventh-day Adventists to: • Become involved in the mission of the church • Become involved in community projects • Increase the number of non-Seventh-day Adventists attending church each week • Increase the number of members • Support 600,000 evangelism events • Establish 25,000 new worship groups • Reach a goal of seven million church members each winning one person to Christ • Increase the ratio of membership to population in urban areas • Provide resources for the 10/40 Window (money, people, time) • Increase membership and church plants in the 10/40 Window • Increase the number of listeners, viewers, and readers reached by Adventist electronic media • Support a large global strategy for literature distribution • See that every church adopts a program for growthPAG E10
  13. 13. R e ac h ac ro s sthe barriers that threaten to divide us as a family, endeavoring to disciple,nurture, and involve every individual in the life and mission of the church. Calling Seventh-day Adventists to: • Improve retention of members • Nurture members • Increase the percentage of young people involved in the work of the church • Improve retention of young people PAG E 11
  14. 14. Quality of Life TELL THE WORLD r e l at i o n s h i p s Prayer Power of Holy SpiritMission resources Unity Tithe and Missionstatement for action Offerings Membership Involvement GrowthPAG E12
  15. 15. Reach Up Increase: • Number of people involved in Bible study, prayer, and reading the Spirit of Prophecy • Percentage returning a faithful tithe and supporting local and mission offerings • Percentage involved in the witness of the church Reach out • Hold 600,000 evangelism events • Establish 25,000 new worship groups • Encourage every church to adopt a program for growth Increase: AdministrativeTell the • The global strategy for literature distribution Initiatives forWorld • To seven million the number of church members winning one Mission person to Christ • Percentage involved in the mission of the church • Percentage involved in community projects • Number of non-Seventh-day Adventists attending church each week • Number of members • Ratio of membership to population in urban areas • Resources for the 10/40 Window (money, people, time) • Membership and church plants in the 10/40 Window • Number of listeners, viewers, and readers reached by Adventist electronic media R e ac h ac ro s s Increase: • Nurture of members • Retention of members • Percentage of young people involved in the work of the church • Percentage of young people retained within the church PAG E 13
  16. 16. A d m i n i s t r at i v e I n i t i at i v e s f o r M i s s i o n • Develop and train leaders for the future • Create a culture of integrity Administration and pastors • Model efficient and effective use of structure and resources • Cultivate the spiritual life and theological understanding of the • Create/sustain synergy and entire Church alignment of administrative and • Provide relevant witness and service to communities pastoral initiatives in mission. Within the context of these global • Integrate local, regional, and global leadership tasks there are four priorities in mission. opportunities for particular focus... • Facilitate effective networking among church infrastructure, institutions, and lay organizations. pastors and congregations • Enable members to understand and celebrate both the local and global identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. • Ensure that local church planning and Individual Members programming incorporates local, regional, and global mission priorities. • Demonstrate • Inform and engage local church membership in commitment to local, regional, and global mission priorities. understanding, living, and communicating • Provide effective advocacy for and the gospel. involvement in community service. • Participate in local church fellowship, worship, and service. CHURCH INSTITUTIONS • Support local, regional, and global • Continue synergy and alignment of mission priorities. institutions with mission of the church. • Foster mutual understanding among church and institutional leaders regard- ing the mission and roles of institutions.PAG E14
  17. 17. A Church Family of Resources PA S T O R s “We cannot do this without a connection with God.We are not sharing about God with people, we are sharing HIM, and that means we need a living connection with God.” —Scott Manly, pastor, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. s H E A LT H W O R K E R S r be “Medical workers have the privileged oportunity to reach people in extreme em M o rs necessity, like when facing death, and point them to Jesus as the Physician of st physicians and the only Saviour of our bodies and souls.” Pa rs c he —Elmer Ribeyro, missionary doctor, Atoifi Hospital tea ngel ists e Eva atur INSTITUTIONS Liter “There are thousands of students from non-Adventist and non-Christian families k er s H ea lt h Wo r studying in our schools and colleges, and we teach them moral education and the children in turn tell their parents and other family members about Jesus.” D epa r t m en ts —Justus Devadas, president, Spicer Memorial College, Pune, India Inst itut MEDIA ions ME “You need a means to communicate the gospel to people in this world, and DIA Su media is often that means: radio, television, publishing, and Internet.” pp —Ben Schoun, president, Adventist World Radio orCo ti m ng m mi S U P P O RT I N G M I N I S T R I E S / L AY P E O P L E u ni n st it ri “Supporting ministries play a vital role in “Telling theWorld” about our soon- y es se coming Savior. EllenWhite says that “the work” won’t finish until lay members rv i ce “rally to the work, and unite their efforts with those of ministers and church s officers.” It’s a privilege for supporting ministries, sharing Christ in their marketplace, to be part of this wonderful calling. —Donna McNeilus, past-president, Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries C O M M U N I T Y S E RV I C E S “Community Services is the tangible, visual partnership between God and His church in giving all the opportunity to touch, taste, smell, see, and fully experience a small part of the Kingdom of Heaven.” —Andrew Clark, executive director, Adventist Community Services-Greater Pittsburgh PAG E 15
  18. 18. C O N T I N U I N G T H E L E G AC Y O F FA I T H I N AC T I O N 1880 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980PAG E16
  19. 19. 2000 2015 “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us and his teaching in our past history.” —Ellen G.White, To find out more about the timeline images visit www.AdventistMission.org Life Sketches, 196 Photography courtesy of Adventist Mission/Global Mission, Adventist World Radio, British Union Conference Historical Archive, Ellen G . White Estate, General Conference Archives and Statistics, Rajmund Dabrowski/General Conference Communication, Todd Gessele/North Pacific Union, It is Written . PAG E 17
  20. 20. My Commitment TO C O N T I N U E T H E L E G AC Y I join my brothers and sisters in a commitment to Tell theWorld: • By reaching up and renewing my own faith • By reaching out and communicating hope to all within my sphere of influence • By reaching across to embrace and protect the unity of the family of faith SIGNATURE To get an electronic version of this document visit v2.4PAG E TellTheWorld.AdventistMission.org18

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