We Need Pastors

 

7 out of 10 (69%) of our pastors are at or within 10 years of retirement age.

Only 1% of our pastors are between the ages of 20 and 29. 

Very soon, we will need a new influx of pastors to fill pulpits.

What We are Doing About It

College and Seminary Inroads

We are working with active college and seminary students to connect them with opportunities in the Advent Christian network.  We are currently offering internship opportunities and "early exposure” experiences designed to give a potential candidate the chance to explore God’s call on their life in the early stages of their training. Making these connections early in the education cycle helps us build a vital bridge into the AC denomination.

Ministry Training Institute (MTI)

For many, the traditional college to seminary pathway into ministry is not a fit. We are in the middle of developing the Ministry Training Institute (MTI). MTI will be a 3-year college level training program, which will take place in a local setting in one of our field offices or churches. This allows participants to get college level ministry training in an affordable and tangible setting. At present, MTI is due to launch in our field office locations in the fall of 2019.

Field Offices

Because we have Advent Christians in all areas of the nation, we want accessible education in each region. We have now hired 3 field directors for this purpose. Rev. Matthew Larkin, Coordinator of Leadership Development, in Western Maine, Rev. Dr. Adrian Dixon, Field Office Director, in Eastern North Carolina and Rev. Jack Mumford, Field Office Director, in Southern California. More information about these field offices will be coming soon.

“The work of preaching is the highest and greatest and most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called.” Martyn Lloyd Jones

What You Can Do

Our denomination depends on the relationships you have with the people in the pews.

We are interested in traditional, bi-vocational, second career and non-traditional pastors.

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Is God Calling You?

Is God calling you to full-time or part-time pastoral ministry?

Have mature Christians in your life encouraged you to take the next step?

We're here to help you on your way.

 

 

 

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