Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Conference President Weighs In

Yesterday, the president of one of the conferences in the Mid-America Union e-mailed Blog the Future. This is the first official communication I have seen with a prayerful and Spirit-filled tone.

In his e-mail, he said that the officers of the conferences in the Mid-America Union are meeting in Lincoln, NE today and tomorrow (September 1 and 2). He also said that the agenda for these meetings includes "many if not all of the issues" that we are raising and talking about on Blog the Future.

Please be sure to pray for these godly men and women as they discuss the future of Adventism. I am personally praying that they are willing to do some serious fasting, prayer, and careful study of the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy in context concerning these issues. I am also praying that God's presence will lead them to a spirit of mission, faith, hope, and love instead of fear and territorialism.

In his e-mail, this president also asked for what we think "ought" to happen, instead of just reporting on what is happening. This is your chance to weigh in on these issues. What do you think should happen? What should the future of Adventism look like with regards to tithe and structure?

Your comments are welcome below.