Welcome to the Conference Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the state of Indiana. We are a Christian faith community, which bases its hope and future in Jesus Christ. Our administration and staff provide strategic leadership, support services and resources to more than 81 congregations and 14 schools within Indiana to achieve our shared vision of proclaiming Christ, nurturing believers and serving humanity. Thank you for stopping by.
Recent news reports shout like a direct script from Matthew 24. Fires! Floods! Hurricanes! Earthquakes! Violence! Wars and rumors of war! The earth groans with birth pangs (Romans 8:22). Thousands of homes and businesses torched in California’s Wine Valley! 58 lives snuffed out in Las Vegas! 26 lives slaughtered shamelessly in a Texas Baptist Church. Hundreds crushed to death in earthquakes! Monster hurricanes caused reporters to scramble for words such as “apocalyptic,” “unprecedented” and “catastrophic!” Planet Earth is distressed with bad news!
But Jesus interjects good news with these cataclysmic signs of His coming! “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). So how do we respond to the bad news without it consuming us?
Wouldn’t God want us to consider the good news around us? Yes, and there is good news in Indiana! We praise God for blessing our Big Five+ initiatives.
Good news comes from churches like Carmel, Cicero, Jeffersonville, and Marion which have conducted meetings with so many community friends attending. Good news comes from the new Hispanic Ephesus group birthed with almost 30 members. Further good news comes from our Indianapolis North Hispanic church which just celebrated their grand opening on October 7.
More good news comes from Indiana and Illinois members who have established the Terre Haute FM radio station that broadcasts 3ABN Radio. We praise God for the generous donors who provide funds to preach end-time messages of truth from this 700-foot tower.
And there’s more! As we plan for the 2020 General Conference Session in Indianapolis It Is Written and the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI) will help us train for outreach.
We also praise God for the free community dental/vision health clinics conducted around our state in Cicero, Glendale, Marion, and Southside (Beech Grove).
But there’s another response to the bad news surrounding us. We praise the Lord for your faithful support of Indiana Academy. Now our boys’ dormitories at Indiana Academy have air-conditioned rooms. Your faithful financial support will help complete IA’s capital improvements, Next Step. Your donations will make possible the much-needed expansion of the girls’ dormitory.
Don’t forget that our offerings for Indiana Advance are helping us to establish a new church school in Evansville.
This holiday season let us remember God’s blessings to us. Jesus informs us that we can be twice blessed. “Give, and it will be given to you…For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38). What measure are you using this gift-giving season for the Lord? God assures us we will be twice blessed as we give to His cause of truth.
Conference Connection December 2017