News Regional Conference Presidents Talk Mission and Urban Centers

Plans for working in the cities include the establishment of “centers of influence.”

By Adventist Review/ANN staff, courtesy Adventist Review

Regional conference presidents and other leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are studying how they might use health centers, vegetarian restaurants, community services and other outreach methods to expand efforts to share Jesus with urban centers and inner-city residents after holding key talks with General Conference and North American Division leadership.

Adventist world church president Ted N.C. Wilson and North American Division president Daniel R. Jackson held key consultations this month with leaders of the church’s nine U.S. regional conferences, which were established in the mid-1940s to accomplish a stronger work for African Americans and to provide leadership opportunities that would benefit the work of God.

“We discussed various items, including evangelism and outreach activities,” Wilson said. “Of special interest was the subject of Mission to the Cities and how regional conferences could help to extend that important evangelistic initiative for the large cities of the United States.”

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