Adventist Christians have been successful in evangelizing to fill empty pews for years. In more recent years there has been a decline in North America to fill the pews, let alone retaining current members. People are leaving the church in almost as great of numbers as they came in. Others just don’t attend. In a world of despair and brokenness, the churched and unchurched, young and old alike are searching for more than just membership.  We have been called to be DOORKEEPERS TO CHRIST; ministering to all His children, directing them to the door and ushering them to the pews of LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, HOPE, and WHOLENESS.

Session Speakers

Sunday, January 8, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Daniel R. Jackson
North American Division
Opening General Session
"Why We Work"

Monday, January 9, 2017
7:45 am – 9:30 am
Bonita Joyner Shields
Associate Director
North American Division Stewardship Ministries
Morning Worship
"The Have's Versus the Have Nots"
K. Shelette Stewart
Harvard Business School
Leadership Session
"Connecting Your Career with Your Calling"
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Julian Archer
General Session Lunch
"Beyond the Pew — Testimony"

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:45 am – 9:30 am
Sonia Perez
Associate Pastor
Beltsville SDA Church
Morning Worship
"Heart Audit"
Doug Fields
Executive Director
Home Word's Center for Youth/Family
Leadership Session
"Leading From a Healthy Place and Pace"
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Senior Pastor
Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventists Church
General Session Lunch
"Enough for Each One"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:45 am – 9:30 am
Adly Campos
Speaker and Evangelist
Family Well-Being International
Morning Worship
"Reflecting God's Character"
Sharon Pittman, PhD. C.S.W.M.
Chair, Global Community Development
Southern Adventist University
Leadership Session
"Out to Pasture or Out in the Pasture?"
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Aidan Thomas Anderson
Co-Founder of Aidan Cares
Closing General Session Lunch
Living to Give


Praise Team



Alison Brook



Justin Alabata



Ethan Butler



Carlos Monsalve



Alan Newbold



Tacyana Nixon



Darnell Peters

Bass Guitarist


Julia Gish Salerno



Krystal Uzuegbu