3rd Quarter 2016: The Role of the Church in the Community

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we will explore this wholistic version of the “everlasting gospel” and will examine the role of the church in impacting communities with this gospel. We define the “church” as a community of people who, together, do not exist for themselves but who are called out to live and to preach the everlasting gospel as expressed in the ministry of Jesus. This means not only preaching the gospel but living it in our lives through ministering to the needs of those in our local communities. Organizationally, how does your local church serve those in need? All ministries of the church (for example, health, family, youth, Sabbath School, deacons/deaconesses, etc.) exist to work together for serving the community as well as church members.

Gaspar Colón was chair of the Department of Religion at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland, USA. May-Ellen Colón is director of Adventist Community Services International, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. They served as missionaries in Africa and the former Soviet Union for nine years, and have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Obtain and read PDF lessons here or as HTML web pages on SSnet.org 


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Lesson Title Webcast Video Audio Notes
1 - The “Restoration of All Things” (July 2)
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2 - Restoring Dominion (July 9)
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3 - Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 1 (July 16)
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4 - Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 2 (July 23)
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5 - Jesus on Community Outreach (July 30)
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6 - Jesus Mingled With People (Aug. 6)
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7 - Jesus Desired Their Good (Aug. 13)
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8 - Jesus Showed Sympathy (Aug. 20)
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9 - Jesus Ministered to Their Needs (Aug. 27)
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10 - Jesus Won Their Confidence (Sep. 3)
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11 - Jesus Bade Them, “Follow Me” (Sep. 9)
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12 - Urban Ministry in the End Time (Sep. 17)
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13 - How Shall We Wait? (Aug. 24)
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