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Ministerial Association

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Ministry in Motion

Our mission

The Ministerial Association of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists exists to serve Jesus Christ and His global church by ministering to pastors, pastors’ families, local church leaders, administrators, departmental directors and ministerial association Secretaries. Learn more



Quinquennial report 2010-2015

The Ministerial Association finds its purpose in helping pastors succeed in their God-given mission. Whether encouraging deeper spirituality, affirming doctrinal truths, equipping with practical resources, or energizing for outreach; we first direct our attention to the pastor who serves as the central leader for the life of the congregation. Read report


Global initiatives

Revival & Reformation

You can be part of something great for God. Revival is about a new experience with Jesus.

Believe His Prophets

Join us on our journey through the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy. It will change your life!

United in Prayer

Join the dynamic worldwide prayer movement!

Ten Days of Prayer

Churches in over a hundred countries have received rich blessings through Ten Days of Prayer.


Ministry Magazine

Ministry, International Journal for Pastors, has been published monthly by the Seventh-day Adventist church since 1928. Seventh-day Adventist pastors and ministers around the globe constitute the publication’s main readership although many clergy of other communities of faith also receive the magazine.

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Elder's Digest

The Elder’s Digest magazine is printed quarterly and has relevant articles with leadership strategies, didactic tools, health tips for elders, Adventist Church statements, news around the world, sermon outlines, worldwide initiatives of our Church, questions and answers, and other biblically-sound topics for leaders.

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The Journal

Our quarterly magazine, The Journal, offers stories, advice, health nuggets, inspirational quotes, and news from pastors' spouses around the world. If you are not receiving The Journal from your local conference, please contact them to request a subscription!

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World Church Ministerial Associations

Featured articles and resources

FREE eBook: Church Growth Myths by David Ripley

"Early in my ministry I witnessed that a majority of local churches were working very hard, but did not have strong growth. The churches were full of spiritually minded, conscientious people eager to share Jesus with their world, but something important was missing. It began to dawn on me that we were…

United in prayer – Miracle at the Ukrainian Border – By Pavel Goia

Robert owned a construction business in Italy and was very successful. However, deep in his heart was a hunger for a closer walk with God, and the desire to serve God in full time ministry. Finally, one day, he left his work behind, and started serving the poor and needy, trusting that God would provide…

VIDEO: Boonstra & Goldstein – The Greater Threat: Religion or Culture?

Two experienced trend-watchers wrestle with how prophecy and headlines intersect.

Church Fills Baptistery With Water Every Month

A congregation near Dallas highlights the key role that local churches play in the Adventist world church.

Longing for His appearing

When I arrived home after a long trip several years ago, my family welcomed me back warmly, except for our little son, William. My wife explained that during my absence he had missed me and even gotten sick, and now he was hiding from me...