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Ministerial Association

Serving pastors, church leaders,
and their families — worldwide


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Ministry in Motion

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


Our mission

The General Conference Ministerial Association exists to serve the global Seventh-day Adventist church in its proclamation of the everlasting gospel and in its divine mission to prepare a people to meet their soon-coming Lord. We aim to accomplish our mission through our ministry to pastors, pastors' families, local church elders/company leaders, deacons and deaconesses, and Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association secretaries. Learn more


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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Global initiatives

Revival & Reformation

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

Revived by His Word

Join over 100,000 of us on our journey through the Bible. It's not too late to get started — it will change your life!


Join the worldwide on-the-hour prayer chain. Pray seven days a week at 7:00am and 7:00pm for the Holy Spirit’s presence.

Ten Days of Prayer

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

World Church Ministerial Associations

Featured articles

Importance of speaking well - Part I

By diligent effort all may acquire the power to read intelligibly, and to speak in a full, clear, round tone, in a distinct and impressive manner. By doing this we may greatly increase our efficiency as workers for Christ.

Engaging Adventist Millennials: A church that embraces relationships

Fortune 500 companies to media firms to major faith communities are asking this question with interest: “What does it take to engage with the Millennial generation?” The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church recently commissioned a study by Barna Group to investigate how its congregations…

NINE B.L.E.S.S.I.N.G.S. of Pastoral Visitation

I sang with Nancy, a senior member of our church, to a 95-year-old church member in a nursing home one Sabbath afternoon. The next day, I was told that Walter,* whom we had visited, had died peacefully a few hours after our visit. How blessed Nancy and I were to usher a faithful member who had…

Mission to the Cities: Hope for Large Urban Centers

The urban evangelism initiative has been launched by the General Conference with the intention to reach more than half of the worldwide population, living in urban centers with more than 200,000 inhabitants. Although historically Seventh-day Adventists have worked in large cities for decades,…

Church IT Security Essentials

Hackers and others are always seeking vulnerable targets that can be easily infiltrated. Have you given any thought to how secure the computer systems are at your church or school office? Utilizing several easy steps will create a safety net around computer systems and the information contained on them. A…