Original Meat: A Business-Ministry's Journey

Judy Ringstaff | Communications | February 1, 2023

Ones of the hardest parts of eating healthfully is finding healthy food that tastes good, looks good, and is as good for you as promised. That’s why Julia Roach founded Original Meat, a plant-based food company. 




Strong Tower Radio: Vital Outreach Tool

Kam Ferguson | Development Director, Strong Tower Radio | February 1, 2023

From its beginning with one station in Cadillac, MI, Strong Tower Radio (STR) has functioned as a tool in the hand of both Michigan and Lake Region Conference church members. 




STRIDE: A New Initiative Impacting Communities 

Anthony Montague | Assistant Publishing Director | January 19, 2023

The Michigan Conference Publishing Department launched a new missionary program called STRIDE. 




Saved to Serve: Local Church Baptizes Six

Lucia Terry-Lane | First Flint SDA | January 19, 2023

Baptisms are a result of family, church, school, and related programs working together.




Rest and Renew: Adventists and Non-Members Come Together for Retreat 

Samuel Girven | Cadillac SDA | January 1, 2023

Melinda Smith and Linda Finn were drawn to attend Rest and Renew because of its relaxing environment. They got that and more after partaking in a "spiritual feast" and being filled with a renewed spirit...




Public Campus Ministry: Developing Missionaries

Judy Ringstaff | Communications | January 1, 2023

According to General Conference statistics, 90 percent of Adventist young people attend non-Adventist universities. Another well-known statistic is that youth leave the church during college years. It is logical to assume that there may be a correlation between the two statistics.




From Iraq to Michigan

Alanna Rodriguez | Ann Arbor Church | January 1, 2023

Maher grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, with his father, mother and four sisters. He remembers playing with friends, enjoying school and playing soccer. Life was good. One day that all changed...




Great Lakes Adventist Academy: Equipping the Next Generation 

Judy Ringstaff | Communication | November 1, 2022

Now in its 36th year of operation, GLAA has been a blessing to hundreds, if not thousands, of high school students from across the globe. 




The Foundation of Worship (Part 3)

Jim Micheff | President | November 1, 2022

Worship starts as an attitude (reverence) and results in action (submission to God). 




When Jesus Goes on Vacation

Sharna Clough | Grayling SDA | November 1, 2022

I realized how great a vacation can be when it isn't just about me, but it's about allowing Jesus to help me help others wherever I can. 




Edmore Potato Festival

EJ Wolf | Edmore, Frost, and Lakeview Pastor | November 1, 2022

Jesus often went out to the crowds to see how He could be of service.




Standing up for the Sabbath in University

Samuel Girven | Cadillac | October 1, 2022

While growing up in the Caribbean, Lusanni Acosta had no idea of the miracles God would work in her life for His sake.  




Dinner from the Garden

Health Ministries Team | Brighton Church | October 1, 2022

We seem fascinated with gardens because the Master Gardener first placed us in a garden home and made gardening our first occupation.  




iShare Conference Empowers Youth Rush Students

Judy Klein | Communications | October 1, 2022

Cedar Lake, MI—Michigan Youth Rush students gathered for the end of summer iShare Conference at Great Lakes Adventist Academy, August 12 – 13. 




Lessons for Eternity

Samuel Girven | Cadillac | October 1, 2022

It is nearly impossible to discuss Adventist Education without first acknowledging its rich history...




The Foundation of Worship (Part II)

Jim Micheff | President | October 1, 2022

When the wind picked up, they knew they were in trouble. As the intensity grew, the mariners quickly realized this was no ordinary windstorm...




The (Very Scary) Next Door

Judy Klein | Communications | September 1, 2022

The sky was a murky gray and the rain was heavy, soaking everything, including Canaan Francisco, a Youth Rush canvasser working in the Kalamazoo area. 




Irons Church Dedicates New Community Center

Samuel Girven | Cadillac SDA Church | September 1, 2022

Nearly eight years ago, Irons members stepped out in faith and broke ground on the center, vowing never to go into debt. 




Radio Powered by the Everlasting Gospel

Kam Ferguson | Strong Tower Radio | September 1, 2022

The Holy Spirit continues drawing people to Jesus through radio, and creatively utilizing this effective tool in the lives of all who surrender to His leading. 




 The Foundation of Worship (Part 1)

Jim Micheff | President | September 1, 2022

What is worship? Some may think of worship as some activity carried out at church or some other place. It’s true that we corporately come together to worship and may privately go to a quiet place to have personal time with God, but worship is more than just an activity.  




One Family, United in the Lord

Judy Klein | Communications | August 1, 2022

WILSON, MI—Life-changing decisions take time. Al and Angel Nelson, and their sons, Justin and Anthony Cary, were recently baptized as the result of six years of study, growth, and mentorship.  




The Front Lines

Craig Harris | Director, Club Ministries | August 1, 2022

Have you ever been on the front lines of a ministry where you field challenging questions of faith, failings and fulfillment? Have you opened yourself to new, sometimes uncomfortable situations, yet find that you have grown to more fully understand your purpose as a Christian through those circumstances? 




Adelphian Junior Academy and Evangelism 

Kristin Wittenbach | Holly Church Member | August 1, 2022

“The head and not the tail.” Pastor Daniel Ferraz says this motto, drawn from Deuteronomy 28 , underlines the whole purpose of Adelphian Junior Academy (AJA), the school associated with the Holly church. It highlights the renewed efforts of both the church and school to reach the community.  




Reformation Youth Tour

Judy Klein | Communications | May 4, 2022 

A small group of Michigan youth, led by Chad Bernard, Youth director for the Michigan Conference, traveled to Europe for a Reformation Tour, March 20-27, 2022...




Oakwood Read-a-thon: Fifth Grader Spearheads Fundraiser after Water Main Bursts 

Teressa O'Donnell | Oakwood, MI | May 3, 2022

Seventeen of the 29 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade chose to participate in the read-a-thon...




How to Win Souls in your Living Room

Judy Klein | Communications | May 1, 2022

Small groups are an evangelism opportunity that doesn't require a campaign...




Sharing Hope in Bolivia

Seth Roberts | Associate Literature Ministries Director | May 1, 2022 

I was in the middle of South America, accompanying a student literature evangelist (LE) who didn’t speak English, and being transported from street to street by a driver who I could only communicate directions to using hand signals. ..




A Dusty Saxophone and Adventist Education 

Jeremy Hall | Education Superintendent | May 1, 2022 

I have, to a degree, taken for granted the beautiful truths we hold as Seventh-day Adventists...




A New Idea Sparks Change 

Judy Klein | Communication | April 1, 2022




Unconditional Love

Jim Micheff | President | April 1, 2022




Pastors' Reflection on Recent Ministerial Retreat 

Diaz and Morgan | Pastors, MI Conf. | April 1, 2022 




Man Camp: Fighting like Jesus

Braden Kunkel  | Cadillac SDA Church 

Experience Man Camp through the eyes of an eleven year old attendee!




Temperance Reimagined 

Raymond Waller | Elder, Vassar SDA | March 1, 2022 

Adventists may be the only large Christian group well positioned to speak on the inherent dangers of [alcohol and marijuana]. 




Thirty Two Years of Trial & How It Finally Ended

Judy Klein | March 1, 2022

Poole went to trial believing he would walk away a free man. Instead, on June 6, 1989, he was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. 




Knowing the Time 

Justin Ringstaff | March 1, 2022

Knowing the time can be the difference between eternal life and eternal loss. 




Winning the Battle Against Doubt 

Joel Nephew | February 1, 2022

After the game, a sportswriter asked, "What if you missed? What if you failed?"... "You know," he said, "I never thought of that."




Harbor of Hope: How One Church Lived Up to Their Name 

Judy Klein | February 1, 2022

Every time the colporteurs identified themselves as Adventists, people lit up with recognition, “because they knew where the church was." Would your community be able to say the same?




The Mission Field Comes to Ann Arbor

Karen Yang | February 1, 2022

The Afghani refugee families were exasperated, trying to keep their children occupied for a month or two, with nothing for little ones to do in a cramped hotel room...




Would the Community Notice Your Absence? 

Vickie Trombley | February 1, 2022

If your church disappeared today, would anyone other than the church members even notice?




The Turning Point 

Judy Klein | January 1, 2022

On September 11, 2021, Dave Fowler was baptized at the Kalamazoo church. Fowler had been involved with the church for four years, but chose to be baptized only after a series of events showed him that the church he needed to be part of was the Adventist church...




Refugee and Immigrant Ministries 

Judy Klein | January 1, 2022 

Michigan is a hub for immigrants and refugees. Dearborn is home to a large Arab population, a number of Burmese have resettled in Grand Rapids, and a cluster of Laotian refugees live in Holland. With these large people groups comes a unique opportunity: instead of going to other countries, the mission field comes to us...





The Gift

Jim Micheff | January 1, 2022

We give gifts for all kinds of occasions… birthdays, welcomes, farewells, weddings, baby showers, retirements, graduations, Christmas, and sometimes for no special occasion… just because! Of all the gifts you have personally received, is there any one gift that stands out in your memory? There is for me, but ironically, I didn’t receive it or give it... 


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