The General Conference offers a recruiting tool to inspire Adventist members to engage in mission-focused service. The Adventist brand and identity are centered around not just any kind of service, but Christlike service.
“The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good, showed them His sympathy, ministered to their needs, won their confidence, and only then, did He bid them to follow Him” (adapted from White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 143). Seventh-day Adventist Christians are called to reflect Jesus by sharing the faith through acts of service. That’s the Adventist brand!
Service is not a spiritual gift that some have and some do not. Created in God’s image, Christians are wired with Jesus' DNA of service. The church needs mission-focused, externally-focused individuals and communities, not just an organization.
By creating more opportunities to serve and nurturing more people to serve, the Church can be more connected, relevant, and visible to the world. A tool that empowers the Church to do this, VividFaith is where organizations of all sizes—divisions to local churches—can advertise projects, jobs, and needs and then recruit people for these positions.
The Adventist Church’s “I Will Go” initiative has moved and prepared hearts ready to serve. Thousands of them have already registered as VividFriends, searching for a place to serve. However, there are not enough advertised positions to which they can apply. As of two weeks ago, there were 5,503 registered VividFriends and only 272 advertised needs. The dilemma is that many are ready to go but have nowhere to go.
Fylvia Fowler Kline, Vivid Faith manager, urged leaders in the Southern-Asia Pacific Division to create projects and roles that need people and advertise these on VividFaith. She emphasized that if the church does not give its members places to serve, they will find a place outside the church where they can serve and make a difference. The church needs its organizations at all levels—from divisions to local churches—to make room for people who are saying, “I Will Go!”
To advertise your needs on VividFaith, click here to become a recruiting entity and advertise all your needs: volunteer needs, employment openings, remote jobs, and group mission trips.
The original version of this story was posted on the Southern Asia-Pacific Division website.