ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Director | Debra Davis-Moody

Email:acs@lrcsda.com

Overview

Adventists Community Services Department provides an opportunity to reach out to the world as ambassadors for Christ and meet physical, mental, and emotional needs. We are told that “many have no faith in God and have lost confidence in man. But they appreciate acts of sympathy and helpfulness. As they see one with no inducement of earthly praise or compensation coming to their homes, ministering to the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the sad, and tenderly pointing all to Him . . . their hearts are touched. . . . They see that God cares for them, and as His Word is opened they are prepared to listen.”—Medical Ministry, p. 247.

How we serve

Equip pastors and lay members with skills and knowledge to help their church and community through the following six family of ministries: Disaster Response, Crisis Care—Spiritual and Emotional, Community Development/Urban Ministry, Elder Care Ministries, Youth Empowered to Serve (YES!), and Tutoring/Mentoring Programs
Provide Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program—A two-level leadership development program that equips pastors and lay leaders with the latest strategies and professional skills to successfully lead and focuses on three major components: Leadership, Nonprofit Management, and Social Dimension of Evangelism
Adventist Urban Congress (AUC)—AUC provides opportunities to develop innovative leadership skills to effectively lead our churches to serve our communities in an ever-changing society
International institute of Christian Ministries (IICM) Community Services & Urban Ministries Certification Program
A major source of funding for this program comes from the ADRA Annual Appeal. To support the work of community services your conference provides help in the following areas:

1. Community service center outreach supplies
2. Appropriations for special projects
3. Clothing shipments for Adventist Development and Relief Agency


ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICE NEWS

FLINT WATER CRISIS – The city of Flint, Michigan, is currently under a public water crisis (Flint Water Crisis). In response, members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Flint are distributing approximately 10 pallets of water per week. Plans are to continue until the …READ MORE