World Church Affirmation Sabbath – Planning Committee (WCAS.PC) Chair (Interim): Janet Neumann, Stateline SDA, OR Treasurer: Eiji Minami, MD, Chewelah SDA, WA Communications Director: Linda Brehm, Stateline SDA, OR Graphic Designer: Kenton Rogers, Winston SDA, OR Internet Technology: Ed Brehm, Stateline SDA, OR Data Collection: Will Fults: Newport SDA, WA Regional Facilitators: Randy Bierwagen, Newport SDA, WA Holly Joers, Clinton SDA, AR Kent Knight, Hermiston SDA, OR Edwin Nebblett, MD, Grants SDA, NM Jerome Niswonger, MD, Upper Ridge SDA, CA Emily Schornstein, North Valley SDA, OR Carl Sullivan, Stateline SDA, WA Erik Wenberg, Heppner SDA, OR Wayne Marshall, Oroville SDA, CA
#1. Pray Pray for Affirmation Sabbath. Creating faith-building, hope-filled events takes energy. Pray not only for WCAS groups gathering across the North American Division, but for God’s appointed leaders at the General Conference for wisdom, courage, and boldness to take the action steps necessary. #2. Become Active in Your Local Church God has given each Christian a work to do in the part of the vineyard He has assigned us.
World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) exists to affirm the leadership of the General Conference and the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world. We affirm these beliefs in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White. We share this mission with like-minded Adventists who choose to stand for these beliefs and share the Three Angel's Messages with the world; that the world may become
The following off-site links can help Upper Columbia Conference church members communicate with denominational entities and leaders and stay abreast of world church developments. Mission Total Member Involvement - An important world church soul-winning initiative Administrative Sections Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists North Pacific Union Conference North American Division General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Presidential and GC Executive Committee GC President Ted N.C. Wilson Page – GC Presidential Blog
Participants support the decisions of the world church expressed through the General Conference. Participants seek unity on the basis of inspired truth rather than cultural compromise. Participants uphold God’s purpose for church organization and for pressing together rather than separation. Participants learn Protestant biblical interpretation—the historical-grammatical method. Participants are active and responsible members in their local congregation. Participants learn how to work effectively in board and constituency meetings. Participants commit themselves to pray for faithful workers, and for Heaven to provide godly, decisive leaders for the harvest.
Regular mail contact address: World Church Affirmation Sabbath PO Box 28034 Spokane, WA 99228 Email contact address: Reach WCAS Communications Director at: AffirmationSabbath@gmail.com
How Did World Church Affirmation Sabbath Begin? Affirmation Sabbath originated in conversations that arose between members of the Upper Columbia Conference Lay-Advisory Committee in March 2016, in the context of disregard by some North American Division church leaders for the voted decisions of the 2015 General Conference in Session. The eventual result was Affirmation Sabbath. Who is Behind World Church Affirmation Sabbath? The World Church Affirmation Sabbath Committee of Laypeople of the Upper Columbia Conference (WCASC for short) is composed of laypersons who are members in regular standing in Upper Columbia Conference churches and who support the Seventh-day Adventist world church.