Brian Schwering was recently dedicated as volunteer lay pastor of the Boone Church in Boone, Iowa. He is one of two lay pastors currently participating in the Iowa-Missouri Conference’s Volunteer Lay Pastor (VLP) program, which provides resources, mentoring, coaching and training to those interested in either planting a church or bringing new life to a declining church.
Summit View Starts School Year with Family Worship and Breakfast
The 2019-20 school year is now in full swing, and Summit View Adventist Elementary School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri chose to start the year with family worship and breakfast. Before classes started on August 30, students, parents and teachers gathered for biscuits and gravy, fruit, and juice.
Kylee Utley was baptized into the Salem Church on Sept. 7. All Sabbaths should be considered a high day and all baptisms are a special occasion. But when one of our young people goes down into that water and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, it’s that much more special.
-- Ellis Basham, communication director for the Salem Church
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