In line with the Great Commission, the General Conference’s “I will go” initiative, and an understanding of our local challenges, the NCSA herewith outlines its objectives for 2020-2022 and beyond.
Helping Others in Need
Seventh-day Adventists believe God has called everyone to a life of service. In response to this call, Adventists around the world can be found distributing food and supplies in nations experiencing natural disasters, educating children living in refugee camps, and showing compassion to society's most vulnerable members.
I WILL GO
CORE STRATEGIC AREAS
FOR US 2020 – 2022
- Mission: Missional Movement
- Education: Educational Excellence
- Digitisation: Digital Delivery
The Mission Statement of the Northern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in South Africa is:
- Make Christlike disciples of people.
- Teach obedience to all that Jesus commanded.
- Equip them to proclaim the three angels’ messages in preparation for Jesus’ return.
What a privilege for every believer, not to only read this theoretical mission statement on paper, but also to live it out practically everyday. This is and remains the greatest witness in favour of God and his kingdom. I trust that this will be your unique experience as you tirelessly work in God’s vineyard.
|We value personal, corporate, transforming and intercessory prayer that immerses all our activities, guided by the Holy Spirit.
|We value Living Evangelism As Disciples as our main method of witnessing.
|We value accountability and accept responsibility for the consequences our actions.
|We value effective, open, honest and relevant communication on all levels of our organization.
|We value integrity that is evidenced in honesty, sincerity, fairness and has strong moral principles.
|We value respect for the needs, feelings and opinions of all by treating people in a positive manner.
|We value unity amid diversity by fostering teamwork and striving to promote a ministry of reconciliation.
|We value compassion by espousing Christian love and benevolence.
In 2015 GC session which took place in San Antonio, there was a funny but poignant moment brought about by the Executive Secretary of the organization GT Ng. He stood up to give his fabulous report about the growth of the church worldwide and then he posed what seemed to be a rhetorical question to the more than 2500 delegates gathering in that meeting. “Do you know the daily percentage with which the SDA church is growing around the world?” he asked. Of course, the delegates quickly responded “NO” but with a sense of thorough expectation. “I also don’t know”, he retorted. I also have been asked questions related to theodicy (the justice of God in the face of human suffering). At first I used to go through all sorts of Theological obfuscations to defend God (as if He needed some protection from me) only to find myself in more philosophical quagmire than when I started the conversation. But I have since learned to say “I also don’t know). But what I know for sure, I will tell you.