Jun 3, 2012

Ministry to the Cities (2012) by Ellen G. White

Book's Pages:  224;

A timely book! This book is a compilation of Ellen G. White's quotations that highlight that the Adventist church should embrace the ministry to the world's cities. In 195 easy-to-read pages, this compilation has enough information to help a reader understand the biblical basis for a thorough worldwide city ministry and the Spirit of Prophecy support for that work. 
The church, under President Ted Wilson's Mission to the Cities endeavor is endorsing the church's work as outlined in this book. In summary, city ministry work should be conducted using the framework of Isaiah 58/Matthew 25:31-46. This will be the framework used by the foundation my friends and I are launching - 3Angels Livable Communities Initiative (3AngelsLCI) International. Stay tuned!

Here is a quotation from the book which shows how a San Francisco church embraced Ellen White's advice and enjoyed simple but powerful community outreach activities:

"During the past few years, the “beehive” in San Francisco has been indeed a busy one. Many lines of Christian effort have been carried forward by our brethren and sisters there. These included
  • visiting the sick and destitute,
  • finding homes for orphans,
  • and work for the unemployed;
  • nursing the sick,
  • and teaching the truth from house to house;
  • the distribution of literature,
  • and the conducting of classes on healthful living and
  • the care of the sick.
  • A school for the children has been conducted in the basement of the Laguna Street meeting-house.
  • For a time a working men’s home and medical mission was maintained.
  • On Market Street, near the city hall, there were treatment rooms, operated as a branch of the St. Helena Sanitarium.
  • In the same locality was a health food store.
  • Nearer the center of the city, not far from the Call building, was conducted a vegetarian cafe, which was open six days in the week, and entirely closed on the Sabbath.
  • Along the water front, ship mission work was carried on.
  • At various times our ministers conducted meetings in large halls in the city.
Thus the warning message was given by many.
Ministry to the Cities, p. 190; The Review and Herald, July 5, 1906 (Welfare Ministry, p. 112).
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  1. Forward ever! The progress of the church will be from here on in, by God's grace and with much sacrifice, ever upward and onward!

  2. I just bought this book and am looking forward to reading it! I am wondering though (and maybe you could answer me) why the Adventist Today article on this book said that Ellen White never used the term "outpost" when she in fact did. You can read it here: http://www.atoday.org/article/1181/news/2012/may-headlines/new-ellen-white-compilation-on-urban-ministry-published

    On any note, totally excited about this book. Im also going to purchase "the blueprint" which builds on the beehive method.

    PS. Im inviting you to follow my blog at www.jesusadventismandi.com