Hello, my name is Pastor John Strickland and I am the Pastor for the Conyers Seventh-Day Adventist Church . On behalf of my entire congregation, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for stopping by and visiting our website. We hope you will find our website interesting and informative. I will guide you so you can explore the entire website. When you’re finished exploring, we would like to make one small request, which is that you kindly leave us a comment or two to tell us of your experience and what we can do to improve the site. Is that ok with you? Our goal is to inform and to provide you with information you may need to assist you in making helpful, informed and right decisions.
The Conyers Seventh-Day Adventist church is a medium size bible believing church of around five hundred very warm, fun and loving worshipers. We’re a mixed congregation of several nationalities and ethnic background. Our worship style is conservative and we would love to take this opportunity to extend an open invitation to you and all your families, friends and acquaintances to come visit us whenever you are in our neighborhood. Our current address and phone number is:-
3001 Old Salem Road SE • Conyers, GA, 30013 - and Phone Number 770-483-0764.
When you visit us, we would love that you be on time so you don’t miss anything. You’ll be greeted in the lobby by some very energetic and adorable hospitality greeters like Sis Land. They are so warm and loving you may be tempted to just hang out in the lobby with them (smile). Find the courage to thank them and come on inside. Usually, our worship begins at 9:00AM on Sabbath (Saturday) mornings with the learning and interactive portion we call Sabbath School (Click here to follow our current Sabbath School Lesson ). Sometimes it’s also referred to as “The Church At Study”.This interactive portion of our worship goes until around 10:30AM. Sabbath School is where you get the opportunity to participate in Bible Study and get to ask all your questions. The classes are relatively small and friendly so you’ll get the opportunity to know everyone. It’s fun and dynamic and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. So make an effort to come and participate. When Sabbath School is over, we begin our divine service. We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing from you soon. If per chance you’re unable to come visit us, you can still call us or send us an email. We would love to pray for the needs of you and your family.
The phone number for our prayer line is (770)-483-0764
In these few short paragraphs, I’ve given you a brief summary of who we are and how we worship. I’m sure you’re curious to know a whole lot more about us, like how the Conyers Seventh-Day Adventist Church began? What is Seventh-day Adventism anyway? What’s our fundamental belief? How do we help and assist our members and neighborhood? Perhaps you have many more questions. Like why the Seventh-Day Sabbath ( Click here to learn about the Sabbath ) and not Sunday worship? Fair enough. In the following pages I’m going to enlist some of my department leaders and other members of my congregation to provide answers to all of these questions. Hope the answers will be helpful to you. If you need elaboration and further explanation, feel free to call or email us and we’ll be delighted to go into details.
Before we provide you with this information, I believe it may be beneficial that you first get an idea and perhaps a better understanding of our mission as a church and our goal as Seventh-Day Adventist . It would be helpful that you also know how the church is organized and structured to accomplish these two purposes of mission and goal.
Our Mission and Goal
The mission and goal of the Seventh-Day Adventist church is one. Yes, one single mission, and one single goal. These two are interchangeable.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. Mat 28:19.
This is the command we enthusiastically embrace and follow. Believe it or not my friend, this text is our single mission and goal. To reach every living human being on this planet , and share the everlasting gospel of Our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with them. To fulfill our mission and goal, all Seventh-Day Adventist churches around the globe, enthusiastically embrace this purpose and is motivated to do one thing, and that thing is to evangelize. What? Oh yes, evangelize my friend. Hold that thought for a minute, we’ll talk a little more about evangelism a little later, is that ok with you? I do appreciate that. Thanks.
As an entity the Seventh-Day Adventist Church is organized with a representative form of church government. This means authority in the local church comes from the membership of the local church. Executive responsibility is given to representative bodies and officers to govern the local church in the form of local elections. In some local churches this is an annual exercise while in others it may be bi-annually. For us at Conyers, we prefer the annual option. This means once every year, around October and November our local membership choose the officers to lead and govern the local church for the following year.
The Adventist organization as an entity is structured into four unique and distinct levels. These four levels of church structure lead from the individual believer to the worldwide church organization better known as General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist or GC.
This might be a mouthful, so I’ll break it down a little more for you. Is that ok? Thanks. Our local church at Conyers is made up of individual believers. This local church is part of a conference known as the Georgia/Cumberland Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. This conference is made up of several local churches similar to ours. Some are right here in Georgia, some in other states like Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas.
Continuing to the next level up the ladder, several of these local conferences similar to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist report to a Union. In our case, the Union our conference reports to is called the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist . Similar to the structure given to the local churches, several unions are grouped together and reports to the next level up the ladder which is called a Division. In our case we belong to the North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventist .
All Divisions report to the highest level in our structure. It’s called the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist , or the acronym (The GC). At the GC level, all policies and doctrines are discussed, formulated, then voted and agreed on before it becomes a mandate and policy to the church. These are the guiding principles and policies that govern all Seventh-Day Adventist churches around the world. United in its purpose and motivated to accomplish its goal and marching together with one heart beat, following Our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
These policies and doctrines are formulated and voted on every five years in what we call the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Session or GC Session. As a Seventh-Day Adventist, we look forward to General Conference Sessions. It’s a time when Seventh-Day Adventist members from all over the world meet. We are a huge and diverse family of every nation, tribe and people around the world. It’s a grand and festive occasion to see all those brothers and sisters from all walks of life, from all over the world. You will especially love the Parade of Nations. It is joyous and will warm your heart. This parade culminates the GC Session. Make an effort to attend sometime, ok.
Well my friend, it was so good talking to you, even if briefly. It was very kind of you to stop by and I’m looking forward to your comments. In the meantime, please continue your tour of our website by first clicking here for the History Of Seventh-Day Adventist . We would love for you to get to know us, how Adventism really started and how the Lord has led, blessed and prospered us. This is the best place to begin. When you’re finished there, please click on the About Us page to get more information about the history of our local Conyers Seventh Day Adventist church and what it is doing in the community. Then to know our doctrine and beliefs, click on the Fundamental Beliefs link.
What day do you worship on my friend, Saturday or Sunday? What is the Sabath Day? When does the Sabbath Day Begin? Who tampered with God's Law and changed the Sabbath Day from Saturday to Sunday and why? Does it really matter? Click here to get answers to these questions and learn about the Sabbath
Pastor: John Strickland