April 2011

About this issue:

New technology can sometimes be overwhelming to a local church. How do our churches adopt the latest improvements with budgets already stretched tight? Find helpful advice and some great ideas in the April Gleaner feature entitled Technology and the Church.

More Features

  • On the Wings of the Wind

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church was birthed with a compelling sense of urgency to tell the world the good news of a soon-coming Savior. With gritty determination and at great personal sacrifice, the first issue of Signs of the Times was printed o...
  • On the Wings of the Wind

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church was birthed with a compelling sense of urgency to tell the world the good news of a soon-coming Savior. With gritty determination and at great personal sacrifice, the first issue of Signs of the Times was printed o...
  • Pacific Press® Milestones

    April 01, 2011
    1874 Pacific Press®, started in Oakland, California, by James White, begins publishing Signs of the Times®1884 First Ellen G. White book printed1889 First printing of the Adult Sabbath School Quarterly1890 First printing of Our Little Friend®1904 ...
  • Pacific Press® Milestones

    April 01, 2011
    1874 Pacific Press®, started in Oakland, California, by James White, begins publishing Signs of the Times®1884 First Ellen G. White book printed1889 First printing of the Adult Sabbath School Quarterly1890 First printing of Our Little Friend®1904 ...
  • Technology and the Church

    "Many small churches seem to believe that new tools for ministry are outside of their budget range or may not be significant for a church of their size. It may be, though, that such thinking contributes to the continued small size of some of those...

Others

  • Priceless

    April 01, 2011
    We often treasure most that which costs us most. We say that these objects or relationships are "priceless" to us, right? What we mean is that they are so dear we would be willing to give or do anything to keep them close. Friendships, rooted deep...
  • Oops!

    April 01, 2011
    Oh, the shame and embarrassment of the GLEANER editors! We credited the wrong individual for March's beautiful Images of Creation photo entitled "Candle in the Wind" reprised here. It was taken in Woodland, Washington, by Renae Smith of Brush Prai...
  • Technology and the Christian Church

    April 01, 2011
    Does your church use a large-screen system in the sanctuary during worship?Churches with less than 100 in weekly attendance: 53 percent.Churches with 100 to 250 in weekly attendance: 76 percent.Churches with more than 250 in weekly attendance: 88 ...
  • Letters

    April 01, 2011
    More Background on Yakima Valley AcademyThe photo ("From the GLEANER Archives," February 2011) was taken diagonally across Sunnyside Ave. from the "Assembly Hall" known today as the Granger Church.It became Upper Columbia Conference property circa...
  • Wake Up

    April 01, 2011
    I remember the earthquake vividly. Ceiling tiles cascaded; walls crumbled. As I tried to run, the floor rolled violently up and down, then gave way. I felt myself falling, falling.With a deep shuddering breath, I opened my eyes to darkness. My hea...
  • Priceless

    April 01, 2011
    We often treasure most that which costs us most. We say that these objects or relationships are "priceless" to us, right? What we mean is that they are so dear we would be willing to give or do anything to keep them close. Friendships, rooted deep...
  • News

    April 01, 2011
    New NPUC Trust Services DirectorKimberley Schroeder is the new North Pacific Union Conference trust services director, replacing Gary Dodge who now fills a similar role for the General Conference. Schroeder, who has held trust services certificati...
  • From the GLEANER Archives

    April 01, 2011
    If you can tell us anything about this photo, including who, when and where, let us know. Go to the GLEANER blog site at gleaneronline.org and add your comments to the discussion under the April photo in the Monthly Archival Photo section or e-mai...
  • New Online Columns Begin Next Month

    April 01, 2011
    Mike Jones — Practical Ideas of Faith in ActionVeteran minister and author, Mike Jones "quit church" for more than a decade, but returned with a desire to make a difference in his church and his community. His winsome approach to practical faith w...
  • Letters

    April 01, 2011
    More Background on Yakima Valley AcademyThe photo ("From the GLEANER Archives," February 2011) was taken diagonally across Sunnyside Ave. from the "Assembly Hall" known today as the Granger Church.It became Upper Columbia Conference property circa...
  • News

    April 01, 2011
    New NPUC Trust Services DirectorKimberley Schroeder is the new North Pacific Union Conference trust services director, replacing Gary Dodge who now fills a similar role for the General Conference. Schroeder, who has held trust services certificati...
  • From the GLEANER Archives

    April 01, 2011
    If you can tell us anything about this photo, including who, when and where, let us know. Go to the GLEANER blog site at gleaneronline.org and add your comments to the discussion under the April photo in the Monthly Archival Photo section or e-mai...
  • New Online Columns Begin Next Month

    April 01, 2011
    Mike Jones — Practical Ideas of Faith in ActionVeteran minister and author, Mike Jones "quit church" for more than a decade, but returned with a desire to make a difference in his church and his community. His winsome approach to practical faith w...
  • Oops!

    April 01, 2011
    Oh, the shame and embarrassment of the GLEANER editors! We credited the wrong individual for March's beautiful Images of Creation photo entitled "Candle in the Wind" reprised here. It was taken in Woodland, Washington, by Renae Smith of Brush Prai...
  • Technology and the Christian Church

    April 01, 2011
    Does your church use a large-screen system in the sanctuary during worship?Churches with less than 100 in weekly attendance: 53 percent.Churches with 100 to 250 in weekly attendance: 76 percent.Churches with more than 250 in weekly attendance: 88 ...
  • Wake Up

    April 01, 2011
    I remember the earthquake vividly. Ceiling tiles cascaded; walls crumbled. As I tried to run, the floor rolled violently up and down, then gave way. I felt myself falling, falling.With a deep shuddering breath, I opened my eyes to darkness. My hea...

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