DUCH Session – The Road Ahead

The 9th session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Danish Union of Churches, ended today at 14:00 pm. The last day was mostly a continuation of the good mood set forth during the last two days.

Thomas Müller was elected Secretary (vice president). Thomas has been youth director for the last six years, and media director for the last three. In the latter, he was my immediate boss, and I have had many a fruitful cooperation with Thomas. Furthemore, he has been coordinator for church planting in the last couple of years, and been a great support for us in Århus Café Church. His appointment may signal enhanced priority in this field. I look forward to this.

Daniel Birch (my brother) was re-elected as Treasurer with only 1 (one) vote against.

And finally, the new union board was approved. Contrary to many other unions, here the majority are lay-people. I believe this is definitely the right way to do it. And the list looks very good. A wide representation of positions, from right to left, but most are people who have a vision for the church and have demonstrated a will to cooperate – if not earlier, then at least at this session.

We owe all these people our support and prayers. As Lasse Bech points out, the work is not done; the challenge is not over. But it’s time to go. Time to go out in the world. Time to start working together for the sake of those who do not know Jesus.

P.S. The last five days have seen a record-breaking number of visits to my blog. Thanks for reading, I hope it has been informative. Several of you commented in person in Nærum, and some on the blog. As for the rest of you, I don’t know who you are, but you are more than welcome. Feel free to leave me a comment.

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8 responses to “DUCH Session – The Road Ahead

  1. Helga M. Thorbjarnardottir

    Hi Kenneth
    Tak for din blog 🙂
    Det har været en stor glæde at se at Gud har velsignet Årsmødet så rigeligt. Selvom vi ikke bor i DK længere, så har Adventister i DK en stor plads i vores hjerter. Vi har også bedt for Årsmødet både individuelt og i min bønnegruppe den sidste uge ligesom hundredvis af andre 🙂 Gud er mægtig! Det er kun Ham der kan give os enhed og den næstekærlighed vi har brug for. Jeg glæder mig til at se Hans ledelse i DK i fremtiden. Må Gud velsigne jer i det store arbejde i har foran jer.
    Kærlig hilsen,
    Helga M. Thorbjarnardottir (fra Island 🙂 )

  2. Helgur! 🙂

    Hvor fedt! Længe siden! Har I det godt? Man møder altid flinke mennesker på Kenneths blog…

    KH Niels

  3. Hej Helga! (Ja ham Niels er lidt for hurtig) Dejligt at høre fra dig, og dejligt at vide, folk beder for kirken i Danmark. Jeg tror det er det vigtigste vi kan gøre – som du siger, er det kun Gud, der kan give os enhed, og kun ved at fokusere på ham kan vi holde op med at fokusere på hinanden.

    Jeg håber, I har det godt deroppe – vi savner jer i Århus. Guds velsignelse til jer begge.

  4. Courage to our church family in Denmark, continue to trust in God, it is His church.

  5. Hej igen og tak for hilsner 🙂

    Vi har det godt heroppe selvom vi godt kunne tænke os lidt flere plus grader lige for tiden. Vi tænker ofte på jer og savner jer selvom vi er glade for at bo her på vores STORE ø :).

    Ja vi blev så glade at se at Årsmødet gik godt og håber og beder for at den enhed måtte fortsætte i DK.

    Håber I har det godt!

    Kærlig hilsen,
    Helga.

  6. Hey Kenneth,

    so glad to hear that the meetings went well. Paul and I were both praying for them regularly during our wedding weekend. You are so right about needing to get the message out to the world! Keep up the good work, and we’ll keep praying for evangelism in DK.

    Petra

  7. @Petra: Thanks so much for the support. And congratulations on your wedding, I trust that everything went well. What are your immediate plans from here? You’re always welcome in Denmark, I’m sure – but I’m also certain that God will continue to use you, wherever you go.

  8. Kenneth:

    You might want to check out the book Adventism in Conflict for an insightful analysis into the causes of the challenges our church faces today.

    http://aleroymoore.com/static/aic/1-aic.htm

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