Who Are Seventh-day Adventists?
19th July 2018
How many people have heard of Seventh-day Adventists in the UK and Ireland?
Here in the British Union Conference (BUC) - England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales, our Church membership is in the region of 38,000 members. Compared to a population in this region of 67.5 million, that's 1 Seventh-day Adventist for every 1,776 people. As you can see there's a long way to go in our part of the vineyard.
Today media has become a major vehicle through which the gospel can now be transmitted at an unprecedented pace. Users in social media such as blogs, forums, business networks, photo sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc., are all increasing at astonishing rates.
In 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe, up from 2.46 billion in 2017. The power of social networking is such that the number of worldwide users is expected to reach some 3.02 billion monthly active social media users by 2021, around a third of the earth's entire population.
If the gospel is to be presented to the entire ends of the earth, then social media must be used as a predominant source.
So how many people have heard of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the British Union Conference (BUC)? And if they have, how many really know who we are and what we are about?
One way you can help stem the tide of this unawareness is by taking part in a 'Who are Adventists campaign?' The video below, produced by the BUC Communication and Media department is designed to provide a short but comprehensive insight into who Adventists are as a people and the main tenets of our faith and what we do. It provides a starting point for people who want to know more about us with the relevant contact details provided.
You can assist by simply sharing this video with as many people as you know. That's all that's needed. Social media has a way of transmitting information very fast and by sharing the video you can be assured it will reach far and wide.
So please take part in this awareness campaign today and let someone know who we really are and more importantly about the Christ who is the foundation of what we are as a Church.
Place the video below on your church website and keep it as part of your church outreach programme.
Video – Who are Seventh-day Adventists?
Some of the areas within the territories of the BUC that are making great strides forward in making an impact in media ministry include:-
Richard Daly, BUC Communication and Media Director