Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Indiana Conference Seventh-day Adventist Church




Welcome to the Conference Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the state of Indiana. We are a Christian faith community, which bases its hope and future in Jesus Christ. Our administration and staff provide strategic leadership, support services and resources to more than 81 congregations and 14 schools within Indiana to achieve our shared vision of proclaiming Christ, nurturing believers and serving humanity. Thank you for stopping by.

“The Greatest Risk Ever Taken”
Dec 25, 2016

Almost thirty-two years ago when my wife and I met we took a risk. Six months later we were married on December 30, 1984. We chose to risk living together forever. It has been a good risk!

In the big picture of the universe Jesus and the Father took a risk. After pre-planning in case of the sin-event, Jesus volunteered to take the risk for Planet Earth. I believe we are in the final stages of the Great Controversy. The risk has been worth it: “God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son…that we might have everlasting life!” (John 3:16)

Jesus admonishes us to take faith-calculated risks with His resources in the parable of the talents. It’s a crucial ingredient to prepare for Jesus’ coming. This parable incorporates Jesus’ most famous commendation for risk-takers. “Well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord” (Mt 25:23). Speaking of resources, some receive five, some two, and others one, but all are expected to invest in His kingdom while He’s absent on that “far journey.” Of note: Those who choose to play it safe with His resources by not investing receive strong rebuke (Mt 25:29, 30).

We’re at a crossroads for Indiana Academy now. Many constituent parents and students are eager to enroll in our Seventh-day Adventist Christian institution. But our girls’ dorm space is running out. On October 2 the constituency voted to release funds for renovating the boys’ dorm and expanding the girls’ dorm facility.

We’re also at a crossroads for our church-sponsored Terre Haute full-power FM radio station. It seems like the right thing to partner with this church project and assist them in the start-up.  An anonymous donor is willing to donate dollar-for-dollar matching funds to help us finish the goal by December 31, 2016. Then, our radio station will be able to begin operations in early 2017.

You’ll be hearing more about these projects in the near future, both Indiana Academy and the Terre Haute FM radio station.  The benefits: By God’s grace we’ll be assisting students to become spiritual leaders, and we’ll be sending strong signals of the Three Angels’ Messages across the airwaves. Let’s take the risk together and give these entities our support!

Think about it, the greatest risk of all is not to take a risk with our resources, our time, and our talents. But, if faithful we’ll soon hear the “well done, good and faithful servant!”

Have a blessed holiday season,

Conference Connection December 2016

Steven Poenitz