An Avondale academic’s book describing the local church as the future of Seventh-day Adventism but challenging it to biblically reinvent is now published in German.
A mass baptism has followed an eventful evangelistic series in Fiji presented with local churches as a cross-cultural ministry practicum by seminarians from Avondale.
It sounds like a win-win: strengthen the relationship between education and faith by planting a church on the campus of a Seventh-day Adventist school in Australia. But is it working? To find out, a multidisciplinary team of Avondale academics has received $50,000 from the church in the South Pacific to fund a first-of-its-kind study.
Dr Kayle de Waal is head of the seminary and a lecturer in New Testament at Avondale College of Higher Education. He shares thoughts about his new book, Mission Shift, as a contribution to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific’s discipleship initiative—and what discipleship means for him—in this question and answer with Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown.
Church unity is not about uniformity but union with Christ and not about knowing but practicing truth as found in Jesus, a paper an Avondale academic presented at a unity conference shows.
It’s a term used frequently within Christianity, but what exactly does discipleship mean? Researchers from Avondale College of Higher Education have tackled one of the founding terms of faith in their two-year, church-funded study.