In this week’s episode, join us for a historical profile of the Southeastern California Conference. From Los Angeles County, out to San Bernardino, and all the way to San Diego, learn about the ministries and mission taking place in the SECC. Today, the Southeastern California Conference is the largest conference in the Pacific Union, as well as the largest in the entire North American Division.
SECC online: https://secc.adventistfaith.org/
Also in this episode:
Southeastern Office of Education Taskforce Teams Help Schools Adapt—
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Southeastern is committed to delivering quality instruction in a safe environment, and the Office of Education took intentional steps to meet that commitment. Seven taskforces were formed and met together based on areas they felt were important to consider. The goal was to have each Adventist school in the conference open for in-person instruction this fall, with blended and remote learning options. This was made possible because of the conference’s commitment to provide every single classroom within its territory with Swivl technology—essentially, a robot on a stand with an iPad attached, which uses a remote sensor to follow the teacher’s movements in the classroom. This helps students at home connect with their classroom, interacting with their teacher in real time. Over the summer, teachers were also given additional training on digital instruction methods and student engagement.
Learn more about—
School Health & Safety: https://vimeo.com/441144757
Blended Learning: https://vimeo.com/444719489
Church Leaders Utilize Digital Tools to Inspire and Connect Community—
Pastors in Southeastern’s churches have worked tirelessly to keep their communities alive and connected during the pandemic. In the first weeks of the crisis last spring, the conference provided online worship services so that smaller churches could get adjusted to the new normal, and since that time, conference president Sandra Roberts has recorded a weekly update video to share what’s happening across the conference. Southeastern’s Youth Department did an amazing job in creating video children’s Sabbath School for 24 Sabbaths. Children and youth ministries pastors partnered with the Loma Linda University Church media team to create weekly videos that any of their churches could use.
SECC on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/seccadventist
SECC Young Adults: https://seccyouth.com/
Southeastern California Conference Statement Against Racial Injustice—
In response to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd in June, Southeastern California Conference officers shared a statement against racial injustice. The full statement is available via the link below.
SECC Hosts Annual Youth Leadership Convention—
In mid-September, the Southeastern California Conference held its first-ever Virtual Youth Leadership Convention. The online event hosted nearly 500 Pathfinder, Adventurer, youth, and young adult leaders from across the conference. Workshop topics included club organization, friend choices and spiritual development, how kids learn, conflict management, youth culture, racial reconciliation and privilege, mental health and COVID-19, and many more. Over the course of the weekend, nearly 19,000 interactions took place on community boards, indicating that attendees were engaged with the convention and enjoyed connecting with and learning from each other, as they strive to become even better leaders serving our young people.
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SECCYouth
A Testimony of Second Chances—
Deborah Pardede, member of the Loma Linda Indonesian church, was one of the first COVID-19 patients in the Inland Empire.
Watch this Testimony: https://vimeo.com/447362788
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“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
– Romans 12:10