The Potomac Conference Exists to:
Grow Healthy Disciple-Making Churches
1. By 2020 our membership will more than double in size, one precious individual at a time. (Acts 2:41,42-"Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church about three thousand in all. They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, sharing in the Lord's Supper and in prayer:" MH 143-"Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, â€˜Follow Me.'" COL 229-To every soul Christ's invitation will be given. Further study-Acts 2:47; 5:14; Mt 3:10; John 15:1 - 10; COL pp 33-94)
2. By 2020 more than 70% of our congregations will be healthy disciple making churches through community focus, pastors equipped as servant leaders, members equipped and empowered to do the work of ministry, and churches reproducing themselves in other localities. (Acts 6:7- "And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith." RSV; DA 523-"The joy of seeing souls redeemed, souls eternally saved, is the reward of all that put their feet in the footprints of Him who said, "Follow Me." Further study-Ephesians 4:8-12; 1 Cor. 12; Romans 12; COL 325-364; 376-389).
3. By 2020 each community or people group of 20,000 or more will have a Seventh-day Adventist presence (Acts 1:8- "But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" COL 229-"We are not to wait for the souls to come to us; we must seek them out where they are." Further study COL 212-242)
4. By 2020 each school will be strong spiritually and academically; will be disciple making; will be one of the greatest assets to the local church constituency. (Mt 18:4- "Anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven." ED 271- "With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world! Further study."-Ed pp 1-50; FE 202)