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Overview

Reach your community with insight, information, and inspiration from a seasoned expert. SDA researcher Monte Sahlin has been serving and studying community development, evangelistic outreach, and church building for over half a century. He’s worked as a director, board chairman, or strategic consultant with more than 100 community-based ministries, church plants, and nonprofit organizations.

With the Lifeworks of Monte Sahlin, part 1, you’ll be equipped to serve more effectively as you learn more about the attitudes, demographics, needs, and challenges of the people in your community. You’ll get a better grasp of SDA tradition with studies in Adventist history. You’ll find data on and analysis of race-relations issues, research on Sabbath school, pastor opinion polls, a survey of attitudes on Christian education, and demographics of young adults in the SDA church.

Get Equipped

Find the tools to help you apply this knowledge practically through Sahlin’s clear guidance and resources. Gain insight into promoting church growth, conducting successful evangelism, and reaching new generations. Find resources for equipping lay people for ministry and responding to social issues in a relevant way.

Grow in ministry alongside Dr. Sahlin as he shares his wealth of experience and research. With over 50 documents in a variety of forms, this collection is a valuable asset to pastors, teachers, leaders, and laypeople who desire to serve more effectively.

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Complete your collection with Monte Sahlin’s Lifeworks parts two, three and four!

Key Features

  • Research on attitudes, needs, challenges, and demographics relevant to the SDA church
  • Resources on evangelism, community development, church building, and more
  • Discussion of reaching new generations and growing your church

Product Details

Individual Titles

Books

  • One Minute Witness by Monte Sahlin
  • Adventist Congregations Today by Monte Sahlin
  • Brad: Visionary Spiritual Leadership for a Growing Church by Harold L. Lee and Monte Sahlin

Journal Articles

  • How to Encourage Spiritual Growth in Your Congregation by Monte Sahlin
  • The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Today: A Situation Estimate by Monte Sahlin
  • Are We Talking to Ourselves? by Monte Sahlin
  • The Bottom Line by Monte Sahlin
  • What about Paul’s Statements about the Role of Women; When Were These Written in Relationship to the House Churches? by Monte Sahlin
  • Engaging the Next Generation of Adventists by Monte Sahlin
  • Mission or Tradition: Which Will the Church Be Faithful to As It Wins New Generations? by Monte Sahlin

Sociology Monographs & Articles

  • Attitudes of Pastors on Vacation Bible School Materials by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • An Introductory Profile of Congregations with Significant Young Adult Participation by Monte Sahlin and David Roozen
  • Race Relations Issues in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, vol. 1 by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Race Relations Issues in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, vol. 2 by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • People Joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pennsylvania and their Experience with the Church by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Seventh-day Adventists in North America: A Demographic Profile by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Divorce in Adventist Families in North America by Monte Sahlin
  • Pastor Opinion Poll by Monte Sahlin
  • Pastor Poll on Stewardship by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Survey of Church Members with School-Age Children in the New Jersey Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Opinion Poll of Women in Pastoral Ministry by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Sabbath School Research Summary by Monte Sahlin
  • Seventh-day Adventists in Canada by Monte Sahlin
  • When Innovation Causes Conflict in a Congregation: Oshawa North Church Case Study by Monte Sahlin
  • World Survey Commission Report by Monte Sahlin
  • The Demographics & Psychographics of Young Adults in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America by Monte Sahlin
  • Adventist Attitudes on Christian Education by Monte Sahlin
  • Adventist Families in North America by Monte Sahlin
  • Comments on New Generations & the Church by Monte Sahlin
  • Retired Employees of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson









Adventist History

  • Pastors from Another Denomination Find Sabbath Truth by Monte Sahlin
  • The Faith of Creative Leaders by Monte Sahlin
  • A Brief History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by Monte Sahlin
  • What of Adventist Faith Is of Value to Christendom? by Monte Sahlin

Evangelism and Church Growth

  • Adventist Church Growth & Immigration by Monte Sahlin
  • Retaining the Results by Monte Sahlin
  • Matthew 13: The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast by Monte Sahlin
  • Strategic Planning Process & Tools by Monte Sahlin
  • A Study of Factors Relating to Urban Church Growth in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by Monte Sahlin
  • Right of the Cross—My Walk by Monte Sahlin
  • Adventist Church Growth & Evangelism Research: Briefing for Presidents Council of the Pacific Union Conference by Monte Sahlin
  • Trends: Churches That Are Successfully Reaching New Generations by Monte Sahlin
  • Trends: How Many Church Members are Involved in Outreach? by Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson
  • Why Isn’t My Church Growing? by Monte Sahlin
  • Dropouts: Missional Challenge for a Maturing Church by Monte Sahlin



Compassion Ministries and Social Issues

  • Social Action Now: A Challenge to the Adventist Church by Monte Sahlin
  • Social Implications of the Gospel by Monte Sahlin
  • Resources about the Stewardship of Creation by Monte Sahlin and Norma Sahlin
  • Compassion Ministry and the Mission of Christ by Monte Sahlin

Lay Ministry Development

  • Preparation for Discipleship by Monte Sahlin
  • Chairing a Meeting: You Can Successfully Lead a Working Team by Monte Sahlin and John Gavin

About Monte Sahlin

Monte Sahlin is currently chairman of the board for the Center for Creative Ministry, a research organization and research center for SDA pastors and their congregations. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for Metropolitan Ministry, based at Washington Adventist University, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Campolo Graduate School at Eastern University in Philadelphia and the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University. He is an ordained pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, serving as a regional vice president as well as pastor of congregations in both major metropolitan areas and Appalachia. He’s been awarded an Outstanding Public Service Award by the US government. He has also written 21 books, over 100 research monographs, and many magazine articles.

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