File:Decentralization to Facilitate Mission.pdf


Over the past decades the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church has had a tendency to centralize the responsibility for mission, witness and world evangelization. This centralization of the mission task has resulted in widespread disengagement by local membership from their personal responsibility for witness. This short paper will look as some of the factors that have impacted in this area and will suggest how a more decentralized approach to mission would have far-reaching impact on the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the 21st century.