Developing a User Friendly Church
|Volume 23||5 Part Series|
|What Do You See?|
|Getting Over It|
|That They May Be One|
|Don't Make It difficult|
|Interview:||Gordon Bietz: The Man and His Mission|
|Bonuses:||Southern Adventist University Campus Tour|
While discussing future speakers for Adventist Preaching, a friend dropped by to see who would be next. When she heard the name, Gordon Bietz, she was ecstatic and said, “Tell him to include his Fenton Forest Friends.” “What’s that?” I countered. “When we attended the Collegedale Church, Pastor Bietz would often bring home the point of his sermon with an illustration using creatures of the forest,” she explained. So as we worked out the details for Dr. Bietz’ series, I passed on the request, knowing that the Fenton Forest Friends would bring a unique twist to Adventist Preaching.
Bietz has chosen an intriguing topic, Developing a User-friendly Church. It is one that church members will find helpful as we live and work together to hasten the coming of the Lord.
Currently the president of Southern Adventist University (SAU), Dr. Bietz has also been president of Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and has held several pastorates, one of which was the 2,400-member church on the campus of SAU.
Dr. Bietz holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Andrews University and has authored several books, written for publications and professional journals and was a weekly columnist in the “Faith and Family” section of The Chattanooga Times Free Press. Bietz received a Merrill Fellowship from Harvard University in 1991.