Bringing Hope Into Every Home

The dawn of this new quinquennium greets the Church with tremendous challenges. The greatest challenge remains as spoken by Jesus nearly 2,000 years ago: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . ." (Matthew 28:19, RSV). In harmony with these precepts the Church's Publishing Ministries Department have chosen "Bringing Hope Into Every Home" as the theme for this quinquennium.

Every day the conflict between good and evil is raging in our society, in governments, and in various organizations. Enmity and wars between nations rage on, and man has yet to find solutions. And the individual battles of life are still fought in the minds and hearts of the peoples of the world.

We are surrounded with senseless tragedies. Major disasters, such as the recent series of earthquakes that claimed the lives of thousands, are reason for grave concern. Each day large numbers of people die, are seriously injured, or are found suffering from life-threatening health challenges. These events seriously change the landscapes of our existence one family at a time. People are looking for hope and assurance. Many are not yet aware that true hope is found only as it is anchored in Christ Jesus. We sincerely invite all our Church members to join our world-wide rally in bringing this hope in Christ into every home by circulating the book The Great Controversy in 2012 – 2013, as never before.

How to be involved:

  1. Pray for the success of the Great Controversy Project.  This is a bold and innovative project for the world Church. We must move forward with prayer, humbly seeking God’s guidance each step of the way.
  2. Spread the word about the project.  Every Church member needs to know about this project.  Your help is needed to see that they do.
  3. Read The Great Controversy.  How can we ask others to do what we are not willing to do ourselves?  We need to know this book for ourselves before we undertake to share it with the world.
  4. Contact your Conference or Union to learn their plans for participating in The Great Controversy Project.  Each region is deciding for itself how to implement this project.  If you have not heard of the plan for your area you are encouraged to contact your Conference or Union for this information.  Their contact information can be found at www.adventistdirectory.org.
  5. Plan with your church, family, or friends to participate in regional distribution strategies.  You are also encouraged to develop your own personal and congregational strategies.
  6. Purchase the specially-prepared copies of this book.  More information on how to do this will be made available when it is ready.
  7. Distribute.
  8. Be ready to receive inquiries about the book and visitors in your church.  Each church or company should have a plan for welcoming and encouraging the interest generated by this project.
  9. Make new eternal friends!