Communications & Public Relations

The role of Communications and Public Relations concentrates on building, monitoring, and protecting the image and reputation of the Adventist Church within the community and the North American Division (NAD), among non-members and members. The primary categories of information include the following:

  • Public Relations (branding, reputation, relationships)
  • Media Relations (Web, TV, radio, social media platforms, etc.)
  • News and Information
  • Advertising / Promotion (programming, evangelism)


The church treasurer manages tithes and offerings, receipting, banking, records, personal receipts, accounts payable, and monthly financial statements.


Media/Digital Communications

The Media/Digital department seeks to enhance the church’s praise and worship experience by helping people ‘connect to God’ through a coalescing of technologies with the use of digital services, video streaming, videography, photography, Internet, sound, graphics, and projection. The department also provides technical support to other ministry events throughout the year.


Bible Instructor

A Bible Worker possesses a good understanding of the Bible and Seventh-day Adventist theology and being able to convincingly teach it to non-members. The Bible Worker/Instructor responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides studies to individuals who express an interest either from the community, or from inside the church.
  • Helps Bible study interests to make decisions for Christ and prepare for baptism.
  • Motivate, mobilize, train, and assist church members to follow-up interest lists and give Bible studies.
  • Help churches develop a computerized database of interests from multiple sources (inactive and former members, media, church visitors, church community events, mailing of Bible study interest cards, door-to-door work, etc.).
  • Work with the pastor and church leadership to plan reaping events
  • Work with public evangelistic meetings.

Safety Officer / Security

The church Safety Officer’s primary responsibility is to protect people and property. This requires a team effort on the part of church pastors, elders, and deacons; Sabbath School and activity leaders; the safety committee; the church board, and ultimately church workers, volunteers, and members

Building Committee

A church building committee, also known as a steering committee, oversees different areas of a building project as defined by the ministry and leadership of the church. Building committees have many responsibilities and duties, but their importance lies in these three critical aspects of construction projects:
  1. Identifying your needs: Effective building committees evaluate the needs for new construction, renovation, or remodeling projects and how these align with the church’s vision and mission.

  2. Planning to address these needs: Once the needs are identified, this committee focuses on planning everything that needs to be agreed upon before the project begins. They’ll interview contractors, architects, building managers, and other key parties. They’ll also report to the congregation and establish clear communication channels to ensure everything runs smoothly.

  3. Overseeing project completion: Most building project details fall on the building committee. The main part of committee members is keeping everyone informed of progress and setbacks and monitoring the project to ensure it stays within what’s been agreed upon by all the parties involved. Should anything jeopardize the project, it’s the committee’s job to oversee the consequences and refer to the other committees for the next steps.