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It is the mission of the Christian Education Council to equip ambassadors to represent Christ’s Kingdom.

The work of Christian Education among SDBs in the USA and Canada is conducted by the Christian Education Council.  

It is the mission of the Christian Education Council to equip ambassadors to represent Christ’s Kingdom.

There are two main parts of the Council’s work toward this mission.

First, the CEC promotes fully-orbed discipleship in all of the churches of our Conference.  Fully formed disciples are those who follow after Jesus Christ and increasingly are transformed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to do what Jesus did, including maintaining a public witness to our Lord.

Second, the CEC facilitates the work of Christian education among SDBs in the United States & Canada from our children to the graduate-level work of our pastors and leaders.  The majority of adult ministry education now comes through Seventh Day Baptist University, an initiative to deliver training in our churches.

As part of these two main goals, there are many specific ministries and resources available.  To find out more information, please follow the links below.  

If you have additional questions about the CEC or its ministries, please contact Director of Education and History Nick Kersten: nkersten@seventhdaybaptist.org.

 

Meet the Director: Rev. Nicholas Kersten

 

Nick Kersten is the Director of Education and History for the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada.  He also serves as an elected elder at the Milton Seventh Day Baptist church.  Prior to his current role, he served as Librarian-Historian of the Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society for nearly ten years from 2005-2014.  Nick and his wife Brittany have four young children.  Nick is passionate for equipping the church to make fully formed disciples who take their kingdom advancement responsibilities thoughtfully and seriously in this generation, and in light of the lessons that history teaches.

Rev. Nicholas Kersten