"We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us."

2 Corinthians 5:20

Lay People

Have you been touched by God in a way that causes you to want to do something to impact the world for Him? We know that the Holy Spirit is calling all who believe to serve in ministry. And being a pastor is one of the thousands of doors that the Spirit calls people to.

“you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9

All around us in the world, there is brokenness, injustice and tragedy. The suffering experienced in broken families, broken hearts, and broken bodies leads millions to ask, where is God? We know that God has an answer for them. That answer is you. It is His church that he has asked to address these problems.

And we know from 1 Corinthians 12, that it takes all of us working together for the church to be what it was intended to be. It cannot be left to the pastors and the conferences alone. If you are called by the Spirit of God to do something for Him in the world as a committed believer in the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church, then Columbia Union ASI has a place for you.

Together, we combine the efforts of professionals, businesses and charities from across Columbia Union to address the issues that the Holy Spirit calls us to address in harmony with the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist church. As in Acts, we sacrifice together, laugh together and encourage one another as we strive to make Heaven our very crowded final home.


Pastors, ASI Columbia Union is ready to stand with you as you work to equip and inspire your congregation(s) to dig deeper into Christ, and serve the community in His name. We also understand many of the challenges that you face as a ministry leader. That’s why we would like to invite you to join us for a time of fellowship at the Columbia Union ASI convention. We’ll cover your registration fees. Just contact us using the form below, and we’ll email you back with instructions on how to register for our Pastoral scholarship program.

One of my members has applied for ASI. What Next?

If one of your members has applied for ASI membership, congratulations! We want to work along with you to encourage them and others to make the call of Christ the priority in their lives.  Because Columbia Union ASI is committed to working in harmony with the Adventist church leadership, we seek endorsements from church leaders such as yourselves for all new members.  This process can take less than 5 minutes, and it will help ensure that ASI continues to be a blessing to you and your church.

What does Columbia Union ASI offer to my church?

  • Training your membership to deliver an evangelistic series with their friends, family and neighbors. Every member who attends will receive a free DVD evangelistic series for their ministry.
  • Providing tools and training for your church to reclaim former members of the Adventist Church in your community
  • Developing a vibrant, relational prayer ministry within the congregation
  • Assisting pastors and members with effective estate planning
  • Equipping members to engage in health ministry, stewardship ministries and much more!

What does CU ASI do for my members?

We help move members into ministry by providing help and encouragement to turn their businesses and practices into tools for Christ in the community, by helping new ministries to reach those in need and by fanning the flame of members by encouraging them to accept their individual call to ministry.

How can I contact CU ASI to engage them in ministry?

Complete the request form and we will work with you to provide the services you need for your church.


The members of the Seventh-day Adventist church stand ready to work for the improvement of every community on behalf of Christ. We Columbia Union ASI harnesses the charitable efforts of businesses, professionals and Seventh-day Adventist charitable organizations to invest in projects such as education, medical and health initiatives, reinforcing healthy family structures and other community improvement initiatives.

If we can be of service to you or your community, please contact us for more information.