COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

Speaker

Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.

It's hard to imagine such a debt - 600,000 times greater than you could earn in your lifetime. But there's good news for such a debtor as you or me. And it could take us into some surprising places.
Saturday, March 10, 2007

More In This Series

01/13/2007
Family trees can be interesting, and revealing. And because of His mixed up, messed up family tree, and the tree that it ultimately led Him to, there is hope aplenty for yours.
01/20/2007
A new view of the Sermon on the Mount from the pinnacle of a beatitude.
02/03/2007
Critical thinking is a necessary survival skill today. So how does one prevent the skill of critiquing from crossing over into the sin of criticizing? And why did this matter so much to Jesus?A new view of the Sermon on the Mount from the pinnacle of a beatitude.
02/24/2007
It's heard mostly on the lips of the desperate and despairing. Too bad. Because while it's only sinners who plead for mercy, it's only for sinners that mercy pleads. A two word prayer that mercy can't resist. A new view of the Sermon on the Mount from the pinnacle of a beatitude.
03/03/2007
Two powerful stories from the life of Jesus, and a personal testimony, produce a one-line message guaranteed to put a smile on God's face. It's heard mostly on the lips of the desperate and despairing. Too bad. Because while it's only sinners who plead for mercy, it's only for sinners that mercy pleads. A two word prayer that mercy can't resist.
03/31/2007
Could there be anything more important than truth? If Jesus has the last word the answer must be Yes!
04/07/2007
What does death taste like? Hemingway ventured a guess. In the language of the great story, the Bible describes it in vivid detail. There's no mistaking it now. It's a taste of severe mercy.
04/28/2007
Ever heard of geometric progression? How about the Great Commission? Could it be that geometric progression hold's the key to the fulfillment of the Great Commission? It's mercy on the run again. This time with a surprising twist.
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The (Virtual) Tent

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch would like to invite you to join us for our "Virtual Tent" meetings. They began on Friday, May 22 and continue through June 2. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM each night, except Saturdays. Please come and support our kids and invite a friend or family member to watch so they can get to know Jesus better.

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FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

Latest Updates

University Medical Center Open

University Medical Specialties is currently accepting patients who have both critical care and other medical needs.

GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide

You're invited to take a 13-week journey through the short classic Steps to Christ. Each week read a chapter, then write down your personal reflections in the accompanied reading guide.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide