The Seventh-day Adventist Church has recently launched VividFaith to connect people with mission opportunities. This service will be available as a website and an app.
Expanding on existing models of online volunteer recruitment such as Adventist Volunteer Services, VividFaith redefines mission service to include more than short- and long-term opportunities overseas.
“VividFaith is going to enhance our understanding of service and Adventist lifestyle,” says G T Ng, executive secretary of the Adventist Church. “Service should be more than something we do once in a while, or as a break from college, or after retirement. As Adventist Christians we must always be engaged in reflecting Jesus in word and action. And VividFaith is going to help us do more of that.”
VividFaith is based on the premise that through service we can share one’s faith. When we on projects with neighbors and friends our lives in Jesus are seen in practical, relevant ways.
As an app available for anyone to download and use, VividFaith will be way for people to observe, understand, and experience the Adventist lifestyle—and also join the Church. While not all users will meet the criteria for mission assignments, they can read about experiences, browse through assignments and vicariously experience mission service.
VividFaith is now accepting applications from organizations with mission opportunities to post. To apply, organizations must be either Adventist Church-owned or members of NAD Adventist Laymen’s Services.
When VividFaith has populated its database with at least 100 assignments, the app will be available for download for iOS and Android devices.