History was made when the leadership of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) officially launched a first-of-its-kind ministry aimed at meeting the needs of three categories of individuals who reside and attend congregations within its Conference territory. The target demographics include retired denominational workers, surviving spouses of deceased denominational workers, and the children of denominational workers. The official launch of SAC Legacy Ministries was declared by Calvin B. Preston, South Atlantic Conference president.
The Sabbath afternoon launch program included a panel discussion to explain the purpose of the new ministry, which is coordinated by Everton A. Ennis, D.Min., and tasked with identifying and meeting the unique needs of those who have served the denomination, specifically within the territory of South Atlantic.
The panel shared how Conference leaders have discovered that some retired workers sometimes felt “forgotten” and “out-of-the-loop” regarding current Conference events, and some surviving (and never-remarried) spouses also felt disconnected and forgotten. It was also noted that some children of active and former denominational workers no longer regularly attend or support the Church. SAC Legacy Ministries is also tasked with finding ways to affirm and inspire detached workers’ children to reconnect with the Church.
South Atlantic | February 2024