OUR VISION FOR 2023
DEMONSTRATING THE FRUITS OF WELL BEING,
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, AND SUPPORT FOR ALL
The Adventist Possibility Ministries (APM) of the South England Conference of Seventh Day Adventists aims to help our churches become communities that value and fully include people with special needs. It Includes seven broad ministry categories: The Deaf, the blind, the physically challenged, the emotionally and mentally challenged, orphans and vulnerable children, the widowed, and caregivers. APM seeks to provide support and resources for churches, so that everyone’s gifts and talents can be used in fulfilling God’s mission.
WELLBEING- Promote and sustain the well-being and opportunities of the 7 unique groups of individuals. The deaf, blind, physically immobile, those experiencing mental health issues, orphans/vulnerable children, those mourning the loss of a spouse, and, the support of caregivers.
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE- Showing unconditional Christlike love and illuminating isolation in our churches and communities
SUPPORT- To establish an online deaf community church, where all deaf and hearing impaired may have a positive experience of church, as they create their own services specifically tailored to their needs.
Elder Jacqueline Otokpa
SEC Possibility Ministries Director
2 Corinthians 5:16,17
So from now on we regard no one
from a worldly point of view. . .. Therefore, if anyone is in
Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the
new is here.
Infinite Possibilities Seen:
In every human being He discerned infinite possibilities. He saw men as they might
be, transfigured by His grace—in “the beauty of the Lord our God.” Psalm 90:17. Looking upon them with hope, He inspired hope. Meeting them with confidence, He inspired
trust. Revealing in Himself man’s true ideal, He awakened,
for its attainment, both desire and faith. Education, 80.
No Regret. Possibilities Seen:
“Christ can look on the misery of the world without a shade of sorrow for having
created man. In the human heart He sees more than sin,
more than misery. In His infinite wisdom and love He sees
man’s possibilities, the height to which he may attain.”
Testimonies to the Church, vol. 7, 269.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for
themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”
Who Are We
What Do We Do?
We are Adventist Possibility Ministries (APM)
Grounded in the belief that the gospel transforms the way we see ourselves, others and even God. While we embrace the gospel, we are also aware that, because of sin, there is no perfect church, school, or family, or person. How we perceive imperfection is critical.
We are APM – recognising disabilities and loss, but it does not stop there. Rather, we view these through the transforming lens of possibilities—what individuals can do and what they can become because of God's grace.
We are APM – advocating for the recognition of dignity and respect of every person and helping to make possible the discovery of unrealised abilities despite stigmas associated with a disability or loss.
We are APM – affirming that:
All are gifted, needed, and treasured.
People go where they are welcomed but stay where they are valued.
Value is inherent through Creation and not determined by what a person can or cannot do.
Each person is unique and has a God-given purpose.
Included in that purpose is the call to enrich the lives of others which flows out of a sense of gratitude for what they themselves have received.
We are APM – a “movement”, not a “program”, guided by the Holy Spirit to help us see through the eyes of a loving God the strengths and possibilities of seven unique people groups:
the physically immobile,
those who have mental health issues,
those mourning the loss of a spouse,
and the support of caregivers.
We are APM – sharing the confident belief that we can be whole in Christ and called to service regardless of disabilities we may have.