(1928– ; monthly; RH ; 1994 circulation, 16,000; file in RH ). The organ of the Ministerial Association of Seventh-day Adventists. It was launched in 1928 with the purpose, stated in the first issue, of (1) deepening the spiritual life, (2) developing the intellectual strength, and (3) increasing the soul-winning efficiency of the members of the association (1:16, January 1928). Through the years it has had departments dealing with biblical studies, methods and techniques of evangelism, pastoral work, reports on the activities of the church around the world, advice on ministerial problems, the work of the Bible instructor and the minister’s wife, the work of the local elder, feedback, religious news briefs, and book reviews. For a number of years a 10- to 12-page health evangelism sect...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.