FAQ

Question: What is a WCAS event?

WCAS is a gathering of the lay members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for fellowship, encouragement, and education, affirming the unity of our world church which is absolutely necessary for the latter rain power to come down to us.  We believe this unity comes only from affirming the specific messages given to this church for the last days and living the truth as it is in Jesus.  There are three of these events scheduled per year. The theme for each of these three WCAS afternoons are chosen by a central WCAS Planning Committee consisting of 10-12 members. After much prayer and discussion, the three topics related to this theme are selected. Optimally, these events are held on the same day of the year so that the “Upper Room” power may be experienced.

 

"Would it not be well for you to seek the Lord as the disciples sought Him before the day of Pentecost? After Christ’s ascension, His disciples—men of varied talents and capabilities—assembled in an upper chamber to pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit. In this room ‘all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.’ [Acts 1:14.] They made thorough work for repentance by confessing their own sins. Upon them was laid no burden to confess one another’s sins. Settling all differences and alienations, they were of one accord and prayed with unity of purpose for ten days, at the end of which time ‘they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.’ " [Acts 2:4.] "The Holy Spirit cannot be revealed to you while dissension and strife exist. Would it not be well for you to lay ‘aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,’ and ‘as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby’?" [1 Peter 2:1, 2.] {Ltr63 1903}

 

Preferably, the speakers are chosen from the laity or retired ministers. As one speaker noted in his presentation: "The person that benefitted most from this talk was me." WCAS is a lay-led movement to encourage members to become involved in their church, to get out of the pews, and into activity for evangelism. It is also necessary and wise to contact the pastor and head elder of the church that you wish to host the WCAS events as their involvement and approval are essential. Jesus is coming soon, and each one of us must become active in proclaiming the Third Angel’s Message.

 

Question: How do I start a WCAS group?

Please refer to "How to start a local WCAS Chapter" under "About".

 

Q: Who are these meetings for?

A: Our meetings are open to all Seventh-day Adventists and their guests. We have always made our invitations public to both local churches and conference leadership. We encourage all who love this church and want to be an active part in serving our global mission to come and participate in these meetings.

 

Question: What about alternative way of hosting WCAS such as at home?

Even though meeting in a private home is not necessarily our first choice, preferringto hold the WCAS meetings in our churches, can still be just as much a blessing. “Wheretwo or more are gathered in my name there I am also”. The venue is smaller depending of the size of the home determining as to how small. However, meeting in a home can tend to be a more intimate fellowship together. A home WCAS can use live lay speakers, or they can schedule the home WCAS to match the live stream of a WCAS held in a church. Several WCAS sites record and/or live-stream their events.

 

Question: If I want to be notified of all upcoming events, where do I sign-up?

A: Sign up for the WCAS newsletter on the affirmationsabbath.org website by hitting the “sign-up!” button under the “Our Newsletter” heading. Fill out your information and hit the “subscribe” button at the bottom. Now you can keep up with what is happening with World Church Affirmation Sabbath!

 

Question: What is WCAS’s position on tithing?

See WCAS Newsletter article on tithing March 2019

WCAS is in support of all levels of world-wide church structure as reflected in our Mission Statement.

We urge that members follow the Fundamental Belief No.21 entitled “Stewardship.” We are held responsible to God for the proper use of the resources which He entrusts us with. That includes “returning tithes and offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and support and growth of His church.”

As instructed in Malachi 3:10, we are to tithe “into the storehouse” of the Lord. We are to trust in the wisdom of God how the tithe is used. We are not giving tithes, we are returning it to the Lord.

 

Question: What is WCAS’ position on Women’s Ordination?

– refer to history. Link to Ordination Truth website