Our President

Message from Our President

To preach the Gospel in the territory assigned to Florida Conference, it will be necessary to
harness the commitment, strength, and intentionality of every believer who comprises the
church of Christ and to inspire, train, and send them to work for the Kingdom of God. There is
no higher calling that can come to us as followers of Jesus than to commit ourselves to the
sacred duty of living and sharing the Gospel. Jesus’ commission to proclaim the good news,
baptize for the forgiveness of sin, and teach His Word should not be considered the privilege
of the few but the heartburning desire of every believer in the Christian church Matthew 28:

To fulfill Jesus’ command, there must be intentionality. Without intentionality, there is no
success or sense of purpose because evangelism doesn’t happen by accident. God delights
in our genuine desire to share the Gospel, but desire alone is insufficient. Going from desires
to action requires a conviction better expressed by the apostle Paul when he said, “For when
I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not
preach the gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16, NIV.

Ellen White expands on the “woe to me” expressed by Paul in the following statement, “God
demands that every soul who knows the Truth shall seek to win others to the love of the
Truth. If we are not willing to make special sacrifices to save lost souls in the world, how can
we be counted worthy to enter into the city of God?” Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 103.
As we show a genuine desire to share the Truth, we must consider that intentionality demands
a systematic approach with a description and implementation of a plan and a process. In
other words, having a sound evangelism system means that our churches work strategically,
consistently, and on multiple levels to present the Gospel. Numerous studies indicate that
the difference between being part of a church that doesn’t lead people to Christ and one that

Allan Machado

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.

– Romans 1:16