November 24, 2020: The governor of North Dakota recently signed an Executive Order implementing new mandates in response to increased COVID-19 cases. Although South Dakota’s governor has not mandated strategies at this time, it is best for all of our churches to be prepared.
It is important that each church establish and follow a clearly defined process on making decisions that affect the congregation. Regardless of church size, no single individual should make decisions for the entire group:
In addition, the Dakota Conference recommends local church leadership implement the following steps to help ensure the health and safety of members:
Please keep this situation in your prayers as we navigate through these challenging times together.
For those not attending in person, tithes and offerings may be given through Adventist Online Giving, either through your local church portal or the Dakota Conference Church portal. Funds received at the Dakota Conference specified for local use will be credited back to the local church. The online link is https://adventistgiving.org/#/.