Monte Sahlin, who is the chief executive officer of Adventist Today, has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for nearly five decades as a community worker, pastor, author and research analyst. Much of his ministry has focused on the urban mission challenge of the Adventist faith, and his three presentations the weekend of August 5 and 6 are sponsored by the Center for Metropolitan Ministry at Washington Adventist University.

“Reflections on Adventism in the 20th and 21st Centuries” is the title for his first presentation on Friday, August 5, at 7 pm. It will be located in H. M. S. Richards Hall on the university campus in Takoma Park, Maryland.

At 10 am Sabbath morning, August 6, he will speak on “Adventism: Where Do We Go From Here?” This presentation and discussion will be held in Fellowship Hall A at Sligo Church, which is also located on the university campus.

On Sabbath afternoon at 4 pm, he will address “Urban Ministry Challenges for Pastors and Other Church Leaders.” This will be located in H. M. S. Richards Hall with a reception following.

Before his retirement two years ago, Sahlin was director of research and special projects for the denomination’s Ohio Conference. Prior to that he had served as an assistant to the president of the North American Division, a vice president of the Columbia Union Conference and an assistant to the president in the Ohio Conference. He directed urban ministry projects in Southern California, Washington DC, Boston and Pittsburgh, as well as serving as a pastor for 16 congregations over the years.

Sahlin is the author of 26 books, including Mission in Metropolis in 2007, and more than 125 research monographs. He was an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University and in the Tony Campolo Graduate School at Eastern Baptist University.