Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry (SKMM) is a Seventh-day Adventist ministry committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the motorcycle community. The Hollister, Calif., based ministry has 20 chapters spread from Arkansas to California with one in Canada and Australia. Membership is open to all baptized members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Chapters are sponsored by an Adventist Church, but are aided by elected national officers that are in charge of growth, chapter formation and chapter mentorship among other things.
Local chapters will often participate in motorcycle rallies, charity rides, dedication services, or other motorcycle related activities. Personal contact and literature evangelism are the primary methods used to spread the gospel. However, SKMM does not limit itself to ministering to the motorcycle community, or even requiring members to have a motorcycle.
How can I become a member?
You must be a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and at least 18 years-old. Check out our list of chapters to see if there is a chapter near you. If there is a chapter close to you, use the contact information to get a hold of the local chapter president.
All prospective new members must attend at least three monthly Sabbath Keepers meetings or activities before full membership can be considered. Once you have been voted into the chapter, you may purchase and wear the SKMM patch.
How do I start a new chapter?
You must be a member in good standing with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and at least 18 years-old. Check out our list of chapters to see if there is a chapter near you.
You need at least three active members to form a chapter. Here are the steps to form a new chapter:
- Submit a proposal to your church board, requesting Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry (SKMM) be a recognized outreach ministry of the church and that the finance committee add a line item to the church budget for the chapter.
- Send the following documents to national headquarters: patch fees, membership application, bylaw acknowledgement form, letter of recommendation from the applying members' pastor, stating the applying members are in good standing and that the finance committee and church board have approved SKMM as a church ministry.
- Once your documents and patch fees have been received, you will be contacted about the status of your chapter.
If you're interested in forming a new chapter, please contact our Chapter Coordinator Michael Yates firstname.lastname@example.org. He can provide you with the necessary forms.
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