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11-26-13 Northeast Evangelism Training School Officially Opens
|Attendees of the opening ceremony in front of the Miles Building where the Northeast Evangelism Training School will be housed.
Welcoming those attending the event, Donald King, Atlantic Union Conference president and co-founder of NETS, said “Today marks a very special and epochal moment in the history of our union, to capture the beginning of a training program for our church members, and local community leaders, who wish to be trained in the art of Bible teaching, soul winning, and community health ministry.”
Among the special guests was Lancaster town administrator, Orlando Pacheco, who brought greetings. “It’s a very special day for the town, not just today, but we look toward the future as we welcome a new member into our community,” Pacheco said. “I can’t think of a more important time for this type of instruction to take place, when not only nationally but globally we’re suffering from so many issues.”
Alvin Kibble, North American Division vice president, brought greetings on behalf of the administrators of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. “We celebrate you, we support you, and we praise God for the visionary leadership that has brought this about. So, please know that your brothers and sisters throughout the North American Division salute you for this brand new initiative,” Kibble said.
Attending the event were administrators, directors, staff, and executive committee members from the Atlantic Union Conference, the six local conference presidents and other conference administrators, the Atlantic Union College interim president, and others from the college and the community.
NETS is an evangelistic training school, directed by Eric Flickinger. Graduates are prepared for a career in lay ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and to more effectively serve God in churches, communities, or schools.
NETS, a non-higher education certificate program, is sponsored by the Atlantic Union Conference, headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Northeast United States and Bermuda, and is supported by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America and the Seventh-day Adventist World Church.
Watch the Fall 2013 news video which includes a video of this event.
by Ednor A. P. Davison
Assistant to the President for Communication
Editor, Atlantic Union Conference Gleaner