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1-15-14 ​Adventist Ministries Called to Transformation
Ken Denslow presents opening address  
A cool California winter evening was the welcoming environment for the opening of the 2014 North American Division Adventist Ministries Convention, January 12, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, Calif. Held for the 14th time, the convention features the various ministries that are involved with the mission and outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. More than 500 people registered and will attend workshops on evangelism, ministerial training, community services, communication, technology, children’s ministries, stewardship and many more.

NAD president, Daniel Jackson welcomed the convention attendees, speaking about the importance of have a holistic ministry that focused on the six building blocks that the division has chosen to emphasize during this quinquennium in North America. Jackson then introduced his assistant, Elder Ken Denslow who gave the opening address on the subject of Transformational Evangelism. Denslow has served as a pastor and administrator for many years and drew upon stories that he has observed over the years, as examples of how the church needs to refocus its mission to the communities that surround them. He referred to the squabbles that take place in the church on many levels and said that, “It takes the nail scarred hands of Jesus” to hold the church together despite our differences. 
On the subject of unity, Denslow proclaimed that “Revival produces unity. True revival helps us look at ourselves and causes us to grab the hand of Jesus, and then reach out to our brothers and sisters who are struggling.”
His closing pleas were a call for action in our churches, that all of our churches become transformed, filled with transformed members who pray “may God bless us and not give us peace until we are committed to reaching those outside the walls of our churches.”
The Adventist Ministries Convention will conclude on Wednesday with the closing keynote being presented by Pastor Brenda Billingy, the associate director of the NAD Ministerial Department, as she talks about church members and their “BEAutiful Legacy”, a reference to the Convention theme, “BeAutiful deSiGN, … you are a chosen people”.
--Daniel Weber, NAD Communication
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