• President's, Treasurer's and Secretary's Reports
News Coverage of Year-end Meeting (YEM), Oct. 30 - Nov 4
View Live or Recorded Programs:
The Sabbath morning services (Nov. 1, at 9 a.m. - 12:30 p. m ET)
of the NAD Year-end Meeting can be viewed live on the Hope Church Channel. In addition, t
he following will be available as video-on-demand
one day after the live event:
• Evening program, Friday, October 31
• Sabbath School and Divine Service, Saturday, Nov. 1
• Morning devotionals presented Friday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (October 31; November 2, 3, and 4). There will be no regular issue of NewsPoints next Wednesda
y, Nov. 5.
Daily Newsletter Updates:
Get continual updates via the NAD NewsPoints e-newsletter. NewsPoints and news releases, PowerPoint presentations and reports will be posted online at the NAD website on the NewsPoints Archives and 2014 News Archives
pages and via the RSS Feed which will go to websites that have signed up for that option.
Join the NAD Twitter page
(@NADAdventist, #NADYEM14) and NAD Facebook page
for Tweets and updates that won't necessarily be included in the newsletter and on the NAD website.
Some topics to be discussed include:
• NAD relocation report and discussion
• Report on the NAD Structure Meetings held in Dulles, Va.
• Media transitions and the Adventist Media Center
• "Building Blocks" reports
• Oakwood University's transfer to NAD
• Publishing merger
Who are the award-winning Adventist communicators in the NAD?
Communicators help all aspects of Adventist ministry by promoting, building awareness, "preparing the ground" for other ministries, assisting in creating targeted videos and more. This year, the Society of Adventist Communicators celebrated "25 Years of Excellence." Awards were presented in more than 35 categories.
This year's top winners include: The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Gerry Chudleigh, communication director of the Pacific Union Conference; The Young Professional Award, given to
Nathan DeWild, a 2011 graduate of Southern Adventist University who now works as a videographer with Journey Films; The Tag Hunter Game from The Hope Channel, winner of the Award of Excellence; The Haystack.TV, which won the
Reger Smith Cutting Edge Award.
Other awards were given in areas such as Student, Social Media, Corporate Communication, New Media, Print Media, Broadcast, Design, and Marketing and Public Relations. See how many of the winners you know. MORE
There will be no regular issue of NewsPoints next week because of Year-end Meeting news which will be sent most days during the session.
Let's find out what would happen if every NAD church member would spend just one minute a day praying for one specific person! Of course, we don't have to limit ourselves to only one minute, but you get the idea. We need to pray more for those we care about, for those who are missing, those who are leading, those struggling through challenges, in short, for those we want to see in heaven! That would include a lot of people!
If just half of us made that commitment between now and the next three or four months, and if we spent only one minute each day
over the next ten weeks or so, we would storm the gates of heaven with more than a million hours
of focused intercession! MORE
; Watch the Pray One Million video
How do visitors and passersby see your church? Holidays and "Welcome Home Sabbath" are coming very soon
and that means more visitors to your church. Do you ever step back and check your church website and your church grounds to think about how they might appear to visitors? It's time to take a serious look and to start updating some "windows" into your church.
Here are some resources that might help:
• Curb Appeal:
• Web Ministry for the Local Church
- QuickStart Guide, in English
: Statistics show that the church website is now the first "window" most people see into a church if they don't know an Adventist personally or drive by the church.
• "Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?"
brochure: briefly describing the Seventh-day Adventist Church in English
• Parking Lot Ministry video: (Free, watch online)
• Church signage: Make sure visitors to your area can find your church with directional and highway signs. Place an attractive and inviting church yard sign in front of your church. Be sure you are using an up-to-date Seventh-day Adventist® logo, which uses the registration symbol.
• Note cards with Church Logo
- Write a follow-up note on these church logo cards
and let people know how happy you were for their visit and that you hope they'll return.
Breakfast with the Mayor explores an uncomplicated, inexpensive,
effective way to help a community come together and solicit God’s best for its citizens, its students, its leaders.
There is inspiration in the book, but also a step-by-step blueprint for seeing it happen in your city. It was written by Don and Ruthie Jacobsen to go with the coming Pray One Million
prayer ministries initiative in NAD. MORE
Questions and Answers About Women's Ordination, was written to help church members get to the heart of what has become a contentious subject. Published by Pacific Press® and edited by Martin Hanna, PhD and Cindy Tutsch, DMin, it is a clear and concise presentation on the subject of women's ordination that provides solid, biblically-based answers to 151 key questions. Available at AdventistBookCenter.com (1-800-765-6955 and at local ABCs. It is also available at Adventist-ebooks.com as an eBook for iBook, Kindle and Nook.
Week of Prayer is scheduled for Nov. 2-8 in the NAD. Week of Prayer Readings are available in the Sept. 24 edition of the Adventist Review. If Nov. 2-8 does not work for you and your church or small group, you can schedule it for whenever works best for you.
|A View of Adventists through a Cereal Box
Once in a while we get to see ourselves as others see us - maybe through a wild and crazy movie, a misinformed hate site, or even through a cereal box.
Here's a frank, personal, and probably unintentional view by a "Manic Christian" who happens to be an ordained Episcopal priest, about "Breaking Fast with the Past
." All the writer of this well-written and entertaining "Unorthodox and Unhinged" blog needs now is to get to know an actual warm and real Seventh-day Adventist or two personally, and learn more than the cereal box truth about us and our beliefs that doesn't come from preaching (and maybe a recipe or two using that other Kellogg's cereal, "Special K"). There are plenty more like her, who might just be open to a new interest and a new non-judgmental friend. That's where the best "ViewPoints" come from. Right?
|REACH: Alignment within the Church; Community Outreach and Evangelism
"God in Shoes" Illustrated through NAD's Women's Ministries Convention's Ministry Projects
A lot of church-initiated conferences and conventions nowadays plan a ministry outreach into their activities. It helps give back to the community, it blesses those who participate, and also helps to build awareness of their group and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It can also help those participating to learn the joy of volunteering and propel them into starting a similar outreach in their home church.
The NAD Women's Ministries Convention conducted "God in Shoes" ministries at not just one, but at many different locations during their last convention in Orlando, Fla.
They donated, gave manicures, pedicures, facials and massages; cleaned, emptied, sorted, listened, cried and laughed, reassured, comforted, prayed and hugged - ministering to many people.
Read the personal testimonies and stories
by some of the women who participated. Watch the video