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NewsPoints, June 24, 2025


We are saddened to report the death of Will Green, 23 year-old wakeboard instructor at Cohutta Springs Youth Camp for the past several years, who died Monday following a wakeboard skiing accident about 45 miles from the camp. He recently won the 2015 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals. He took third place in the 2014 USA Wakeboard Nationals, and first place in the Men B USA Wakeboard Florida Regionals. 

“Will was one of the most genuine Christian young men. We were so blessed to have him share his talents with us at Cohutta,” said Rob Lang, Cohutta Springs Youth Camp director. MORE   Watch a 2012 video featuring Will skiing and giving his testimony. 


Responding to the San Marcos, Texas Memorial Day weekend flooding, the Texas Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) team set up a collection/warehouse/distribution center in a former Target store in San Marcos. Under the management of Monique Monroe (ACS Dallas Area Coordinator), over 3,000 survivors of the flooding were assisted. The survivors filled and took 2,460 grocery cartloads of goods, with an estimated value of $369,000.00. MORE



Here's the latest report from the NAD Facebook page, with statistics that you can't see unless you are an administrator. The current number (as of Tuesday) of total page likes is at 203,522 (up 0.8% from last week). The total post reach is at 961,298 (up 89.8% from last week); 91,589 people have been engaged with the posts (up 92% from last week). In addition, there have been 73,066 post likes, 3,698 comments, 11,784 shares, and 114,815 post clicks. Our top post was the "Happy Sabbath" greeting, posted twice for around-the-world greetings, with a total reach of 400,384. A top contender was actually an impromptu 4:18 minute video of the Chitons, a family from Whitby, Ontario, that stopped by the visit the NAD Headquarters today, and took a few minutes to share a song with NAD President Daniel R. Jackson. That video had a total reach of 356,480. Help us grow! Like the NAD Facebook page for updates from around the division and contribute to the discussions. 

Adventists in the News
GC Session will be broadcast straight from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to your home or church: morning and evening worship, a series on the Adventist heritage by Jim Nix, Sabbath School, divine service, Adventist News Network, In Perspective with Mark Finley, and World of Hope. Watch it all on Hope Channel Church, Hope Channel app, or Glorystar 124. The broadcast schedule is online.

More GC Session Links: You can learn all about the program, the agenda, get delegate information, and more at the GC Session website. Download the GC Session App to help you navigate the Session exhibits, find a place to eat, locate meeting rooms, access social media, and more. 

Join the Breath of Life during the 60th General Conference Session for a special worship experience for all people of all ages, featuring special guest Sandi Patty, on Sabbath, July 11th for the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. services.  MORE


The following resources and more will be introduced at the GC Session in San Antonio. Make it a point to visit the North American Division booths to get a close look at them. 


The Women’s Ministries Handbook has been updated and redesigned in English and Spanish and is packed with great ideas, valuable information, and helpful resources for starting women’s ministries in the local church. It is a complete resource for women’s ministries directors and leaders. You will find everything from how to start a ministry to planning a retreat. Do you need a program? You’ll find more than 90 ideas you can use. MORE



In the Ministry of Healing Study Guide, Dr Jon Paulien takes you through a deeper study of the classic book Ministry of Healing by Ellen G. White. Launched by the NAD Health Ministries Department, this study guide provides a summary of each chapter, questions that digs deeper into the priceless wholistic health concepts of the book, and also includes tweets from the book Ministry of Healing that can be used in social media. Anyone, young and old can enjoy the deeper learning of the timeless principles taught in this book either alone, in a small group study, or studying with a friend who is new to the health message. For more info contact NADHM@nad.adventist.org


International Institute of Christian Discipleship (IICD) Community Services & Urban Ministry Certification Program is designed to equip pastors, church administration and lay-leadership with strategies and professional skills to successfully lead. The certification program focuses on three major learning outcomes: 1) Leadership – to improve participants’ abilities to affect individual, organization, and community changes, 2) Management – to effectively handle the administrative responsibilities of management, and 3) Social Dimensions of Evangelism – to understand biblical concepts of holistic ministry to minister in dynamic environments. Watch the video.


Help! I’m a Parent: Christian Parenting in the Real World will inspire and encourage parents, grandparents, and caregivers on your journey as disciple-makers of your children. It addresses common challenges experienced by parents of children from birth through age seven. Topics include how to handle discipline, planning family worship, teaching healthy habits, and more. MORE


“Jesus loves me 28 ways” Evangelism Kit – Learn how to lead child evangelism meetings that correspond with your church’s next evangelistic campaign for adults! The God Loves Me 28 Ways Child Evangelism Kit will help you plan kids’ meetings that complement the adult meetings and explain the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s beliefs in very simple terms that children will be able to understand. MORE


The new Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) now has special ACA sashes used at graduation that show the ACA college attended by the graduate. They will be shown at the ACA booth – A-251 (Convention Center). There will also be many handouts, brochures and catalogs distributed with information about the ACA programs, as well as “souvenirs.” Stop by and say "Hi," and learn more about how to become an ACA student or to send your children. 


Keeper of My Heart video has real stories from people who have learned to trust and see how God has blessed them. J. N. Andrews and James and Ellen White respond and then it is your turn to discuss the topic. See a sample.



View a Quick Teaser of the NAD Report, to be shown at GC Session and on Hope Channel (see announcements for venues) on July 4th at 7:00 p.m. ET.


Reaching Out in Love

Did you know you can be totally free?


Learn more.   Watch the 90: second video on Vimeo

Each topic on the My Way to Jesus website links to a video, an invitation to study the Bible, the Find-a-Church Directory, a link for kids to My Place with Jesus, a place to send prayer requests, and more. 

You can easily post the videos and information on your church website. Share the updates from the My Way to Jesus Facebook page. Learn more.

June 24, 2015
July Focus: Adventist Lifestyle
July 11, Griggs University

August Focus: Spiritual Gifts
Aug. 22, EnditNow Emphasis Day 

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Special Offerings  
June 20, Multilingual Ministries/Chaplaincy Ministries
July 11, Women's Ministries

Sample Offertory Readings
(in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)


Upcoming Events

June 20-21, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Woodside, N.Y.

June 28 - July 1, CALLED NAD Ministerial Convention 

June 28 - July 1, Ministerial Spouses Convention 

June 28 - July 2, Tour de Youth Ride for Life

July 1-11, 2015 Impact San AntonioRegister

July 2-11, 2015 GC Session, San Antonio, Texas

July 5, San Antonio InStep4Life 5K Fun Run/Walk 

July 6-9, Children's Summer Day Camp for GC2015

Aug. 5-8, Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) Convention

Sept. 14-17, Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

Sept. 20, Let's Move Day

Sept. 20-27, Let's Move Week 

Oct. 2-4, Health Ministries Training /Columbia Union

Oct. 9-11, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Dallas, Texas

Oct. 15-18, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention


Jan. 13-17, Emotional Wellness Summit, Orlando, Fla. 


NAD Feature: Three Days that Changed a City, by Diane Thurber and Susan Jones, p. 34

NAD News: Kettering College Mobilizes to Support Legislation; Tour de Youth: Ride for the Future; More than 300 Baptized in Edmonton, p. 11

NAD Update: Pastors Convene in Austin, Texas, p. 15

NAD Perspective: Dream Big, by Dan Weber, p.17


June 28 - July 4 – This coming week, please pray for the Washington Conference, with 89 churches and 22,862 members.

Do you have the courage to ask that God's will be done, regardless of your personal preferences? Please pray and pray for the CALLED NAD Ministerial Convention and the Ministerial Spouses ConventionJune 28 - July 1, the2015 General Conference Session, July 2-11, and all events surrounding the Session including the Tour de Youth Ride for LifeImpact San AntonioSan Antonio InStep4Life 5K Fun Run/Walk and related local Health Expos, and the Children's Summer Day Camp for GC2015, following the suggestions of the 10 Weeks for Bold Prayers initiatives


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