Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX, 2006
December 1, 2006
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ December 1 Last Chance Convention Registration Before Price Increase
■ NAD Health Ministries Summit in Orlando Florida
■ “From This Day Forward” One-Day Marriage Conference Events
■ Worship and Praise Conferences
■ Inside Scoop: Hindu Audience of More than 100,000 Responds to Call; and 25,000 VOP Discover Graduates from 30,000 Enrollment Cards
■ Upcoming Events
■ THE NAD HEALTH MINISTRIES WILL TEAM UP with Inter-American Division for a Health Ministries Summit, January 28 - February 3 in Orlando, Florida. It’s never too late to make a healthy lifestyle change and increase your effectiveness. Encourage your churches to send a health ministries specialists and lay persons for training.
Seminars will be offered in Depression Recovery, Stress Management, Breathe-Free Stop Smoking Plan, 8 Weeks to Wellness, Health Ministry Coaching, Superfit Family Challenge, Vegetarian Food Instructors, Fitness for Life, CHIP, Forgiveness, Grant Writing, Regeneration, and more. Some seminars will be available in Spanish.
Contact: www.nadhealthministries.org for more information. Call Sheraton Orlando North Hotel at 888-625-5144 to arrange hotel reservations.
■ “FROM THIS DAY FORWARD” IS A ONE-DAY MARRIAGE CONFERENCE EVENT encouraging stronger and healthier marriages and families. Couples experience practical, professionally sound, Bible-based direction for their marriage. Married couples, couples preparing for marriage, and single persons wanting to learn how to develop relationships are all invited to attend.
Contact: the NAD Family Ministries at 301-680-6461 to arrange a marriage conference in your conference. See www.adventistfamilyministries.com for a 2007 schedule.
■ WORSHIP AND PRAISE CONFERENCES — The Church Resource Center (CRC), which coordinates the development, marketing, and distribution of Adventist-produced leadership resources, is taking Psalm 150:5 seriously and in 2007 will host three national conferences that speak to the importance of praise and worship in local church congregations. These conferences are for pastors, worship leaders, church musicians, and lay leaders involved in worship ministry. Attendees will learn how inspiring and intentional worship can have a transforming impact on the church family and wider community.
The three conferences will be at Andrews University, February 1-3 (800-968-8428 or www.auworshipconference.org); Baltimore, Maryland, September 27-29 (678-732-7983 or www.ucaaonline.org); and Denver, Colorado, October 25-27 (303-282-3614 or www.denverfirstsda.org/worship).
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ A MORE-THAN-100,000- OVERWHELMINGLY-HINDU audience attended the opening week of a series by evangelist John Carter in Visakhapatnam, India. City newspapers said it was the largest crowd ever gathered at the city's cricket stadium. Carter made two altar calls during the first week, with almost everyone responding. There are 30 people from North America involved in the Carter Report program.
■ VOICE OF PROPHECY DISCOVER SCHOOL REPORTS 25,000 GRADUATES — Church members in eastern Zimbabwe distributed 30,000 enrollment cards with personal invitations. In October, 25,000 graduated in a ceremony at a local sports stadium and 40% of the students indicated an interest in becoming baptized Seventh-day Adventists. The graduates will be integrated into small groups where local members will provide spiritual nurture and encourage them to share their new found faith.
There are rumors of an even larger graduation in the Southern area of Zimbabwe later on, following a donation for further printed studies.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
! Health Ministries Summit, January 28 - February 3, Orlando, Florida – www.healthministries.org
! Andrews University Music & Worship Conference, February 1-3, Berrien Springs, Michigan – www.auworshipconference.org