Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX 2007
January 26, 2007
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
■ The Collected Works of Renowned Black Adventist Preachers DVDs
■ Adventist Urban Congress to Be Held in Huntsville, Alabama
■ Two Satellite Evangelism Series Planned for 2007
■ First NAD-Wide Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) Convention
■ First African American Woman to Take Official Record an Adventist
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ THE COLLECTED WORKS OF RENOWNED BLACK PREACHERS is the latest Adventist Preaching set, Volume 16, now ready for sale. It is a 3-DVD set which is larger than usual, and has sermons by eight preachers — Barry Black, Benjamin Reeves, Ben Carson, Walter Pearson, Charles Brooks, Charles Bradford, Richard Barron and E. E. Cleveland. The Signature Edition is US$29.95 +S&H.
The Adventist Preaching Subscription Plan 2007 for pastors and churches is available for US$59.95/year, saving 40% off the retail value. Call your conference ministerial secretary to enroll.
■ ADVENTIST URBAN CONGRESS — By 2015, 60% of all people in the world will live in metropolitan cities. Now is the time to prepare for urban church growth. Plan now to attend the Adventist Urban Congress at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, July 22-27. It is cosponsored by the Bradford-Cleveland-Brooks Institute for Continuing Education in Ministry (BCBI), Oakwood College, Columbia Union College, NAD Evangelism Institute, Philanthropic Services for Institutions, Ministerial Association and Adventist Community Services.
The Adventist Urban Congress will attempt to engage church leaders, pastors and laymen in urban ministry by providing tools that can effectively satisfy the many needs in urban areas. It hopes to encourage Adventist members to become actively involved with realizing the goals of "Tell the World."
Contact: www.plusline.org/events.php for more information and to register.
■ TWO SATELLITE EVANGELISM SERIES ARE PLANNED FOR 2007 — The “NET 2007" series will be October 19 - November 3. Mike Tucker, Speaker/Director of Faith for Today will present it with the theme, "Heart Quest: Finding the One Who Has Loved You All Along!"
Shawn Boonstra, Speaker/Director for It Is Written, will present a 5-night direct-to-church series September 28 - October 2, entitled "Out of Thin Air," which will address the creation/evolution debate.
Friday FAX will release more information about web sites and resources for these events as soon as information is available.
■ FIRST ADVENTIST SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES (ASAM) CONVENTION, July 5-7, Orlando, Florida — Approximately half of the Seventh-day Adventist Church membership is made up of singles. When an Adventist couple gets divorced, 70% will leave the church in one year. Adventist singles need attention and encouragement from their church, with opportunities to meet and to network.
This year ASAM will hold their first division-wide convention. Powerful plenary speakers, networking opportunities and lots of seminars that will challenge and encourage attendees in their spiritual journey will be offered.
Encourage your churches to start promoting this information now since many singles will need to budget as far in advance as possible.
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ A SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST AND ALUMNUS OF OAKWOOD COLLEGE, Christina Anderson Smith of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, made history Wednesday night for being the first African American woman to take the official record for the State of the Union Address, given by President George W. Bush.
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
! Andrews University Music & Worship Conference, February 1-3, Berrien Springs, Michigan – www.auworshipconference.org
! “Just Claim It” World Youth Prayer Conference – February 28 - March 3, Dallas, Texas – www.justclaimit.org
! “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conferences, March 31, April 21, May 19, September 22, in various locations, www.adventistfamilyministries.com
! Adventist Single Adult Ministries – July 5-7, Orlando, Florida www.plusline.org and www.pursueyourpassion2007.com
! Adventist Urban Congress, July 22-27, Huntsville, Alabama – www.plusline.org/events.php