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February 2, 2007
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ Just Go to “Just Claim It!”
■ DVDs and CDs from the Adventist Ministries Convention Still Available
■ NEW Adventist Search Engine
■ Adventist Distance Education
■ Festival of the Laity 2007
■ Bible Study Radio Spots
■ Americans Seek Sermons on Practical Christian Living
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ JUST GO TO “JUST CLAIM IT!” — Our church was started by a few youth who were earnestly seeking and praying for light. Imagine what could happen when thousands of them are seeking and praying together for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Imagine a 3,000-voice youth choir! Get your teen groups involved and registered in this life changing experience. It will change the church. The devil is very afraid. If you can’t go, pray for it!
“Just Claim It,” the first North American Division World Youth Prayer Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, February 28 - March 4.
Contact: www.justclaimit.org and check out all the ministries and activities, prayer and music features and workshops and delegate packages available. To register, go to www.plusline.org/events.php or call 800-732-7587.
■ DVDS AND CDS FROM THE MINISTRIES CONVENTION STILL AVAILABLE — If you missed the convention or haven’t ordered recordings of your favorite keynote speakers and devotionals yet, you still can. You can get them by the set or by the day.
Contact: for DVDs – http://adventsource.org/dvdvideo_2.aspx?ID=35021; for CDs – http://adventsource.org/ministryitem.aspx?ID=35015 to order from AdventSource.
■ ADVENTIST SEARCH ENGINE — AdventSource, has just launched the church’s first comprehensive targeted search engine. It searches web sites created and maintained by organizations and members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Instead of searching the entire Internet, users can search only Adventist sites, including Adventist ministries, businesses, and organizations.
Adventist organizations, supporting ministries, and ASI members with businesses may submit their web site information to be included. Individual member sites may also be submitted.
Contact: http://search.adventsource.org to try it out and bookmark it.
■ ADVENTIST DISTANCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM is a group of 13 Seventh-day Adventist affiliated colleges and universities in North America that offers a central information source to college students who are motivated and independent.
■ FESTIVAL OF THE LAITY 2007, will be held September 26-29 in Orlando, Florida. The convention will offer training, motivation and networking for empowering ministry and will provide 45 specialized training seminars and 8 general sessions.
Contact: www.FestivaloftheLaity.com for more information.
■ BIBLE STUDY RADIO SPOTS — The Voice of Prophecy has Bible study radio spots for Discover that can be localized with a church phone number, mailing address, web site or email address. You can immediately have the names and addresses of those who respond.
■ MOST AMERICANS SEEK SERMONS ON PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING when they go to church. The majority of Adventist pastors in the U.S. are somewhat less likely than the clergy of other religions in America to say that they "always" preach on topics of this type, according to research done as part of the Faith Communities. Adventist preachers are more likely to focus on personal salvation and doctrine than are clergy of other denominations. This may be why we are not reaching seekers in larger numbers. – Creative Pastor, 10/19/06.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
* “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
* Adult Ministries Festival Of The Laity – September 26-29, Orlando, Florida, www.festivalofthelaity.com
* 3rd Annual United Christian Artists Association’s Music Conference, September 27-29, Baltimore, Maryland – www.ucaaonline.org
* Denver First Worship and the Arts Conference, October 25-27, Denver, Colorado – www.denverfirstsda.org/worship