Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX 2007
May 25, 2007
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
■ “Conscientious Objector” on TBN this Weekend
■ Scholarships Still Available for Addictions Ministry Conference
■ NEW e-Publication for NAD Pastors
■ NET 2007 Preparation Before Summer and Camp Meeting Rush
■ “Discover” Bible Course Hits 50 Languages Mark
■ Norman Wendth Accepts Presidency of AUC
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, “THE CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR,” about Desmond T. Doss, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, will be broadcast worldwide on Sabbath, May 26, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time, on Trinity Broadcasting (TBN). Check your local listings for this and other broadcast times. It also will air on SAFE TV in Arkansas and some of the Midwest.
■ ADDICTIONS MINISTRY CONFERENCE — Please notify your pastors and teachers that there are still a limited number of scholarships available for the Addictions Ministry Conference, July 12-15 at Andrews University.
Contact: www.nadeducation.org (teachers); and Candy Clark at 269-471-8313 (pastors).
■ NEW E-PUBLICATION FOR NAD PASTORS — Best Practices in Adventist® Ministry was launched May 23 by the Church Resource Center. This biweekly e-newsletter is designed specifically for pastors. Pastor Loren Seibold of Worthington, Ohio, will edit it.
The quick, punchy, practical newsletter features an editorial on ministry practics, information on resources, news items, and upcoming events. It discusses ideas and featured practitioners of ministry.
Contact: http://ui.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?m=1101578508634&p=oi to subscribe. For more information please contact Dave Gemmell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ NET 2007 PREPARATION BEFORE SUMMER AND CAMP MEETING RUSH— Have you invited your churches and members to register for NET 2007, "HeartQuest: Finding the One Who Has Loved You All Along?" It is not too early!
Get acquainted with the HeartQuest speaker. Order Adventist® Preaching, Vol 17, “Love For a Lifetime,” featuring Mike Tucker, to show to church boards, evangelism committees and church members.
Keep urging your churches and members to register for this unique series designed especially for reaching the secular audience. Registration is essential, so that their site can be found on the public website
■ “DISCOVER” BIBLE COURSE HITS 50 LANGUAGES MARK — About five years ago, working with world divisions, the Voice of Prophecy decided to upgrade their existing Bible lessons and to translate them into languages and dialects as needed. They now have a brand new Bible lesson website that offers the Discover Course in 47 languages and dialects, and more will be added soon. They have just finished the Chinese translation, and the Russian translation is nearly completed. They are working toward having the Shona and Thai translations finished by the end of the year.
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ DR. NORMAN WENDTH HAS ACCEPTED THE PRESIDENCY of Atlantic Union College (AUC). Wendth, a 1968 graduate of AUC, is currently dean for academic affairs at Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio. He will succeed Dr. George Babcock who has served the college since June 1, 2003 and who will retire effective May 31.
AUC is jointly celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year with South Lancaster Academy, in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
• SEEDS: "Maximum Impact Conference," June 5-9, Andrews University -- www.nadei.org/article.php?id=72
• "Principles and Techniques of Fund Raising Course 101," June 25-29, Greenwood Village, Colorado – www.plusline.org/eventdetail.php?id=252&hash=
• Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention – July 5-7, Orlando, Florida www.plusline.org and www.pursueyourpassion2007.com
• Addictions Conference, “Freedom to Live,” July 12-15, Andrews University – www.addictionministry.org
• Adventist Urban Congress, July 22-27, Huntsville, Alabama – www.plusline.org/events.php
• Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries Annual International Convention, 60th Anniversary Celebration, August 1-4, Louisville, Kentucky. www.asiministries.org
• ‘07 Revive! “Here We Stand: Foundations of Our Faith,” September 7-15, Lansing, Michigan -- www.07revive.com
• “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conferences, September 22, Denver, Colorado --
• Adult Ministries Festival Of The Laity – September 26-29, Orlando, Florida, www.festivalofthelaity.com
• Vervent Worship Conference: 3rd Annual United Christian Artists Association’s Music and Worship Conference, September 27-29, Baltimore, Maryland – www.ucaaonline.org
• “Out of Thin Air” 4-day satellite series with Shawn Boonstra, September 28-October 1, www.thinairevent.com
• National Conference on Innovation, September 30 to October 2, Columbus, Ohio – www.sdapartnersininnovation.org
• Society of Adventist Communicators Convention, October 11-14, Nashville, Tennessee – www.plusline.org/events.php and www.adventistcommunicator.org/index.php
• Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Level II, October 14-19, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland -- www.plusline.org
• NET 2007, “HeartQuest: Finding the One Who Has Loved You All Along,” Satellite direct-to-church event with Mike Tucker, October 19 - November 3, www.HeartQuest.info/host
• Vervent Worship and the Arts Conference, October 25-27, Denver, Colorado – www.denverfirstsda.org/worship
• Cruise With a Mission, December 16-23, Carribean cruise: Florida, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico – www.cruisewithamission.org
Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch
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