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February 1, 2008
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■ NET 2008 Preparation Time
■ LaRed 2008, “La Esperanza Es Jesus”
■ Check Out Vervent’s Best Practices for Adventist Ministry Newsletter
■ Opportunity to Host Community Health and Counseling Professionals
■ Ministry Professional Growth Seminar for Community Pastors
■ Upcoming Events



■ NET 2008 PREPARATION:  BEGIN REGISTERING FEBRUARY 1 —  NET 2008: “Discoveries ‘08,” will be preached by Mark Finley, October 24 through November 29, and will be uplinked LIVE on HOPE TV  from the Forest Lake Church in Apopka, Florida. Pastors of every church in North America will receive promotional packets, which will be sent in March.

 Contact: www.acn.info or call 800-ACN-1119 to register. Registration packets will be sent out April 1. Both church and home sites may register.

 As part of the preparation for “Discoveries ‘08" Finley will deliver a 5-part series, “Empowered by the Spirit!” and a bonus 6th sermon, “Five Secrets to Successful Evangelism.” They will be recorded (not uplinked) at the Forest Lake Church in February and the 2-DVD recording will be included FREE in registration packets for all sites that register for NET 2008 by June 1. Their purpose is to help prepare congregations and individuals for participation with NET 2008. Finley believes that those who prepare themselves in heart and spirit are best equipped to share Jesus with others and will be most successful in reaching lost souls. (The DVD set also will be packaged for Adventist Preaching and will be made available to others who want to order it.)

 Contact: www.Discoveries08.org which is being built to become the official NET 2008 web site.

■ LARED 2008, “LA ESPERANZA ES JESUS,” with Speaker/Evangelist Alejandro Bullon, will be conducted twice this year: Chicago, Illinois La Red, August 10-17; and Phoenix, Arizona LaRed, September 13-20. They both will be uplinked live in their respective time zones, with repeat broadcasts also planned.

 Contact: www.laesperanzaesjesus.org for details and to register. Registration is the only way to receive the promotion materials. 

■ CHECK OUT VERVENT’S BEST PRACTICES FOR ADVENTIST MINISTRY In January 30 issue, learn about a single word that, when used in promotions that makes all the difference in the number of people who attend a church service or event. Catch the link to Monte Sahlin’s blog where he comments on church trends and religious news. Watch the Best Practices video for this week, about a parking lot ministry.

 Contact: http://tinyurl.com/2p5num to read former issues and to subscribe.

■ BE A HOST TO COMMUNITY HEALTH AND COUNSELING PROFESSIONALS by downlinking the Hospice Teleconference. This year’s topic, “Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents,” will be shown on April 16 at 1:30 - 4:00 pm EDT on the Hope Channel. Send invitations to community professionals such as hospice personnel, counselors, pastors, nurses, pediatric doctors and nurses. CEUs are available for a small fee.

 Contact: www.hospicefoundation.org  or call 800-854-3402 to register.  When registering online, use the discount code VET08 so your registration fee will be waived, or write ACN SITE on the form to be mailed. Hospice is very appreciative of our churches willingness to host the teleconferences. Let's not disappoint them. Use the opportunity to invite professionals to your church. 
■ THE MINISTRY PROFESSIONAL GROWTH SEMINAR, “The Passionate Preacher,” April 22, 1:00 - 4:30 pm EDT, will provide another opportunity to connect and provide fellowship for community pastors of many faiths. It will be uplinked LIVE from Walla Walla College on the Hope Channel.

 Four excellent preachers – Lloyd John Ogilvie, Lawrence Turner, James Earl Massey and Jo Ann Davidson, will present sermons followed by a panel discussion of the presentation and an opportunity to ask questions of the preachers.

 Contact: www.ministerialassociation.com or call 301-680-6515 to register and for more information. 



 A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division

• Health Summit Orlando, February 1-9, Orlando, Florida - www.plusline.org 

• NAD Youth/Young Adult Leadership Summit/Convention, February 14-17, Dallas, Texas – http://ypac.adventistmeetings.com  

• 5th International Conference on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN) (for health professionals), March 4-6, Loma Linda, California - www.vegetariannutrition.org

• Adventist Nutrition Conference, (for anyone) March 6-8, Loma Linda, California -

Seventh-day Adventist Healthcare Chaplains Association Annual Conference, March 6-12, Pittsburgh, PA - www.adventistchaplains.org

“From This Day Forward/Miami” Marriage Conference, March 8, Miami, FL –  www.adventistfamilyministries.com

• Adventist Campus Chaplains Conference, March 26 - 29, Kettering, Ohio - www.adventistchaplains.org



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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