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February 15, 2008
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■ NAD Closed Monday
■ FACT Study Update
■ SONscreen Submission Deadline Extended to March 3
■ DVDs of First Adventist Urban Congress - Limited Time Offer
■ Fairbooth Handouts
■ Tips for Improving Ministry on Church Web Sites
■ Free Mission DVDs
■ Inside Scoop: HeartQuest DVDs, Spiritual Retreats; LIVE Streaming Video of Youth Summit; PUC Professor’s Portrait of Arnold Palmer Honored
■ Upcoming Events



NAD AND GC OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED on Monday for the Presidents Day Holiday.

FACT STUDY UPDATE — A random sample of 500 Adventist churches will be part of a survey beginning in February to discover and update changes from the Faith Communities Today (FACT) study of 2000. The survey is being conducted by the Institute of Church Ministry at Andrews University at the request of the North American Division. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has worked for nearly 12 years with the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership, which has become a leading source of research-based information about congregational life in the U.S.

■ SONSCREEN SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED a second time, to March 3 for the SONscreen Festival VI, April 10-12 at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California.

 Contact: www.sonscreen.com for submission forms, tickets, group discount rates and more.

DVDs OF THE FIRST ADVENTIST URBAN CONGRESS — If you missed the Congress in July, you can still benefit by watching video recordings of the presentations. The 8-DVD set holds more than 30 hours of wisdom from the best in Adventist leadership and community development. Be inspired by speakers such as Barry Black, Mark Finley, E. E. Cleveland, Monte Sahlin, and many more.

 Contact: http://tinyurl.com/2zods6 for more information about the presenters and to order. Limited time offer: US$39.95 (Retail $119.95)

 Plan now to attend the Second Adventist Urban Congress next year, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, August 30 - September 2, with an emphasis on evangelism in conjunction with the 2009 Year of Pastoral Evangelism Initiatives.
FAIR BOOTH HANDOUTS — We’re coming to that time again, to start preparing for spring and summer sharing booths. WebShare cards, first lessons of Bible courses, enrollment cards, leaflets, localized radio logs, bookmarks, and a variety of other items from the Voice of Prophecy are available at nominal cost for churches to use at fair booths and other exhibits, hospitality desks, outreach seminars, Spring bake sales and flea markets, and more.

 Contact: 805-955-7667 for details.

TIPS FOR IMPROVING MINISTRY ON CHURCH WEB SITES — Tell your churches about the new, bi-weekly Adventist Church Connect e-news-letter. More than just information on improving a website, now it will also focus on web ministry.

 Contact: http://adventistchurchconnect.com/article.php?id=6 to sign up.

FREE MISSION DVDS — ADVENTIST MISSION IS TAKING UP THE SLACK left when Mission Spotlight discontinued its mission video/DVD service at the end of 2007. The DVDs are sent quarterly, free of charge to every Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

 Each DVD contains mission features from around the world, including projects benefitting from the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering. They range from 1-to-2-minute pieces suitable for worship services, to 10-to-15-minute features suitable for Sabbath school programs. They also include at least one children’s story as well as regular music videos.

 Contact: www.adventistmission.org to learn more about this quarter’s DVD, to view several videos, or to request your copy.



Learn about the following stories and more, currently on the Division website at www.nadadventist.org:

*  HeartQuest (Net 2007) Now Available on DVD; Spiritual Retreats Beginning
*  LIVE Streaming Video of Youth/Young Adult Ministries Summit: Ignition, with Keynote Speaker George Barna and others
*  PUC Professor’s Portrait of Arnold Palmer Honored



 A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division. For a continually updated more complete list, go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=280.

• 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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