Archived Friday Faxes
March 7, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ 120 People Request Visits from 384-Member Church
■ Hospice Teleconference
■ Adventist Single Adult Ministries Leadership Conference
■ $1 Million Donated Through Online Giving in February
■ Share Bible Bay with Self-Correcting Bible Studies
■ Inside Scoop
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ THE PHOENIX CENTRAL SPANISH CHURCH BEGAN A TELEVISION MINISTRY just four months ago and as a result, the 384-member church has received requests for information from 120 people after they saw the programs! They also have 24/7 Internet broadcasting where viewers from other countries can watch.
Many volunteers are involved in the project and visitation, with some coming from other area Spanish churches so it is becoming a valley-wide effort. They are all part of a team to plant seeds in preparation for the “La Esperanza es Jesus” Spanish NET meetings to be broadcast from Chicago, August 10-17, continuing in Phoenix, September 13-20.
Any churches that would like to look into starting a television ministry should contact their local conference.
■ HOSPICE TELECONFERENCE, "LIVING WITH GRIEF: CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS," will be downlinked April 16, 1:30 - 4:00 pm EDT.
Local churches can become downlink sites to host community professionals such as Hospice personnel, counselors, pastors, nurses, pediatric doctors and nurses etc. CEUs are available for a small fee.
Contact: www.hospicefoundation.org or 800-854-3402 to register. When registering online, use discount code VET08 so your registration fee will be waived or write “ACN site” on the form to be mailed. Use this opportunity to invite professionals to your church. Find it on the Hope Channel.
■ ADVENTIST SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES (ASAM) LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, sponsored by Family Ministries, will be in Winter Park, FL, May 10, 11. The theme will be Learn. Lead. Succeed! Become the leader you want to be. For aspiring leaders at every level of ministry and anyone with a passion for Single Adult Ministries at union, conference and church level. Refine and build single adult leadership skills and receive practical training and the best resources and tools; learn how to start a single adult ministry; receive motivation and team building skills; learn how to rejuvenate your existing single adult ministry; Network and exchange ideas with other single adult leaders.
Contact: www.adventistsingleadultministries.org for more information.
■ ADVENTIST GIVING ONLINE — More than $1 million was donated on the online giving program during the month of February in the North American Division. Any church in the U.S. can sign up for online giving regardless of the type of website the church has. Church treasurers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name and location of church and name and contact information for the church pastor.
■ BIBLE BAY IS A WEBSITE YOU CAN SHARE with your friends and neighbors. Created by Pacific Union Conference Church Support Services, it features a number of Bible study resources including "LifeSavers," a 16-lesson study course that self-corrects as lessons are completed online.
■ CORRECTIONS — The correct phone number for contacting ACN/AIM to order a satellite dish is 800-ACN-1119.
We apologize for misidentifying Hubert Cisneros as the president of the Ohio Conference. Raj Attiken is still the president. Cisneros is still the Secretary.
— INSIDE SCOOP—
■ Learn about the following stories currently on the Division website at www.nadadventist.org:
• Don and Marti Schneider’s evangelism series in the Philippines
• Special satellite evangelism planned for children
• Plans to increase members’ community involvement
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
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.
• Adventist Campus Chaplains Conference, March 26 - 29, Kettering, OH - www.adventistchaplains.org
• Andrews University Music and Worship Conference, March 27-29, Berrien Springs, MI - www.auworshipconference.org
• 2008 SONscreen Film Festival IV, "Changing the World, 24 frames per Second," April 10-12, Simi Valley, CA - www.sonscreen.com
• 4th Annual HR Conference, April 16, 17, Greensboro, NC - www.nadadventist.org