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FRIDAY FAX  Special Edition
June 20, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America

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■ Fifth Global Internet Evangelism Network Conference
■ Nominations Sought for Innovative Church of the Year
■ Women’s Ministries Offering, July 12
■ Southwestern Union Ministries Convention
■ Health Summit West -English
■ New Interactive Online Bible Study Series for Kids
■ Change in Leadership at Voice of Prophecy
■ Upcoming Events



■ THE FIFTH GLOBAL INTERNET EVANGELISM NETWORK (GIEN) Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, July 9-13. The Internet is the medium of choice for millions of people including postmoderns – that group we have so much trouble reaching. All Internet specialists, communicators, and church leaders are urged to attend this GIEN Conference to network with others, to seek new and innovative ways of using the Internet for witnessing and attracting new people to Christ.

 Contact: www.gien.adventist.org for more information.

NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2008 NAD INNOVATIVE CHURCH OF THE YEAR. The Church Resource Center (CRC) is looking for a church that has successfully taken advantage of opportunities in a changing society with new ways of doing ministry. A cash prize of $2000 and an all-expense-paid trip for three people to the National Conference on Innovation will be awarded to the winning congregation. Conference administrators, pastors, and lay leaders are invited to fill out an application.

 Contact: dave@vervent.org. Deadline for nominations: August 15.

THE WOMEN’S MINISTRIES OFFERING ON JULY 12 is used for evangelism by women and for leadership training of women in ministries such as reclaiming, discipling, outreach, preaching and mentoring.

 Contact: www.nadwm.org and www.adventiststewardship.org for suggested offertory readings and to learn more.

THE SOUTHWESTERN UNION MINISTRIES CONVENTION, August 21-24, invites all who are interested in ministry training and certification to attend. Featured speakers include Doug Batchelor, Roscoe Howard, Allejandro Bullon, Steve Case, Jose Rojas.

 Contact: www.ministriesconvention.org to learn more about the special seminars and training that will be offered.

HEALTH SUMMIT WEST- ENGLISH, 2008 — Loma Linda University, North American Division, Pacific Union, and Loma Linda School of Health announce the 4th health certification training program, October 17-20. “Tell the World Christ Brings Health and Wholeness” will present featured speakers Jose Rojas and Pastor Hyveth Williams. Six “train-the-trainer” seminars will be conducted.
www.nadhealthsummit.com for more information.

NEW FOR KIDS – On July 1, It Is Written will launch “My Place With Jesus,” an interactive online Bible study series for kids ages 7 - 12. More information will be released soon, and on July 1 be sure to visit www.myplacewithjesus.com    


■ CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP AT THE VOICE OF PROPHECY — On Monday, June 16, Pastor Lonnie Melashenko officially notified the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists that he would be leaving the Voice of Prophecy as speaker/director on July 31. He has offered to represent the Voice of Prophecy at various speaking appointments already scheduled and for the evangelistic outreach in Hong Kong this fall.

 “I am truly grateful for the 17 years of service that Pastor Melashenko provided,” said NAD President Don Schneider, “and pray that the Lord will continue to use him in his new role as Vice President of Spiritual Services and Missions for the Kettering Health Network in Ohio.”

 Read the story in the News section at www.nadadventist.org.


 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.

ACS Collaboration for Compassion, June 29 - July 5, Albuquerque, NM - www.plusline.org

Global Internet Evangelism Network (GIEN) Forum, July 9-13, Denver, CO - www.plusline.org 

K.I.D. Training, July 20-23, Collegedale, TN -

ASI Convention, August 6-9, Tampa, FL - www.asiministries.org  

Spanish NET 2008, "La Esperanza es Jesús," August 10-16, Chicago, IL - www.laesperanzaesjesus.org 

• Southwestern Union Ministries Convention, “A Buffet of Ministries Training,” August 21-24, Dallas, TX -

•  Southern Union Women’s Conference, “Make a Difference and be Blessed!”, September 4-7 –  www.plusline.org 

K.I.D. Training, September 7-9, Collegedale, TN - www.KidsInDiscipleship.org

Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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