Archived Friday Faxes
July 25, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ NEW! SDALink Social Networking Site
■ Plan to Attend One of these Marriage Conferences
■ Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Convention
■ King’s Heralds for iPods on MySpace
■ Where to Find the Latest Research on the Adventist Church
■ Bible Study Radio Spots for Discover
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ NEW! “SDALINK” SOCIAL NETWORKING JUST FOR Seventh-day Adventists® — BiggyTV, a broadband video entertainment and syndication network, has just launched their BiggySafe Social Networking technology platform for “SDALink.” It’s the first move for online social networking that caters to communities with specific values and beliefs, and provides the Adventist community with a trusted environment.
Content can be uploaded and managed by Adventist churches, schools, universities, ministries or youth group. Sermons, news, profiles, performances, video messages from kids at camp – all can be uploaded. It has all the functionality and similar interface of YouTube, MySpace and FaceBook. Unlike other sites such as MyChurch.org or GodTube, it is not only an inward-facing site for you, but it’s also outward-facing. It allows you to continue evangelism online with your video content.
■ PLAN TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE “FROM THIS DAY FORWARD“ marriage conferences:
• Phoenix, Arizona, September 27
• New York City/Spanish, October 11
• Seattle, Washington, November 8
■ THE SOCIETY OF ADVENTIST COMMUNICATORS (SAC) CONVENTION will be in Denver, Colorado, October 9-12. It will be a convention where students, beginning communicators, and seasoned professionals will have the opportunity to share ideas as well as participate in field trips, workshops, networking, and inspirational worships. There will be a technology expo highlighting what’s new and what’s coming next. It will provide a showcase to highlight the work of SAC attenders, a planning meeting about the new SAC Service Initiative, and a networking lunch where attenders will hear from the Public Relations Society of America National Chair and CEO, Jeff Julin.
Keynote speakers Chris, Ginger, and Clarence Small from Small Associates LLC will speak on “Free Your Effectiveness for Peak Communication.” Workshops will provide theory, handouts, practical ideas, resources, and hands-on learning.
■ KING’S HERALDS FOR IPODS — The King’s Heralds have a new MySpace site, complete with a store that allows you to download and purchase songs from their recordings. Their last three albums and two previous albums are now online. They plan to provide an archive of all of their recordings from 1982 until the present.
■ THE CREATIVE PASTOR NEWSLETTER REPORTS THE LATEST research in the Adventist church and compares it with the FACT (Faith Communities Today) survey. FACT is the largest survey of religious congregations ever conducted in the United States. It is the most inclusive, with Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and other religious groups representing 95 percent of all worshipers in America, including Seventh-day Adventists.
Contact: www.creativeministry.org/article.php?id=36 for links to dozens of social research reports to help you enhance church ministry.
Contact: www.creativeministry.org/signup.php? to sign up for the Creative Pastor e-newsletter.
■ BIBLE STUDY RADIO SPOTS — Spots for Discover can be localized with a church's phone number, mailing address, website, or e-mail address.
— 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.
• ASI Convention, August 6-9, Tampa, FL - www.asiministries.org
• Spanish NET 2008, "La Esperanza es Jesús," Part 1, August 10-16, Chicago, IL - www.laesperanzaesjesus.org
• Southwestern Union Ministries Convention, “A Buffet of Ministries Training,” August 21-24, Dallas, TX - www.ministriesconvention.org
• 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
• Spanish NET 2008, "La Esperanza es Jesús," Part 2, September 13-20, Phoenix, AZ - www.laesperanzaesjesus.org