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August 29, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ New Health Care Chaplaincy for DMin Candidates Offered by Seminar
■ Seeking Inspiring Stories of Faith, Sharing, Witnessing, Conversion
■ Big Cash Prizes for Web Innovation
■ Get Registered for Spanish NET 2008, Part 2. Begins September 10
■ Southern Adventist University Baptizing Thousands
■ In Memory Of . . . Harry D. Johnson; Memorial Service for Kenneth and Miriam Wood
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ SEMINARY OFFERS NEW CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY TO DMIN CANDIDATES — The Theological Seminary at Andrews University, in collaboration with faculty from Loma Linda University, offers for the first time a Doctor of Ministry concentration in health care chaplaincy. Intensives for this program will begin in February, 2009. Ministry professionals interested in this specialty are encouraged to submit applications now.
Contact: www.doctorofministry.com or call 888-717-6244 for more information.
■ SEEKING STORIES OF FAITH, or more specifically, thrilling stories of sharing, witnessing, and of revival and conversion. Brad Forbes needs fresh stories on a regular basis to encourage the idea of working for others and to bring them to the Lord. They should illustrate the rewards, the blessings, the changed lives, the excitement and spiritual revival that comes when sharing one's faith. The stories will be used on a rotating basis on the 2009 Year of Evangelism web site at www.yearofevangelism.com.
Contact: Bernadine.Delafield@nad.adventist.org to send the stories.
■ CASH PRIZES FOR WEB INNOVATION — Young professionals in the Adventist Church can now earn cash prizes for innovative Web content that helps the Church in fulfilling its mission. This is thanks to a new initiative from ASI and TAGnet. Beginning in 2009, prizes for 1st ($10,000), 2nd ($5,000) and 3rd ($2,500) place will be awarded each year for three years in three categories – communication, education, and mission/evangelism. There will also be an overall grand prize of $15,000. Cash prizes will total $75,000 for the first year.
Contact: www.netprize.tagnet.org for an application and additional information. Submission deadline for 2009 is April 15. A panel of experts will evaluate all applications. Winners will be announced at the Global Internet Evangelism Network (GIEN) Conference in Jamaica.
■ SPANISH NET 2008, PART 2, "LA ESPERANZA ES JESUS," will be broadcast live, September 10-16, from Phoenix, Arizona, at 7:30 p.m. PT. Evangelist Alejandro Bullon will be the speaker.
Contact: www.laesperanzaesjesus.org to register your site.
■ SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY (SAU) BAPTIZING THOUSANDS — “Inexperienced students from SAU led 4,561 to baptism this summer!” reports Dr. Carlos G. Martin, director of SAU’s Evangelistic Resource Center.
In 2001 Southern Adventist University started requiring all theology majors to conduct a full evangelistic campaign before graduation. In 2005 SAU experimented with non-religion majors and today most of their preachers are non-religion majors. SAU believes that they are preparing more than just pastors who believe in evangelism and know how to do it effectively. They are preparing committed Christians who will serve the Lord in any area of work and ministry. Since 2001 SAU has sent 392 preachers and led 11,844 people to baptism!
Behind these numbers there are wonderful stories! SAU is willing to share testimonies and experiences in the form of an article, a seminar on evangelism, or a devotional/motivational presentation in your conference, classes, churches, or committee meetings.
Contact Dr. Martin at 423-236-2944, if you would like to have a short DVD with some stories and testimonies.
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ IN MEMORY OF . . . Remember to check the North American Division web site for obituaries and memorial service notices. Just posted there: Memorial Service information for Kenneth and Miriam Wood.
Also, we are saddened to announce that Harry D. Johnson, the father of Retirement Department Director Del Johnson, died on August 14. He was Treasurer of the General Conference from 1970 until he retired in 1980.
Contact: www.nadadventist.org for more information.
— 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.
• 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
• “From This Day Forward/Phoenix” Marriage Conference, September 27, Phoenix, AZ - www.adventistfamilyministries.com
• 4th National Conference on Innovation, 20-Year Celebration, October 5-7, Columbus OH - www.sdapartnersininnovation.org
• Society of Adventist Communicators Convention, October 9-12, Denver, CO - www.adventistcommunicator.org
• Spanish "From This Day Forward" Marriage Conference, October 11, NYC - www.adventistfamilyministries.com