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October 31, 2008
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■ Support Discoveries ‘08
■ 2009 Year of Evangelism Goal, 100,000 in 2009
■ Church Pastors Especially Invited to NAD Ministries Convention, 2009
■ How to Implement Passionate Spirituality Seminar
■ Connect and Reconnect during 2009
■ The 2008 Innovative Church of the Year Winner is...
■ Talented Musicians Wanted for 2010 GC Session
■ Jere Patzer Died Sunday, October 26
■ Annual Council News Source
■ Upcoming Events


■ SUPPORT DISCOVERIES ‘08 — Pray for the series. Invite friends to attend with you or to watch it in your own home. It began Friday night, October 24, with 1050 host sites.

 View it on the Hope Channel at 7 pm, ET, in streaming video on www.forestlakechurch.org or down-load archived programs from www.Discoveries08.org or the Forest Lake site starting at the end of this week.

2009 YEAR OF EVANGELISM (YE09) GOAL TO BAPTIZE 100,000 IN 2009 is more than twice the highest number of baptisms in any previous year. It is hoped that every church in the North American Division will hold at least two soul-winning projects for during 2009.

 Contact: http://www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=323 and www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=274 to refresh your memory about this initiative.

 The official web site for YE09 is www.yearofevangelism.org. Please alert your pastors and church leaders to register their involvement.

CHURCH PASTORS ARE ESPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE NAD MINISTRIES CONVENTION in January — Encourage pastors in your conference to attend. Check out the more-than-40 excellent seminars planned just for them in the Ministerial section of the convention web site. Encourage pastors in your conference to register before the holiday rush.

 Contact: www.comeseegotell.org for more information and to register.

SEMINAR, HOW TO IMPLEMENT PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY in the Local Church will be held November 16, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Andrews University. Hear the story of the church that went from 40 to 500 in attendance through the implementation of passionate spirituality.

 Contact: 269-471-3408. Material Fee, US$10.00. Instructor:  Joseph Kidder, DMin

CONNECT AND RECONNECT DURING 2009 — About 1 million people have quit attending the Adventist church regularly. To reconnect and invite them back will tie in well with the 2009 evangelism initiative. Creative Ministries supplies training and resources to help church members  reconnect with former members or those who have taken a break from active church attendance.

 Contact: http://creativeministry.org/index.php. The coming holidays are excellent times to reconnect.

THE 2008 INNOVATIVE CHURCH OF THE YEAR WINNER, awarded at the 2008 National Conference on Innovation, was the Hillsboro Spanish Church in Portland, Ore. The church attributes much of its success in the community to their relevant community outreach projects such as food banks, health fairs, and free haircuts. One out of every 15 people in the community is attending the church.

TALENTED MUSICIANS WANTED to perform at the 2010 GC Session in Atlanta, Georgia.

 Contact: www.gcsession.org/music to apply. Applications must be received by January 31.


JERE PATZER DIED ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, after a long battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He had been the president of the North Pacific Union since 1996.

 Contact: “In Memory Of...” at the North American Division web site, www.nadadventist.org for more information.

■ FOR NEWS ABOUT ANNUAL COUNCIL, remember to check ANN News at http://news.adventist.org/.

For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=280

NET 2008, with Mark Finley live via satellite, October 24 - November 29, Forest Lake Church, Apopka, FL - www.acn.info

• Women & the Word,  October 31, and LeaderShaping '08, November 2, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI - www.leadershaping.blogspot.com and www.plusline.org

• “From This Day Forward/Seattle” Marriage Conference, November 8, Seattle, WA –  www.adventistfamilyministries.com 

UCAA 4th Annual Music Conference, November 13-15, Nashville, Tennessee - ucaa@ucaaonline.org 

NAD Adventist Association of Camping Professionals, December 4-6, Pine Lake Retreat Center, FL –  http://www.adventistcamps.orghttp://www.adventistcamps.org 

•  Instep for Life Begins Division-wide, Jan 1 -- www.instepforlife.com

Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training,  Jan 16-18, Spanish “Gente Joven”/East Coast –

Adventist Ministries Convention 2009 - Jan 18-21, Myrtle Beach, NC – www.comeseegotell.org 


Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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