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December 12, 2008
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■ Train to Help People with their New Year’s Resolutions
■ SONscreen 2009 Call for Entries
■ Assistance for Evangelism to the Blind during 2009 Year of Evangelism
■ Adventist-Muslim Ministries
■ NEW DMin Concentration in Health Care Chaplaincy
■ AdventPraise is Now Shipping to NAD Pastors
■ Upcoming Events



■ IT’S NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TIME and people will need help to change their ways. Consider starting an addictions support group or other health-related seminar. Health ministries and seminar ideas are described in Ministries of Health and Healing.

 Contact: AdventSource, 800-328-0525 or www.adventsource.com.

 Get 15 hours of training and certification at the Health Summit Orlando, Jan. 30 - Feb. 7. Train-the-trainer health seminars will be offered.

 Contact: www.nadhealthsummit.com for information. Encourage your churches to download the bulletin insert and distribute it to their members and church leaders.

SONSCREEN 2009 CALL FOR ENTRIES — The 7th annual SONscreen Film Festival (Apr 16-18 in Simi Valley, Calif.) seeks shorts in drama/narratives, documentaries, music videos, comedies, 60-sec. public service announcements, animation and international films 30 minutes or less.

 "SONNY" Award, Audience Choice, cash prizes and collegiate scholarships valuing over $5000 will be awarded for Best in Fest, Best Category, Best High School and Best International films.

 Contact: www.sonscreen.com.

EVANGELISM TO THE BLIND — Working on your plans for the 2009 Year of Evangelism? Christian Record Services for the Blind can send a letter of invitation to every blind person who receives their materials from those who live in the church’s community. When blind people attend the meetings, Christian Record will provide Bible lessons in Braille or large print as handouts at no charge. 

 Contact: David Klinedinst, Personal Ministries director at 402-488-0981, ext 246, or email pm@christianrecord.org.

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ADVENTIST-MUSLIM MINISTRIES (AMM)? — Islam is said to be the fastest-growing religion in the world. While you are planning for evangelism, think about the growing Muslim community in your area and learn how to present the Gospel to them. Bryan Gallant,  recently appointed director of Adventist-Muslim Ministries for North America, says that plans include having an AMM Summit Meeting in February at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. AMM is planning two such summits annually.

 Three seminars will be offered at the Adventist Ministries Convention: Touching Muslims for Eternity, Touching Muslim hearts with Biblical truths found in the Qur'an, and Jesus and the Qur'an.

 Contact: www.comeseegotell.com for information.

A NEW DMIN CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY will be offered at the Seminary at Andrews University, in collaboration with faculty from Loma Linda University. 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.

ADVENTPRAISE IS NOW SHIPPING — Special edition of Pastor’s DVD volume 14 entitled AdventPraise are now shipping to pastors of the North American Division. Included are 41 original praise and worship choruses written by Adventist composers for Adventist congregations. Genres including Black Gospel, CCM, Traditional, Folk, and World Music. The Pastor’s DVD is distributed through local conference ministerial secretaries.

 Contact: Dave Gemmell at the Church Resource Center: dave@vervent.org or go to www.adventpraise.com for more information.


For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350

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

• NAD Day of Prayer, Jan 3, Hope Church Channel at 2 p.m. ET, rebroadcast at 5 p.m. ET

• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training,  Jan 16-18, Spanish “Gente Joven”/East Coast – www.innovation2009.com

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

• Health Summit, Festival of Health, "Prayer. Faith. Wholeness," Jan 30-Feb 7, Orlando, FL – www.plusline.org/events.php

• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Southern Union, Orlando, FL, Feb 6-7 – www.innovation2009.com



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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