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April 3, 2009
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■ NAD Adult Sabbath School Summit to Be Streamed Live
■ Feature Your Conference, Ministry, School in Adventist World
■ Help for the First Adventist Single Adults Sabbath
■ In Spanish – Doctor of Ministry Program at Andrews University
■ NEW Adventist Preaching DVD, “Developing a User-Friendly Church”
■ Ideas for Retaining Youth and Young Adults, Ministering to Millennials
■ Inside Scoop – Learn More about These Stories:
 ∙ Flooded Pastor Loses House, Gains a Daughter
 ∙ Oakwood U Victorious at Honda All-Star Challenge
 ∙ Hope TV’s “Holy Week” Schedule
 ∙ Southern Adventist U Wins Regional SIFE Competition
■ Upcoming Events



■ THE NAD ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMIT will be held Apr 24-25 in Silver Spring, Md. Read your invitation at http://tinyurl.com/c5yany.

 For those who cannot attend, it also will be streamed live at www.nadadultministries.org, Apr 24 at 7 pm and Apr 25 at 8:45 am EDST. Online attendees will be able to respond to the Summit in real time by e-mail at sabbathschoolsummit@nad.adventist.org.

 The goal, under the theme, “Sabbath School: One Mission Many Methods” is to Brainstorm the Four Goals of Sabbath School for the purpose of creative implementation in the local church. 

 Contact: www.nadadultministries.org for summit details.

■ FEATURE YOUR CONFERENCE, MINISTRY, SCHOOL IN ADVENTIST WORLD The article and any sidebars should be about 2,100 words plus good pictures. This can provide significant exposure for anything that is featured. Deadlines are about two months before desired publication dates.

 Contact: Fred.Kinsey@nad.adventist.org if interested.

■ HELP FOR THE FIRST ADVENTIST SINGLE ADULTS SABBATH which will be May 16 — A large percentage of our church membership is single, but this will be the very first time our church has recognized this important group with a special Sabbath. Learn more about this group, get suggestions and a sample sermon.

 Contact: http://tinyurl.com/cxwxf6

■ IN SPANISH – THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM at Andrews University offers a concentration in Pastoral Ministry that is designed especially for Spanish-speaking ministry professionals. Course modules are completed in four years, with intensives at the AU campus requiring attendance only two weeks each year. The program is offered with a very attractive subsidized tuition rate. Applications should be submitted by June 30 to prepare for the first intensives in September!

 Contact: 888-717-6244 or email dmin@andrews.edu.

■ ADVENTIST PREACHING, “DEVELOPING A USER-FRIENDLY CHURCH” (Vol 23) includes five sermons by Dr. Gordon Bietz filmed at Southern Adventist University. In addition, students interview Bietz, and he leads a walking tour of SAU. The 2009 Year of Evangelism is a good time to study the health of a church and its effectiveness within the church family and the community.

 Contact: 800-328-0525 or www.AdventistPreaching.com to order. Also learn more about previous editions of Adventist Preaching on the website. 

■ IDEAS FOR RETAINING YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS in the Adventist Church were shared last October when more than 30 youth ministry professionals, academics and practitioners met at Andrews University. The results have been brought together into Ministering with Millennials.

 Contact: www.adventsource.org/as20/product.aspx?ID=35919 to order.


■ LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING STORIES AND MORE, currently on the Division website at  www.nadadventist.org:
∙ Flooded Pastor Loses House, Gains Daughter
∙ Oakwood U Victorious at Honda All-Star Challenge
∙ Hope TV’s “Holy Week” Schedule
∙ Southern Adventist U Wins Regional SIFE Competition


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

• K.I.D. University, Apr 12-15, Collegedale, TN –  www.kidsindiscipleship.org/index.php

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• Children's Ministries Training, June 5-7, Minneapolis, MN –  www.childmin.com 

• New Hope Worship Conference, May 14-16, Fulton, MD – www.lookingforachurch.org 

• RE:FRAME training event, May 15-17, Marietta, GA – www.reframe.info 

• RE:FRAME training event, May 22-24, Seattle, WA – www.reframe.info 

• RE:FRAME and LIFEdevelopment training event, May 26-31, Vancouver, BC – www.reframe.info 

• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Mid America Union, May 30, Denver, CO – www.innovation2009.com



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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