Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
July 10, 2009
|IN THIS ISSUE —
■ Special Conference for Those Interested in Internet Outreach
■ Living with Hope Evangelism ToolKit Pastor’s DVD Is in the Mail
■ Help to Improve Communication in Your Conference
■ Join the 2009 Evangelism Emphasis; Conferences Increase Percentages
■ Help Churches Be Ready to Welcome More Visitors; Keep Newcomers
■ How to Stop Car Robberies While Baptizing
■ Upcoming Events
■ ADMINISTRATORS, PASTORS, INTERNET SPECIALISTS — Plan to attend the upcoming Global Internet Evangelism Network (GIEN) conference, Sept 9-12, at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Fla. The North American Division is partnering with the General Conference this year, and this conference promises to be filled with great speakers and information on how to spread the gospel through the Internet. Friday evening will be a special program with the Voice of Prophecy, featuring Fred Kinsey, Connie Vandeman Jeffery and a concert by Jennifer LaMountain.
Contact www.gien.adventist.org to view the schedule and to register.
■ LIVING WITH HOPE EVANGELISM TOOLKIT IS NOW SHIPPING — The special edition of Pastor’s DVD Vol 16 entitled Living With Hope will soon be delivered to pastors. The Church Resource Center is providing Pastors’ DVD 16 as a complete public evangelism tool kit. A total of sixteen studies on the basic beliefs of Christianity as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church are provided for pastors at no charge.
Included on the DVD are: Sermon Manuscripts; Graphic Slides; Evangelistic Handbooks for Leaders, Small Group Leaders, and Worship Teams; Participant Handouts; Marketing Plan and contact information for cost effective suppliers.
The Pastor’s DVD was shipped in bulk to local conference Ministerial Departments last week.
Contact: www.livingwithhopeseminar.com for more information about the Living with Hope curriculum.
■ COMMUNICATE TO COMMUNICATORS — Help the Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) contact the communication specialists in your churches. Pass the invitation on to them to attend the next Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Convention for training, networking and spiritual renewal, Oct 15-17, in Newport Beach, Calif. Communication specialists such as editors, videographers, writers, reporters, marketers, college communication professors and majors, are invited to attend for networking, honing their skills and for fellowship.
Contact: www.adventistcommunicator.org. Early bird registration deadline, Sept 15.
■ IF CHURCHES ARE STILL UNDECIDED ABOUT JOINING THE SHARE THE HOPE simultaneous start date, Fri, Sept 11, maybe checking out the webinar material at www.sharethehope2009.com will help. Future Webinar dates are Aug 4 and Sept 2, both at 2 pm, EDT.
As of May, compared to the same time last year, Florida Conference is ahead by 35.84% in baptisms and professions of faith – a total of 974 new members. Bermuda Conference is ahead by 350% in baptisms compared to a year ago, with 108 baptisms during the first half of this year. Kansas-Nebraska Conference has had 94 baptisms as of the end of June – an increase of 20 over this time last year. For all of NAD as of June 30, there is an increase of nearly 16%.
Contact: www.sharethehope2009.com for resources and for more information.
■ HELP CHURCHES BE READY TO WELCOME VISITORS AND KEEP NEWCOMERS — Training resources about how to make a church visitor-friendly, how to see a church through visitors’ eyes, ways to enhance the worship service, how to have a growing and vital church congregation and atmosphere, how to renew relationships with former attenders, and more, are available.
Contact: AdventSource at www.adventsource.com or call 800-328-0525 for training and outreach materials.
Contact www.plusline.org/events for information on conferences with training for health seminars, church web site hosting, improving children’s and youth Sabbath schools, and more.
INSIDE SCOOP —
■ HOW DO YOU STOP CAR ROBBERIES WHILE YOU ARE BUSY BAPTIZING? — Read how one Adventist pastor handled it in Nashville, Tenn.
Contact: www.wsmv.com/news/19990184/detail.html for the story.
UPCOMING EVENTS —
For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350
• Family Celebration Sabbath, July 17-19, Berrien Springs, MI – www.adventistfamilyministries.com
• ASI Convention, Aug 5-8, Phoenix, AZ - www.asiministries.org
• Pathfinder "Courage to Stand" Camporee, Aug 11-15 - Oshkosh WI – www.camporee.org
• Adventist Correction Chaplains Conference, Aug 26-29, New England Denominational History Tour
• Adventist Urban Congress, Aug 30-Sept 2, Dallas, TX – www.plusline.org
• GIEN Internet Ministries Conference, Sept 9-12, Orlando, FL – www.gien.adventist.org
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Chicago, Sept 11-12, Hinsdale, IL -- www.innovations2009.com
• Children's Ministries Training, Sept 11-13, Orlando, FL – www.childmin.com
• K.I.D. University, Sept 13-16, Collegedale, TN - www.KidsInDiscipleship.org
• UCAA Vervent Worship Conference, Sept 18-19, Atlanta, GA - www.ucaaonline.org
• Women’s Ministry Convention, Sept 25-27, Dallas, TX – www.nadwm.org
• "From This Day Forward" Marriage Conference, Sept 26, Minneapolis, MN – www.adventistfamilyministries.com
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Columbia Union, DC/Baltimore, MD, Oct 10 – www.innovation2009.com
• Portuguese NET 2009 Series, via Esperanza TV from Dallas, TX Oct 10-17 – www.laesperanzaesjesus.org
• Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program- Level II, Oct 11-15, Burleson, TX – www.plusline.org/events
• Society of Adventist Communicators, Oct 15-18, Newport Beach, CA – www.adventistcommunicator.org
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Atlantic Union, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 17 – www.innovation2009.com
• Hispanic NET 2009 Series, Oct 24-31, via Esperanza TV from Portland, OR – www.laesperanzaesjesus.org