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July 17, 2009
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■ Nominate Your Choice for 2009 Innovative Church of the Year
■ CognitiveGenesis Study 3rd Year Results and Promotion Helps Available
■ Adventist Muslim Relations Summit West
■ ASI’s Mission Projects Inc to Build 30 One-Day Churches in Belize, Guatemala
■ Check, Update and Promote Job Posting Sites
■ Alvin Kibble on Plane that Made Emergency Landing
■ Adventist Review Reports on Church Robbery Caught During Baptism
■ Upcoming Events 



■ NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2009 NAD INNOVATIVE CHURCH of the Year — The Church Resource Center is looking for a church that has successfully taken advantage of opportunities in a changing society with new ways of doing ministry. A $2,000 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip for three to the National Conference on Innovation will be awarded. Conference administrators, pastors, and lay leaders are invited to fill out an application by the Aug 17 deadline.


 Contact: Dave Gemmell at dave@vervent.org.

COGNITIVEGENESIS STUDY 3RD YEAR RESULTS AVAILABLE —  CognitiveGenesis is a 4-year study of 30,000 students enrolled in Adventist schools across NAD. One finding shows that students in Adventist schools on average achieve half a grade level higher in all subjects than their predicted ability.

 Contact: www.cognitivegenesis.org for the findings, PowerPoint presentations, videos, survey and testing information and more.

 Order brochures (in English or Spanish), posters, post cards at www.nadeducation.org/educator_toolbox/39.

ADVENTIST MUSLIM RELATIONS SUMMIT WEST will be held in La Sierra, Calif, Sept 24-26. Learn more about Islam and how to be a blessing to Muslims. Speakers include Jon Paulien, Bryan Gallant, Mark Siljander, and others. “Sharing Christ with the Bible and Qur’an,” “Muslims are Looking for an End Time People,” and other fascinating studies will be presented. Anyone with an interest in connecting with Muslims – students, professionals, educators, pastors, lay people, and administrators – should attend.

 Contact: www.plusline.org/events.

■ MISSION PROJECTS INC. PLANS TO BUILD 30 ONE-DAY CHURCHES in Belize and Guatemala starting this November using One-Day Church Kits. The One-Day Church model is well suited to humid, tropical conditions. Interested volunteers can contact Jerry Harris at 435-259-5987.

 Contact: www.onedaychurch.org/home.html to learn more about the One-Day Church.

■ JOB POSTING SITES — Let your members know about these sites, and be sure to keep your job postings up to date:
• Adventist Professionals' Network - https://apn.adventist.org
• Attorneys - www.adventistlawyer.org
• Communicators - www.adventistcommunicator.org
• Educators - www.nadeducation.org
• Missionary Volunteer - www.hesaidgo.net
• Pacific Press Publishing Association - www.pacificpress.com/index.php?pgName=newsJobsCurOpen
• Philanthropic Service - www.philanthropicservice.com


■ ALVIN KIBBLE WAS ON THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT that made an emergency landing because of a 1½-foot hole in the fuselage Monday. He was seated at one ofthe exit rows and was instructed to block any panicky passengers from trying to leave the plane in flight. Afterward he was interviewed by CNN, FOX, NBC and the Hope Channel. Google search “Alvin Kibble plane” to find all the links to interviews and photos.

■ FOR AN UPDATE ON THE CHURCH ROBBERY that took place during the baptism, read the Adventist Review account by Mark Kellner at www.adventistreview.com/article.php?id=2723.


• 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

Adventist Muslim Relations Summit West, Sept 24-26, La Sierra, CA www.plusline.org/events

• 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.contagemregressiva.com

• 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.redsecretosdelavida.com



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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