Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
|September 18, 2009
A News and Information Service
for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
• Share the Hope Together Webinar 2
♦ SHARE THE HOPE TOGETHER WEBINAR 2 will be Mon, Sept 21, at 2 pm ET. Follow-up meetings will be Sept, 28 and Oct 5. They are a 4-part outreach training series for pastors, lay people and evangelists. Experienced evangelists will share their insights on how to have a successful evangelistic meeting with a special focus on what you can do during the second week of a series to help your meetings succeed. Topics will include how to increase attendance, how to get decisions, when is the best time to invite interests to church service.
Join via the Internet and see the graphics and video or dial in by phone and listen.
Contact: www.gotowebinar.com/register/141401833 to register so you can receive the link for the meetings, or select “Use Telephone” after joining. Go to www.sharethehope2009.com to view Webinar 1.
♦ THE VOICE OF PROPHECY’S WEBSITE IS BRAND NEW — The site allows you to listen live to “VOP Radio,” take Bible studies, explore resources for kids, and do so much more.
♦ RETAINING NEW MEMBERS that join us should be an area of emphasis in connection with this Year of Evangelism. One proven way is to include them in active small groups where, through the close connections, they can develop friendships and learn more about the Bible.
Contact: http://tinyurl.com/kqaxz5 to learn about the Growth Group Leaders Kit by Milton Adams, a 4-part seminar for people interested in leading, co-leading or hosting a small group.
♦ OFERTA ESPECIAL PARA LOS TELEVIDENTES DE ESPERANZA TV — Adventist Satellite está ofreciendo $10 de descuento por 10 sistemas de satélites, $15 de descuento por 25, $20 de descuento por 50, y $30 de descuento por 100. También, si usted compra 11 sistemas, obtendrá el doceavo completamente gratis. Manual de instalación incluido.
[English: Special Bulk-Buy Offer for Esperanza TV Viewers — Adventist Satellite is offering $10 off 10 satellite dish systems, $15 off 25, $20 off 50, and $30 off 100. Also, buy 11 systems, get the 12th free. Installation Manual included.
♦ PREPAREDNESS — Because of the threat of the H1N1 flu pandemic, the GC Health Ministries Department has posted preparedness guidelines.
Contact: www.health20-20.org/article.php?id=194. Check back regularly for updates.
Adventist Risk Management posts a “FluTracker” at http://tinyurl.com/nw4xso. See also Risk Control Resources at http://tinyurl.com/njzv8c for information on the flu, disaster preparedness, and more.
♦ THE LEADERSHAPING CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN will be held at La Sierra University Church, Oct 16-18. It will include two parts:
Women and the Word, Fri and Sabbath, will feature in-depth Scripture studies and breakouts on the theme “Authentic Sexuality.”
Women@Work, Sun, will feature keynote Cari Dominguez on “Secrets of Strategic Risk-Taking Throughout Your Career” and include practical workshops. It includes a special track for women clergy and those studying for ministry. Early bird registration ends Sept. 30.
Contact: www.AdventistWomensCenter.org for details, and www.plusline.org/events to register for one or both.
♦ FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS FOSTER A DEEPER DEVOTION TO JESUS — As a complement to the newly released book, GODencounters: Pursuing a 24/7 Experience of Jesus, young adult musicians are sharing a free download of their original MP3s. Bruce Pearson, of the band Garage Voice, comments, "The most exciting thing about the GODencounters movement is the way it challenges young people to fully engage with Christ; to spend time in the Word and in prayer; to have Christ become a part of their thoughts – and who they are."
UPCOMING EVENTS —
For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350
• 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
• 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
• Children's Ministries Training, Nov 12-15, Pine Springs Ranch, CA – www.childmin.com
• Young Adventist Haitians in America (YAHA) Convention, Nov 12-15, Jacksonville, FL – www.plusline.org
• "From This Day Forward" Marriage Conference, Nov 14, Riverside, CA – www.adventistfamilyministries.com
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Canada, Nov 21, Toronto, ON – www.innovation2009.com
• WestPoint of Evangelism, Dec 6-9, Simi Valley CA – www.ministerial.puconline.org