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September 25, 2009

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● New Category for Non-Student Independent/Professionals for SONscreen 2010
● New Cohorts for Doctor of Ministry Applications
● Year-end Meeting Attenders Watch for Invitations
● Creation Sabbath, October 24
● 2009 Week of Prayer Readings
● SAU Opens New Market Research Institute in October
● Upcoming Events



● A NEW CATEGORY WILL BE LAUNCHED AT THE NEXT SONSCREEN FESTIVAL, VIII. It will open the way for Non-Student Independent/professionals to compete. Let the videographers in your conference know so they can plan for it. The next SONscreen Festival will be April 8-10 in Simi Valley, CA at the Adventist Media Center.

 Contact: www.sonscreen.com to watch for more information about this and the 2009 Commemorative SONscreen DVD

THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM AT THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY at Andrews University will launch new cohorts early in 2010 for concentrations in Discipleship and Spiritual Formation, Leadership, and Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Application deadline is Dec 1. 

 A new cohort for a concentration in Family Ministry will begin mid-year 2010; application deadline for this cohort is April 30.

 Ministry professionals who have completed graduate degrees may call or email for more information. 

 Space is limited, so apply early!

 Contact: www.doctorofministry.com, 888-717-6244 or dmin@andrews.edu

● YEAR-END MEETING ATTENDERS, WATCH FOR your invitation to the Presidents’ Colloquium, Nov 8, 10, and be sure to return the RSVPs to reserve your space. This invitation-only event is designed exclusively for leaders at our unions, conferences, healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, and supporting ministries. It will include dynamic experts in the field of fundraising:

 Terry Newmyer, on “Infectious Enthusiasm: Tipping Point Achievements”; Rita Bornstein, Ph.D, on “Philanthropically Speaking: The Unavoidable Fundraising Role of the CEO”; David Sternberg, on “Director of Development or Not?”; Timothy Seiler, Ph.D, CFRE, on “Fundraising is a Leadership Opportunity”; and Jackie Bragaw, Lilya Wagner, Ed.D, and Ed Wright, D.Min. with the Conference Presidents’ Discussion will explore and address fundraising and philanthropy issues of special interest to conference and union presidents.

 Contact: info@philanthropicservice.com or call PSI at 301-680-6131 for more information. 

●CREATION SABBATH, October 24 — This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his book, The Origin of Species by Natural Selection

 Contact: www.creationsabbath.net for ideas, articles, children’s stories, music, and other related resources. A "Celebration of Creation" event at Loma Linda University, will be on the Hope Channel, Oct 23-24. Go to www.creationsabbath.net and www.fscsda.org to learn more. 

2009 WEEK OF PRAYER READINGS with the theme, “Mission of Hope,” are in the September 24 edition of the Adventist Review.

 Contact: www.adventistreview.org for the online edition.


● A NEW MARKET RESEARCH INSTITUTE WILL OPEN at Southern Adventist University in October. The nonprofit institute will work in conjunction with the School of Business and Management to administer market research and demographic analysis for businesses in and around the area. The institute will provide professional quality work to businesses at reduced costs due to the fact that the institute will involve the help of students, providing them with real-world experience. Profits will go directly to benefit students of Southern through scholarships. 


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

• 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 

• LeaderShaping Conference for Women, Oct 16-18, La Sierra, CA –  www.AdventistWomensCenter.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 

• NAD Year-end Meeting, Nov 5-9, Silver Spring, MD – www.nadadventist.org 

• K.I.D. University, Nov 8-11, Collegedale, TN – www.KidsInDiscipleship.org 


• 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



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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