Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
|October 16, 2009
A News and Information Service
for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
● “Secrets of the Seven Seals” on the History Channel
● “SECRETS OF THE SEVEN SEALS,” WILL FEATURE STEVE WOHLBERG, White Horse Media director (www.whitehorsemedia.com), on the History Channel this Wednesday evening. It is the 8th in the 12-part series, “The Nostradamus Effect.” The episode discusses the conflicting theories of Preterism, Historicism, and Futurism in interpreting Revelation. Wohlberg defends Historicism. Watch it at 9 p.m. EST, Oct 21, on the History Channel. Steve will also be featured in Episode 12, “The War Scroll.”
● HOW TO DO STRATEGIC PLANNING WITH YOUR CONGREGATION, a Best Practices webinar featuring Monte Sahlin, convenes on Wed, Oct 28, 11:00 am -2:00 pm EDT. This on-line workshop will provide the skills and tools to work with a group to create a shared vision, set specific goals and develop action plans.
Contact: Dave Gemmell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Practices for Adventist Ministry is an e-newsletter of the NAD Church Resource Center. To subscribe or read past editions, go to http://tinyurl.com/2p5num.
● ASI CONVENTION SESSIONS AND SEMINAR RECORDINGS ONLINE — If you missed the convention, or were not able to attend everything that interested you, this could be your chance to remedy that.
Contact: www.asiministries.org/convention for viewing online or downloading MP3s or MP4s.
● THOSE WHO WIN FCC APPROVAL FOR THEIR OWN LOW-POWER TV STATION (see www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=466) can partner with Hope Channel to provide Christ-centered, family-friendly programing at no charge to their communities.
Serious applicants for FCC licenses should contact attorney Donald Martin, an FCC and media law expert, at 703-642-2334 for advice on the application process. Once the station is licensed, they can contact Scott Steward at 301-680-5218 to arrange to carry the Hope Channel signal.
● THE ADVENTIST CHANNEL (TAC) TOP VIDEOS IN LAST 30 DAYS — Top Viewed: Voice of Prophecy Radio; Most Viewed Show: Breath of Life 415, “Find Your Joy”; New Show Announcement, "Beyond Adventure,” an action/adventure show about guests who take their activities to a higher level (located in the "Health and Lifestyle" category).
Contact: www.TheAdventistChannel.org to view and to upload videos of interest to the Adventist faith community or to reach out to others outside the church.
● SPONSOR THE GUIDE WEB SITE and you will be given a chance to send a message to someone special on their home page. Your message can be up to 175 characters and can include a picture. Your donation also helps provide wholesome fun and Christ-centered stories for thousands of young visitors to the site.
INSIDE SCOOP —
● THE ENTIRE GARLAND, TEX CHURCH FASTED AND PRAYED FOR 10 DAYS, with only one meal per day or no food all day, or no snacks. For some, no TV and/or computer. All gave up something so they could commune with God, and pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Contact: www.swurecord.org to read the two-page story on p. 41 of the “flip-through version” of the October issue of the Southwestern Union Record.
● LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING STORIES AND MORE, on the NAD website (www.nadadventist.org):
· Fire at Pacific Press
∙ Pastor saves church $10,000 a year by reading fine print.
∙ Creation Day Celebration uplink on Hope Church Channel
∙ Be sure to take the poll on Christian growth
UPCOMING EVENTS —
For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350
• 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
• 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 – http://paucministerial.adventistfaith.org/westpoint-of-evangelism
• Journey Towards Intimacy Marriage Retreat, Jan 22-24, Andrews University Seminary – email@example.com
• Annual Health Summit in Orlando, “Optimal Health in the 21st Century”, Jan 29-Feb 7 – www.nadhealthsummit.com
• Journey Towards Intimacy Marriage Retreat, Mar 19-21, Nevada-Utah Conference – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Adventist Community Services Convention, Mar 28 – Apr 3, Orlando, FL — www.communityservices.org