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The following documents (in PDF format) are days that have been voted at the annual North American Division Year-end Meeting:


2014 Calendar of Special Days List (PDF) (Uploaded 12/11/13)
 

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL WEBSITES
RELATED TO TOPICS OF MONTH-LONG FOCUS
AND SPECIAL DAYS

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January April July October
February May August November
March          June      September December
 

JANUARY:

Focus of the Month: 
Friendship Evangelism

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality
(Word Document brochure)
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality
(PowerPoint Program)
• Women in Touch (Friendship Evangelism)
• Heart Call - A Ministry to Reclaim Women
   Who Have Stopped Attending Church

• "Hospitality" in Women's Ministries
   Certification, Level 3



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  Special Days:
January 4, Day of Prayer
January 19-25, Religious Liberty Week

(North American Division. Religious Liberty offering will be taken January 25. Resource materials are mailed to each pastor and religious liberty leader.

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• Prayer Ministries
NAD Prayer Calendar
• North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA)
• Religious Liberty Manual (Tips for overseeing your Religious Liberty Ministry)
• How to Reenergize Your Local Church Religious Liberty Program (PowerPoint)
Liberty Magazine
 

FEBRUARY:

Focus of the Month:
Family Life

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
Family Ministries Training Program for Local Church Leaders (English)
  Family Ministries Training Program for Local Church Leaders (Spanish)
• Family Ministries Handbook (English & Spanish)
2014 Family Ministries Planbook – Families Reaching Across
• Family Ministries Quick Guide















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  Special Days:
February 1-22, Black History Month
February 1, Christian Marriage Sabbath
February 1-8, Christian Home and Marriage Week
February 8, Christian Parenting Sabbath
February 15, Mental Health Sabbath
February 16-22, Family Togetherness Week
February 22, Family Togetherness Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:

Christian Home and Marriage Week:
• Family Ministries website

Health Ministries Sabbath resources:
Mental Health will be emphasized this year, for Health Ministries Sabbath, February 15, with the theme, "How to Maximize Your Brain Potential"
Vibrant Life special issue especially for Health Ministries Sabbath

 
 

MARCH:

Focus of the Month:
Women in the Church

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
Women's Ministries






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  Special Days:
March 1, Women's Day of Prayer
March 2-8, Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
March 15, Disabilities Awareness Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• Women's Day of Prayer Resources and Information
4th NAD Youth Prayer Conference, February 19-23 ("Just Claim It!")
Disabilities Ministries Website
Disabilities Ministries Resources
Christian Record Services for the Blind
 

APRIL:

Focus of the Month:
Stewardship

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Stewardship
iGiveSDA App
Counsels on Stewardship
Faith and Finance
 

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  Special Days:
April 5, Missionary Magazines (Signs, Message, El Centinela, Priorities)
April 12, Stewardship Sabbath
April 19, Literature Evangelism Sabbath
April 26, Education Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Stewardship
iGiveSDA App
NAD Education
 

MAY:

Focus of the Month:
Community Services

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Community Services

 















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  Special Day(s):
May 3, Community Services Sabbath
May 12, Youth Sabbath
May 17, Single Adults Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Community Services

Youth Ministries
  The Jesus Way to Youth Discipleship
•  Hey Youth Preach the Word
•  Mission Lifeguard Training
•  More resources such as Just Claim It Prayer Time and YouthMinistry Formula (YM2), are available at the NAD and GC Youth Ministries Websites

Single Adult Ministries (ASAM)
  ASAM 2014 Sabbath Materials: "A Recipe for Lemonade"
• ASAM 2012 Convention
• Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) Resources:
 

JUNE:

Focus of the Month:
Church Growth and Evangelism

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Evangelism Institute
 
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  Special Days:
June 7, Women's Ministries Emphasis Day
June 14, Refugee Awareness Sabbath

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
Women's Ministries Emphasis Day Materials
Adventist Refugee and Immigration Ministries
 

JULY:

Focus of the Month:
Adventist Lifestyle

Helpful websites:
NAD Health Ministries
Adventist Recovery Ministries
Adventists in Step for Life
NAD Health Summit 2014
SDA Dietetic Association
About Adventist Health Study II

Related Resources and QuickLinks:
• NAD Health Ministries Newsletter, Health Unlimited
• NAD Adventist Recovery Ministries Newsletter, Journey to Life
Webinar, August 19: Join Adventists InStep for Life!
• Pacific Press Resources on Adventist
Lifestyle


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  Special Day:
July 12 – Griggs University and International
Academy Promotional Day


Helpful website:
Griggs University
 

AUGUST:

Focus of the Month:
Spiritual Gifts

Related Resources Quick Links:
AdventSource Special Days Resources on Spiritual Gifts
Pacific Press Resources on Spiritual Gifts












































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  Special Day(s):
August 23 - Enditnow Day Emphasis Day (formerly "Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day")
 
Helpful website:
www.nadwm.org (offers free downloadable Enditnow Day programs, videos, PowerPoint, and more, in several languages)
www.enditnow.org
 
 Recommended Resources for Abuse Prevention and Education:
Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day Resource Kit (in English, Spanish, and French), with sermon, PowerPoint illustrations and children’s story
Breaking the Silence – Set of seven brochures; available in English and Spanish from AdventSource.
Love Shouldn’t Hurt brochure – A resource for pastors and church leaders, from AdventSource.
• Child Predators -- A short video produced by Adventist Risk Management, available for viewing on YouTube.
Binding Up Bruised Reeds – A quick reference guide for pastors and lay leaders to help them respond to cases of family violence and child abuse and neglect, from AdventSource.
What Every Congregation Needs to Know About Domestic Violence brochure (in English and Spanish), from FaithTrust Institute
What You Need to Know About Sexual Violence brochure – from FaithTrust Institute.
• Seminars from NAD Summit on Abuse, online at www.nadwm.org:
• The Art of Bullying, Larry Blackmer
• Responding to Abusers, Christopher C. Bradford
• Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence, Claudio Consuegra
• Domestic Violence Research in the Adventist Church, René Drumm
• Legal Implications for Reporting Abuse Within Organizations, Kent Hansen
• A Woman’s Worth, Darriel Hoy
• Teen and Young Adult Dating Abuse, Annie Perez, PhD
• Long-term Risks of Abuse and Effecting Resiliency: What You Can Do, Kiti Freier Randall, PhD
• Hope and Healing for Survivors, Katia Reinert
• Making a Difference in Spouse Abuse: Becoming a First Responder and Advocate, Stephanie Sheehan
• Overview of the Enditnow Campaign, Heather-Dawn Small
• Reality Bites: Dispelling Myths About Abuse, Clare Sheridan-Matney, MD
• Reconsidering Commonly Quoted Scriptures and Concepts, Doug Tilstra, PhD
 
Related Resources and QuickLinks:
• Abuse, Domestic Violence Prevention
• Enditnow
• Pacific Press Resources on Abuse
 

SEPTEMBER:

Focus of the Month:
Health




Helpful website(s):
www.adventistfamilyministries.com
http://www.emale.org

Related Resources Quick Links:
• Family Ministries Curriculum for Local Church Leaders
• Family Ministries Handbook (English & Spanish)
2013 Family Ministries Planbook (NAD Edition), Families Reaching Out
• Family Ministries Quick Guide

The Men’s Ministries Training program:
(English) (Spanish)













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  Special Days:
September 6 – Men's Day of Prayer
September 7-13 – Nurture Periodicals: (Adventist Review, Insight, Guide, Primary Treasure, Our Little Friend)
September 21-27 – Hispanic Heritage Week

September 21 Let's Move Day
September 21-27 Let's Move Week
 
Related Resources Quick Links:
Men's Day of Prayer:

2014 - "When No One Can, God Will!"
English version | Versión en Español (Coming soon)
2013 - "Day of the Knights"
English version | Versión en Español
2011 - "Don't Leave Home Without Him: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit"
English version | Versión en Español
2010 - "Bonds of Iron"
English version | Versión en Español
2009 - "Relationships that Tell it to the World"
English version | Versión en Español
2007 - "Powered by God"
English version | Versión en Español
AdventSource - September Special Days Resources
NAD Health Ministries website
Health Unlimited Newsletter
 

OCTOBER:

Focus of the Month:
Adventist Heritage

Helpful website(s):
Adventist Heritage
Adventist Heritage Magazine Collection
Archives and Statistics, GC
• Biblical Research Institute
Center for Adventist Research, Andrews Univ.
Ellen G. White Estate Official Web Site
La Sierra Library Heritage Room
 
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  Special Days:
October 4, Children's Sabbath
October 18, Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
October 25, Pathfinder Sabbath


Helpful website(s):
• Children's Sabbath
AdventSource Related Resources
Vibrant Life Magazine
E. G. White Estate, Spirit of Prophecy Day - Heritage Sabbath
• Pathfinders
 

NOVEMBER:

Focus of the Month:
Prayer

Helpful website(s):
• Health Ministries Department
Adventist Recovery
Adventists in Step for Life
NAD Health Summit
Vibrant Life Magazine












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  Special Days:
November 1-29, Native Heritage Month
November 1, Stewardship Sabbath
November 2-8, Week of Prayer
November 15, Human Relations Sabbath
November 22, Welcome Home Sabbath


Helpful website(s):
• Native Ministries
Stewardship Department
• Prayer Ministries
• Reconnecting Ministries

Related Resources Quick Links:
• AdventSource Related Resources
• Week of Prayer Readings in Adventist Review, Usually the September issue (order in bulk at Adventist Book Center)
• Reclaiming:
Women in Touch (Friendship Evangelism)
Heart Call - A Ministry to Reclaim Women Who Have Stopped Attending Church
 

DECEMBER:

Focus of the Month: 
Christian Hospitality

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
Hospitality Ministry Description
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality (Word document brochure)
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality
(PowerPoint Program)
• "Hospitality" in Women's Ministries Certification, Level 3

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  Special Day:
December 6, Bible Sabbath

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• AdventSource Related Resources
Handbook for Bible Study
Journey of Joy DVD Bible Studies
Lifting Up Jesus
BibleInfo.com
• NAD Website List of Bible Studies
Bibles and Bible study for visually impaired
Additional links on this topic:

Can You Come for Dinner? (Hospitality)

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