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At the NAD CALLED Convention, Pastors Pitch Evangelism Ideas for an Opportunity to Earn Funding

On June 22, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky, the North American Division Ministerial Association awarded a total of $120,000 to 15 pastors as part of an “evangelism shark tank” competition for innovative soul-winning ideas.


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A Sweet Singer in Israel, Walter Arties III, Passes to His Rest

“Some people have a dream to do something special and then they work and plan and negotiate and just keep pressing and twisting arms until enough people say ‘Yes!’ They do what they dreamed. This was Pastor Walter Arties and his dream — Breath of Life!” ... The dreamer, the man with the velvet vocals, Walter Eugene Arties III, passed away June 26, 2022, at age 80.


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“You Are Enough”

At the CALLED convention PK Journey event, the warmth of colorful ambient lights, and the gentle glow of a giant video screen illuminate 400 young faces in the darkened auditorium. Some are in their seats, others have come forward to be closer to the front during praise time.


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“Why Does the Church Exist? Do We Draw People to Jesus?”

It’s afternoon at the CALLED Convention and the bustling lunch crowd is starting to disperse. A few of the remaining wanderers pause under the bright blue CALLED banner to check today’s schedule of events. Guests who didn’t plan ahead are faced with a choice. Which of the many educational seminars will they visit this time?


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“Why Does the Church Exist? Do We Draw People to Jesus?”

It’s afternoon at the CALLED Convention and the bustling lunch crowd is starting to disperse. A few of the remaining wanderers pause under the bright blue CALLED banner to check today’s schedule of events. Guests who didn’t plan ahead are faced with a choice. Which of the many educational seminars will they visit this time?


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At NAD CALLED Convention, Kids Have Fun While Exploring Their Spiritual Gifts at Special Children’s Event

​​​​​​​On Sunday evening, June 19, 2022, the doors opened up for 670 registered children, ages 3-12, to the unique experience of CALLEDKids Go Fish for Kids: Where Kids Explore Their Spiritual Gifts.


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Women in Clergy Lunch at CALLED Convention Serves to Encourage Female Pastors Ministering in the North American Division

On Monday, June 20, 2022, the North American Division Ministerial Association held a luncheon, specially designed to encourage and celebrate women clergy and seminarians at the 2022 CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention.


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Adventist Fitness Group Leads Made to Move Challenge at the 2022 CALLED Convention

The official fitness team of the 2022 CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention was formed long before event planning began. The group, F5 Challenge, offers fitness events across the North American Division and beyond, and is open Adventist and non-Adventists alike.