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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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Mental Health Addressed at CALLED Convention Pre-Session

​​​​​​​The 2022 CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention started on June 19, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky, with a special pre-session on mental health. Of the nearly 6,000 expected CALLED attendees, more than 1,100 registered for the Kettering Health Mental Health Seminar.


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North American Division Coverage of the 2022 General Conference Session

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America shares here coverage from the 2022 General Conference Session held on June 6-11, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S, that highlights news and information that may be of particular interest to our church members and leaders in the NAD.


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North American Division Report Presented at the 2022 GC Session

The first division report presented at the 2022 General Conference Session was from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD). In the morning on June 10, the NAD officers, president G. Alexander Bryant, secretary Kyoshin Ahn, and treasurer Randy Robinson, introduced the video report that concentrated on the quinquennium (2015-2020) plus the past two years — largely told from the perspective of church members and leaders from across the division.


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The Delegate Experience

I realize that General Conference Session and fun aren’t always considered synonymous. Admittedly, if you speak with me during business sessions, "fun" isn’t my first description of the experience. However, another word for General Conference is "family reunion." (OK, two words.)