Starting October 31, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting sessions will be streamed here. The first session started on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. YEM runs through Nov. 5.
2019 YEM Day Two: Delegates Elect Leaders, Receive Reports on Refugee and Emerging Immigrant Ministries
The executive committee of the North American Division tapped three leaders to fill the following positions for the division, vice president for ministries, undertreasurer, and director of stewardship ministries. In addition, NAD Multi-lingual Ministries marks the 10th anniversary of Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries.
“A church that does not do outreach is not a church; it's a club. A congregation that doesn't look at its world and say, ‘We can find a niche, we can find a place where we can reach souls for Jesus Christ’ isn't a church,” said Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, at the start of his annual report, during the second business session of the 2019 North American Division Year-End Meeting. Jackson gave his report on Nov. 1, 2019.
During the divine worship service on Nov. 2, 2019, Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), said “When I think of the ongoing, never-ending debate in the church, all taking place within the context of human, natural and supernatural disasters, I am often shocked and disappointed in myself and in my church.” Jackson preached a sermon entitled “The Vision Fulfilled!” to the delegates, families, and guests attending the 2019 NAD Year-End Meeting Sabbath program.
2019 Year-End Meeting Opens with Focus on Empowering Current and Future Pastors, and Continuing Education
This year’s annual business meeting will host the division’s 341 members of its executive committee to hear reports, nominate personnel, amend policies, and fellowship among like-minded leaders and laypersons who are dedicated to the mission of the Church. The theme for this year’s six-day meeting is “Pursuing His Promises,” which leaders hope will inspire delegates to offer continuous praise to God.
Tony Anobile works with 15 different language groups — and counting. But he wasn’t always in multilingual ministry. In fact, the majority of his time serving the church, almost 34 years, has been in youth ministry.This interview is the fourth of a six-part series that will introduce the officers and directors of the North American Division who have begun settling in to their newly elected positions.
On October 18-20, 2019, experts came to equip the membership of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference in the practical details of running a health ministry. The course, “A Practical Guide to Effective Health Ministry Training,” is offered by the Health Ministries Department of the NAD. This training provided practical tips on how to bring together all the pieces available at the conference and local church level in order to have a power-filled health ministry.
It Is Written, a media evangelism ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will host a grand opening of its new ministry headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will feature a dedication, a ribbon cutting, an open house, ministry tours, giveaways, and refreshments.
At the Conscience and Justice Council Conference, Church Leaders Emphasize Connecting with Those Marginalized
Public Affairs and Religious Liberty representatives from regional conferences met Sept. 25-29, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, for their annual conference to examine issues surrounding the theme, “Faith, Community and Community.” Speakers sought to inspire the audience of 200 to take the church’s message of hope and wholeness, and make a meaningful difference in their communities.
Adventist Communicators Meet for Professional Development, Inspiration, and Networking Opportunities in Albuquerque
Just a few days after the annual Albuquerque Balloon Festival in New Mexico, more than 200 seasoned communication professionals, college and university students, and volunteers from across North America gathered on October 17-19, 2019, for the Society of Adventist Communicators convention. The participants attended communication workshops, a special AdventHealth rebrand session, area media tours, worship services, networking meals, and a screening of episodes from a Sonscreen Films adapted Web series.