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.
Southern Adventist University Creates Distance Education Classroom for the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary
Southern helped the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary become one of the most technologically advanced colleges in Cuba by creating a distance education classroom through funds donated to the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists – allowing the seminary to offer three master’s degrees.
The 2017 Before We Call Them Strangers: What Adventists Ought to Know about Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus, by Paul Dybdahl, Walla Walla University professor of mission and New Testament, will be offered as three separate books, one on each religion highlighted in the original book.
Adventist Information Ministry, the North American Division Evangelistic Contact Center, has been a hub of connection to our church since 1982. This has primarily been through our media broadcast ministries placing 1-800 phone numbers on the screen or in their audio. Now in 2019, the North American Division has invested in new technology, through AIM, to add TEXT and CHAT to its legacy VOICE services.
On October 14, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its international humanitarian agency, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), announced a new global campaign, “Every Child. Everywhere. In School.”