by César De León Ph.D LMFT, Ministerial Director for the North Pacific Union Conference
Just yesterday, the first annual Evange-Lead Conference, sponsored by the Oregon Conference and NPUC, concluded. It was very encouraging to fellowship with pastors, elders, deacons, chaplains, social workers and other Kingdom-building lay people that joined the engaging and stimulating dialogue regarding evangelism.
Dr. Roger Walter, Oregon Conference’s Outreach Director and lead pastor at the Adventist Community Church in Vancouver, Washington, in conjunction with the NPUC evangelism department created and hosted this conference with the hope that pastors, church leaders and lay people would come out to be part of the evangelism conversation. Dr. Walter has just published a compelling book, Evangelism Intelligence, that invites us, as the remnant movement, to be intelligent about how we continue to fulfill the mission and purpose of Christ’s remnant church. He shares, through his own personal ministry journey, how public evangelism has proven to be effective, especially when one integrates the reality that Adventist churches grow very differently from traditional evangelical churches. Dr. Walter has continued to budget generously for annual public evangelism through the years which has resulted in a consistent flow of new members joining his church family. Adventist Community Church in Vancouver, Washington, continues to be the fastest growing, non-Hispanic, church in the Oregon Conference. If you missed this year’s Evange-LEAD Conference, I highly recommend you read Evangelism Intelligence (2018, Flaming Arrow Publishers).
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Social media represents a bold new frontier for mission and is a powerful communications tool. The purpose of this document is to provide resources and guidance regarding best practices for professional social media communication for all denominational entities and individuals in the NAD. CLICK HERE for a digital copy of the NAD’s social media guidelines.
by Hubert Cisneros
Source: NAD Ministerial
Pastors and elders are responsible for the people in their parish including the 70% of our youth and young adults who end up leaving. Did I lose you with that opening line? If not – keep reading. That is why Steve Case and I have written a book (training manual) to train youth leaders and leading youth. The name of the book is, A Place To Belong and it comes out of personal experience.
Our church Sabbath School leader was a busy attorney by the name of Lloyd Summers. Lloyd also coached our Continue Reading…
How many apps do you have on your phone? How do you find ones that aid in your ministry? Some pastors in Carolina Conference share the apps that they use to help make their ministry run smoother. Watch the video here.
When your Deaconess team needs to coordinate a meal for those who are new moms, recovering from a surgery or injury, or preparing for a funeral – there are two great options for you to use to better organize your meal team, Take Them a Meal and Meal Train are great organizational resources. Simply fill out the in-take form with dates and special dietary needs, email it to your team, and individuals can sign up for the meals they will cover. Take Them and Meal and Meal Train will even e-mail reminders to your volunteers! Organizing a meal through both resources is completely free!
Check out this Big Data/Social Media blog with tips on how and where to find free photos! Projects take time to create. Finding images to support them should not add stress. Luckily, there are lots of places online where you can find free stock images for your blog, church project, company, social media platform or website. MORE
Discovering Jesus in the Bible is a new coloring book by Jesus 101. It’s designed to help children understand the connection between the Old Testament stories and the New Testament. To get this coloring book for FREE, download the Jesus 101 mobile app, click on “Book Offers” and enter the offer code “#4KIDS”. You can also request the coloring book by visiting www.Jesus101.tv and choosing “Contact Us.” Code is valid until March 15, 2017.
Discovery Mountain, the Voice of Prophecy’s all-new radio adventure series for kids, will launch next week, on April 19! The setting is a summer camp in the mountains, and the characters are engaging and fun. Through this program, kids from any background can get to know Jesus as their personal Savior. While the series is intended for ages 5-12, all are invited to enjoy it! Visit discoverymountain.com on April 19 to listen to the first episode.
1st and 2nd Graders from Journey Christian School made up the first field trip to the Creation Study Center.
The Creation Study Center exists to provide creation resources; coordinate study programs; plan field trips for pastors, teachers and students; present weekend creation seminars at Northwest churches; and visit academies and elementary schools for science presentations and weeks of prayer.
“Science,” in fact, means “knowledge.” It is this pursuit for knowledge in our physical world and through the scriptures that is so exciting. You’ll discover facts and see sights that confirm truths laid out in the pages of Genesis.
The Creation Study Center is designed for hands-on learning experiences. Explore, dig and touch your way through fossils, minerals, animal furs and more.
To schedule a visit for your church or school group, call email email@example.com or call 360-857-7037. Click here to see a virtual tour of the Creation Study Center.
Faith, Reason, and Earth History is a new book designed to be a high school or college textbook, although it can just as easily be used by someone wanting to understand more about the way science is approached by creationists looking at the world in light of Genesis. The book starts out explaining what science is. It then looks at the history of science and introduces basic concepts in the philosophy of science that emerged in the 20th-century. To download a free copy of the book or to learn more click here.
The North American Division Office of Education and Ministerial Department have partnered together and just launched a new youth Bible study project, called iBelieve, which caters to the needs of young adults in our Church.
Materials can be used in the classroom, homeschool, personal devotionals, small groups, and Sabbath school, and are designed to facilitate inquiry through discussion questions, short blogs, and videos. Continue Reading…