Should your church text message members? Many pastors, church leaders, and ministers face the same problem: how to quickly communicate important information to your entire congregation. The emergence of numerous digital, mobile, and online communication channels has created a wide variety of digital options and tools that you can use to get your messages out and cut through the clutter of daily life. MORE
Category Archives: Media & Adventist Benefits
Skagit Adventist Academy Math Teacher, Monte Saxby, started a 2300 mile journey to Chicago on Monday, July 16. The community has pledged $4.86 per mile to the school’s student fund. Read more about his story here.
MEET JUSTIN —
My name is Justin Khoe and I’m a digital missionary, married to the love of my life, an avid weightlifter and producer of That Christian Vlogger — A weekly YouTube show.
My goal is to create a space on YouTube where people from around the world can come together, be inspired, and fall more in love with Jesus.
I travel the world, sharing my experiences of “faith in the first person.”
I recently was visiting my sister in New York City and we decided to go to church since she had been looking for a new church family and had not yet found one. I looked up the churches in the area and sent an email to one, asking a question about their service that I couldn’t find on their website. It took them more than a week to respond. By then, it was too late. I was home. This was a missed opportunity for that church and I wonder how many more have missed similar opportunities. A lack of communication is only part of the problem. Does your school, church, or organization have a social media presence? To know more about equipping yourself or your organization with savvy social media skills, join Jamie Schnieder, Digital Media Strategist for the North American Division, to learn how to maximize your message and your mission on social media platforms. Visit the Adventist Learning Community “Social Media 101” course
The Geoscience Research Institute announced on June 5, 2017, that the film “Is Genesis History?” is available on Netflix.
On February 23, “Is Genesis History?“ was listed as the most attended movie in United States theaters, with more than 143,000 people attending the showings of the creation film. The film had encore showings in the U.S., as well as a debut in Canada. Continue Reading…
Watch the interview that was originally shown in theaters after the feature film. Del Tackett talks with Andrew Snelling, Danny Faulkner, and Rob Carter about a variety of questions:
- How does someone learn more after seeing the film?
- What is the usefulness of technical materials?
- Do creationists think they have all the right answers?
- What is the authority of science and history?
- Is theistic evolution compatible with Genesis?
- What is the current status of creation science?
This segment is also available as a bonus feature on the DVD and Blu-ray.
by Kimberly Luste Maran
Adventist college and university student leaders asked questions on a wide range of topics during the first Facebook Live Event titled “Is This Thing On?” (ITTO) on March 14. The almost two-hour Q&A session with Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), and Alex Bryant, executive secretary, was held on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The studio audience was comprised of Union students and Adventist Intercollegiate Association (AIA) student leaders from across the division, who were on campus the evening before the start of the 2017 AIA convention.
Students at the event, along with young adults on social media, asked questions on many subjects, including race relations in the church, enrollment in Adventist schools, LGBT+ student issues, and women’s ordination.
“What I appreciated most about this event was how thoughtfully and purposefully it was put together to make sure as many people as possible could have their questions answered,” said Nicqelle Godfrey, La Sierra Univeristy Student Association president and AIA participant. “It was very clear that no question was treated as insignificant, which showed us how much the church earnestly wanted to converse with us all.”
Just a few hours after the event aired, Facebook reports indicated that the video received 23,000 views, almost 400 shares, and 1,300 posted comments, which included Continue Reading…
Successful Adventist Hollywood filmmaker and bestselling author, DeVon Franklin, is participating in a weekly “Faithful Friday” segment on the popular Dr. Oz syndicated television program, which airs in 99-percent of U.S. television markets. During the segment Franklin talks of Sabbath rest, miracles and faith. Read More…
In the fall of 2016, the new movie about Private Desmond Doss’ life called Hacksaw Ridge was released. There were quite a few people in the Fairbanks Church excited about the ministry opportunities the movie release provided. After some discussion, the church board decided to purchase 2,500 copies of Hero of Hacksaw Ridge, a book written to complement the movie, to distribute at the theater after the movie’s showing.
The church didn’t know exactly what it was getting into. It turned out the shipping to Alaska was going to be about the same price as the books, and the theater wouldn’t allow members to hand out the books unless they received payment of $850. What should the church do as now the whole project’s cost had doubled or worse? Continue Reading…
Benjamin Carson, a prominent pediatric neurosurgeon and Adventist who was the first member of the denomination to seek the U.S. Presidential nomination, has accepted an offer extended by President-elect Donald Trump to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. If confirmed by the United States Senate, Carson would become the 17th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the first Seventh-day Adventist to hold a Cabinet level position. Continue Reading…
The Desmond Doss Council has produced and is mailing a Bible study booklet to all Adventist churches in North America as an opportunity to follow up on the Hollywood movie, Hacksaw Ridge. Beyond Hacksaw Ridge: An Order of Battle, is an easy-to-read, thirty-two page study guide with unique WWII stories that capture interest, then lead into an easy-to-follow Bible study with follow-up discussion questions for use by individuals or groups. Learn More
SermonView has also put together a Hacksaw Ridge campaign titled “Faith at Hacksaw Ridge.” This campaign package includes Bible study cards, jumbo cards, mailers, banners, and more to help answer the questions that the film may provoke. Learn More