‘ministerial’

Thousands CALLED to the NAD Ministerial Convention in Texas

More than 5,500 people attend the four-day workshop in the city of Austin.

Adventist Church to begin 10 Days of Prayer

This year’s prayer meetings take on a special significance because of the upcoming General Conference Session

In Inter-America, Adventist elders authorized to baptize during historic event

Region’s 50,000 elders are crucial part of church life, growth Oct 2, 2013 Miami, Florida, United States Libna Stevens/ANN Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist elders—or lay pastors—across the church’s Inter-America Division were temporarily authorized to baptize new believers this week during the culmination of nine months of lay-led evangelism across the region. Church elders stand beside their candidate before a massive baptism in the pool at the Adventist Traininga School in west El Salvador.

Adventists stage anti-abuse campaigns throughout South America

Coordinated program is biggest implementation of world church initiative Aug 29, 2013 Brasília, Brazil ANN staff Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists took to the streets as activists against abuse in scores of cities throughout South America last Saturday.

In Kyrgyzstan, Adventist Church ordains its first native pastor

Former police officer has already served church as missionary, treasurer Jun 25, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Ansel Oliver/ANN A former police officer in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan was ordained earlier this month as the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s first pastor from the native population. Talgat S. Kubegenov, on the platform with his wife, was ordained during a mission conference at the Tokmok Adventist Church in Chuy Province on June 14

NY13’s evangelism school offers methods to reach other major cities

As city outreach push begins, denomination sends international students Jun 18, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff Scores of Seventh-day Adventists from around the world are learning and sharing ideas for urban outreach at a New York church that’s been turned into a giant classroom this month. The Adventist Church’s International Field School of Evangelism is part of the denomination’s NY13 outreach initiative, which is launching a worldwide push to reach major metropolitian areas. The school is meeting at the Luso Brazilian Adventist Church in Corona, New York.

Danish Union suspends all ministerial ordination until 2015

Pending expected decision on theology of ordination at next General Conference session May 14, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist church officials in Denmark voted this week to halt the ordination of all new ministers until the General Conference Session in July 2015. Going forward, the church’s Danish Union “will not distinguish between genders when appointing pastors, and wishes to see equality between genders in all areas of responsibility,” a statement voted at the union’s May 12 session said. Delegates to the Adventist Church’s Danish Union vote on May 12 to halt all ministerial ordination until 2015, when the General Conference Session could take action on the findings of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee.

Adventist Church promotes next step for comprehensive health ministry

Delegates urged to ‘practice what they preach’; a walk during every meeting break? Apr 15, 2013 Battle Creek, Michigan, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN Adventist evangelist Mark Finley quoted a line yesterday from his mentor, television ministry legend George Vandeman, to encourage Seventh-day Adventists to take a more proactive approach to personal and corporate health. Mark Finley, special assistant to the Adventist world church president for evangelism, urges Spring Meeting delegates to reprioritize the church’s early health message.

Moskala appointed dean of Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews

Czech native to lead denomination’s ministerial training center, think-tank Mar 6, 2013 Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States Keri Suarez Old Testament scholar Jiří Moskala was chosen yesterday to serve as dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, located in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Remembrance: Venden’s preaching, books focused on righteousness by faith

Adventist pastor highlighted Jesus, doctrine of salvation through grace Feb 14, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Ansel Oliver/ANN Following a period of spiritual struggle, Morris Venden went on to bring a renewed perspective of Jesus and salvation through faith to the Seventh-day Adventist Church beginning in the 1970s. Venden, who died February 10 at age 80, was a well-known college pastor, guest speaker and author of more than 40 books. He was especially well received among students, young pastors and professionals who heard his sermons on assurances of salvation.
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