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International Adventist media ministry celebrates 60th anniversary

It Is Written hosts televised anniversary event.

will be tuning in to a special It Is Written television program celebrating the past 60 years of this international evangelistic media ministry. Since 1956, It Is Written has used the most updated technology [...] March the first broadcast of It Is Written finally aired on television. The world of televised evangelism hasn’t been the same since. For the past six decades It Is Written has continued to share the light [...] world. Today, It Is Written’s evangelistic series and weekly programming can be viewed by 97 percent of the world’s population on multiple television networks and online. It Is Written programming is broadcast

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Boonstra Takes Helm of the Ministry that Led Him to the Church

Shawn Boonstra could not have known many years ago as a child when he was watching It Is Written on an old television set with his brother that one day he would take the helm of the international television ministry.

speaker for It Is Written Canada under the leadership of then-speaker Henry Feyerabend. In 2001, he became the speaker for It Is Written Canada. Over the past few years, It Is Written Canada has grown [...] eventually lead. It Is Written has played a substantial role in my spiritual life. ... Now, every week in front of millions of viewers, I get to do for others what It Is Written did for me,” he said. [...] said. “I found Christ through It Is Written’s outreach and the work of the Adventist Church. I grew up in a Christian home and knew the Bible, but it took It Is Written to get me across the line and into

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World Church: 'It Is Written' Marks Half-Century With Outreach Event

Just as its weekly U.S.-based television broadcast turns 50 years old, It Is Written, a Seventh-day Adventist media outreach born of an evangelist's vision, is returning to public outreach with a month-long satellite series on the book of Revelation.

century, thousands of Adventists have claimed It Is Written as ‘their’ television program, participating as viewers and supporters.” By 2000, the It Is Written telecast’s reach had expanded greatly. Although [...] Just as its weekly U.S.-based television broadcast turns 50 years old, It Is Written, a Seventh-day Adventist media outreach born of an evangelist’s vision, is returning to public outreach with a month-long [...] the Seventh-day Adventist Church on television. After six years of effort and cultivation, It Is Written was born and has since become a classic of television programming which still reaches out today—most

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Internationally Known Adventist Evangelist Dies

"George Vandeman was a visionary who often was far ahead of his time," says evangelist Mark Finley. "He had the unique ability to see possibilities where others saw only problems."

as the founder of the internationally broadcast television program It Is Written.  Established in 1956 in California, It Is Written was a pioneering force in the Adventist Church’s use of communication [...] with timely spiritual advice and practical counsel on how to guide It Is Written into the 21st century,” he adds. “We at It Is Written will mourn his loss but we praise God for his creative, visionary leadership [...] show is broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world. Vandeman was the presenter of It Is Written for more than 35 years; since 1992 the half-hour weekly telecast has been fronted by evangelist Mark

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Bradshaw is new 'It Is Written' speaker/director

Succeeds Boonstra, who is stepping aside for health reasons

from day-to-day responsibilities for It Is Written, Boonstra wrote, "Due to health issues, I am relinquishing my duties as speaker/director of It Is Written. I take this step with considerable regret because [...] Seventh-day Adventist congregation in College Place, Washington, is the new speaker/director of It Is Written, a pioneering Adventist television ministry. He succeeds Shawn Boonstra, who stepped aside earlier [...] approaches to the work are remarkably similar, and yet [John] brings new insights and abilities to It Is Written that will expand our impact and help us become even more effective in leading people to Christ."

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Peru: More Than 30,000 Respond to 'Caravan of Hope'

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Peru has experienced what can only be termed incredible growth during the first part of 2005, church leaders in the country say. More than 30,000 new members have joined the church as a result of careful planning and co

careful planning and commitment, which culminated with It Is Written’s “Caravan of Hope” evangelistic meetings, held May 23 to 28. The It Is Written television ministry teamed up with the Adventist Church in [...] church’s Office of Global Evangelism and It Is Written’s speaker emeritus, preached for six nights alongside Spanish translator Robert Costa, It Is Written’s Hispanic ministries coordinator. Local preparation [...] event—it’s a lifestyle,” he said. Costa preceded the arrival of Finley and Royce Williams, It Is Written’s director of global television and evangelism, with meetings in several churches in North and South

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Rwanda: Evangelistic Series Brings Hope to War-Ravaged Land

Ten years after massive genocide ravaged this land, killing one out of eight people, this nation is exhibiting signs of hope, report those involved in It Is Written's ACTS 2004 evangelistic series. It Is Written is an Adventist broadcast ministry based in

this nation is exhibiting signs of hope, report those involved in It Is Written’s ACTS 2004 evangelistic series. It Is Written is an Adventist broadcast ministry based in southern California, United States [...] States. For the most part, the land is peaceful, team members say. The group includes It Is Written speaker/director Mark Finley, who is also director of the Center for Global Evangelism at the church’s [...] world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland; Shawn Boonstra, associate speaker/director of It Is Written; and Victor Pires. There has been, and continues to be, forgiveness and reconciliation among

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Landmark Book Answers Critics of the Biblical Jesus

An international group of 12 leading Seventh-day Adventist scholars has written a book billed as an Adventist response to attacks on Jesus from both secular thinkers and liberal theologians.

An international group of 12 leading Seventh-day Adventist scholars has written a book billed as an Adventist response to attacks on Jesus from both secular thinkers and liberal theologians. “The Essential [...] “Jesus Seminar,” which attempt to strip Jesus of His deity and power. Ball said the book was written by scholars but intended for a general audience—for pastors, church members, and people of other [...] and biblical understanding of Jesus; and to provide church members with well-researched and well-written material for sharing with others. The four-year project saw cooperation between not only scholars

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World Church: Center for World Evangelism Voted, Finley Tapped As Director

Seeking to expand the opportunities for the Seventh-day Adventist Church to reach and win those who do not know Jesus as Savior, the church's annual business session voted Oct. 13 to create a Center for World Evangelism, which will be based at the world h

position Jan. 1, 2004, while continuing for a time with his “It Is Written” responsibilities. “My transition [from “It Is Written”] will be a soft transition over a period of time,” Finley told ANN [...] will be based at the world headquarters. Pastor Mark A. Finley, speaker/director of the “It Is Written” global Adventist television broadcast, was nominated and elected as both a field secretary for the [...] training events in evangelism and outreach,” Finley, an award-winning telecaster who has hosted “It Is Written” for 13 years, told ANN in an interview. “We see the center as a stimulus for multifaceted actions

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Traveling Bible begins worldwide trip to promote scripture study

Two-year trek destined for Adventist Church world session in Atlanta; about 50 percent of membership read Bible regularly

that the special copy of the Bible features Genesis written in Spanish, Psalms in Chinese and Revelation in Korean. He said the book of Nehemiah is written in Tagalog, news which was received with applause [...] began an unusual journey today. The special leather-bound copy, measuring 12 by 18 inches, is written in 66 languages—one for each book. Its trip began at the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s spiritual

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