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World Service Organization highlights non-combatancy position

serving in uniform.” The current position, voted at the 1954 General Conference Session and reaffirmed by action taken at the 1972 Annual Council of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists held [...] non-combatant status,” says Mario E. Ceballos, Director/Endorser, General Conference World Service Organization and Director, General Conference Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries. “Union and Division World Service [...] was the focus of the two-day Seventh-day Adventists and Military-related Service Conference at the General Conference Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. “Traditionally, the Seventh-day Adventist

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Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

General Conference Stewardship Department releases “GodFirst” video series to help people connect with God.

States. Australia and Silver Spring, MD: Avondale Academic Press and Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists.

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Adventist Church financial report framed in a spirit of gratitude and trust

World church treasurer highlights what he called “God’s ongoing blessings.”

not include church members’ contributions to their local churches. On the other hand, General Conference expenses—or the money spent to run the world church headquarters—are down for the second straight [...] Executive Committee members and those following the proceedings online how this works. “The General Conference operates on a cap of 2 percent of total gross tithe,” he said. “In 2018, the world church [...] they were significantly under the maximum allowed per voted policy. “In percentage terms, actual office operating expenses were only 85.64 percent of the cap,” he said. Overall, Prestol-Puesán reported

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Adventist world leaders study agriculture as a model for nurture and retention of members

Two in five new members have drifted away from the Seventh-day Adventist Church over the last 54 years

s resulted in a series of resolutions from the various world fields. Geoffrey Mbwana, General Conference (GC) vice-president responsible for Nurture and Retention, imagined if his daughter had drifted [...] brought her back.” After an insightful presentation of the numbers, David Trim, director of the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research, appealed to Adventist leaders: “These are not numbers, they

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More screentime needed

Sonscreen Film Festival gives young Christian filmmakers the opportunity to share their stories—and the gospel—with others.

(then Dulan) was finishing up her postgraduate internship in the North American Division’s Vervent office when Director Jere Wallack (who passed away in 2018) said to her, “I have a project specifically [...] themselves and his complete faith in Stacia that led to the creation of SONscreen,” said Julio Muñoz, current director of SONscreen. For 18 years the festival has provided young adult filmmakers the opportunity [...] the best films in several categories. Muñoz, who is also an associate director for the NAD’s Office of Communication, is wrapping up preparations for the next festival on April 4-6 at La Sierra University

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Grandmother hopes to Be Adventist in next life

Church leaders strategize to better equip church members to work with people from other world religions.

Friendship Center , and the Global Mission Urban Center . Tom Lemon, a general vice president at the General Conference, praised the idea of providing better training to leaders in local churches [...] avoid killing animals.” Seeking Open Eyes Abner De Los Santos, a general vice president of the General Conference, said prayer and the Holy Spirit are needed to recognize outreach opportunities [...] s and leaders at every level of the global church under a proposal to be developed by the General Conference’s Institute of World Mission. The Global Mission Issues Committee also recommended taking steps

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Adventists in the South Pacific respond as Christchurch reels from deadly attacks

Adventist World Church President, Ted N.C. Wilson and the Officers from the North American Division also ask for prayer for those impacted and stand in support of worldwide religious liberty.

“I am thankful to Pastor Mike Sikuri, president of the South New Zealand Conference, and all his team at the Conference office, the Christchurch school, the churches and pastors for stepping up and being [...] denominational leaders. All of Christchurch’s Adventist pastors will meet with Sikuri and the Conference team to coordinate the Church’s next steps. In consultation with the Adventist Development [...] brothers and sisters,” said Tupai. “Thank you for your support for Pastor Mike, the South New Zealand Conference and the people of Christchurch. Thank you for praying for God’s grace to be upon the perpetrators

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Rise Up Against Abuse rally held at Andrews University

The first-ever event on the Adventist university campus launched a new initiative designed to help people use awareness, education, intervention, and prevention to take decisive actions against all forms of abuse.

campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, from March 7-10, 2019. Sponsored by the Offices of University Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion, this rally was the official launch of

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Adventist communicators go bold to support the mission of the Church

At 2019 GAiN Conference, leaders call for increasing collaboration among entities.

mission. Importance of GAiN Conferences GAiN conferences began in 2003 when a group of the church’s IT experts met with members of the General Conference Council on Evangelism and Witness [...] stronger when we work together in the name of Jesus.” The 2020 GAiN Conference will be an online-only event, due to the General Conference Session. Dates are awaiting confirmation. [...] “We provide the foundations for other church ministries to build their projects,” explained General Conference ITS director Stephen Filkoski. “This week we discussed how IT could build structure, limit

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eHuddle reinvigorates passion for evangelism

church in our current time.” The presentations and ideas shared at eHuddle were “incredibly helpful and informative,” according to David Dennis, president of Southern New England Conference. “For me this [...] ideas that presenters shared. First time attendee Vanston Archbold, Jr., general field secretary for the Southwest Region Conference, said, “I am inspired what others are doing. I have the same amount of [...] For two and a half days, on Feb. 18-20, 2019, evangelism directors of conferences and unions, church administrators, pastors, innovators, and other leaders gathered at eHuddle in San Diego to share, learn

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