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Issue 777

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Issue 777

Where’s the water?

2 August 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Yvonne Bauwens, tedNEWS] Voting. I am sure many of you have voted in your life. Pastor Patrick Johnson tells Friday evening’s participants about three possible options for electing a new world leader, and their vote decides the fate. Ha! No pressure!The first two of our candidates have questionable lifestyles... Read more


 

Power of One youth leave a smoking Impact on Novi Sad

2 August 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Tabitha Krznar, tedNEWS]  There was a marked decrease in the cigarette smoking of the Novi Sad residents occupying ‘Mercartor Centar’ today. Brave Power of One (Adventist Youth Congress, AYC) team troops made their mark by asking bystanders to swap their cigarettes in exchange for fresh fruit as a part of one of the six outreach... Read more


 

Tell your story and make a difference

2 August 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Agnieszka Kluska, tedNEWS] It’s all about making a difference in Novi Sad today. Friday is the Impact Day that many have been waiting for and Patrick Johnson, the speaker for the morning worship, emphasized it using the story of a possessed man from Mark 5. Having cast out the evil spirits from the man, Jesus put the robe of his righteousness around him and asked... Read more

 

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AYC 2013 - Impact day


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Issue 776

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Issue 776

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the tallest…

1 August 3013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Yvonne Bauwens, tedNEWS] David and ‘Goliath’ take to the stage for round two of an encapsulating message from the vibrant Pastor David Asscherick who, on Thursday morning encouraged our young people not to take giant sized steps to Christ, but ‘David’ sized attempts as we learn to walk with God... Read more


 

AYC Congress Packs a Punch!

1 August, 2013, Novi Sad, Serbia [Tabitha Krznar, tedNEWS] A pinch and punch for the first day of the month kicks off day two of the AYC Congress in Novi Sad. Participants powered on full steam ahead immersing themselves in the congress activities. The AYC social scene delivered unique stations continuing with workshops, art, craft and both spiritual and physical food. Today’s... Read more


 

Reason to Keep Getting Up

1 August 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Agnieszka Kluska, tedNEWS] Bustling streets of Novi Sad and bright sunshine welcomed young Adventists making their way into SPENS,  European Adventist Youth Congress site, this morning. Aleksandra and Enoch opened the morning programme by introducing two... Read more

 

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AYC'13 Opening Programme


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Issue 775

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Issue 775

THE POWER OF ONE is available today

31 July 2013 Novi Sad, [Agniesza Kluska, tedNEWS] A large glowing red cross was lifted up off the stage and so the morning worship began. Short video segments, warm welcome from the hosts and inspiring music followed, all under the theme for today: ‚The Power of Jesus to make us NEW‘... Read more


 

Ice Rinks, Exhibitions and Art

31 July, 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Tabitha Krznar, tedMEDIA] The rising temperatures and heat of the Novi Sad sun have only increased the energy of the Power of One congress delegates who attended the first of the Adventist Youth Congress (AYC) Workshops, social activities and Art Exhibition from 11:00-18:30 today... Read more


 

Take a Gamble

31 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Yvonne Bauwens, tedNEWS] The burning lights of the Crucifix as it rose up above the stage glowed warmly and we got the show on the road for the second evening meeting here at AYCongress in Novi Sad. The exceptionally high standard from the daily drama team, musicians and singers beats any X-Factor performance as they lead the 3,000 participants in song and uplifting worship... Read more


 

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AYC Today, Wednesday


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Issue 774

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Issue 774

A Free Refill at the European Youth Congress in Novi Sad

31 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Yvonne Bauwens, tedNEWS] Welcome, Greece! Welcome, Hungary! Welcome, Estonia! Welcome, Norway! These are just a few out of the 45 countries represented here making total of around 3,000 guests. Each cheers at the calling of their name, while waving flags and standing tall for their nation, as an exceptional array of coloured clothing takes to the stage and we are treated to some traditional Serbian dancing – The Kolo... Read more


 

First Impressions from AYC 2013

31 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Agnieszka Kluska, tedNEWS] Some have been travelling 14 hours by bus, some have been travelling 8 hours by car, but for some it has been only a 2-hour flight. Young Adventists from all around Europe have been flooding to Novi Sad, the third largest city in Serbia, to take part in Pan-European Youth Congress under the theme ‘The Power of One‘... Read more

 

 

 

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Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


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Issue 773

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Issue 773

European Youth Congress, less than 24 hours away!

29 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [tedNEWS] Tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 July, at 20:30 CET - Central European Time, European Adventist Youth Congress (AYC) will begin with the opening programme. This type of event takes place every five years and is a gathering of young people from all around Europe.

We are expecting to have around 3,000 young people gathering at ‘Spens’ (Sport Center) and around 4,000 on Saturday, 03 August. The meetings will use the theme “The Power of ONE”. This is going to be a remarkable congress having excellent speakers such as Gilbert Cangy, David Asscherick, Matthew Gamble, Patrick Johnson, Dejan Stojkovic, and many more. There is much planed in the five days to come: from morning prayer to evening worship and after glow, workshops, baptismal service, Impact Day and Book Crossing.

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Issue 772

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Issue 772

"Mission to the Cities" Initiative Creates Zeal for Evangelism in TED

3 July 2013 New York, United States [tedNEWS/ANN] The NY13 initiative is the first in the “Mission to the Cities” (MTTC) campaign, which was unveiled in 2011 by Adventist Church President, Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson. This year’s outreach meetings and training in New York City are the basis for future outreach campaigns worldwide... Read more


 

"Connect to Escape" Comes to New York City

1 July 2013 New York, United States [E. Douglas Venn, tedNEWS] One hundred and fifty people attended the "Connect to Escape" lunch seminar in Manhattan's Midtown area, most of them business people working in the surrounding offices, to enjoy delicious vegetarian food and talk about current situations in the society. The objective of the seminar was to share the wisdom from the Ancient Book... Read more


 

Hundreds Baptized as First NY13 Phase Wraps up at Nassau Coliseum

29 June 2013 Uniondale, New York, United States [Mark A. Kellner, Adventist Review] Wearing a dark blue baptismal robe, Tomas Olivera of Peekskill, New York, stepped into the giant pool placed before the platform at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on this afternoon and knew only one thing: he was finally... Read more


 

Adventist Church Sessions in Adriatic Union Conference

27 June 2013 Zagreb, Croatia [Darko Kovačević, tedNEWS] On 9 June 2013 the Adriatic Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (AUC) held its sessions at the campus of the Union College in Maruševec, Croatia. Zlatko Musija, former President of the Croatia Conference, was elected Union President replacing Pastor Branko Bistrović. Pastor Neven Klačmer replaced... Read more


 

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Issue 771

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Issue 771

In Europe, Adventist Social Media Sparking Interest in Spirituality

04 June 2013 St. Albans, England [Ansel Oliver/ANN] The development of a social media strategy for outreach in Europe is paying off for Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders trying to connect with those potentially interested in learning about God. The online community LIFEconnect, launched in 2010, offers content and discussion groups for various lifestyle topics... Read more


 

Government Minister Visits ADRA-UK & Praises Grass Roots Work

23 May 2013 Watford, United Kingdom [Bert Smit, ADRA-UK CEO/BUC News] International Development Secretary, Justine Greening and Watford MP, Richard Harrington, visited the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA-UK) offices in Watford on Monday morning, 20 May 2013, for an extended one and a half hour tour and meeting... Read more


 

Adventist Elected President of Swiss Bible Society

30 May 2013 Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland [Herbert Bodenmann/APD/ANN] Delegates of the Swiss Bible Society elected Seventh-day Adventist theologian Reto Mayer as the organization’s president during their May 24 meeting, making him the first Adventist appointed to the post in the society’s 58-year history. Mayer, associate treasurer of... Read more


 

U.S. Study of Adventists Finds vegetarians Live Longer

04 June 04, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Ansel Oliver/ANN] People who eat a vegetarian diet live longer than those who eat meat, according to a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists. A study published yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, said vegetarians experienced 12 percent fewer deaths...  Read more


 

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Issue 770

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Issue 770

Redesigned adventist.org set for launch in October

20 May 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates [Libna Stevens/IAD/ANN/ tedNEWS] The redesign of the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s website, adventist.org – scheduled for launch in October – will offer major enhancements in style and information architecture, say church Communication leaders. The overhaul of the homepage will also include an improved design framework... Read more


 

European Health Conference on Healing

15 May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Six hundred Adventist medical experts, health advocates and church leaders met for the European Health Conference in Prague, Czech Republic last month. This conference focused on the theme of Healing, not just physical healing but also mental, emotional, social, and spiritual healing... Read more


 

Adventist Church Session in Denmark

15 May 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark [tedNEWS] May 8 – 12, 2013 the Danish Union of Seventh-day Adventist Church held its session at the church owned campsite Himmerlandsgaarden. Quite quickly, the nominating committee put a motion to the floor to re-elect the President, Thomas Müller. Müller was re-elected together with Treasurer Bjorgvin Ibsen, who has been working as a Treasurer in... Read more


 

Doing the Right Thing: Leading by Values

Recently I spoke with the CEO/President of a very large corporation employing nearly 100,000 associates and generating annual revenue in the billions. To be successful, such a leader must be astute in finance, well-versed in emerging trends, and decisive when taking actions--a true leader.  Additionally, such individuals are often accused of being ruthless and driven, with an eye on the... Read more


 

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Issue 768

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Issue 768

Hungary, Last Stop in Wilson's Tour of TED

17 March 2013, Budapest, Hungary [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] The historical and beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, showed its best side on a sunny, but crisp Sunday Morning, 17 March, when around 2000 members and friends gathered at a city hall for a full day of celebration and worship. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the Duna Union, predecessor to the Hungarian Union conference, the visit of Pastor Ted Wilson... Read more


 

Together in Hope and Compassion

16 March 2013, Belgrade, Serbia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] Two thousand participants gathered in a City Hall in the centre of Belgrade, Serbia, on 16 March 2013, for a Sabbath celebration and to hear encouraging words from Pastor Ted Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists... Read more


 

One Year Later, Adventist Pastor Still in Togo Prison

15 March 2013, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN] A year after Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro was imprisoned in Togo on unsupported charges, church lawyers and human rights activists are redoubling efforts to secure his release. Togolese government officials this week rejected the Adventist Church’s fifth request for Monteiro’s immediate release... Read more


 

Reflection on Christian Leadership

Jesus is and must always be our great example as a leader. The reasons for this have been beautifully summarized by Laurie Beth Jones.1 She calls attention to three simple premises:
1. One person trained twelve human beings who went on to so influence the world that time itself is now recorded as being before (BC) or after (AD.).
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‘Stand by Christ’ says Wilson to Pastors and Members in Serbia

16 March 2013, Belgrade, Serbia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] On Thursday, 15 March 2013, Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the World Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his wife, Nancy, arrived to Serbia where members and pastors, met them excited to hear a message of encouragement, learn about the mission of the church for the future and to participate in leadership training. 

Early mornings and late nights seem to be the norm for Pastor Ted Wilson, to visit the world fields, and Thursday 14 March was no different. Pastor Wilson and his party started their journey from Zagreb, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia early that morning. The spring that had arrived a week ago, had disappeared, and the party travelled several hundred kilometres in winds, rain, sleet and snow.

The fist stop in Serbia was a visit to the Union Publishing House and future Media Centre, Euro Dream, in its new facilities donated by a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was the first assignment of the day. Currently Euro Dream’s printing facilities are operating 24 hours a day printing magazines and books for the ‘Great Hope Project’ in most of the languages spoken in the Trans-European Division.

The Novi Sad Church in Northern Serbia had planned an evening meeting with Pastor Wilson, which opened with the congregation singing, “It is well, it is well, with my soul.” In his sermon, Pastor Wilson focused on the Reformation and how, no matter the costs, the early church reformers stood up for truth. “We, too, are called to be reformers for God”, Pastor Wilson said and added, “It is unsafe for a Christian to act against his/her conscience. Are you willing to stand by Jesus and be true to His Word, also in difficult times?”

Friday morning, 15 March was set aside for a pastors’ meeting. Pastor Bertil Wiklander, President of the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists, opened the meeting with a leadership-training seminar. “You as pastors are leaders in the Church”, Wiklander said, and focused on seven important characteristics of a good leader: 1) Christ likeness in relationships; 2) Mission Focus; 3) Integrity; 4) Loyalty (to God and to the Church); 5) Professional Competence, 6) Ability to foster unity in diversity; 7) Responsibility and Accountability. “The most important part of leadership is to follow Jesus Christ in every aspect of your lives”, Pastor Wiklander concluded.

“The Spiritual Life of a Pastor or Administrator” was the title of Pastor Wilson’s seminar. “A connection with Christ in all you do will have a powerful effect on your influence”, Pastor Wilson said and shared twenty points on the theme. Pastor Wilson encouraged the pastors to commit themselves to the Lord and to His Service and shared Proverbs 3:5, 6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight”. “If you do this, God will make you powerful, spiritual people”, Wilson concluded.

Following the presentations, the floor was open for questions, and Pastor Wilson gave answers on issues about recent articles in some of our official Church papers about Creation and Mysticism, which contradict the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A question about the Creation’s “gap theory” presented in the 1st quarter Sabbath School lesson 2013 was also raised, Pastor Wilson said that the General Conference was working with the editors regarding the content of the two articles mentioned. “I do not subscribe to Creation’s ‘gap theory’ and it is not something that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is promoting” Wilson said. “I believe that God created this earth and its surroundings (not the whole universe) in six literal days, in resent time”, Wilson said.

Serbia is a part of South-East European Union Conferences (SEEUC) along with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. For more information of the work of the Church in these countries, please visit www.jieu-adventisti.org.  To see more photos from Pastor and Mrs Wilson's visit to Serbia, please click here. [tedNEWS]

 

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