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Issue 763

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Issue 763

LIFEconnect Stream Brings Hope to Many in Albania

05 March 2013 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, tedNEWS] The weekend of 1-3 March was indeed unique and had an immense impact on the Adventist Church in Albania. For three evenings, "Connect to Escape", a LIFEconnect Stream event featuring Dr Miroslav Pujic, Trans-European Division (TED) Internet Ministries Director, was launched very successfully in downtown Tirana... Read more


 

Dunstable Church Plant

05 March 2013 Dunstable, United Kingdom [Simon Martin, tedNEWS] Seven years ago a small group of members from the Luton North church decided to plant a community church in the nearby town of Dunstable. Its mission was (and still is) to plant an innovative, Jesus focused, spiritually alive, Bible based, grace oriented... Read more


 

Ministry with Those with Special Needs

04 March 2013 St Albans, United Kingdom [Michael Hamilton, tedNEWS] The first and historic meeting of the world co-ordinators of the Special Needs Ministry, set up by the General Conference, convened in São Paulo, Brazil from January 25th through 27th 2013.  Representatives from the thirteen world divisions met to discuss and explore strategies for implementing a ministry "whose time has come"... Read more

 

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European Health Conference – 2013.


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Issue 762

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Issue 762

IRLA Joins Call for Pastor’s Release from Iranian Prison

26 February 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Ansel Oliver/ANN] The International Religious Liberty Association has joined more than a dozen religious groups and human rights advocates calling for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran in September for his religious beliefs... Read more


 

Love at Dialogue Café

21 February 2013 London, United Kingdom [Kirsten Øster-Lundqvist, BUC News]  Valentine's stretched out for an extra day at the Central London church. Last Friday evening it was sympathetically decorated adding a romantic feel fitting the theme of love for the monthly 'Dialogue café'. An average of 125 people come to the café, an initiative of Pastor Geert Tap... Read more

 


 

Hope Channel Poland Launched

21 February 2013 Warsaw, Poland [Jan Kot, tedNEWS] The beginning of 2013 marks a breakthrough in the media ministry of the Polish Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (PUC). A dynamic growth of the Voice of Hope Adventist Media Centre (VoH AMC) resulted in launching the Hope Channel Poland, which extended the worldwide family of the Adventist television channels... Read more


 

The Silence Dividend

In the Guinness Book of Records the fastest talker in the world is Steve Woodmore, at 595 words per minute. Depending on which research you look at people normally talk at 100 to 175 words per minute. By contrast, their listening capacity or ability to comprehend is 600 to 800 words per minute. This, disparity researchers say, means that someone hears and comprehends between 25-50% of what you say... Read more

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Issue 761

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Issue 761

Focusing on the ‘No’ Vote

07 February 2013 Watford, United Kingdom [Heather Haworth, BUC News] The issue of 'gay marriages' has been a particular subject of focus both in BUC News and the wider Christian and secular press. Following Tuesday's vote, Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage campaign manager, writes, "After more than six hours of bitter debate, the Commons voted in favour of same-sex weddings by 400 votes... Read more


 

Leadership and Sexual Self-control

The general assumption is - you can’t be a good leader, teacher, pastor, or elder and have sexual self-control problems. In reality most people are good at hiding their sexual self-control problems. Looking for something to read while waiting for a colleague, a pastor opened the glove compartment of his colleague’s car to find a collection of pornographic magazines, not the religious literature... Read more


 

'Mission to the Cities’ Launched at SEC Evangelism Expo

17 January 2013 Watford, United Kingdom [Kirsten Øster-Lundqvist, BUC News] "We need to mingle with people who don't look like us", challenged Pastor Ian Sweeney, British Union Conference President. His straight talking message reached the 800 people who had found their way to the South England Conference (SEC) Evangelism... Read more


 

European Health Conference in Prague

Join us for a thought-provoking conference which will change the way you live and encourage you to take action. Wholeness and health have been an emphasis of the Seventh-day Adventist church since the 1860s when the church began. Because health and wellness are a positive support for spiritual well-being, this ministry is as vital to the work of the church as any other... Read more


 

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Issue 760

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Issue 760

Theology of Ordination Committee Ends First Session

18 January 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Adventist Review staff, ANN] Members of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) ended their first session – held January 15-17 at a meeting site near the church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States – on an optimistic note... Read more


 

Newbold Launches New Name, Logo, Strapline and Website

22 January 2013 Bracknell, UK [Newbold College] Newbold College has launched a refreshing new visual brand identity, complete with a new official name - Newbold College of Higher Education. This new name is embraced within a new logo and supported by a new strapline – Life Changing – Faith Affirming. Last week Newbold also launched a new, more flexible and future-student oriented website... Read more


 

Leaders, criticism and self-criticism

I have never particularly liked reading books on the subject of leadership.  You know the sort of thing: Ten steps to maximising your leadership potential.  They are often very generalised and full of lists pointing the way to success.  They may have their place of course.  Stephen Covey’s book Seven Habits of Highly Successful People would not have sold in such huge numbers had it not... Read more

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ANN News - Creation - 04 January 2013


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Issue 759

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Issue 759

Following Directions

14 January 2013 St. Albans, United Kingdom [Audrey Andersson, tedNEWS] Solomon’s wisdom finds fulfilment in many different ways, times, and places. Airports are one of those places. Here wisdom is essential, not least, making connection flights. On paper it looked easy; reality is often a different story. As one flight landed the time to get the connection flight was ten minutes... Read more


 

Pan-European Youth Congress 2013

14 January 2013 St Albans, United Kingdom [Paul Tompkins, tedNEWS] Attending an Adventist Youth Congress is part of the Seventh-day Adventist Youth Heritage, and the opportunity is here again this year with the Pan-European Youth Congress taking place from 30 July-4 August 2013 in Novi Sad, Serbia... Read more


 

Same Sex Marriage Back on the Agenda

13 December 2012 Watford, United Kingdom [BUC News] Culture Secretary Maria Miller has stated that "I am absolutely clear that no religious organisation will ever be forced to conduct marriages for same sex couples, and I would not bring in a bill which would allow that." In her statement to MPs on Tuesday, 11 December 2012, she made clear that the government plans to introduce legislation... Read more


 

“Where two or three are gathered together, there might be conflict”

14 January 2013 St Albans, United Kingdom [Raafat Kamal, LDJ] Conflicts are normal in a church setting, and all churches have to deal with them.  Unlike leaders of the business world who have the authority to insist and make changes, church leaders must rely upon their God-given gifts to reconcile conflicting... Read more

 

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ANN News - Creation - 04 January 2013


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Issue 758

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Issue 758

Message for the New Year

Dear Readers,
Coming to the end of 2012 fills my heart with gratitude to the Lord for His many blessings in the past -- personally and in the life of the Church. I think, for example, of our revised Strategic Mission Plan which has been updated for Europe since our reorganisation on January 1, our many advisories and seminars that... Read more


 

Holy Spirit Works in Albania

12 December 2012 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, tedNEWS] On the Saturday of December 1st, Adventist believers and seekers from all churches and groups throughout Albania convened at the last Festival of Faith for the year, celebrating the wondrous works of the Holy Spirit. Pr. Leo N. España, Albanian Mission (ALM) President, in his year-end report exclaimed... Read more


 

Adventist HQ Holiday Outreach Celebrates Belief in Biblical Creation

30 November 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff] The auditorium darkened, lightening flashed across a projector screen, thunder roared over the loudspeaker and artificial rain fell on hundreds of school children this morning during a recreation of the biblical flood, eliciting laughter and screams from the students.The simulation was part of Celebration of Creation, a free community event held this... Read more


 

Church Responds to Media Inquiries over TV Sitcom Star’s Affiliation

28 November 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff] The Seventh-day Adventist Church emphasized its welcoming of converts in a response to media attention surrounding an American TV situation comedy actor’s comments about his religious affiliation and his personal thoughts about the show... Read more

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"I Believe" by Wintley Phipps


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Issue 757

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Issue 757

A Fresh Perspective to Making God Known in Europe

29 November 2011 St Albans, England [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Seventy-eight delegates from the eleven Unions and three attached Fields, which constitute the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans-European region (TED), met from 21 - 26 November in Becici, Montenegro. The theme of the annual council was “Making God Known, a fresh perspective.”... Read more


 

Adventist President Calls for December 1 Day of Prayer, Fasting to Support Falsely Accused Members

20 November 2012 [ANN staff, Adventist News Network] Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson today called for an International Day of Prayer and Fasting on December 1 to rally support for the release of two Adventists currently imprisoned in the West African country of Togo... Read more


 

12,000 ADRA Shoeboxes Head to Burkina Faso

23 November 2012 Watford, United Kingdom [Victor Hulbert, BUC News] Mac couldn't be happier. "Most days I'm loading my truck to make rich people richer. Today, I'm transporting happiness," he beamed while carefully swinging a forty-foot container up from the ADRA compound on Stanborough Park, Watford, onto the back of his lorry... Read more


 

Wilson Urges Reconciliation in Ivory Coast, Meets with Ashanti King in Ghana

13 November 2012 Abidjan, Ivory Coast [Gilbert Weeh, Solace Asafo Hlordzi, and ANN staff] Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson is meeting with government, community and church leaders in West Africa during a visit to the region. In the Ivory Coast last week, Wilson called for... Read more


 

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Issue 756

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Issue 756

Adventist Church in the Netherlands on the Move

13 November 2012 Huis Ter Heide, the Netherlands [Wim Altink, tedNEWS] More than 200 delegates, representing 56 local Seventh-day Adventist Churches, met together for the Netherlands Union Conference (NUC) Session on three consecutive Sundays, ending 11 November 2012 at Congress Centre "De Breehoek" in Scherpenzeel, Netherlands. The theme of the Session was "An Involved Church.”... Read more


 

Adventist Church in the Netherlands on Women’s Ordination

13 November 2013, St Albans, United Kingdom [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Two hundred delegates representing 56 Adventist Churches across the Netherlands spent considerable time discussing a motion on the ordination of women, which eventually passed with a large majority. The action that was taken seeks to involve the Union in the current study process led by the Trans-European Division... Read more


 

The Great Hope Project Ready to Start

13 November 2013, St Albans, United Kingdom [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Trans-European Division (TED) is part of the Great Hope Project worldwide. The vision of this initiative is to engage members and pastors in witnessing to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This will be achieved by sharing printed resources for the purpose of bringing spiritual seekers into a better understanding that our only hope can be found in Jesus Christ... Read more


 

What Happens When You Light the Fuse?

14 November 2012 St Albans, United Kingdom [Audrey Andersson, LDN] People are like dynamite, the power is on the inside, nothing happens until the fuse gets lit. So it is with leaders. A leader can give inspiration, motivation and encouragement to move mountains; or leave a trail of destruction and despair producing inertia and stagnation... Read more


 

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Issue 755

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Issue 755

Adventist Church President Offers Condolences in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

01 November 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff, with reporting by Nigel Coke, George Johnson, Mark A. Kellner and Libna Stevens] Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson this week offered a message of condolence to residents of the Northeastern United States and the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Sandy... Read more


 

Quit Now 7 Steps to Freedom

29 October 2012 Belgrade, Serbia [Zorica Plavšić, tedNEWS] The Health department of South-East European Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SEEUC) together with NGO Life and Health, organised a two-day educative seminar for pastors and instructors of Health clubs held on 30th of September and 1st of October 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia... Read more


 

Job Vacancy at Newbold College

29 October 2012 Bracknell, UK [NEWBOLD College] Newbold College seeks to appoint a full-time Business Development Manager from 1 January 2013 or as negotiated with the successful applicant.  This position is responsible to the Principal for managing new and existing real estate development projects and for the utilisation of all real estate assets in order to diversify the College’s revenue base and generate income to support the College’s operations... Read more


 

Is Now the Time to Give Up on Being Relevant?

25 October 2012 [Larry R Evans, LDJ] There are some things the Bible says that are difficult to understand.  I take it back.  There are many things that challenge me.  Take for example, You want to live? Die.You desire to be great. Become little.You aspire to rulership. Learn to be a servant.You want the riches of heaven. Become poor in spirit. Then leave it to Peter to cast in his share of strange insights... Read more


 

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Issue 754

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Issue 754

Adventist Church President Wilson Calls for Renewed Medical Mission in Cities

13 October 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Edwin Manuel Garcia, ANN] Speaking to a packed auditorium at General Conference headquarters during Sabbath morning worship of the 2012 Annual Council, President Ted N. C. Wilson implored world church leaders to focus their evangelism efforts on health ministry, while also urging them to help the denomination remain united during difficult times... Read more


 

Communication Professionals Voice their Need for Greater Collaboration

16 October 2012 Alsbach-Hähnlein, Germany [Widar Ursett, tedNEWS] The desire for joint ventures and shared resources across the European divisions ranks high among media workers, but language barriers and financial limits represent real hurdles en route to that goal. At the ‘European Adventist Media Convention 2012’... Read more


 

Dublin: City of Hope for 2012

11 October 2012 Banbridge, Northern Ireland [Weiers Coetser, BUC NEWS] Dublin will be the British Union Conference 'City of Hope' for 2014. The announcement was made by Pastors Ian Sweeney and David Neal at the Irish Mission Day of Fellowship in Drogheda on Sabbath, 6 October. This heralds the beginning of a three-year evangelistic drive in the City of Dublin and across Ireland... Read more


 

After Debate, Annual Council Votes Statement on Church Polity

16 October 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Mark A. Kellner/Adventist Review, and Edwin Manuel Garcia/ANN] Following three hours of respectful study and discussion, leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist world church voted to approve a “Statement on Church Polity, Procedures and Resolution of Disagreements in the Light of Recent Union Actions on Ministerial Ordination” on October 16... Read more


 

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'Knowing God through the Lost Son' - EPC Drama II

 

 


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