“We realize that major decisions need to be made at General Conference Session and different opinions need to be heard,” says Jerry Page, General Conference Ministerial Association Secretary. “We are praying that these vital meetings will be a time when God breaks through in the hearts of individuals and, as in the Book of Acts, ignites a passion for sharing the Good News with everyone in the world.” You are invited to register at www.100DaysofPrayer.org, and receive a daily blog and specific items to pray for each day.
What Might Have Been
After the 1901 General Conference Session, Ellen White had a vision in which she witnessed those in the meetings responding to the Holy Spirit to be reconciled through humility, confession of sins and removal of barriers between each other. This was followed by earnest prayer, songs of praise, and the evident presence of the Holy Spirit. (See Testimonies, Vol. 8, pp. 104-106.)
When she woke from the vision, Mrs. White realized this breakthrough had not happened as God intended. Hardhearted participants prevented the unity God so desired. Deeply disappointed, she understood that the Lord could have come in their lifetime! But His people did not surrender their thoughts and opinions to the leading of the Holy Spirit. You can see a 28-minute video reenactment of the vision at www.100DaysofPrayer.org.
It Still Can Be!
“What might have been” for 1901, still can be for 2015! Jesus invites us to unite together, and pray for His power to break through the hearts of individuals and usher in His Second Coming. Will you invite your family, friends, and church members to join in 100 Days of Prayer, seeking God’s will for the General Conference Session?
Jackie Ordelheide Smith - Communication Manager, Ministerial Association
General Conference - World Headquarters
29th National Christian Family Conference: Effective Parents Positive Teens
Raising Emotionally Healthy Teenagers
When: 20-21 July 2015 (Applications Close July 13, 2015)
Venue: Fox Valley Community Centre, 183a Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, NSW (on the grounds of the Sydney Adventist Hospital)
Adolescence can be an exciting but challenging time for teens and their parents/care-givers! It demands new ways of relating to changing rules and divergent opinions. It can often be a time of turmoil, confusion and broken friendships. The counselling room can also be a challenging place for the adolescent and the therapist.
The 29th National Christian Family Conference will focus on key issues facing teens and those who care for them. Australian specialists will present the latest research in the fields of parenting, adolescent mental health, and the digital age and cyberspace-safety, as well as sharing important strategies that might assist teens and their carers in negotiating these potentially difficult years.
Mood Disorders in Adolescents
Adolescents in a Digital Age
Brain Health & Behaviour
Raising Resilient Teens
For more information contact Jan - firstname.lastname@example.org
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On this tour you will see:
Rome, Capri, Sorrento, Turkey, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Pammukale, Laodice, Greece, Parthenon, Philippi, Corinth... and many more great places of historical and biblical significance!
Enjoy a fun-packed Great Places Tour for four weeks in September 2015. Have a fascinating week in Rome and the Isle of Capri. Then explore the best of Turkey - everyone wants to revisit if they’ve been there before! - and follow in the steps of Paul in Greece.
See six of the seven churches of the Book of Revelation and spend a special Sabbath on the Isle of Patmos.
If you are interested in joining this tour, please contact Pastor Harold Harker by email at email@example.com or phone +61 2 4385 8282.
Date: March 27-28, 2015
Venue: East Auckland City Seventh-day Adventist Church
Mike & Gayle Tucker from Faith for Today Television will be hosting a live, two-day seminar on marriage. Learn how to maximize your connection, create safety in your relationship and avoid negative issues that threaten marriage. Join us for Mad about Marriage -- Exploring ways to stay "Madly in Love" forever!
March 27: 6:30 pm
March 28: Worship at 11:00 am followed by lunch and Seminars at 2:00 pm
Register here (www.madaboutmarriage.com). Spaces are limited so hurry!
Visit www.eacsda.co.nz for more information.
Avondale College of Higher Education is conducting research into Discipleship, under the leadership of Dr Kayle de Waal, on behalf of the South Pacific Division. We need the assistance of your church, so we ask the following two things please:
1. Church Bulletin: The following information needs to be included in the Church Bulletin as a matter of importance from 27 February - 28 March (inclusive):
Our South Pacific Division is working with Avondale College of Higher Education to develop an online discipleship survey. All are invited to participate in a pilot of the survey. The survey will be open and accessible from 20 March - 3 April. Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrowingDisciples
2. Poster & PowerPoint: In addition to this, we ask that the attached Advertising poster be printed, in colour or b&w (DiscipleshipSurveyPOSTER) and placed on church noticeboards, and that the PowerPoint or Keynote slide (DiscipleshipSurveySLIDE) be used, if/as appropriate, in the church program.
It is important to note that the survey link will be open and operational from 20 March, and not before this time.
We appreciate the space and time you give this in your church and look forward to seeing your church participate in this online survey. If you have any questions, please email Julie-Anne Heise on: firstname.lastname@example.org