Zarith Méndez of the North Colombia region took the top spot as the Bible Boom grand prize winner today during Inter-America’s territory-wide Bible competition held in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.
Méndez with a score of 450 points, beat 20 other regional finalists in the 13th such annual event held across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America. She answered 45 questions in 3:56 minutes.
In just a few hours, Inter-America’s final Bible Boom event will host its annual bible quiz competition in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.
The program is scheduled to begin today at 4:30 p.m. Santo Domingo Time or 3:30 p.m. Miami Time, and will be streamed live online on Youth IAD Facebook page, Jovenes DIA in front of a 4,000 audience at the Polideportivo Complex in the Central East University Campus.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America provided newly appointed church administrators from the territory’s major church regions, or unions, local fields, and institutions a special online orientation yesterday to assist them as they lead and make decisions for the fulfillment of the work in the Inter-American division territory.
The one-day training session of November 30, 2016, falls under the IAD’s Segment Leaders Development (SeLD) program and focused primarily on those who serve on committees and boards, organizers said.
Newly appointed Seventh-day Adventist administrators from Inter-America’s major church regions, or unions, and local fields will receive leadership development training this year through a live online program on Nov. 30, 2016. The one-day training session coined as Segment Leader Development (or SeLD) will provide orientation to not only high level regional administrators but will be open to leaders across institutions, schools and local church boards, organizers said.
Twenty-four finalists representing Inter-America’s church territories will compete one last time this year for the Bible Boom title on Dec. 10, 2016. The finalists will travel to the Dominican Republic to test their knowledge of the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Chapters 1-12 of Ellen G. White’s Patriarch’s and Prophets.
The event becomes the 13th annual territory-wide Bible bowl competition initiative that has engaged thousands of young people across thousands of churches to dive into assigned Bible books to strengthen their spiritual life, youth ministries leaders say.
A group of media production specialists from across Seventh-day Adventist media centers throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) met this week during a cinematography workshop hosted by Hope Channel Inter-America.
The three-day event sought to engage professionals to sharpen their skills, dive into creating documentary short films, network as a team, and commit to sharing the hope in Jesus in every message they create and share for the millions of viewers living in the territory.
Top Seventh-day Adventist administrators and church leaders from the Inter-American Division (IAD) concluded their annual year-end business meetings this week. They looked at the membership and financial growth of the IAD’s 24 major church regions so far this year. The more than 100 leaders representing the 44 countries and islands in the IAD gathered for the final two days of meetings in San Salvador, El Salvador, held Oct. 29-30, 2016.
Getting more members involved in the mission of the church was one central point top level Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Inter-America focused on as day one of church business meetings began yesterday in Miami, Florida. The Year-End Executive Committee meetings, which took place via conference from the Inter-American Division (IAD) Headquarters, connected church leaders from across the 24 unions, or church regions, to vote on plans, initiatives, and activities for the next months and years.
Top managers of the Inter-American Health Food Company laid out plans and strategies to promote healthy foods and increase its monetary contribution toward the mission of the church across the territory, during its year-end board meeting held in Miami, Florida, on Oct. 25, 2016.
“We want the Health Food Company to be an indispensable tool in the fulfillment of the mission in the territory where it operates,” said Filiberto Verduzco, treasurer of the church in Inter-America and president of Inter-American Health Food Company (IAHFC).
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America is still in the process of assessing the damaging effects of Hurricane Matthew which tore through Haiti, Cuba, and The Bahamas this week.
No deaths among Seventh-day Adventists have been reported yet, said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America, who has been in daily telephone contact with top leaders in Haiti, Cuba, and The Bahamas as well as several other Caribbean islands.