Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory want to make sure that when a new believer joins one its 21,000 congregations, he or she will be spiritually nurtured, discipled, and become actively involved in the life of the church.
The message was loud and clear during a special retention conference held yesterday for ministers, evangelists, and active members, as thousands of evangelistic campaigns are wrapping up across the IAD territory this week.
Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people from across the Inter-American Division stretched out their arms to donate blood, lend a hand, and spread cheer and hope in their communities during the church’s Global Youth Day event on Mar. 18, 2017.
Sponsored by the Adventist world church’s youth ministries department, Global Youth Day engaged millions of Adventist youth from around the world to give blood and “Be the Sermon” as they portrayed the love of Jesus in their cities and communities.
A special retention conference for all Seventh-day Adventist church pastors and leaders will be streamed live on Monday, Mar. 27, 2017. Led by the Inter-American Division (IAD) leadership, the event will seek to equip pastors and local church leaders on engaging members and newly baptized members in the mission of the church, organizers said.
In less than two days, young people across Seventh-day Adventist congregations around the world will unite in carrying out acts of kindness and sharing hope in their communities on Sabbath, March 18, 2017.
The annual special day coined as Global Youth Day, is sponsored by the General Conference’s youth ministries department and motivates young people to get out of their comfort zones to “Be the Sermon” as they show the love of Jesus in their communities.
Eddie Tilihoi is a young associate pastor with a pleasant demeanor and an engaging smile. He lives with Camelia and their six-month-old daughter in Northeast Romania, within minutes from the Ukraine and Moldova borders.
Serving a district with 256 members in five churches and four companies, Eddie is constantly on the move through the fields and patches of forest that separate the villages and small towns. It is a farmland that resembles Southern Canada and the United States Midwest, which welcomed immigrants from his country and countries in the region many generations ago.
Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders at the Inter-American Division (IAD) took time last weekend to honor the work of its thousands of church elders who assist pastors in ministering to the 3.7 million members across the vast territory.
The live two-hour online program was also a time to launch a new certification program aimed at equipping church elders who nurture and disciple members every week across more than 21,000 churches and congregations in the IAD.
A special program to honor the work of thousands of church elders across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America will take place this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Miami Time. Themed Committed to God, the two-hour online event will will also provide training for church elders, who assist pastors in leading in over 21,000 churches and congregations in the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America recently launched the first of a series of textbooks for thousands of pupils across Adventist schools in the territory.
The brand new Spanish language textbooks will be used for first graders in 422 primary schools in the Spanish-speaking countries in the Inter-American Division (IAD).
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for two of its higher education institutions stationed in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Top Inter-American Division (IAD) administrators and leaders took part breaking ground on Jan. 19, for a new three-story facility that will house the offices of the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (IATS) and Herbert Fletcher University (HFU).
In less than three months thousands of young people will travel to the Dominican Republic to camp out, meet new friends, learn new skills and be inspired during Inter-America’s fourth territory-wide pathfinder camporee. More than 13,000 young people from the Seventh-day Adventist Church across 24 major church regions will roll out their sleeping bags at Parque Mirador del Este, in Santo Domingo, from April 11-16, 2017.
Themed “Lineage of Champions,” the camporee will focus on the life of Ruth in the Book of Ruth, to help young people to reaffirm their identity, strengthen their leadership skills and commit to sharing the gospel in their communities.