FYI December 2008

WWU Accepted Into NAIA

Walla Walla University has been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The application was approved by the NAIA Council of Presidents in September.

The NAIA is the governing body for athletic programs at nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. NAIA Champions of Character is the association's innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves.

"We are very excited to be part of the NAIA," says Tim Windemuth, WWU athletics director. "The Champions of Character program they have philosophically goes right along with what we want as a Christian university. I think this membership will really enhance our program at WWU."

Have You Seen This?

Adventist Programs Air on National Religious Network

The National Religious Broadcasters Network has added several Adventist shows to its lineup.

The Evidence, featuring Dwight Nelson, airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. EST, and Keeping The Faith, a show about women's issues, featuring Connie Vandeman Jeffery, will begin Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 2009, at 10 a.m. EST. In addition, all three Adventist-produced Christmas dramas, All Is Bright, Love's Pure Light and Christmas at Cadillac Jack's, will air this holiday season. Times and dates are to be announced.

The NRB Network is included in DIRECTV's base package (TOTAL CHOICE) on Channel 378, which reaches 17.5 million homes.

New Resource for Pastors, Lay Members

The Center for Secular and Postmodern Studies, a division of Adventist Mission, seeks to explore the potential for authentic Adventist ministry in today's rapidly evolving postmodern culture. They provide training and resources to equip pastors and lay members to understand this culture and how to develop and implement biblically faithful forms of mission designed for contemporary postmodernists. You can find their resources online at

The Advent Movement

Brad Brown left the Washington Conference Dec. 1 to become pastor of the Billings and Bridger (Mont.) churches.

Rick Casebier left his associate pastor position at the Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Church to become senior pastor of the Olympia (Wash.) Church.

Steve Cook is leaving his position as an Oregon Conference evangelist to accept a call at Wildwood, a supporting ministry near Chattanooga, Tenn., to provide leadership in evangelism training.

Pat Milligan became pastor of the Lents Church in October.

Jesse Sacdalan became pastor for the Ferndale, Everson and Lummi (Wash.) churches in December.

December 01, 2008 / Intersections