Steven Fonseca, youth pastor for the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., attended the Seventh-day Adventist Global Youth Leaders Congress, held in Kassel, Germany, from July 31 to Aug. 4.
Television specials are being promoted on major networks and cable channels leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Branch Davidian/Waco tragedy in April 2018. It may be helpful for Adventists to have a few facts about the people and events highlighted during these media programs — not only for themselves, but to help answer follow up questions from interested neighbors, colleagues and friends regarding the Branch Davidian cult under Koresh.
Here are some important points to remember:
During the annual Seventh-day Adventist world church spring executive committee meeting on April 11, in Silver Spring, Md., members voted to adopt a new identity guideline system for global use.
With the Adventist Church operating in more than 200 countires and territories around the world, and worshiping in more than 900 languages, a cohesivie visual identity was challenging but something church administrators and leaders were eager to accomplish.
Two documentary short videos produced for the Associated Students of Walla Walla University won important Sonny awards at the 2017 Sonscreen Film Festival, held April 6–8, 2017, in Loma Linda, Calif. Industrial design major Jacob Patterson accepted the Sonny award for best cinematography for “Chef’s Table” and the jury selection award for “Class of 2017 // One Step Forward.”
General Conference leadership decided last week to suspend the release of an upcoming 11-episode web series, The Record Keeper.
Nearly 350 Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders, pastors, academics and human services experts have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for a four-day summit intended to help the worldwide Church better address the experiences of homosexuality and alternative sexualities.
The world church Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC), during its January 2014 meeting, considered reports from the 13 worldwide divisions. An initial report from the Adventist News Network (ANN) indicates that while five divisions have voted to be supportive of women’s ordination, several others, even though individually opposed to that step, would support whatever world church action is eventually taken. The full reports can be found at the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research website.
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First Masters Graduate from Adventist University
The Adventist University of Africa is celebrating its first crop of master’s degree graduates. In August, 166 students earned advanced degrees in pastoral theology and leadership. Since 2003 church education officials in Africa made expanding higher education a priority. Adventist University of Africa has campuses in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Kenya.