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Jempsy Tisma of the Haitian church region grabbed the top Bible Boom title during Inter-America’s annual territory-wide Bible competition held today Dec. 7, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. Tisma ended with a score of 385 beating 19 other regional finalists during this year’s 10th such annual event held across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America.
“The global Seventh-day Adventist Church joins the people of South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela. His life of forgiveness and reconciliation served as a light in a world that too often lives in the shadow of reprisal, anger and malice.
Inter-America’s Bible Boom finalists will compete during this year’s finale in Havana, Cuba, on Sabbath, Dec. 7, 2013. Finalists representing the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) 22 Seventh-day Adventist Church regions will test their knowledge of 10 books of the Bible, from Ephesians to Hebrews.
More of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 13 world divisions are preparing their recommendation to the world church’s Theology of Ordination Study Committee.
Well over a century ago Ellen G White appealed to church leadership to give special attention to the large cities of the world. “The work in the cities is the essential work for this time. When the cities are worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in operation of a mighty movement such as we have not yet witnessed.” (Ministry to the Cities, p10).
November 22 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), the 34th President of the United States of America. At just 43, Kenned was the youngest person to be elected president, was the first Roman Catholic elected to the office, and was the first president born in the 20th century!
The first global summit focusing on Seventh-day Adventist Church membership retention is revealing the rate and reasons members slip out the back door. It’s the first time the matter has been spotlighted in such a major way, prompting church leaders to renew their emphasis on making fruitful and growing disciples of Christ.
Top officials of the Seventh-day Adventist world church today voted to contribute $250,000 to humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of one of the most devastating typhoons to make landfall in recorded history.
Members of the South Bahamas Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists celebrated the official opening of the New Bahamas Academy located on Marshall Road in southern New Providence on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The ceremony culminated the Centennial Anniversary of the school which was started in 1912 by two missionaries in a lodge hall on Meeting Street. The present school opened its doors at its location on 9th2011.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America will connect with thousands of school teachers, principals and educators during a virtual council from its headquarters in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 16, 2013. The live event will be an opportunity to celebrate Adventist education, foster spiritual enrichment and professional development, and promote unity among the nearly 10,000 teachers in the 1,000 educational institutions throughout the Inter-American Division territory, organizers say.
The Administration of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has begun a series of meeting with administrators, pastors and leaders of the local church. The meetings are done in breakfast format.
Seventh-day Adventists worldwide are rallying support and prayers in the wake of what is likely the Philippines’ worst natural disaster and one of the most powerful recorded typhoons to ever hit land.
As attacks on Christians mount in Kenya’s coastal region, some evangelical pastors in Mombasa area no longer may be willing to turn the other cheek. Worried about attacks against their churches and congregations, some pastors are asking for rifles to protect themselves from suspected Islamic extremists.
MONTEGO BAY, St James — DAVID in Psalm 90:10 of the Bible -- New International Version -- says, "Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow..." But for Alberga Foster, winning souls for the Kingdom has almost just started, because at 81, he is "just ready for the battle".
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America yesterday approved a recommendation from its Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) that affirms both men and women for ordination to ministry.
Associate General Counsel at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Todd McFarland reiterated that Adventists must not only guard our rights but we must defend the rights of others as well.
Seventh-day Adventist world church officials today released a statement regarding a local conference that recently elected as president a person who is not recognized by the world church as an ordained minister. Ordination is one of the criteria for being a conference president. The statement, in its entirety, follows:
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lloyd B Smith, says religious liberty is worth dying for, arguing that the greatest threat to religious freedom is taking it for granted.
With the long awaited Flexi Work Arrangement set to come on stream by March 2014, as one of the benchmark for the IMF agreement, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is voicing its concerns contained in the Ministry document tabled in parliament last month.
The most extensive research ever conducted on the attitudes, beliefs, experiences and spiritual practices of Seventh-day Adventists reinforced some long-held assumptions about worshippers’ positive affirmation of the denomination, yet revealed an emerging trend toward secularization that is worrisome for some church leaders.