December 13, 2018
Dear Teammates in Ministry:
This is your invitation to our 2019 ehuddle (North American Division Evangelism Visioning and Leadership Team), in San Diego, California from Monday, February 18 to Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
As we look across North America we are more convinced than ever that the mission to reach people with “the distinctive Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist message of Hope and Wholeness” must be our one priority. In order to be effective in reaching others in these rapidly changing times, we must not only have a united vision, but also an ongoing and active conversation, which empowers our members, churches, pastors, and institutions to reach people in different ways according to their contexts.
During the 2019 ehuddle, we will deal specifically with the subjects of church revitalization, growing younger churches, and ministering to large unreached people groups in our Division.
In the past several Conference Presidents requested that we open the ehuddle to pastors. We’ve listened and would like to once again extend the invitation to 3 pastors per Conference. There is one condition, they cannot come alone, they must accompany their Conference President or Ministerial/Evangelism Director.
The ehuddle will be live streamed via our North American Division Facebook Page to make it available to Conferences who wish to take advantage of this missional equipping opportunity for pastors, as well as church leaders and members who will enjoy learning from the stories and principles shared. We have heard some are planning their pastors’ meetings during the ehuddle to watch the presentations and discuss mission around the tables as a team.
A huddle is a team meeting which takes place on the field, in the midst of action. It is a moment for planning, communicating, exchanging ideas, strategizing, and calling the next play. It happens often, and the objective is always winning.
We would like to see our NAD Team (churches, pastors, schools, conferences, unions, hospitals, media ministries, colleges and universities) collaborating together, learning from each other to reach our territory with a lifestyle and a message of compassionate Hope, and Wholeness. We are praying that the Holy Spirit will give us the wisdom, passion and power to continue to take evangelism, in its different expressions, to new heights in North America.
Thank you so much for giving top priority to this very important matter!
Your brother in Christ,
Daniel R. Jackson, President
North American Division
Click the image below to read/download the follow up letter with all of the pertinent information on attending this year's ehuddle.
The ehuddle is the North American Division Evangelism Visioning and Leadership Team.
Attendance is by Invitation Only. Division Officers and Departmental Directors and Associates, Union and Conference Presidents, Ministerial, Evangelism, Church Planting, Ethnic Ministries Directors, Associates, and Coordinators are officially invited. Media Ministries Directors, Adventist Health / Universities Vice Presidents for Mission / Deans of Schools of Religion are also invited. The invitation is also extended to up to three Pastors/Volunteer Lay Pastors per Conference, as long as they attend together with Conference President, Ministerial/Evangelism Director.