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SCHEDULE


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Check-in
Session 1
Session 2
Lunch
Session 3
Session Ajourned

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
9:00 am
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Session 4
Lunch
Session 5
Session Ajourned

WEDNESDAY, February 21
9:00 am
12:30 pm
Session 6
Closing

Please note:
  • Complimentary Breakfast included in your hotel rate
  • Lunches will be provided by the NAD
  • Dinners - you're on your own!



AGENDA


I. Welcome & prayer time
II. Objectives of the ehuddle
III. Opening Challenge: Where Are We?
IV. Visioning around tables
Ken Denslow & Esther Knott
Jose Cortes Jr.
Dan Jackson
Voted Definition of Evangelism in North America
“Reach, Retain, and Reclaim the people of North America with Jesus’ Mission and Message of Compassion, Hope, and Wholeness”.



AGENDA


Facilitators:

I. Presentations
Jose Cortes Jr. & Ed Schmidt

Jennifer Maggio
David Jamieson
Ann Roda
Paulo Macena
II. Visioning around tables
Five Voted Outcomes of Evangelism - Outcome #1
1.Engagement of ALL Members in Evangelism/Mission

Conversation Starters:
A   Evangelism a lifestyle, not an event
B   Contextualized evangelism, relating to the needs of the people
C   Compassion - Ministry of Christ (collaboration of church ministries, schools, hospitals & other institutions)
D   Engagement of our Adventist students and hospital employees
E   Empowering well equipped lay leadership (volunteer lay pastors)
F   Small Groups as an outreach ministry
G   Provide special opportunities for local church elders to baptize individuals whom they have led to Christ and will lead through discipleship (in accordance with Church Manual and with the proper authorization of the Conference President)



AGENDA


Facilitators:

I. Prayer Time

II. Presentations
Jose Cortes Jr. & Ed Schmidt

Dave Gemmell

Jake Mulder
Armando Miranda
Shantel Smith

III. Visioning around tables
Five Voted Outcomes of Evangelism - Outcome #2
2.Fostering Acceptance, Access, and Spiritual Safety in all our Churches

Conversation Starters:
A   Making it easy for people to come in and very hard to leave
B   People of all walks of life feel must feel safe in our churches
C   Intentional education of our membership on relational evangelism (how to genuinely treat non-Adventist friends, potential members and people who will never become members)
D   Make baptism process more accessible, followed by strong discipleship experience (Biblical baptism vs tradition)
E   Affirm and carry out the baptism of children who have made a decision to follow Jesus
F   Strong electronic presence (website, social media, apps, phone)
G   Churches accessible to community (visible signage, telephones, directions)
H   Consistency in the name and branding (Example: Seventh-day Adventist Church - Silver Spring Campus)
I   Relevance and more accessible to North American born, including second and third generation immigrants (including Jewish)
J   Embracing of various immigrant waves (Muslim, Hindu, refugees)



AGENDA


Facilitators:

I. Prayer Time

II. Presentations
Jose Cortes Jr. & Ivan Williams Sr.

Donna Jackson & James Black

Alex Bryant
North New South Wales Church Revitalization Team:
Nic Coutet
Abel Lorguslescu
Jared Smith
Jacob Wills
Say Finau
Abdiel del Toro
III. Visioning around tables
Five Voted Outcomes of Evangelism - Outcome #3
3.Intentional Discipleship of all Members

Conversation Starters:
A   More emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit
B   Develop an intentional discipleship path for the newly baptized and existing members
C   Adopt Small Groups, one of the best methods for discipleship and soul winning
D   Teach and live out 28 Fundamental Beliefs as gifts from God for a better life for humanity, not just a list that needs to be checked prior to baptism.
E   Help our members to see the importance of prayer, praise, Bible study, and a lifestyle of witnessing
F   Develop vocational witness competencies whereby our members share the gospel effectively within their workplace and spheres of influence (relational evangelism)



AGENDA


Facilitators:

I. Prayer Time

II. Presentations
Jose Cortes Jr. & Ivan Williams Sr.

Tony Anobile

Jennifer Deans
Steve Leddy
Scott Griswold

Initiatives:
Centers of Influence
Church Planting
Transformational Evangelism

Interview with NAD Evangelism Institute Team:
Ed Schmidt
Erroll McLean
Anthony WagenerSmith
III. Visioning around tables
Five Voted Outcomes of Evangelism - Outcome #4
4. Multiplication of Community-Based Church Planting

Conversation Starters:
A   Become a church planting movement again (increase church plants by 6% per year, Goal: 1 church per 25,000 population in NAD)
B   Emphasis on community church plants (DNA of grace and service, not transplanting of members and churches which can be harmful to the growth process)
C   Multi-site model (one church in several campuses)
D   Adopt Volunteer Lay Pastor model (either to plant churches or to pastor smaller churches, which would free up the budget for full-time pastors to plant churches)
E   Equip pastors in Church Planting prior to ordination
F   Include and strengthen Church Planting in the curriculums of Religion departments and the Seminary and North American Division Evangelism Institute
G   Appoint a Church Planting Director/Coordinator at the Conference/Union to support church planting in North America?
H   Create tool (metrics) to follow up on rate of survival of newly planted churches (first five years?)
I    Launch Urban Centers of Influence in 58 largest cities/conglomerates of people with over 1 million population



AGENDA


Facilitators:

I. Prayer Time

II. Presentations
Jose Cortes Jr. & Ivan Williams Sr.

Anthony WagenerSmith

Hiram Rester
Jose St. Phard
Ruben Ramos
David Franklin
III. Visioning around tables

Five Voted Outcomes of Evangelism - Outcome #5
5. Every year provide multiple opportunities for people to make decisions to follow Jesus through baptism and membership

Conversation Starters:
A   Give freedom to pastors to utilize different and creative proclamation methods
B   Incarnational lifestyle must be embedded and become “a must” prior, during, and after proclamation effort
C   Use funding to reach the community through fulfillment of felt needs, and make every Sabbath worship an evangelistic experience (invitation to accept Jesus at every service - altar calls, decision cards, “joins us after the service”, and others)
D   Utilize Sundays, and other days, as special days for evangelism (when and where applicable)
E   Use homes, gyms, community service centers, and locations accessible to people for proclamation evangelism
F   Plan short evangelism/decision events after long-term and continued community outreach (this will help people to make decisions and encourage church members)
G   Use of known Christians musicians, who may attract the people we are seeking to reach during proclamation efforts
H   Create tool (metrics) to follow up on retention of the newly baptized (first five years?)

IV. Closing Challenge Dan Jackson

 
 
 
February 13, 2018

Dear Teammates in Ministry:

The eHuddle is almost here and we can’t wait to see what God will do during our time together. In our last look at the RSVP list and hotel reservations, there are great number of Leaders and Pastors from just about every Union and Conference of the North American Division, as well as some of our institutions who will be there to collaborate and contribute as we continue this conversation intended to help us in the advancement of a shared vision for Evangelism and Church Growth in our Division.

If you were invited to the eHuddle and have not confirm your attendance, please email Latoya Wright today, with the names and shirt/blouse sizes of Leadership Team and Pastors coming from your Union or Conference. Her email address is latoyawright@nadadventist.org

Please look at the following items:

Resources: we would like to have a table of resources, where we can interact and be exposed to the best practices around our Division. If your Conference, Union, Media Ministry, or Adventist Institution has created a resource that is blessing the local church and you believe can bless your counterpart, feel free to bring a few samples to present in the Resource Table during breaks, especially after lunch, or as we close our meetings in the evenings. This invitation is only for the Conference, Union, Media Ministries, and official institutions invited to the eHuddle

Dress Code: The Schedule/Agenda for the meetings is on the eHuddle section of our website, http://www.nadministerial.com/ehuddle/, feel free to download it and keep it handy, as we are trying to be green ;) and use as little paper or throwaways as possible. Please take a few moments to look at it, prior to our Opening Session at 9:00 AM on Monday. Latoya Wright will be at the Registration Table between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM on Monday, there you will be able to get your name tag and a beautiful gift we have for you.

Any further info will appear on the eHuddle section of the website.

Live-streaming: Due to your requests, we will livestream the presentations of the meetings, we wanted to give pastors and church members across North America an opportunity to experience part of our meetings and to watch some of the evangelism best practices in our Division. The discussion and most of our Q&A sessions will not be broadcasted.

Once again, thank you so much for giving high priority to the eHuddle and for making the sacrifice to attend. With the blessing of God, we’ll have an awesome time together.

see you on Monday, February 19th!

Many Blessings!

Jose Cortes Jr.
Associate Ministerial Director for Evangelism
January 29, 2018

Dear Teammates in Ministry:

I pray you, your family, and your ministry are doing well as you receive this message. I also hope you are enjoying the new year! Earlier this month you received the official invitation and reminder from our North American Division President, Pastor Dan Jackson, to participate in  the ehuddle  (NAD Evangelism Visioning and Leadership Team) to take place February 19-21, 2018. In that message Pastor Jackson indicated that I would be in touch with you to communicate details shortly.

Please, take a few moments to read the following vital info as we get ready for our time together:

Lodging Information: Attached you will find a list (PDF) of seven hotels (Hilton and Marriott/SPG) and their respective NAD rate codes. These hotels are close to the NAD Headquarters. The rates range from $118.00 to $139.00. As you will see, they all have complimentary breakfast. Two of them also provide shuttle service (Sheraton and DoubleTree)

Airports: There are three major airports within an hour of the NAD Headquarters. Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is the closest. Washington-Reagan (DCA) and Washington-Dulles (IAD) also serve the area.

NAD Headquarters Address:

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

9705 Patuxent Woods Drive

Columbia, MD 21046-1565 USA

Telephone: 443-391-7200

Meals: Complimentary Breakfast included in your hotel rate The North American Division Ministerial Department will sponsor a lunch everyday (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday)

Schedule

Meet from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday. Lunch served 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Meet from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Wednesday. Lunch served from 12:30 - 1:30 PM (it would be great if you are able to stay till the end, as we will be discussing very relevant topics on Evangelism, Church Revitalization, and Church Growth for North America till the conclusion - we will close with lunch at 1:30 PM on Wednesday).

Three Pastors Invited to Attend with ADMIN/Ministerial Team

As several of you requested, and as Pastor Jackson mentioned, we are opening this invitation up to three Pastors per Conference, as long as they attend together with Conference President, Ministerial/Evangelism Director.

Please RSVP, Latoya Wright via e-mail LatoyaWright@nadadventist.org. We need to know the name and the shirt/blouse size of each person attending (if you have already sent your size info for another meeting, and it has not dramatically changed, you don’t need to send it again, we have it on file).

Thank you so much for giving High Priority to this very important matter! We can’t wait to see you in February!

Many Blessings!

Jose Cortes Jr.
Associate Ministerial Director for Evangelism
 
 
January 3, 2018

  Dear Teammates in Ministry:

  This is just a brief note to invite you to our 2018 eHuddle (North American Division Evangelism Visioning and Leadership Team), which will take place at the new NAD headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, from Monday, February 19 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018, as announced during our Year End Meetings.

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 2018 eHuddle, we will continue this conversation. This time we will deal specifically with the subjects of church revitalization, growing younger churches (most of our churches are growing old), and ministering to large unreached people’s groups (such as single mothers, their children, and others) in our Division.

  During the 2017 eHuddle, several Conference Presidents requested that we open the eHuddle to pastors. This would give the opportunity to Conference Presidents, Ministerial and Evangelism Directors to bring a few pastors with them. We’ve listened and would like to 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.  

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 and doing what it takes to fulfill our mission of reaching 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 our territory to new heights.

  Please save the date and make plans to be present for the entire time. We will begin on February 19 at 8:00 AM and close on Wednesday, February 21, no later than 3 PM. Jose Cortes Jr., our Associate Ministerial Director for Evangelism, will communicate the details shortly.

  Thank you so much for giving top priority to this very important matter!

  Your brother in Christ,

Daniel R. Jackson, President NAD
 

Click the image below to read/download the follow up letter with all of the pertinent information on attending this year's ehuddle.

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Lodging Information
 
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Address

North American Division Headquarers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9705 Patuxent Woods Drive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Columbia, MD 21046
 
Meals
 
•    Daily breakfast for two is included in your rate
•    The North American Division Ministerial Department will sponsor a lunch everyday (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday)
 
Schedule
 
•    Meet from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday.
                Lunch served from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
 
•     Meet from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Wednesday. Lunch served from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
                (It would be great if you are able to stay until the end of the program, as we will be discussing very relevant topics on Evangelism and Church Growth for North America till the conclusion - we will close with lunch at 1:30 PM on Wednesday).

Keep checking back for more info, including the results of the vetting we’ve done during 2017 on the Definition of Evangelism and the Five Evangelism Outcomes for the Adventist Church in North America. We discussed these topics during our first ehuddle, last February.
 
Please RSVP to Latoya Wright via e-mail LatoyaWright@nadadventist.org to confirm your attendance. We also need your shirt/blouse size.
 
Thank you so much for giving high priority to this very important matter! We can’t wait to see you in February!

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