CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention Information for Your Conference

CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention  Information for Your Conference

This quinquennial convention is the only time pastors in the entire division join together for the purpose of being connected, equipped, inspired, and valued. As iron sharpens iron, so we sharpen each other. Prov. 27:17

As caregivers, the role of pastors is selfless. Their whole ministry revolves around equipping and serving their congregations and communities. Serving and giving is a huge part of their entire lives. So as a thank you, this convention is planned to give back to the pastor and family. This convention is all about the pastor and the pastoral family. It will take place on June 21-24, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky.

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More Research Participation Needed

More Research Participation Needed

We still need more participation in an important research!  The Institute of Church Ministry at Andrews University Theological Seminary and the NAD Ministerial Association are conducting research that is critical to the future of ministry in the NAD. We are conducting research that is critical to the future of ministry in the NAD.  This study is called A Study Investigating the Elements of Pastoral Longevity and Thriving. Your participation is important!

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The Clergy and Educator Memorial Medallions: What Conferences Need To Know

The Clergy and Educator Memorial Medallions: What Conferences Need To Know

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of its employees and seeks to demonstrate its appreciation in a variety of ways. One way the church expresses appreciation after the death of a pastor or educator is with a Seventh-day Adventist Clergy or Educator Memorial Medallion. 

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Church as We Know It Is Over. Here’s What’s Next.

Church as We Know It Is Over.  Here’s What’s Next.

Every church you’ve ever attended, or that you drive by on your way to a Sunday sporting event, was built on a physical attendance model that is location-centric.

As a result,church leaders and pastors have spent time every week encouraging, inviting and pleading with people to come to a specific place at a specific time on Sundays. 

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NARLA Religious Liberty Summit

NARLA Religious Liberty Summit

The May 17-20 NARLA Religious Liberty Summit includes an exceptional opportunity we think local pastors and conference ministry directors will want to take advantage of. Not only are we offering our traditional religious liberty advocacy training, domestic and international issues briefings, and legislative and judicial updates, but this year we are hosting the U.S. Department of Justice’s timely workshop “Protecting Places of Worship Through Education and Dialogue.” 

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Establishing Sabbaticals in Your Conference part II

Establishing Sabbaticals in Your Conference part II

It’s no secret, sabbaticals done the right way yield wholistic staying power even for pastors. In my last article I wrote, “among the care-giving professions benefiting from sabbaticals, pastors committed to the life-long journey in ministry may significantly thrive. 

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7 Reasons Why Your Conference Needs A Sabbatical Policy for Pastors (Part 1)

7  Reasons Why Your Conference Needs A Sabbatical Policy for Pastors (Part 1)

The Lord established the rhythm of work and rest during creation, (Genesis 1 & 2) and this rhythmic cycle was lived out weekly by Adam and Eve.  This cycle supported wholistic – (mind, body, and soul)relational living with God and each other.  The rhythm between work and Sabbath is a real blessing spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.  

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Religion Chairs and Ministerial Representatives Collaborate in Preparing Students for Professional Ministry

Religion Chairs and Ministerial Representatives Collaborate in Preparing Students for Professional Ministry

Recently the chairs of religion from Adventist higher education met with ministerial representatives to coordinate curriculum and internships for ministry. Meeting at the new NAD headquarters, the May 21-23 sessions were filled with presentations and discussions on how to fully integrate the Core Qualities of effective ministry into the ministerial training process.  

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Strategies for the Alleviation of Stressors in Pastors’ Families

Strategies for the Alleviation of Stressors in Pastors’ Families

In 2015 the results of the qualitative and quantitative findings of a study in the North American Division on Pastoral Education and Family Stress were shared.  The research looked at seminary training, continuing education, role demands, and family stressors. 

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Lost Revival

Lost Revival

Revivals depended chiefly on evangelical sermons delivered by chaplains or local clergy. In a revival sermon preached frequently to Confederate regiments in February and March 1864, Chaplain William Baker pointed to the dreaded coming season of war: “We are now approaching a crisis in public suffering. 

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The Grand Collaboration

The Grand Collaboration

It is futile for any ministry or organization to work as a silo unto themselves. Working alone in the face of so many opportunities to benefit from others only hinders or stunts the super potential of the exponential. There are so many benefits to sharing, partnering and collaborating, and the North American Division Ministerial Association has decided to be intentional about collaborating. 

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New Professional Growth Policy for Pastors

New Professional Growth Policy for Pastors

The North American Division (NAD) Ministerial Association introduces a new professional growth policy for pastors at the NAD Year End Meetings in Columbia Maryland. This new policy, if adopted at the year end meetings, will provide structure for pastors to continually become more effective in ministry.

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2018 Women Clergy Conference

2018 Women Clergy Conference

The 2018 North American Division (NAD) Women Clergy Conference is slated to be held September 2-5, in Palm Springs, California. This inspirational gathering is designed for all female Adventist professional pastors and chaplains serving in the NAD. 

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NAD Pastors Convention

NAD Pastors Convention

Are people placed in ministry positions just to fill empty slots? Or does your congregation’s ministry selection process match gifts with mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers those questions in its focus on equipping members for service.

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Matching Gifts with Mission

Matching Gifts with Mission

Are people placed in ministry positions just to fill empty slots? Or does your congregation’s ministry selection process match gifts with mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers those questions in its focus on equipping members for service.

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INTERNSHIP: FOUNDATIONAL IN PASTORAL MINISTRY pt. 2

INTERNSHIP: FOUNDATIONAL IN PASTORAL MINISTRY pt. 2

Helping interns navigate through the complexity of ministry in the twenty-first century is essential to their resilience. It is during internship pastors learn the best ministerial practices, how to apply theology, understand emotional and cultural intelligence, and develop leadership qualities.

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Unprecedented Meetings Examines Church's Missional Structure

Unprecedented Meetings Examines Church's Missional Structure

An historic meeting of administrative leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America met near Dulles Airport outside Washington D.C. on May 13-15, 2014, to discuss the future of the Church and its structure, organization and mission.

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