Next Generation Pastor Part I

Next Generation Pastor Part I

When I woke up that cold November morning in our sixth-floor apartment in Madrid, Spain, I felt different. I had always wanted to be a doctor. Whenever someone would ask, “What do you want to do with your life or what are you going to do when you grow up?” I would always reply: “A missionary doctor.” Now, overnight, at age 15, all the sudden, the vision for my life had changed. That morning during family worship I announced to my family that I, no longer would be a Missionary Doctor, I felt that God wanted me to be a pastor. My father, who is a pastor, was super excited to hear my announcement, and so was my mother. My brother, who had also grown up with the vision of becoming a medical doctor exclaimed, “I guess, only one person in this family will make lots of money.” He is a pediatrician today!

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Growing Young

Growing Young

In this presentation Kara Powell presents how our churches can continue to grow young, and how we can be more effective when it comes to reaching teenagers, young adults and their families with the gospel. Pastors and leaders must define reality of what is happening to young people and with our churches today. Powell spent four years studying 250 churches that aren't shrinking or aging but are growing in involving and retaining young people (ages 15-29), which brings overall vitality to the whole church.

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A Missionary in Your Backyard

A Missionary in Your Backyard

I love international mission trips. I enjoy traveling to another country, meeting people different from me, learning a new culture, and meeting a community’s needs—while at the same time fulfilling Jesus’ mandate to be His witness “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). 

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Groundbreaking Study of NAD Pastors Needs Your Participation

Groundbreaking Study of NAD Pastors Needs Your Participation

Pastors, NAD Ministerial is committed to support you in your pastoral ministry in whatever way can including research. We’ve partnered with The Institute of Church Ministry at Andrews University Theological Seminary to conduct research that is critical to the future of ministry in the NAD.  This robust study is called A Study Investigating the Elements of Pastoral Longevity and Thriving. Your participation is essential and will be rewarded!

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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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Acts of Mercy

Acts of Mercy

Thousands of people try to cross the southern borders of our country every day in search of a better future. Full of hope, they decide to risk their lives, crossing the waters of Rio Bravo or the arid desert where coyotes bring them to the harsh reality of their new lives. These families, that are processed as "child refugees" by ICE, are released on American soil and attempt to initiate their dream life without knowing where to go, without proper hygienic conditions, and restricted access to food.

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