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NAD NewsPoints- Updated 3-3-16 - New AU President, Caviness Passes Away, ARM President Retires

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6732106d-c3b4-45ab-9429-030f49130a3d.jpg Church Administrator Passes Away
Retired Southern California Conference President Larry Caviness passed away on March 2, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Caviness was a long time church administrator who served as president from 1997 until his retirement in 2015. More

d68d8e11-f03a-4b65-8ac5-0a289b92d240.jpg New Andrews University President
The Board of Trustees of Andrews University has announced the selection of Andrea Luxton as the new president of Andrews University. Luxton currently serves as the Provost for the University, and replaces Niels-Erik Andreasen who announced his retirement last year. More

ad50f866-db83-4f49-a095-623aab3fbd3a.jpg ARM President to Retire
Robert E. Kyte, president and chief executive officer of Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM), has announced his retirement from service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and from ARM effective May 31, 2016. Kyte has led ARM since 2009. He will retire to pursue other business interests in Idaho. More

9b6d117e-00e7-4686-ae7d-88a63bf5ad87.jpg Jesus 101 in Taiwan
Elizabeth Talbot, PhD, Director of the Jesus 101 NAD Media Ministry, was the guest speaker for the annual SDA English speaking churches retreat (ECR) in Taiwan this week. In a country that is predominantly Buddhist and only 3% Christian, Pastor Talbot encouraged the members to go out to their communities with the joyful cry: JESUS WINS! Choose JESUS!  She found out that local members are watching the Jesus 101 programs and even broadcasting Jesus 101 radio programs on local stations. If you know of a local radio or TV station in your community that would like to broadcast the Jesus 101 programs, please contact the ministry at media@Jesus101.tv or through the website www.Jesus101.tv.
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b93de237-e7cf-45d4-8cd0-63cf5907ca44.jpg Legal Notice Special Meeting of Members
Notice is hereby officially given that the quinquennial meeting of the members of Oakwood University Inc., a Corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the state of Alabama, will be convened in the McKee Business and Technology Building Auditorium, on the Oakwood University campus, 7000 Adventist Blvd. NW, Huntsville, Alabama, 35896, on Sunday, April 17 at 8:00 a.m. (CDT) for the transaction of business that will come before the Corporation. The purpose of the meeting is to receive reports, approve amendments to the Articles and Bylaws of the Corporation and to transact other matters related thereto.

Dan Jackson, Chairman
Leslie N. Pollard, Secretary


Check out and share the seven official NAD Adventist Media Ministries along with Hope Channel which are now listed and linked at the bottom of NewsPoints



Plan now for your church to participate in and make use of Shadow Empire, Apr. 28-30Specifically designed to bring people from YOUR community through the doors of YOUR church, it's a live, 4-part seed-sowing event from the Voice of Prophecy. Co-presented by Shawn Boonstra with your local pastor, the series will explore the Emperor Constantine's impact on religious freedom today. Each session's short video presentation by Shawn Boonstra will be followed by a guided Bible study by the local moderator. Request a FREE event kit or call 1-888-744-1958.



Don't die without giving birth.


"The reality of death among our older congregations should never be used as an excuse to stop giving birth to new congregations. The fact that some churches are going to die must embolden us to plant more, so we can live. No Adventist Church in North America should get to its farewell service without having planted or adopted the planting of one or more congregations."

 — Jose Cortes Jr., associate director in the NAD Ministerial Department, in his blog, "Some of Our Churches Are Dying, Why Plant More?" 

Reaching Out in Love

For Sharing! 

Did you know will bring an end to suffering and death?


The millennium is the thousand-year reign of Christ with His saints in heaven between the first and second resurrections. During this time the wicked dead will be judged; the earth will be utterly desolate, without living human inhabitants, but occupied by Satan and his angels. At its close ... MORE

Watch the 90: second video on Vimeo

People want to know what Seventh-day Adventists believe. Each topic on the My Way to Jesus website links to a video, an invitation to study the Bible, the Find-a-Church Directory, a link for kids to My Place with Jesus, a place to send prayer requests, and more. You can easily post the videos and information on your church website and/or share the updates from the My Way to Jesus Facebook pageLearn how.

March 3, 2016

NAD Initiative for 2016:
Compassion and Hope  
Part of the Transformational Evangelism Building Block

The 2nd weekend of every month will automatically be a Compassion Weekend. Plan for it every month throughout the year to do acts of compassion, especially on these weekends, but better yet, every day. 

Days of Compassion:
March 12/13
April 9/10
Apr. 16, 17, Day of Hope and Compassion
May 14/15
June 11/12
July 9/10
August 13/14
September 10/11
October 8/9
November 12/13
December 10/11

Learn about funding for a Compassion Model Church in each conference.


Special Days:

March Focus: Women in the Church
Mar. 5, Women's Day of Prayer
Mar. 6-12, Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
Mar. 19, Disabilities Awareness Sabbath
Mar. 26, ARM Safety Sabbath


March Offerings
Mar. 12, Adventist World Radio

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Sample Offertory Readings (in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)


Upcoming Events


Apr. 2-4, SONscreen Film Festival

Apr. 2-9, La Voz de la Esperanza NET via  Esperanza TV (in Spanish)

Apr. 3-8, Tour de Youth, "The Big Easy"

Apr. 16, 17, Day of Hope and Compassion

April 17, Oakwood University, Inc. Board Meeting, Huntsville, AL

Apr. 18-21, Nonprofit Leadership Convention, Session 1

Apr. 24-27, HR Conference & Secretariat Council, Minneapolis, Minn.

Apr. 27-30, Your Best Pathway to Health/Los Angeles  

Apr. 29 - May 1, Oregon Men's Summit

May 13-16, World Congress for Deaf & Deaf-Blind

July 21-23, Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

Aug. 3-6, ASI 2016 Convention

Sept. 7-10, Adventist Community Services Convention

Sept. 28-Oct., Health Summit Canada

Oct. 10-13, Nonprofit Leadership Convention, Session 2

Oct. 13-15, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention

Nov. 18-19, HE SAID GO Missions Conference


Jan. 8-11, 2017 - Adventist Ministries Convention, Tucson, AZ


  NAD Feature: Your Best Pathway to Health Goes to LA-LA Land, by Andrew McChesney, p. 36

NAD News: New NAD Health Ministries Director, Faith for Today Celebrates 66 Years, p. 11

NAD Update: Emotional Wellness Summit Convenes, p. 14

NAD Perspective: What Adventists Can Do, After an Extremist Attack, by Gabriela Profeta Phillips p.17




Month of February/March 2016
Pray for the  Columbia  Union, in which there are 711 churches and 144,207 members. 

Feb. 28 - Mar. 5 – This week, please pray for the Ohio Conference with 91 churches and 11,527 members



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12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Dan Weber, communication director, 
Julio Muñoz, associate director
Lynetta Murdoch, sr. editorial assistant
 | Website: www.nadadventist.org/newspoints

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