In this Issue Issue 769 “Digital Evangelism Works!” 26 March 2013 Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia [Andrew Willis, ted NEWS] Twenty-five web pastors and community developers from around the Trans-European Division (TED) met for three days of training, exchange of experience and further development of the Internet ministry known as LIFEconnect (LC) in Slovenia. They were excited to hear of the impact that LC and LC STREAM programmes are already having on lives in Europe.
In this Issue Issue 768 Hungary, Last Stop in Wilson’s Tour of TED 17 March 2013, Budapest, Hungary [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, ted NEWS] The historical and beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, showed its best side on a sunny, but crisp Sunday Morning, 17 March, when around 2000 members and friends gathered at a city hall for a full day of celebration and worship.
In this Issue Issue 767 ‘Stand by Christ’ says Wilson to Pastors and Members in Serbia 16 March 2013, Belgrade, Serbia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, ted NEWS] On Thursday, 15 March 2013, Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the World Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his wife, Nancy, arrived to Serbia where members and pastors, met them excited to hear a message of encouragement, learn about the mission of the church for the future and to participate in leadership training. Early mornings and late nights seem to be the norm for Pastor Ted Wilson, to visit the world fields, and Thursday 14 March was no different. Pastor Wilson and his party started their journey from Zagreb, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia early that morning
In this Issue Issue 766 Wilson’s Encouraging Words for the Church in Croatia 13 March 2013 Zagreb, Croatia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, ted NEWS] Four hundred people gathered to worship together with Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, and his wife, Nancy, at The First Adventist Church in Zagreb, Croatia, on Wednesday evening, 13 March 2013. This was their last assignment
In this Issue Issue 765 ‘Almost Home’ Message of Encouragement for Poland 11 March 2013, Warsaw, Poland [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, ted NEWS] Snow and frost welcomed Pastor Ted Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist Church President, and his wife Nancy on Sunday 10 March, when they arrived in Warsaw for a three-day visit to Poland
In this Issue Issue 764 God Renews People in The Netherlands 09 March 2013, Zwolle, the Netherlands [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, ted NEWS] Despite the grey, foggy and rainy Sabbath morning in the Netherlands, the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church did not let the weather stop them from travelling from all corners of the country to the city of Zwolle for a day of fellowship. Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and his wife Nancy, and Pastor Bertil Wiklander, the President of the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were special guests for this event
In this Issue Issue 763 LIFEconnect Stream Brings Hope to Many in Albania 05 March 2013 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, ted NEWS] The weekend of 1-3 March was indeed unique and had an immense impact on the Adventist Church in Albania. For three evenings, “Connect to Escape”, a LIFEconnect Stream event featuring Dr Miroslav Pujic, Trans-European Division (TED) Internet Ministries Director, was launched very successfully in downtown Tirana … Read more Dunstable Church Plant 05 March 2013 Dunstable, United Kingdom [Simon Martin, ted NEWS] Seven years ago a small group of members from the Luton North church decided to plant a community church in the nearby town of Dunstable. Its mission was (and still is) to plant an innovative, Jesus focused, spiritually alive, Bible based, grace oriented … Read more Ministry with Those with Special Needs 04 March 2013 St Albans, United Kingdom [Michael Hamilton, ted NEWS] The first and historic meeting of the world co-ordinators of the Special Needs Ministry, set up by the General Conference, convened in São Paulo, Brazil from January 25th through 27th 2013. Representatives from the thirteen world divisions met to discuss and explore strategies for implementing a ministry “whose time has come” … Read more Also in the News IRLA Joins Call for Pastor’s Release…
In this Issue Issue 762 IRLA Joins Call for Pastor’s Release from Iranian Prison 26 February 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Ansel Oliver/ANN] The International Religious Liberty Association has joined more than a dozen religious groups and human rights advocates calling for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran in September for his religious beliefs. .. Read more Love at Dialogue Café 21 February 2013 London, United Kingdom [Kirsten Øster-Lundqvist, BUC News] Valentine’s stretched out for an extra day at the Central London church
In this Issue Issue 761 Focusing on the ‘No’ Vote 07 February 2013 Watford, United Kingdom [Heather Haworth, BUC News] The issue of ‘gay marriages’ has been a particular subject of focus both in BUC News and the wider Christian and secular press.
In this Issue Issue 760 Theology of Ordination Committee Ends First Session 18 January 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Adventist Review staff, ANN] Members of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) ended their first session – held January 15-17 at a meeting site near the church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States – on an optimistic note… Read more Newbold Launches New Name, Logo, Strapline and Website 22 January 2013 Bracknell, UK [Newbold College] Newbold College has launched a refreshing new visual brand identity, complete with a new official name – Newbold College of Higher Educatio n. This new name is embraced within a new logo and supported by a new strapline – Life Changing – Faith Affirming . Last week Newbold also launched a new, more flexible and future-student oriented website… Read more Leaders, criticism and self-criticism I have never particularly liked reading books on the subject of leadership. You know the sort of thing: Ten steps to maximising your leadership potential . They are often very generalised and full of lists pointing the way to success. They may have their place of course. Stephen Covey’s book Seven Habits of Highly Successful People would not have sold in such huge numbers had it not… Read more Also in the News Following Directions Pan-European Youth Congress 2013 Same Sex Marriage Back on the Agenda Features & Analysis “Where two or three are gathered together…