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Newbold Appoints New College Chaplain

Sonya and Paul Goltz23 April 2012 Bracknell, Untied Kingdom [Newbold College, tedNEWS] Pastor Paul Goltz has been appointed Newbold College Chaplain from the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year.  “The Newbold College community stands to benefit from Paul’s warm, caring manner” Dr Philip Brown, Principal, said this week.  “He knows how to accommodate those who might have different theological views and recognizes that student needs can be different from those of regular church members.”  “Paul has a clear passion to share Christ and His love and compassion and he is clearly committed to and passionate about the ministry of Chaplaincy,” Dr Brown added. 

'Green Sabbath' Produces Eco-Christians

07 April 2012 London, United Kingdom [SEC Communications/Colin Stewart, Olympic Outreach Team] "Green Sabbath was rejuvenating and refreshing after getting into the 'green' mentality.  The song that played on my mind was 'How Great Thou Art' especially on our walk to church in the morning," said Marilyn Le Feuvre, Communication leader at Horley Gatwick Adventist church.

Is the Adventist Church Missing $12 Billion?

02 April 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Ansel Oliver/ANN] How much money would the Seventh-day Adventist Church have for mission each year if world membership records were accurate and each member returned a faithful tithe? About US$14 billion.

Evangelism among Postmoderns – Norwegian Pastors Sharpen Skills

29 March 2012 Royse Norway [Tor Tjeransen, tedNEWS] “How could your church bridge the gap between the church and postmoderns?” That was one of the questions Dr Miroslav Pujic posed to forty Adventist pastors in Norway at a pastor’s meeting designed to sharpen their skills in communicating with postmoderns. The pastors met at Tyrifjord junior college 25.-27. March.

Newbold College Partners with University of Winchester

29 March 2012 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] For the past few months Newbold College has spent much time preparing for institutional approval to become a partner institution of the University of Winchester. The College received such approval on Wednesday 28 March 2012 and so is now permitted to submit its Theology programmes to the University for validation.

Seminar on 'Sexual Abuse of Children'

28 March 2012 Zagreb, Croatia [Tunde Torma, tedNEWS] A seminar on the topic ‘Sexual Abuse of Children’, organised by Children and Youth Department of Adriatic Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was held in Zagreb, Croatia on 18 March 2012. The seminar was organised for teachers and others that are involved in work with children.

Creative Use of Media Makes the Difference in Croatia and Slovenia

23 March 2012 Zagreb, Croatia [Darko Kovacevic, tedNEWS] A hundred fifty participants gathered on 17-18 March 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia for the media conference organised by the Adriatic Union of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The main purpose of the meeting was to explore the possibilities in social media, photography, writings and video production. All the participants at the media conference agreed that media has a power and has already made an impact on the society which creates the values that people follow. Therefore we as a church need to be there and share the ancient values found in the Bible using this medium.

"I Need You, God!" - Mission Conference in Skoplje

22 March 2012 Skoplje, Macedonia [Laszlo Gallusz, tedNEWS] Two hundred participants gathered on 09-11 March 2012 in Skoplje, Macedonia for a Mission Conference organised by Macedonian Mission and the South-East European Union of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SEEUC). The conference was attended by leaders and members of the church from all districts of Macedonia, who were eager to participate in the mission of the church. Macedonian Mission’s focal emphasis of the outreach is ‘small groups’ ministry, as the church wishes to place the preaching of the gospel back to a home-setting as model of how Christianity started almost 2000 years ago. The main speaker at the conference was Pr Janos Kovacs-Biro, Evangelism and Church Planting Director at the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventists. Pr Kovacs-Biro focused on the importance of the establishment of small groups and house churches in the country.