GC SESSION 2000 NEWS BRIEFS

NEWS ABOUT THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION
SABBATH, JULY 1



HAPPENINGS

North American Division Featured In Mission Program

"The International Festival of Mission" spotlighted a loving, diverse Church family; intent on reaching out to find souls for Jesus. In Saturday evening's program, July 1, the North American Division (NAD) shared how men, women, and children are joining hands to help finish the work and point the world to Jesus as the answer and The Way. The Trans-European Division's report followed NAD.
    Many varieties of stories were related on the huge JumboTron video screen, and many of those involved with the stories came out on stage to add their remarks: The Salt Lake City church offering up their diversity as a strength and a witness in their community ... the Inland Spanish church in California equipping all its members for evangelism ... youth of the Boulder, Colorado, church building the first Seventh-day Adventist church on the Island of Jay in the South Pacific ... a youth crusade using computer technology in Fort Lauderdale ... and a women's crusade in South Florida. "This," NAD leaders and members affirmed, "is our Church!"
    During 1995-1999, there have been more than 750 evangelistic crusades—nine of them broadcast via satellite. More than 185,000 new members have been nurtured. For the first time, in 1999, more than 40,000 people have been baptized!
Alfred McClure
Alfred McClure, North American Division president, hosted the NAD segment of the International Festival of Mission program.

Program Participants
Individuals involved with the North American Division's world mission pictured backstage: from left, Frank Gonzalez who facilitated extending NET satellite events into Spanish; Alfred McClure, NAD president; Ken Cox, Voice of Prophecy evangelist; Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts and NET NY 99 speaker; Mark Finley, It Is Written speaker/director and speaker for NET 95, NET 96, and Revelation of Hope; and Kermit Netteburg, assistant to the North American Division president for communication.

Growth In The Division:
Year Members Tithe
1900 75,000 $500,000
1950 350,000 $25,000,000
1999 900,000 $610,000,000

Adventist Review InsertThe NAD edition of the June, 2000, Adventist Review included this insert—a report to the NAD constituency about mission and ministry during the past five years.

Upcoming Happenings Feature: Impact Toronto 2000 delegates minister in the streets of Toronto.

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EXHIBITS

North American Division Products: Magazines And Books Released At Session

Adventist Review Insight Numerous publishers created special editions and/or brand-new releases of books and magazines especially for the General Conference World Session. The Adventist Review is publishing a daily edition of their magazine locally in Toronto. Other magazines include Insight, Ministry, and Signs of the Times. Two books just released are We Are The Pathfinders Strong: The First Fifty Years by Willie Oliver with Patricia Humphrey, and Embracing Diversity by Leslie Pollard.

Upcoming Exhibit Feature: North American Division resource centers.

Ministry Signs of the Times
We Are The Pathfinders Strong Embracing Diversity

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