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2020 NAD Pastoral Family Convention
June 21-24, 2020

Place & Venue
To Be Determined

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Save the Date


2020 NAD Pastoral Family Convention
June 21-24, 2020

Place & Venue
To Be Determined

Imagine...

...recreating the best of your college and seminary classes, mixing it up with the passion of a massive convocation, connecting it with a class reunion, and thoroughly bathing it with the flavor of Adventism and you’ve got my vision for the first ever NAD Ministerial convention.

As shepherds we walk a unique and sometimes lonely road leading and caring for sheep.  At times we are so busy loving and leading others that we neglect our own spiritual, emotional, and academic needs.

For a few days during the summer of 2015, we’re going take a break from shepherding and engage in a long overdue pastoral feast; inspired by a variety of leaders, resources, music, prayer, and fellowship.

It is my dream that the inspiration that we receive in those few days will return us to our pastures more fit to lead than ever before.

--Ivan Williams, D. Min. NAD Ministerial Director

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Connecting


pastoral colleagues old and new abound
latest social ministry networks help convene

Connecting


pastoral colleagues old and new abound
latest social ministry networks help convene

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Imagine…

…connecting with classmates from college, seminary, or a previous conference. Bring them up to speed on your pastoral journey and listen as they share their stories with you.

Connect with other pastors who you’ve read about but never had a chance to meet. Sit down with new friends and talk about the unique challenges and opportunities of ministry.

Watch as your spouses and kids connect with others who share the joys and challenges of living in the pastoral family.

The schedule and the design of the event is built for connections. There is plenty of informal time in the schedule to connect at a restaurant, or hundreds of small gathering places throughout the convention premises.

We make it easy for you to pick your friends out of a crowd of thousands and set up meeting times and places with our CALLED Convention App.  Download it now to your smartphone or tablet device.

--Dave Gemmell, D. Min. Associate Director, NAD Ministerial

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Equipping


ministry specialists teach in break out seminars
fresh resources for ministry delivered
continuing education credit received

Equipping


ministry specialists teach in break out seminars
fresh resources for ministry delivered
continuing education credit received

imagine...

…rediscovering your unique mix of spiritual gifts and skills.  We provide opportunities for you to both develop your core competencies as well as raise some of your skills into the rarefied air of mastery.

Learn from the best in plenary sessions or break-out groups that bring expertise to the core competencies of evangelism, leadership, worship, management, scholarship, people skills, all built on the foundation of character.

Yet the convention is just the beginning as we roll our new continuing education stream for pastors. We share our dream for regular engagement in a variety of ways that meet your need whether through reinvigorated worker’s meetings, conferences, or the exciting new virtual Adventist Learning Community. Return to your church with a completed certificate of continuing education for the year 2015.

--Esther R. Knott, M.A.
Associate Director, NAD Ministerial
Director, InMinistry Center
Director, MA in Pastoral Ministry

 

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Valuing


calling from God for pastoral ministry is validated

Valuing


calling from God for pastoral ministry is validated

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imagine...

...a bush burning in the desert that never goes out.

Do you remember when God first called you to ministry? Maybe it seems recent or maybe it feels like a lifetime ago. At the convention we will walk together through the desert and remember how God first set that burning bush before us. We will recall the words that He spoke, the burning in our hearts, the affirmations from others that first started us on this pastoral journey.

Collectively we will open our hearts again to the reigniting of His call to ministry. Affirmation of our unique calling in ministry will flow over us again.

Yet this is not just about the past. We will be attentive as we believe that God will give us a new calling, for a new place, and new time, in our pastoral journey.

As you plan for the convention, I invite you to reread the passages of scripture that were so meaningful to you in your initial calling. Take a moment everyday to pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit for this unprecedented event. May this be more than just a convention. May we return with a renewed sense of calling.

--Brenda Bilingy, Associate Director, NAD Ministerial

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Reaching


Be empowered to Reach, Retain, and Reclaim North America
with a lifestyle and a message of Compassion, Hope, and Wholeness.

Reaching


Be empowered to Reach, Retain, and Reclaim North America
with a lifestyle and a message of Compassion, Hope, and Wholeness.

Imagine

going back home to your family and church inspired and equipped to be a super Spouse, the best Parent, and the exceptional Pastor God created you to be.

being re-empowered to live your life with the priorities of Jesus, showing His grace for humanity and His compassion for all creation daily, becoming His Eyes, Heart, Hands and Feet in your world.

presenting one of the most creative and potentially effective outreach initiatives, during the Evangelism Shark Tank contest and earning one of the prizes, which will be given out every night of the Convention (1st Place: $20,000.00 - 2nd Place: $10,000.00 - 3rd Place: $5,000.00 - 4th Place: $3,000.00 - 5th Place: $2,000.00). These funds would be committed to assisting your church or your district in the implementation of your creative Evangelism initiative. For more information, please click here: http://www.nadpastorsconvention.com/shark-tank/

a new beginning, hitting the reset button, with Gods promise Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

Cant wait to see you in Austin!
 

Jose Cortes Jr., M.Div.
NAD Associate Ministerial Director for Evangelism