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Women's Ministries Emphasis Days
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Women's Ministries emphasis days are designed to provide purposeful opportunities to inform, educate, inspire, and encourage men and women about issues pertaining to women's ministries, abuse prevention, and prayer.

If you are not able to hold an event on the designated day, please schedule for a different Sabbath. 


International Women's Day of Prayer | March 5, 2016
Theme: Daring to Ask for MORE! Four Divine Keys to Abundant Spiritual Blessings

 

Women's Ministries Emphasis Day | June 11, 2016


Women's Ministries Offering | July 9, 2016



EnditNow Day | August 27, 2016
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NAD Monthly Focus Themes 2015
Focus Resource Links Emphasis Days

January

Friendship Evangelism

 
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality
(Word Document brochure)
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality
(PowerPoint Program)
• Woman to Woman (Friendship Evangelism)
• Heart Call - A Ministry to Reclaim Women
   Who Have Stopped Attending Church

• "Hospitality" in Women's Ministries
   Certification, Level 3
January 2, Day of Prayer
January 17-23, Religious Liberty Week


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• Prayer Ministries
NAD Prayer Calendar
• North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA)
• Religious Liberty Manual (Tips for overseeing your Religious Liberty Ministry)
• How to Reenergize Your Local Church Religious Liberty Program (PowerPoint)
Liberty Magazine

February

Family Life

Family Ministries Training Program for Local Church Leaders (English)
  Family Ministries Training Program for Local Church Leaders (Spanish)
• Family Ministries Handbook (English & Spanish)
2014 Family Ministries Planbook – Families Reaching Across
• Family Ministries Quick Guide
February 6-27, Black History Month
February 13, Christian Marriage Sabbath
February 13-20, Christian Home and Marriage Week
February 20, Christian Parenting Sabbath
February 15, Mental Health Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
Christian Home and Marriage Week:
• Family Ministries website
Health Ministries Sabbath resources:
Mental Health will be emphasized this year, for Health Ministries Sabbath, February 15, with the theme, "How to Maximize Your Brain Potential"
Vibrant Life special issue especially for Health Ministries Sabbath

March

Women in the Church

Women's Ministries March 5, Women's Day of Prayer
March 6-12, Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
March 19, Disabilities Awareness Sabbath
March 26, ARM Safety Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• Women's Day of Prayer Resources and Information
2nd Youth and Young Adult Ministries Symposium, Mar. 11-12
Disabilities Ministries Website
Disabilities Ministries Resources
Christian Record Services for the Blind
Safety Sabbath

April

Stewardship

iGiveSDA App
Counsels on Stewardship
Faith and Finance
April 2, Missionary Magazines (Signs, Message, El Centinela, Priorities)
April 9, Stewardship Sabbath
April 16, Literature Evangelism Sabbath
April 23, Education Sabbath


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Stewardship
iGiveSDA App
NAD Education

May

Communities Services

NAD Community Services
May 7, Community Services Sabbath
May 14, Youth Sabbath
May 21, Single Adults Sabbath
May 28, Deaf Ministries


Helpful website(s) and Resources:
NAD Community Services

Youth Ministries
  The Jesus Way to Youth Discipleship
•  Hey Youth Preach the Word
•  Mission Lifeguard Training
•  More resources such as Just Claim It Prayer Time and YouthMinistry Formula (YM2), are available at the NAD and GC Youth Ministries

Websites
Single Adult Ministries (ASAM)
  ASAM 2014 Sabbath Materials: "A Recipe for Lemonade"
• ASAM 2012 Convention
• Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) Resources:

June

Church Growth & Evangelism

NAD Evangelism Institute June 11, Women's Ministries Emphasis Day
June 11, Refugee Awareness Sabbath

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
Women's Ministries Emphasis Day Materials
Adventist Refugee and Immigration Ministries

July

Adventist Lifestyle

NAD Health Ministries
Adventist Recovery Ministries
Adventists in Step for Life
NAD Health Summit 2016
SDA Dietetic Association
About Adventist Health Study II

Related Resources and QuickLinks:
• NAD Health Ministries Newsletter, Health Unlimited
• NAD Adventist Recovery Ministries Newsletter, Journey to Life
• Pacific Press Resources on Adventist Lifestyle
July 9 – Griggs University and International
Academy Promotional Day


Helpful website:
Griggs University

AUGUST

Spiritual Gifts

AdventSource Special Days Resources on Spiritual Gifts
Pacific Press Resources on Spiritual Gifts
August 27 - Enditnow Day Emphasis Day (formerly "Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day")
 
Helpful website:
www.nadwm.org (offers free downloadable Enditnow Day programs, videos, PowerPoint, and more, in several languages)
www.enditnow.org
 
 Recommended Resources for Abuse Prevention and Education:
Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day Resource Kit (in English, Spanish, and French), with sermon, PowerPoint illustrations and children’s story
Breaking the Silence – Set of seven brochures; available in English and Spanish from AdventSource.
Love Shouldn’t Hurt brochure – A resource for pastors and church leaders, from AdventSource.
• Child Predators -- A short video produced by Adventist Risk Management, available for viewing on YouTube.
Binding Up Bruised Reeds – A quick reference guide for pastors and lay leaders to help them respond to cases of family violence and child abuse and neglect, from AdventSource.
What Every Congregation Needs to Know About Domestic Violence brochure (in English and Spanish), from FaithTrust Institute
What You Need to Know About Sexual Violence brochure – from FaithTrust Institute.
• Seminars from NAD Summit on Abuse, online at www.nadwm.org:
• The Art of Bullying, Larry Blackmer
• Responding to Abusers, Christopher C. Bradford
• Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence, Claudio Consuegra
• Domestic Violence Research in the Adventist Church, René Drumm
• Legal Implications for Reporting Abuse Within Organizations, Kent Hansen
• A Woman’s Worth, Darriel Hoy
• Teen and Young Adult Dating Abuse, Annie Perez, PhD
• Long-term Risks of Abuse and Effecting Resiliency: What You Can Do, Kiti Freier Randall, PhD
• Hope and Healing for Survivors, Katia Reinert
• Making a Difference in Spouse Abuse: Becoming a First Responder and Advocate, Stephanie Sheehan
• Overview of the Enditnow Campaign, Heather-Dawn Small
• Reality Bites: Dispelling Myths About Abuse, Clare Sheridan-Matney, MD
• Reconsidering Commonly Quoted Scriptures and Concepts, Doug Tilstra, PhD

September

Health

www.adventistfamilyministries.com
http://www.emale.org

Related Resources Quick Links:
• Family Ministries Curriculum for Local Church Leaders
• Family Ministries Handbook (English & Spanish)
2013 Family Ministries Planbook (NAD Edition), Families Reaching Out
• Family Ministries Quick Guide

The Men’s Ministries Training program:
(English) (Spanish)
September 3 – Men's Day of Prayer
September 11-17 – Nurture Periodicals: (Adventist Review, Insight, Guide, Primary Treasure, Our Little Friend)
September 11-17 – Hispanic Heritage Week
September 11-17, Family Togetherness Week
September 17, Family Togetherness Sabbath

September 18  Let's Move Day
September 18-24  Let's Move Week/ Health Education Week/Vibrant Life
 
Related Resources Quick Links:
Men's Day of Prayer:
 
2015 - "An Army of One" 
English Materials |Versión en Español
2014 - "When No One Can, God Will!"
English version | Versión en Español (Coming soon)
2013 - "Day of the Knights"
English version | Versión en Español
2011 - "Don't Leave Home Without Him: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit"
English version | Versión en Español
2010 - "Bonds of Iron"
English version | Versión en Español
2009 - "Relationships that Tell it to the World"
English version | Versión en Español
2007 - "Powered by God"
English version | Versión en Español

October

Adventist Heritage

Adventist Heritage
Adventist Heritage Magazine Collection
Archives and Statistics, GC
• Biblical Research Institute
Center for Adventist Research, Andrews Univ.
Ellen G. White Estate Official Web Site
La Sierra Library Heritage Room
October 1, Children's Sabbath
October 15, Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
October 22, Pathfinder Sabbath


Helpful website(s):
• Children's Sabbath
AdventSource Related Resources
Vibrant Life Magazine
E. G. White Estate, Spirit of Prophecy Day - Heritage Sabbath
• Pathfinders

November

Prayer

• Health Ministries Department
Adventist Recovery
Adventists in Step for Life
NAD Health Summit
Vibrant Life Magazinee
November 5-26, Native Heritage Month
November 5, Stewardship Sabbath
November 6-12, Week of Prayer
November 12, Human Relations Sabbath
November 19, Welcome Home Sabbath


Helpful website(s):
• Native Ministries
Stewardship Department
• Prayer Ministries
• Reconnecting Ministries

Related Resources Quick Links:
• AdventSource Related Resources
• Week of Prayer Readings in Adventist Review, Usually the September issue (order in bulk at Adventist Book Center)
• Reclaiming:
Women in Touch (Friendship Evangelism)
Heart Call - A Ministry to Reclaim Women Who Have Stopped Attending Church  
Indescribable Welcome Home -Leaders Guide
Indescribable Welcome Home - Bible Study Guide

December

Christian Hospitality

Hospitality Ministry Description
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality (Word document brochure)
• Retention Ministry - Keep “Them” through Hospitality
(PowerPoint Program)
• "Hospitality" in Women's Ministries Certification, Level 3
Can You Come for Dinner? (Hospitality)
December 3, Bible Sabbath

Helpful website(s) and Resources:
• AdventSource Related Resources
Handbook for Bible Study
Journey of Joy DVD Bible Studies
Lifting Up Jesus
BibleInfo.com
• NAD Website List of Bible Studies
Bibles and Bible study for visually impaired





 




























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