Archive for February, 2008


10 Words About NAD Leadership Summit

February 19, 2008

10 Words to describe the NAD Leadership Summit

1. Innovative– I was pleasantly surprised by the innovation at this leadership summit. The NAD leadership team did a good job planning for this conference. There was an obvious push to o ministry in non-traditional ways. Seminars were presented on preaching to the Ipod culture, ministering to the secular and postmodern mind, media-driven ministry, pod casting and many more ways to reach youth and youth adults through non-traditional evangelism.
2. Spiritual– The summit did a great job of helping the attendees keep Christ in the center of all things. Each day began with prayer and worship. I was also blessed to attend the AWESOME prayer suites where you could spend time in the presence of God. These prayer suites are something that you have to experience, they are indescribable.
3. Organized– IT wasn’t difficult to visit the seminars you desired to attend. Many seminars were offered more than once or twice to give ample opportunity to be blessed.
4. Challenging– One big challenge was to help leaders remember our young adult ministry.
5. Creative– There was a myriad of creative ways to share the gospel: drama ministry, puppet ministry, small groups, missions, radio ministry, café church and Internet church.
6. Ministry– continuing on the theme of being creative, ministry was the word kept before each attendee. We were challenged to remember two key words: salvation and service. We need to help our youth fall in love with Jesus and then help them discover their areas of giftedness to serve Jesus.
7. Inspiring– Upon leaving I was inspired to return home to try new methods.
8. Transformation– The Summit also stressed not being afraid of the word CHANGE. We must allow God to transform our lives and the lives of our youth.
9. Truth– Jesus is the truth. When we know Jesus (the Truth) we will experience freedom.
10. Revival– My soul was revived and I pray that the Spirit will help me to not just experience a revival but also a reformation.


5 that blessed

February 18, 2008

I’m writing from Texas, the site of the NAD Youth Leadership Summit 2008. I’m here representing Berean SDA Church as well as The Summit was an absolute blessing to me. The Ignition ministry was AWESOME! Ignition highlighted ways to reach young adults for Christ.

Here are five individuals that blessed me during the Summit:

James Black- NAD Youth Ministry Director

Matthew Gamble- 24-7 Church

Adrienne Townsend- One Touch Ministries

Elden Ramirez- Central California Conference SDA

Allan Martin- God Encounters

When you get a chance, check out the websites to see how God is using these presenters to draw people to Him.


10 about Ben’s 10

February 10, 2008

Ben’s 10 is :

1. A podcast.

2. Thoughtful, fun, pithy and sometimes provocative.

3. About ministry.

4. For young pastors.

5. Not endorsed by my employer.

6. A place to share, learn and be challenged.

7. Updated weekly.

8. Not affiliated with Ben 10.

9. In need of your input, so comment away!

10. Not always going to list 10.