Boulder Church Announces Inaugural Theological Lectureship » The Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church is announcing the establishment of The Sanitas Lectureship with the intent of creating a safe place for people to connect with God as presented through the lens of the Bible. Named after the Sanitas mountain behind the church itself at Boulder's 345 Mapleton Avenue, the congregation invites the community to consider the church a destination where biblical scholarship is celebrated and shared. According to Japhet De Oliveira, senior pastor of the Boulder congregation, the lectureship series aims to become an annual gathering and "will include presentations from world-renowned experts in Old and New Testament Scriptures, all with the purpose of understanding more about how the God of the Bible is still at work in the shared story of humanity."
Open to the general public, the inaugural series, May 20-23, will be presented by Dr. Laurence Turner, a renowned Seventh-day Adventist Old Testament scholar and author. "Narratives, Imagination and Experiencing God -- Why the Bible Tells Stories" is the series theme.
For Japhet De Oliveira, an invitation extended to Dr. Turner to be the inaugural presenter for the Sanitas Lectureship was, in part, an expression of deep appreciation of Turner's scholarship and deep theological thinking.
"As a professor and pastor, he brings your heart into the text and you will leave having a richer appreciation for who God is. The fear of the God from the First Testament will start to dissipate.
"What I have always loved about our Adventist tribe is our deep appreciation of the whole Bible and that we can see the character of God in both First and Second Testaments," De Oliveira explained.
"Laurence Turner is, for me, in the top three of biblical professors in the world, who are able to articulate such a rich vision of God through the stories of the First Testament. "I have heard from hundreds of pastors across the globe, that Laurence Turner has had the deepest positive impact in their approach to preaching from the First Testament than any other," he added. De Oliveira comments that "Dr. Turner's uniquely witty and insightful interpretations of Old Testament themes have made him a popular speaker for a wide variety of audiences around the world."
In the final day of the lectureship, May 23, Turner will address the ministers from the Boulder area, including pastors of Christian churches who are neighbors of the Adventist congregation in Boulder.
Craig Carr, ministerial director of the Rocky Mountain Conference, is "hoping that many of our Adventist pastors from up and down the Front Range will join us. My expectations of the event are high. With the expertise of professor and author, my hope is that all who attend would be further inspired to dive deeply into the narratives of the Old Testament, finding applicable truths for our time," Craig commented.
A noted Old Testament scholar, author, and international speaker, Dr. Laurence Turner holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Sheffield in England, and has taught at both Avondale College in Australia and Newbold College in England, where he most recently served as head of the Department of Theological Studies.
His books include Announcements of Plot in Genesis (1990) and Genesis Readings, A New Biblical Commentary (2000). He also co-edited "He Began with Moses . . ." Preaching the Old Testament Today (2010), which won Preaching Today's Book of the Year award in 2011.
The event will be streamed live through our Boulder Church website. For more information, go to <Boulder.Church/SanitasLectures>. [Rajmund Dabrowski, photo by Delwin Finch]
ASI Mid-America Comes to Denver » If you're like me, you've heard of ASI for many years. You know the organization is made up of business people, its formal name being Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries, but you don't know much beyond that. Well, it's time we learned more because this group is on the go. They're dynamic and confirmed in their desire to see Jesus coming soon.
The ASI Mid-America convention took place at the Denver Ramada Plaza Hotel in Broomfield from Thursday evening, April 21, through Sunday, April 24, starting with a keynote presentation by Steve Dickman, national ASI president.
According to Barbara Taylor, Mid-America's ASI president, "Steve Dickman's message encouraged faithfulness in sharing the light with urgency so that no one will say, 'Why didn't you tell me?'"
A handful of about 50 attendees swelled to around 400 for Sabbath services.
The family feel was evident when the Franktown church children's choir performed during the Sabbath morning service and later, when three young siblings from the Graybill family sang during the afternoon and evening seminars.
In his morning Sabbath School presentation, Gary Thurber, president of Mid-America Union Conference spoke of the "ASI family," re-emphasizing our connectedness in Christ.
During the break for lunch, groups gathered in a central courtyard around tables, where they were served lunch, while others occupied individual rooms for large family groups who brought their own picnics. The exhibit room opened after lunch for visitors to peruse the varied booths and discover the multitude of ministries operating in the territories of the Rocky Mountain Conference and beyond. Inspiration for service was plentiful. Among the displays were Feed My Lambs, The Peru Project, Binding Broken Hearts, Inc. and more.
Phillip Rego's life changed entirely in 2008 after seeing first-hand the despair in the faces of Haiti's people in the aftermath of the four storms that hit the island that year. Imprinted on his mind was the vision of people mixing mud, water and oil to make mud cakes to eat. "Walking away was not an option," Phillip stated. His response was the creation of Feed My Lambs Ministry (FMLM), his attempt to bring relief to the on-going plight of the Haitian people. Since 2008, the organization has invested in a health center, an academy and a water purification system. The Peru Projects, Inc. is dedicated to taking the gospel to the jungle. They run an air program that transports mission personnel and does medical evacuations, a Bible worker program that trains and deploys lay Bible workers and provides financial and logistical support as well as ministerial materials, a jungle chapel construction team for new groups of believers, and a mission group host who gives logistical support to volunteer mission groups doing evangelism, medical, dental or construction projects.
Eden Valley's Lifestyle Center offers help in conquering high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, allergies, arthritis and other chronic diseases. Their trained staff provides support for exercise, hydrotherapy, vegan meals, massage and hyperbaric treatments. Also associated with Eden Valley is Stones Valley Foundation in India, orphanages that teach children, many of whom come from the surrounding communities.
Binding Broken Hearts is a Wyoming non-profit prison ministry that has, so far, provided support to 10,689 inmates in 349 facilities in 34 states. Each inmate who makes contact with them receives a leather-bound Andrews Study Bible and monthly letters along with Bible studies. So far, they have sent out 8,014 Bibles and 77,549 letters with Bible studies. They dream of one day owning a working ranch where inmates can come, upon release, to work, to learn, and to heal.
Black Hills Health & Education Center has a wellness center, a school of massage and biblical response therapy, a coaching method and curriculum that leads students step by step through the process of applying a balance to the physical, mental and spiritual components of complete health.
"Our intention is to support what the church is doing rather than doing something separate," explained Steve Dickman. ASI, I learned, impacts the church locally, nationwide and worldwide through programs they've developed for lay people.
New Beginnings provides resources and tools for lay-people to use with evangelism -- in their own homes or in a church setting.
Pathway to Health, another ASI brainchild, provides full medical, surgical, vision and dental services for the public free of charge to patients. Volunteers with Pathway to Health spent three days in San Antonio just prior to the 2015 General Conference Session, treating 6,192 patients. Currently, volunteers are descending on Los Angeles with a $1.1 million budget to provide free medical services.
ASI also has a project-funding cycle during which they receive applications from individuals and organizations until December 31 when applications close. Around, February or March, a committee looks at every application and chooses 30 to 40 projects to fund, contributing $1-2 million toward these projects.
The offering collected during the Sabbath service did more than answer the prayer of the ASI leadership. Their prayer was that the Lord would bless each of the five projects earmarked to receive the funds. They asked for $24,100. They received $31,010.
"The ASI Mid-America chapter leadership did a great job planning the weekend," said Steve Dickman. "The speakers, music and testimonies were a blessing and encouragement to me personally and I enjoyed the fellowship of meeting with our ASI members.
What of the future for ASI? Steve shares a quote from Testimonies 9, Vol. 116.4: "The work of God in this earth can never be finished until the men and women comprising our church membership rally to the work and unite their efforts with those of ministers and church officers."
"I personally believe," said Steve, "that ASI has an opportunity to help fulfill this statement and impact the work of spreading the gospel message to the entire world."
Being part of the weekend and talking to ASI members evoked, for me, my own youth, when spreading the gospel and looking for Jesus' second coming were focal points of our lives. [Text and photos by Carol Bolden; top: Steve Dickman, ASI national president; bottom: Binding Broken Hearts husband and wife team]
SHADOW EMPIRE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE »
These are just some of the locations that will be hosting Shadow Empire. New locations are being added daily, so visit www.shadowempire.com to find the one closest to you!
Canon City, Cedaredge, Chapel Haven (Northglenn), Dove Creek, Franktown (later start date), Lamar, Loveland, Montrose, Woodland Park
Buffalo, Gillette, Lander, Newcastle, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Upton
Chapel Haven Church » Chapel Haven Church is hosting Shadow Empire April 28-30. Pastor Roy Weeden is the local speaker/presenter in conjunction with Pastor Shawn Boonstra and The Voice of Prophecy from Loveland, CO. Four meetings will be conducted at these times and dates: 7 p.m., April 28, 29; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., April 30. A fellowship meal will be held between presentations 3 and 4. Register through the website: ShadowEmpire.com. Chapel Haven Church is located at 9911 Huron Street, Northglenn, CO (just north of Denver off I-25)
Montrose Church » Montrose will host Shadow Empire at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings with an additional session at 11 a.m. Sabbath morning, April 28-30. The church is located at 1551 Valley Road, Montrose CO 81401.
Woodland Park » The rise and fall of the Christian church will be explained in a four-event seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29 and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sabbath, April 30, at the Woodland Park Church. Shadow Empire is produced by Shawn Boonstra who will also speak for each session along with Pastor Mike Kissner. For more information, go to www.shadowempire.com
Voice of Prophecy » This guest-friendly three-day (April 28-30) Voice of Prophecy event, Shadow Empire, was taped on location in countries like Serbia, Turkey and Italy. Co-presented by Shawn Boonstra and the church's pastor, the series (and accompanying book and lessons) will explore the Emperor Constantine's impact on religious freedom today. Want to attend? Find the location near you at www.ShadowEmpire.com. New locations are added daily.
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June 5: Closed
June 19: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
July 3: Closed
July 10: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The 2016 girls retreat, "Created Flawless," will focus on how we're made by our Creator -- flawless and perfect in His image. Join us April 29 to May 1. The cost is only $38 per teen girl which includes two nights and five meals. One sponsor per eight girls. Go to rmcyouth.org/teengirlsretreat for more information and to register today!
Wyoming Camp Meeting 2016 » Below is a link to the registration form for Wyoming Camp Meeting which can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to 11395 W Zero Road, Casper WY 82604. For more information, contact Jodie Gage at 307-259-5301. Wyoming Camp Meeting will take place July 12-16 at Mills Spring Ranch, Casper, WY. David Asscherick will speak. Go to http://www.rmcsda.org/wyoming-2016-camp-meeting-registration-form
Cheap Tickets to Washington, D.C. » Great deal on Washington, D.C. tickets for travel from May 1 to May 8, 2016. This is an awesome opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. Your flight leaves at 6:15 a.m., Sunday, May 1, and lands in D.C. at 1:45 p.m. with one stop. The flight back to Denver leaves DCA at 12:25 p.m. and lands in Denver at 4:05 p.m. with one stop.
The dates and times cannot be changed, but we can put anyone's name on these tickets. We paid a little more than $300 each and will sell for $500 for all four tickets. Please contact Jocelyn at [email protected] or 303-744-1069 if you are interested. You don't have to take all four! Great time to plan a last-minute family trip to D.C.
Vista Ridge Academy » is accepting applications for Pre-K through 8th grade. Schedule a tour or visitation day that fits your schedule. New students can receive 10 percent off registration fees (20 percent for families with two or more children) when paid by May 16. Check us out on facebook at www.vistaridge.org or call 303-828-4944.
Cheyenne Church » Cheyenne members will hold a CREATION Health seminar at Laramie County Community College on Sabbath afternoons beginning April 2 and continuing through May 14. For more information, contact Lana Anderson at 307-632-9908.
Vista Fellowship » A prophecy series by Carlos Munoz will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sabbath, April 22 through May 21. The church is located at 701 Kimbark Street, Longmont. For more information, call Allan Christensen at 303-548-8601.
Brighton Church and Brighton Adventist Academy: A Centennial Celebration of Christian Education » The Brighton Church opened its first school in 1916. The 2016 alumni weekend will be a celebration of 100 years of Christian education in the Brighton and Fort Lupton areas. BAA students will present music and a drama called "No Compromise" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. Former principal and teacher Kent Kast will speak for the Sabbath morning church service. A haystack lunch will be provided and the day's activities will include a tribute to Letha Hoos who will retire at the end of this school year after 41 years of teaching. Alumni and friends are invited to join the celebration. Visit www.baaconnect.org for a complete schedule of activities.
Lighthouse Christian School » The first annual Rake-A-Thon will be held by Lighthouse School May 1. Students, parents and church members are geared up to rake, clean up or spruce up every yard in northeast Colorado -- well, at least a few dozen yards, anyway. Lighthouse has scheduled this event as a community service project to share a "sermon in shoes". Our school is dedicated to providing funds for EVERY student who requests financial aid, so students are seeking sponsors for the Rake-A-Thon. "We want to do something nice for our neighbors and raise $5,000 for students to come to our school," reports Clara Aakko, grade 2. If you would like to sign up as a donor for the Rake-A-Thon, call the school at 970-397-5511.
Black Hills School of Massage » Want to have a career that might also be a ministry? Black Hills School of Massage Therapy will be starting their next state-recognized, 600-hour massage school session May 16. If you feel that God is calling you to a career in massage therapy, call us at 605-255-4101. Check out our facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/blackhillsmassage/ -- or our website at www.bhhec.org/school-of-massage. It's not too late to start a career-ministry where you can touch lives for Jesus!
Montrose Church » A Western Slope Life Coaching workshop will be presented at 11 a.m. May 21 and 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 22 by Rick Mautz, director of RMC Health Ministries. The church is located at 1551 Valley Road. Contact [email protected] or 970-249-4942 for details and registration.
Golden Church » Learn about natural remedies for optimal health, massage therapy, hydrotherapy, healing herbs, and more FREE at the two-day workshop presented by Eden Valley.
Attend one or both sessions: God's Healing Ways from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 (sanctuary) and Natural Remedies Hands-on Seminar from 2-5 p.m., May 22 (gymnasium).
Featured speakers include Leasa Hodges, RN; Balazs Kunli, Herbalist; Eunice Kunli, Therapist. Golden Church is located at 3101 S Golden Road, Golden CO 80401. For more information, call 303-918-5557.
Selah Concert » Campion Academy and Friends are sponsoring Selah in concert at 7 p.m., May 22, at Loveland High School. The concert will benefit the CA Student Aid Fund. Purchase tickets at itickets or call 1-800-965-9324. For more information, call 303-885-4793. Loveland High School is located at 920 W. 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538.
Women's Ministries SAVE THE DATE »
Men's Advance SAVE THE DATE » Men, get ready for our fall men's advance under the theme, Restoring Relationships with God, Others & Ourselves. Plan to see the colors in Pitkin as part of Western Slope's Men's Advance September 16-18. Spend the weekend in great fellowship, swapping stories, studying the Bible, fly fishing and exploring the surrounding mountains and valleys. The restored Pitkin Hotel will be the base of operations and lots of great food will be included. For more information contact Wayne Oldham at 970-209-7911 or [email protected]
Mile High Academy is looking for two part-time Kindergarten aides. This is an exciting opportunity for the 2016-2017 school year. Please visit our website at www.milehighacademy.org for more information on the requirements and qualifications for this position. Applicants must be Seventh-day Adventist members in good standing and possess current authorization to work in the U.S. If interested, please send your resume to Jocelyn at [email protected]
Mile High Academy is looking for a full-time accountant. The accountant is a key member of the Business office, reporting to the VP of Finance. The accountant's tasks include general ledger, adjusting entries, restricted and non-restricted fund management, A/P, A/R, collections, payroll, banking and more. For a full job description and application, visit http://www.milehighacademy.org/employment-opportunities/. To apply, send your resume to [email protected]
Associate Director -- Media, Production & Programming: Do you think and dream in the visually creative space? The Voice of Prophecy is seeking a creative professional who desires to use their talents for soul-winning and evangelism. Prospective candidates should be proficient and experienced in many creative areas such as: print design, brand creation, web design, UX design, motion graphics, 3D graphics and presentation graphics. Proficiency in the areas of video production and photography a plus.
Mailroom Assistant Supervisor: Are you someone who loves logistics and has an eye for detail and a knack for supervision? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the Voice of Prophecy's Mailroom Assistant Supervisor position! In this position, you would assist with the development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of all phases of mailing services in addition to supervision of mailroom staff. As a direct result of your work, people worldwide would receive resources like Bible lessons and make decisions for Christ thanks, in part, to your efforts in getting resources to them in a timely manner.
Junior Accountant: The Junior Accountant assists with the accounting records for VOP's Gift Planning & Trust Services. This includes all aspects of accounting (receivables, payables, general ledger) and federal and state fiduciary tax reporting.
Ministry Relations Representative: The Ministry Relations Representative (Regional) serves the Voice of Prophecy by cultivating and growing relationships with new and current supporters.
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