By Brad Forbes, director of AdventSource
As the North American Division’s official supply center, AdventSource provides resources and information that help congregations develop ministries to their members and reach their communities. I am excited as I see how God has lead in the past five years and am looking forward to seeing what the future will hold. Here is a brief look at seven areas of focus for the next five years.
AdventSource’s online store features more than 4,000 resources to help churches achieve their goals and connect with their communities. AdventSource provides books, Sabbath school visual aids, CDs, DVDs, brochures, Pathfinder supplies, Adventist logo apparel and more. Visit www.adventsource.org and watch for our brand new website design which will debut in May 2011.
7 Day Wear
AdventSource’s new online design studio provides an easy way to create shirts for your Pathfinder or Adventurer Club, youth group, mission trip, or any other church group. Choose from the library of clip art and Adventist logos or upload your own artwork. Visit www.7daywear.com to design your shirt. Look for more options in the future!
In 2011 AdventSource began a monthly email newsletter which allows customers to stay current with new and updated products, sales and special offers, and other news from AdventSource. Visit http://newsletters.adventsource.org to sign up.
Are you looking for training for your church’s ministry leaders? Whether you lead communication or women’s ministries, Adventist Community Services or song service, you can search and register for ministry training events through AdventSource. Visit www.adventsource.org/events or call 800-732-7587 to find what’s coming up or to register.
As the official help desk for the Adventist Church in North America, PlusLine is your source for tools, information and free downloads to assist your church. Visit www.plusline.org or call 800-732-7587 to find answers to your questions about ministry.
Through PlusLine, we also provide an Online Church Resource Player that offers you access to hundreds of hours of teaching and presentations from recent Seventh-day Adventist conferences and conventions. Search for “Online Church Resource Player” on the PlusLine site to find instructions for adding this feature to your church website.
Websites for Churches and Schools
Through Adventist Church Connect, AdventSource currently provides websites to 350 churches in the Mid-America Union. In the next five years we would like to add 130 more! If your church or school is not yet using a free website, visit www.adventistchurchconnect.com or call toll-free 877-518-0819. Sites include free set-up, hosting and support.
In 2010 AdventSource began offering free online training through a series of Webinars for Growing Churches. This series will continue through 2011 and beyond. To find a current list of upcoming webinars, visit http://webinars.adventsource.org.
Spring Webinar Schedule
- March: Vacation Bible School – The Best Evangelism Series
- April: Active Family Ministries = Growth
- May: How to Grow Your Church through Single Adult Ministries
We look forward to partnering with churches across the Mid-America Union throughout the next five years and beyond.
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