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Praying for Rain

Wanting to understand the heart behind united prayer, or how to lead a group in united prayer? Or maybe you just want to grow your prayer life with your family? This powerful resource, with already half a million copies in print, has been newly updated and is packed with lots of inspiration and practical tools to help get your group prayer off to a great start. If you love prayer, you will want to take this gem with you everywhere. (Available in 18 languages!)

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Prayer, Fasting

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2017 - 2nd Qtr. - Fighting for Each Other

Life can be hard. We face challenges and struggles that can seem overwhelming. Finances. Health. Relationships. Battles with sin and temptations. Loneliness. But this is all because we are living in the midst of a Great Controversy battle. With this quarters "Day of Prayer and Fasting" materials, rather than being overcome by the struggles, you can learn to fight for each other in prayer. (These materials were written for 2nd Quarter 2017, but can be re-used again and again!)

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Prayer, Fasting

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2017 - 1st Qtr. - Fighting for our Church

What breaks your heart? What drives you to your knees? Has your heart ever broken for the church? Have you found yourself compelled to fast and pray specifically for the church? This "Day of Prayer and Fasting" program follows the story of Nehemiah and his breaking heart for the church of his day. Join us as we pray for God to work in our church! (These materials were written for 1st Quarter 2017, but can be re-used again and again.)

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Witnessing

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Sharing Your Faith

Looking for a powerful, Biblical-based guide to witnessing? Wanting to learn how to more effectively share with your friends and loved ones or strangers you meet on the street? This inspirational resource is packed full of practical witnessing tips, as well as pointers for what we should witness about and where and when. A great resource to help you start sharing your faith!

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Fasting

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Practical Pointers for Biblical Fasting

In the Bible, fasting is not an option. It’s a given. Matthew 6:17 doesn’t say, “If you fast,” but rather, “When you fast.” If you are wondering how to begin fating, the following document will give some practical inspiration and suggestions as well as tips for doing the “Daniel’s Fast.” As Derek Morris says, “We fast from the world so that we can feast on Jesus.” May God will bless your sincere efforts to clear distractions away so you can have a closer deeper walk with Him.

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Revival

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Revival for What?

So we are revived? But revived for what? In this inspiring article, Pastor Mark Finley talks about how true revival is not just spending hours studying the Bible or praying, it is most importantly about really coming to know Jesus intimately, and then being changed that we may bear fruit for His glory. You are sure to be blessed by this short read.

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Revival

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What Might have Been…Can Be!

This video is a must see for all those longing for the outpouring of the Latter Rain! After the 1901 General Conference Session, Ellen White had a vision in which she saw church leaders reconciling their differences, and confessing their sins against each other. As a result, there was great healing in their midst. What she saw then could be a reality today.

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Prayer

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United Prayer Works (Full Documentary)

It all started in a small upper room with humble fervent prayer. Threatened by the authorities and banned from preaching, the church prayed and two men witnessed with great power and grace. And people prayed everywhere in one accord in repentance with confession and humility and the lives of people were changed. We pray that you are inspired by this documentary as we catch glimpses of the past and talk about how what happened then could change our world today!

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Revival

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Reflections on Revival

In this article, Elder Wilson, Mark Finley, and Armando Miranda give an overview of the launching of the Revival and Reformation initiatives and tell us why revival is so pertinent to our lives today. Questions they broach include: What are the hallmarks of true revival? Are there any dangers in being misled by counterfeit revivals? What is the ultimate goal of all revivals? They go on to share that true revival is always characterized by three important things.

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Prayer

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Tips for Prayer Walking

Ever thought of walking through your neighborhood and reaching out in prayer for your community or those you meet on the streets? General Conference employees Joy Alexander and Lily Synder lead us through some practical ways you can walk and pray for your community. Prayer walking means going onsite with insight, insight from the Holy Spirit as you pray! You will be blessed by this testimony.

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Revival

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Appeal to Personal Revival

Listen as Elder Wilson shares what he sees happening in God’s church around the world. But let us not grow content with where we’ve been. Inspiration tells us that while we’ve received a measure of the Holy Spirit, we are continually to ask for more. Let’s keep seeking deeper revival!

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Total Member Involvement

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Five Ways for Church leaders to Encourage Youth in Total Member Involvement

Wondering how to encourage your youth to be active and involved in reaching others for Christ? Prayerfully consider the following ideas in this inspiring short article by Elder Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. We are told, “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world” (Education, p. 271).

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Unity

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Five Steps for Resolving Disunity

We often face struggles of disunity within the church over this issue or that. In this inspirational and thought provoking article, Elder Finely shares how early Christian leaders settled difficulties. While the context for this article is the topic of women’s ordination, the principles he shares will apply across the board to any situation of disunity that we face as a church!

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Testimonies

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God did an Awesome Thing

With a doctoral degree in leadership and church growth, Pastor Joseph Kidder thought he knew all the right techniques and ways to grow a church. But he was wrong. In fact, although he used cutting edge technology and utilized the best resources and programs available, membership declined, until God got ahold of him and began to turn things upside down. This convicting testimony, will not only inspire you to tears, but will give you practical tools to help grow your church, or ministry.

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Witnessing, Relationships

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Mission to the Families in the Cities: Family to Family

Family Ministries joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church's emphasis on sharing the love of Jesus and the hope of His soon return with people in some of the world's largest cities. By using the Family to Family resources, each Adventist family can reach others and help them become disciples of Jesus.

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Holy Spirit

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Pentecostal Power: Lessons in Spirit-Driven Growth

In this enlightening article, Clinton Wahlen gives basic lessons regarding spirit-driven growth. Addressing questions like: What does it mean to be “filled with the Spirit”? What is the work of the Holy Spirit? How was the Spirit manifest in the ministry of Jesus and the apostles? How can we know that it is the Holy Spirit at work rather than “spirits of demons working miracles.”

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Worship

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Cool Tools for Sabbath School

Sabbath School is one of the most important parts of Sabbath. It gives us the opportunity for fellowship, mission understanding, outreach and one of the greatest parts, Bible study and discussion. Here are some creative Sabbath School resources provided by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference.

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Prayer

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A House of Prayer for All People

In Mark 11:17 it says, “My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer.” The question you may be asking though is, “How do I help create a house of prayer in my church?” In this inspiring video, produced by Ministry in Motion, Sabine Vatel shares some practical ideas. She also shares what “A House of Prayer for All People” looks like at the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church near Orlando Florida. You will be blessed!

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Leadership Tools

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Practical Steps For Starting Prayer Ministries

Wanting to start a prayer ministry in your church, but not sure where to start? The following ideas, from Joseph Kidder’s book “The Big Four,” will help you get the ball rolling. As Inspiration tells us, "Prayer and faith will do what no power on earth can accomplish" (Ministry of Healing, p. 509). The best place to start any ministry is on our knees!

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Witnessing

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Keys to Personal Witnessing

Personal Witnessing is a very broad and interesting subject. Many books have been written on it. In this pamphlet we have drawn from a variety of people who have not only written about how to do it, but who have had much practice and have experienced success, by God’s grace. This booklet was created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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Health Evangelism

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Keys to Health Evangelism

​The desire for good health is a personal need of everyone. And ministering to the health needs of others will often be an entering wedge for the gospel, as prejudice is broken down. The following booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department, gives some practical keys to Health Evangelism and how to get started in your local church!

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Witnessing

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Keys to Developing Missionary Programs in your Church

This booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference, gives great tips of how to work effectively through each of the avenues of influence within your church including: Personal Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Sabbath School Ministries, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Publishing Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Men’s Ministries, and more. (35 pages)

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Witnessing

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Keys to Motivating Members to Witness

If our heart has been touched by the Saviour, we won’t be able to keep our joy to ourselves. Just as the disciples went about sharing what they’d seen and heard, we too will long to share. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). The following booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department, will provide some tools to help motivate members to take the Great Commission seriously. Let's be part of Total Member Involvement.

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Prayer, Fasting

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2017 - 3rd Qtr. - Fighting for our Hearts

Some may think it’s selfish to pray for our own heart needs, but it’s essential. The person with the greatest power to help or hinder God’s work in our lives is our self. Even Jesus prayed for Himself. So this "Day of Prayer and Fasting" focus is a bit different, but is sure to be a huge blessing for all. (Although these materials were written for 3rd Quarter 2017, they can be re-used again and again!)

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Witnessing

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Four Steps for Witnessing to Other Cultures

Inspiration tells us, “Agree with the people on every point where you can consistently do so. Let them see that you love their souls, and want to be in harmony with them so far as possible…” (Evangelism, p. 140). This download contains a inspiring collection of thoughts to guide you as you reach out to others. You will be blessed.

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Growing Faith

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Creation: The Earth is a Witness

Watch "Creation: The Earth is a Witness," a day-by-day account of the biblical creation week, beginning with darkness before God created light and ending with Moses, the author of the Genesis account of creation, and his son, worshipping God on the seventh-day Sabbath. This film is beautiful pictures with narration and is produced by the General Conference Communication Department.

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Total Member Involvement

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Total Member Involvement Ideas

Wondering how you can be involved in Total Member Involvement? There are thousands of ways. This document will give you many ideas to get started, for there are people in your sphere of influence that God is just waiting for you to reach. It's time to get involved, for God's glory...

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Witnessing

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Witnessing for Jesus in Practical Ways

Looking for more practical suggestions on how to be an effective witness to those you meet? You will love this compilation of thoughts and ideas that Pastor Robert Costa has put together. God has a work for each of us to do, and if we are willing, He will equip us and show us the way!

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Total Member Involvement

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How to Begin Projects of Kindness

Wanting more ideas how you could reach out to those in your community. This "Projects of Kindness" document gives lots more great ideas of things you can do to reach out and share the love of Jesus with your neighbors and those in your sphere of influence. There is no excuse not to be involved. We all can do something for Jesus!

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Total Member Involvement

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How to be Part of Total Member Involvement

In this inspiring video, Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson and Pastor Duane McKey discuss the church's drive to involve every member in evangelism worldwide. That doesn't mean everyone is preaching sermons, but it does mean we are all doing something to reach someone for Jesus. You will be inspired and encouraged by the testimonies and ideas shared in this video. Jesus is coming soon. Let's do something for Him!

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Unity

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Prayerful Ways to bring Unity to Your Church

The Bible says if we humble ourselves, He will lift us up. In this short PDF, we share five actions that will help bring unity to your church or circle of fellowship. From apologizing and make wrongs right, to how to pray and encourage one another practically, if these simple ideas are put to practice, you will see miracles.

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Prayer, Witnessing

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Praying for the World Next Door

Would you like to know how to pray more intelligently for those around you--those of other cultures, and religions? This beautiful booklet, compiled by Scott Griswold, gives some excellent and inspiring pointers. We pray you are encouraged to spend even more time on your knees.

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Witnessing

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Creating Centers of Influence

Watch this Ministry in Motion video to learn more about how you can be involved in creating "Centers of Influence." This video features Doug Venn, leader of Hope Channel's "I Want this City" program.

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Testimonies

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Lessons on Revival from the Philippines

There’s been a lot of talk in the Seventh-day Adventist Church lately about Total Member Involvement. It sounds exciting. But what does this mean for hundreds of thousands of young adults caught between the gap of Pathfinder’s activities and deciding their future careers? How can we inspire them too, to really make Christ first and get involved in sharing the gospel? This article, by Melody Mason, gives us some hints.

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Testimonies

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Transforming our Congregation into a Praying Community

In this inspiring video, produced by Ministry in Motion, Jarod Thomas shares personal testimony of how he saw his congregation transformed into a praying community. This is a testimony that you don't want to miss!

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Witnessing

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How to Jumpstart Your local Church to Share GLOW

In Colporteur Ministry we are told, "Publications must be multiplied, and scattered like the leaves of autumn. These silent messengers are enlightening and molding the minds of thousands in every country and in every clime" (p. 5). Wanting practical tools to help your church get involved in Literature Evangelism? Whether sharing GLOW or any type of literature, these messages are sure to inspire and help you move forward.

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Testimonies

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Praying for Spiritual Breakthrough

In this audio message, Jerry Page shares personal testimony of answered prayer and spiritual breakthrough as he addresses the Adventist Evangelism Medical Network conference (AMEN). This message is a must hear for all.

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Growing Faith

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"I want a Palace!" - Daring to Ask for More!

Listen to this 3-minute message as Melody challenges us to consider what it might mean to "Dare to Ask for More." Of course, this isn't about asking for physical palaces. This is about praying for God's honor that He may be glorified in our lives. This is about reaching out in faith for the miracles that we so desperately need, that only He can do! Let's get on our knees, claim God's promises, and dare to ask for more for His honor and glory! (Eph. 3:20)

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Witnessing

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Starting Prison Ministries Handbook

This helpful book, put together by the GC Sabbath School Department, addresses topics like: Prison Ministries - Relevant and Necessary? Prisons: Valleys of Dry Bones, Prison Subculture, Ministry to Inmates, Inmate Attitudes Toward Religion, Starting Prison Ministries, and Diversification in Prison Ministries.

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Bible Study

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Growing a Young Adult Interactive Bible Study

In this interactive video featuring, Derek Morris, Anthony Kent and guests Sergio Gonzalez, and Oleg Kostyuk we learn what it means to grow a Young Adult Interactive Bible Study. If you are interested in young adult ministries, or just wanting to know how to grow your Bible study leading skills, this program is sure to inspire.

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Prayer, Fasting

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2017 - 4th Qtr. - Fighting for the World

The next "Day of Prayer and Fasting" is focused on praying for the world around us. That means our communities, our churches, our leaders, and those way beyond our country  borders. Through the provided materials and program outline, as well as continuing suggested prayer activities, we believe you and your church will be drawn closer to each other, and closer to God as you learn what it means to stand in the gap for others.

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Leadership Tools

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A Women's Guide to Creative Bible Study

This inspiring workbook is a great guide for helping women (or anyone interested) to get into the Word of God. The theme of the study follows the pattern: Desire, Discover, Depend, and Do the Word. Teaching powerpoint presentations are included for those that want to pass this info on to their churches. These resources come from the Women's Ministry Department of the General Conference.

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Bible Study

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How to Lead a Small Group Study

Wondering how to lead a small Bible study group group more effectively? We believe you will be blessed as you watch Clifford Goldstein, long time Sabbath School Quarterly editor, share some ideas for your small study group.

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Leadership Tools, Prayer

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How to Start a Prayer Ministry

This booklet, produced by the Oregon Conference, is a how-to guide packed with many wonderful ideas, on starting a prayer ministry in your local church. Let us remember that without prayer, everything else we do will be lacking in Holy Spirit power. Let us move forward on our knees!

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Prayer, Fasting

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2018 - 1st Qtr. - Fighting for our Family

We all have loved ones that we long to see have a closer walk with God. The theme for this quarter's day of prayer and fasting is titled, "Made Strong Through the Power of the Word: Interceding for Our Family." These materials will give you helpful tools to pray together as a family, and as a church family for your loved ones. (These program materials can be used again and again.)

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Leadership Tools

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Evangelism Sermons, Powerpoints and Resources

The following resources are designed to facilitate pastors and church leaders (even laity) with evangelism resources, fresh ideas and the latest news events, for the preaching of the Three Angels Message, the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ, and His imminent Second Coming. Powerpoint presentations and more made available by the GC ministerial association.

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Prayer

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Houses of Prayer Everywhere

Join Don and Ruthie Jacobson on Ministry in Motion as they share about H.O.P.E. which stands for "Houses of Prayer Everywhere." Every church should be a house of prayer. Every church should give H.O.P.E. to a world in need!

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Leadership Tools

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Creating Effective Small Groups in your Local Church

Looking for ways to create and grow small groups in your church. Tune in for this Ministry in Motion feature with Balvin Braham as he shares practical tools to grow "community" in your church.

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Revival

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The Forgotten Revival of 1873

One of the best examples of revival in Seventh-day Adventist history is perhaps the least known. In this inspiring article "Not by Might or By Power: The Forgotten Revival of 1873," Michael Campbell gives us a refreshing look at the early days of Adventist History and how these days can help us today experience the revival and reformation that we so desperately need...

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Testimonies

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Revival Testimony from Bergamo Italy

Be inspired as you watch this testimony of how God is working in answer to prayer for church members in Bergamo Italy! Truly there is power when God's people unite in prayer and in the study of the Word.

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Prayer

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Quick Start Guide for Prayer Ministries

This inspirational collection of prayer resources, prepared by NAD Prayer Ministries coordinator Ruthie Jacobsen, is a great guide to starting prayer ministries. Also, included in this resource booklet is how to spend a day in prayer, how to make your prayer life effective, how to do group Bible study, and how to get your church involved in prayer evangelism.

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Fasting

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The Discipline of Fasting - Sermon Outline

Would you like material to help you preach about the importance and discipline of fasting? The following is an outline put together by speaker, author, and host of Hope Sabbath School, Derek Morris. May this resource be a blessing!

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