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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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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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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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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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Witnessing

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You can be part of Global Mission Centers

Wanting to know how to reach non-Christian neighbors, friends, or co-workers? The Office of Adventist Mission operates six Global Mission Centers in key locations around the world. Their purpose is to help Adventists know how to build bridges of understanding and friendship with people from major world religions and philosophies.

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Witnessing

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Tent Maker Program

Looking for ways to be a “tent maker” and serve the Lord. Total Employment at Adventist Mission can help you get started. Turn your work from being just a job into the integral part of the mission. Today there is a need for tentmaking missionaries coming from every nation and going to every nation. There is a need for Africans, Asians, South Americans, Europeans, and North Americans. There is a need for people who speak all languages.

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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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Health Evangelism

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Pathway to Health Model

In the book Ministry of Healing we are told, “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, 'Follow Me' ” (p.143). Watch the following video to see how Total Member Involvement can help take Health Evangelism to a whole new level if God’s people work together.

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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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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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Witnessing

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Cultural Adaptations in Witnessing

The following is a growing collection of quotes from Ellen White’s writings, on cultural adaptations in witnessing. This is not a comprehensive collection, but still contains a wealth of inspiration. May God help us as we learn how to gently and meekly share the truth with those around us.

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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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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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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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