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Alignment Within the Church — Connecting effectively within our diverse church family.

 

Hosted by: Adventist Learning Community, Disability and Youth Ministries

Addressing relevant issues facing the Adventist church.


Monday, January 14, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


 

 

 

Towards Inclusive Excellence in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Presented by Kevin G. McDonald, J.D., Ed.D., MU Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, UM System Chief Diversity Officer, University of Missouri System & University of Missouri-Columbia

This presentation will discuss the important role that diversity, equity, and inclusion play in achieving organizational excellence and the specific implications for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center


Monday, January 14, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


Guiding Families of Adventist LGBT+ Loved Ones: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities Presented by David Sedlacek, Professor of Family Ministry, SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University and Steve Yeagley, Assistant VP for Student Life, Andrews University

How should Adventists relate to LGBT+ family and friends? This two-part session describes an Adventist approach arising from the church€™s biblical teaching. Learn terms and concepts that help you understand their world. Review groundbreaking research of Adventist LGBT+ millennials and their families. Hear LGBT+ young people share about their journey in the Adventist church.

Meeting Room/Venue: 29 Sandia/Santa Ana/Convention Center


Monday, January 14, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


 

 

 

Towards Inclusive Excellence in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Presented by Kevin G. McDonald, J.D., Ed.D., MU Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, UM System Chief Diversity Officer, University of Missouri System & University of Missouri-Columbia

This presentation will discuss the important role that diversity, equity, and inclusion play in achieving organizational excellence and the specific implications for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center


Monday, January 14, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm 


The Role and Importance of Developing Cultural Intelligence in a Multicultural World Presented by Carmelo Mercado, General Vice President, Lake Union Conference and Tony Anobile, VP for Multilingual Ministries, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Cultural Intelligence is commonly defined as the ability to effectively function in various cultural contexts. Effective ministry in the 21st century must include being involved in at least one of three cultural environments -multiethnic, organizational or generational. These environments are constantly changing and requires a person having the skills and knowledge to be able to reach people who live and work in a culture different than your own. This seminar will give you the foundation to develop the four key essentials to effectively minister cross culturally.

Meeting Room/Venue: 29 Sandia/Santa Ana/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


 

Guiding Families of Adventist LGBT+ Loved Ones: Applying Biblical Relational Principles Presented by David Sedlacek, Professor of Family Ministry, SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University and Steve Yeagley, Assistant VP for Student Life, Andrews University

Apply relational principles from Guiding Families, the new NAD resource, to real-life case studies. 

Meeting Room/Venue: 29 Sandia/Santa Ana/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 10:15 am – 11:30 am


The Role and Importance of Developing Cultural Intelligence in a Multicultural World Presented by Carmelo Mercado, General Vice President, Lake Union Conference and Tony Anobile, VP for Multilingual Ministries, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists 

Cultural Intelligence is commonly defined as the ability to effectively function in various cultural contexts. Effective ministry in the 21st century must include being involved in at least one of three cultural environments -multiethnic, organizational or generational. These environments are constantly changing and requires a person having the skills and knowledge to be able to reach people who live and work in a culture different than your own. This seminar will give you the foundation to develop the four key essentials to effectively minister cross culturally.

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center