News: 2015

Bible Conference held in Southern Asia Division

At the end of March and beginning of April 2015 a Division wide Bible Conference for pastors of the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists took place in Hapur, India. This Bible conference as many others was organized by the Biblical Research Institute and the Southern Asia Division. Main lecturers were Dr. J. Moskala, Dr. E. Mueller, Dr. Á. Rodríguez, and Dr. Stele. A variety of topics was presented in order to address the needs of the pastors in this field. They ranged from topics on the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, Last Generation Theology, Daniel 11 to lectures on the Book of Revelation, including the occult/spiritualism in Revelation. There were rich conversations, question and answer periods, and a spirit of harmony. At the end of the formal meetings the Division provided a trip to the Taj Mahal, an unforgettable experience to the pastors, administrators, and lectures. This Bible conference made a difference in the lives of many.

Ministerial Council held in Central Brazil Union

 

On February 1-5, 2015, Artur Stele, Ekkehardt Mueller, and Ángel Manuel Rodríguez were guest speakers for the Ministerial Council of the Central Brazil Union in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They spoke to more than 600 pastors about ecclesiology, eschatology, and current trends in Adventist Theology. The attendees were actively involved in the Q&A session that concluded each conference.

Bible Conference held in Chilean Union

 

In the second part of January 2015, four of the Conferences/Missions of the Chilean Union held conferences for pastors, the North Chile Mission in Antofagasta, the Metropolitan Chile Conference in Olmue, the Pacific Chile Mission in Limache, and the Austral Chile Conference in Pucon. Among others Dr. Ekkehardt Mueller was invited to present lectures on the book of Revelation and answer relevant questions. He also preached in Antofagasta and Temuco. The spirit among the pastors and among the church members in Antofagasta during the Sabbath afternoon meeting was very good, and the administration must be commended for having in place a strong continuing education program of their pastors.