YG: Inspiring Those Around Us with the HOPE of GRACE

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While at Unity Park last Sabbath one of our very own, Deborah Obeng, snapped a picture of Bogdan Kuchurivskyy with his arm around a homeless man. Later Deborah posted the picture on Intsagram with the hashtag “inspire good” and the caption “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve. Thanks for welcoming us into your home and hearts and for sharing your testimonies.”

With this hashtag she formally entered and then WON a Kenneth Cole Productions Marketing picture contest. Kenneth Cole Productions will donate $500.00 to the charity of Deborah’s choice which is Revive Community Care! Thank you Deborah for taking the time to serve with Revive Community Care! Thank you to all of the volunteers who are coming out to volunteer at Unity. It’s really such a special ministry to go out there each month.

If you would like to simply show up to help serve, please remember we go to Unity Park every 4th Sabbath, to serve the homeless. Thank you for your prayers, participation and financial support [http://www.arlingtonadventist.com/give/]. This ministry is entirely dependent on your donations to Revive Community Care. For more information contact Deborah Obeng, harobed595@yahoo.com or Ashley Ortiz, ashley@arlingtonadventist.com See More

— at Younger Generation Church.

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Young Adult Ministry Training @ Equipped for Ministries Convention

It’s time to register for Equipped for Ministries, Southwestern Union’s ministries training event coming to Frisco, Texas, August 28-31, 2014, offering certification and training by experts in a variety of church ministry disciplines. Inspiration, Equipping, Fellowship and Empowerment. For more info and to register, visit www.equippedforministries.com or call 817-295-0476.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY TRAINING @ Equipped for Ministries

1920038_616939012967_1944768459_nEquipped for Ministries is proud to provide training in Young Adult Ministry aiming to empower local churches and conferences in a step by step model for starting or sharpening their endeavors to disciple Millennials.  Here’s a preview of the training schedule [schedule/topics subject to change]:

  • Friday, 8:30AM – How to Start Young Adult Ministry
  • Friday, 11:30AM - You Lost Me: Why Young Adults Leave
  • Friday, 2:30PM – Keys to Effective Young Adult Ministry
  • Friday, 4:00PM– Getting Young Adults Involved Successfully
  • Saturday, 8:00AM – Keys to Young Adult Worship
  • Saturday, 9:30AM – Successful Young Adult Mentoring
  • Saturday, 3:00PM – Tools to Sharpen Young Adult Ministry
  • Saturday, 4:30PM – Best of the Best in Young Adult Ministry

Resources and experiential learning will be a vibrant part of the training, placing you in dialogue and contact with some of the nation’s top leaders in young adult ministry.

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JamesonJameson Francis serves as the Worship Director for the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church and the organist for McMillan United Methodist Church. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Religion from Southwestern Adventist University, a Masters of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University, and a Masters of Arts in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Jameson and his wife Eunice are blessed to have two children Nyla (6) and Ethan (4).

RyanGilRyan Gil is the Producer for the Younger Generation Church, the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas. His specialties are in the areas of live event production and media content creation for nearly 15 years. He and his wife have devoted themselves to serving the next generations.

 

JANINAJanina Irving, NAD One Year in Mission Project Coordinator, loves missions. She has done international mission trips and have served in places such as Haiti, Guatemala, India for a year, and most recently the Ukraine for two months. She has also served here in the United States through colporteuring for 2 1/2 years in California, the NAD representative in New York City for 6 months, and her local Arlington Seventh-day Adventist church through being the YG volunteer coordinator. Janina has shared that her greatest joy and passion is to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with  a dying world.

amartin-profilephotoA. Allan Martin is the teaching pastor of Younger Generation Church [www.YGchurch.com], the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas [USA]. Dr. Martin continues as adjunct faculty for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, specializing in discipleship and family ministry. He and his wife, Deirdre, tour nationally, speaking about relationships as well as equipping new generations in Christian lifestyle and leadership. Along with daughter Alexa, they reside in the DFW Metroplex.

HelvisMoodyHelvis Moody is currently the Youth Director of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor Moody is married to his lovely wife, the former Miss. April Watkins of Alexandria, LA. He enjoys playing basketball, horseback riding, cars, and evangelism. His motto is “Glorifying God in Everything.”

 

FernandoFernando Villegas is currently a pastor with the Texico Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, as well as director for Young Adult ministries.  His passion is sharing with others how to grow in the Christian life.  Currently, he lives in Midland, TX, with his wife Mirley and their three children, Emily, Michael, and Jonathan.

 

JeffJeff Villegas is the Youth and Young Adult Director for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. He has been married to Darlynn for 15 years and enjoys traveling the world with her. His passion is to help youth/young adults experience an authentic life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. He also enjoys challenging youth and young adults to get involved in church ministry by utilizing their creative skills and authenticity.

Beyond the young adult ministry training there will be renown presenters and great opportunities to be enriched and inspired!  Notable speakers include:

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Online Education…Where No One Can Hear You Scream Part 2: How to Kill a Woolly Mammoth

Originally posted on eLearning Assemble:

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The Sound of One Hand Typing

Remember back when you were in school?  The empty building, the vacant classroom, sitting alone in contemplative silence when the teacher was your only friend?  Unless you were trained as a Shaolin Monk, then probably not.  You were surrounded by people, some paying more attention than others perhaps, but still people.  You were not alone, and that made more of a difference than you were probably aware of.  We are social by nature, even in the creation story it is acknowledged that it is not good for us to be alone.   We make connections, associations, even comparisons that bump and nudge the primal forces within us to propel us forward in our learning.  There may be situations where we need to seek the isolation and solitude of a single instructor and student (see Shaolin Monk reference above) but generally this is NOT something…

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The 3 biggest networking mistakes

Originally posted on Fortune:

Would you hesitate to admit that you were out of work and could use some help finding a new job? Apparently, lots of people would, and it’s holding them back.

About 42% of senior managers in a new OfficeTeam poll cited “Not asking for help” as the No. 1 networking mistake in a new survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam.

“Some people still feel embarrassed about being out of work, or they are shy about ‘inconveniencing’ others,” says Robert Hosking, OfficeTeam’s executive director. “But connections are more important now than ever, and every one counts.”

It might help to bear in mind that most of those connections are genuinely glad to help if they can. “Not providing help when others need it” came in near the bottom on executives’ list of networking errors, mentioned by just 7% of them.

Almost one-third (28%) said that “not keeping in touch” is the networking…

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Wall Street’s ups and downs: JP Morgan cuts staff, Morgan Stanley’s bankers get a raise

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A sign of things to come?

Originally posted on Fortune:

This week may have gotten off to a pretty upbeat start for a group of young bankers at one Morgan Stanley, but a group technology employees at JP Morgan Chase is now looking for new work.

JP Morgan [fortune-stock symbol="JPM"] is reportedly cutting “hundreds” of tech support jobs, according to a Bloomberg article that relies on anonymous sourcing, the latest move in an industry-wide effort to trim down support staff amid the recent decline in trading revenue at many Wall Street banks. Meanwhile, a separate Bloomberg report on Monday featured inside sources claiming that Morgan Stanley [fortune-stock symbol="MS"] is rewarding some of its youngest employees by raising base salaries for junior bankers by roughly 25%.

If the reports are accurate, the raises at Morgan Stanley would apply to the bank’s associate-level positions and vice presidents working around the globe in the investment banking and capital markets arms. Associates at the…

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Celebrating Milestones

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Younger Generation Church [YG], the young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas is celebrating an important milestone this year.

Having launched their young adult ministry in 2004, they will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a black-tie affair. The special evening is slated for August 2, 2014 and will entail an abundance of gratitude, great food and great company.

Honored guests include Ritchie & Sheila Pruehs, Mike & Gayle Tucker, Brooks & Jaclyn Pruehs, and Shastin Rains.

Younger Generation Church [YG] is the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our mission is to deepen our devotion to Jesus Christ by pursuing intimacy with GOD, experiencing community with each other, and inspiring those around us with the hope of grace.

 

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Updates

Be on the lookout for new updates and changes coming soon to Ignitionblog. We have some catching up to do!

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