It’s almost that time of the year! Registration for ASI’s 2018 convention, Business Unusual, opens March 1!
Save the dates for August 1-4, and join us as we seek to serve our incredible God in an unusual way. Expand your network, exchange ideas, and embrace the call to hasten the second coming of Christ. Get involved in unusual service, unusual growth, and unusual business. Early Bird Registration ends May 15. On-site rates go into effect on July 25. Register March 1!
... We are living in the last days of earth’s history and have been entrusted with the great commission to spread the gospel of Christ to the entire world. This is not an easy commission; we are not promised a trouble-free job. In John 16:33 Christ said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Even though we may experience unusual troubles, we can have peace and good cheer because we know the final outcome. Jesus has overcome, and through His strength, we have the power to overcome.
We predict the weather by looking at the sky. We know summer is coming when we see the trees putting forth leaves. When we consider the abnormal things happening in the world around us, how can we not understand that the coming of Christ is near? Even the secular world has noticed the unusual nature of events, leaving many observers and scientists wondering what’s next.
Regarding faith, Jesus asks the following question in Luke 18:8: “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?” When He spoke to Jairus concerning the news that his daughter had died, Jesus said, “Be not afraid, only believe.” To believe when the world is uncertain, antagonistic, and even mocking, takes unusual faith and courage.
Today, as never before, we can look at the challenges still remaining to spread the Gospel to every nation, kindred, tribe and people and see that humanly speaking, this is not an easy task. The Lord is calling us to unusual action. He is asking that we be willing to go for Him, to do for Him, and to sacrifice for Him. He has promised us that if we are faithful even unto death, He will give us a crown of life.
The question remains: are we willing and ready to go about God’s business in an unusual way? Or are we satisfied with the way things are?
ASI’s 2018 national convention in Orlando, Florida, will focus on Business Unusual. We hope and pray that you will consider joining us for unusual inspiration, unusual testimonies, and an unusual challenge.
ASI is the official network of Seventh-day Adventist lay professionals involved in business, education, healthcare and supporting ministries who uphold the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
– Paul Opp, President | People Of Peru Project | www.Peopleofperu.org
“Practical Witnessing in the Church”
– William Barker
For almost four years, Kyle Allen has served as ASI’s Secretary-Treasurer, playing a key role in the representation of ASI across the NAD as well as around the world. Kyle has worked to attract young people to ASI and empower them to become witnesses for the Lord. He worked on the campaign to add the Young Professionals category to ASI’s membership base, and encouraged the ASI team to reach out to millennials.
Before joining ASI’s team, Kyle was the senior pastor at Mentone Seventh-Day Adventist Church in California. He was first introduced to ASI as a teenager when a friend sponsored him to attend the Youth for Jesus program in Atlanta. A few years later, Kyle attended GYC as a college student and caught the vision of sharing Jesus Christ with youth around the world.
Kyle has been invited to serve as the Vice President for Adventist World Radio. This new position will certainly be challenging, but will provide Kyle the opportunity to impact the entire world with the good news of the Gospel. His youthful energy, passion for evangelism, and tireless service have been real blessings to ASI. While we are sad to see him leave, we know that the Lord has plans to use Kyle’s qualities to continue advancing His work through the ministry of AWR.
As Kyle moves into this new role, we believe ASI will have even greater opportunities to partner with the world church through the Total Member Involvement initiative. We also expect to see an increase in the work being done by the lay people of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Kyle strongly believes in the mission of ASI and the calling of both laypeople and church leaders alike, to live lives of commitment to the Lord’s cause. He is ready to see Christ come in this generation.
Please keep Kyle, as well as ASI, in your prayers during this time of transition. We know that the Lord has plans to bring just the right person to fill this vacancy.
The NAD sponsors this event every three years to provide fundraisers from Adventist organizations a unique opportunity to learn key strategies from the nonprofit sector’s brightest minds at the lowest prices, and to discover tools that make an immediate difference. Networking breakfasts and roundtable lunches help attendees forge strong relationships with new friends who have conquered many challenges, as well as reconnect with old friends. Senior professionals will also be available for 30-minute complimentary consultations by appointment. Topics for workshops, sessions and forums include: