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“Fall Brings New Beginnings!”

The fall season is upon us! New opportunities present themselves for our conference. Even though we think of spring as a new beginning, fall also presents new prospects for growth and mission. The Seventh-day Adventist® calendar is filling up with back-to-school activities which move parents, students, pastors, and teachers into a more regular schedule. This is good because we have the privilege after summer vacations to focus our attention upon the Big Five+ vision and goals for our conference. Compare the news below of our schools and churches with our Big Five+ objectives and send us your thoughts as to how we can better stay on target. Your comments are appreciated.

Big Five+

1. Promote outreach and evangelism
2. Empower leadership among laity and conference employees
3. Foster A.C.E. (Adventist Christian Education)
4. Focus upon youth/young adult spiritual leadership development
5. Support our pastors and teachers
+. Prepare for General Conference 2020 in Indianapolis

The 2015-2016 school year is underway! We currently have 115 students registered at Indiana Academy. Some of our elementary schools have gained a significant number of new students due to Pre-K student enrollment.

On Monday, August 10, we completed in-service for all Indiana teachers on the Indiana Academy campus. We have several new teachers joining the Indiana team this year; Chrissy Nedrow at Aboite Christian School (Fort Wayne, 1-4); David Solis at Cross Street Christian School (Anderson, 6-8); Debbie Gottke at Carmel Seventh-day Adventist School (Carmel, 1-8); Jennifer Semillano at Door Prairie Adventist School (La Porte, 1-8); and Tirza Rideout at Indianapolis Junior Academy (Indianapolis, 1-2).

We welcome all of our students coming to class for quality Adventist Christian education. May the Lord bless our teachers, students, parents, schools and churches who are investing huge support for this ongoing ministry of evangelism/outreach to our young people.

Here are some transitions that have occurred over the summer. These moves have been made to empower lay leadership, faithfully steward our resources, and distribute district responsibilities with our pastors.

Pastor Art and Patty Dmytriyev will be serving the Lafayette and Frankfort churches.

Pastor Dave and Marie Tenold have just arrived to serve our Carmel congregation.

Pastor Ernie and Karen Peckham are now working with the newly-formed district of Knox/Plymouth/Rochester/Warsaw.

Pastor Don and Luann Greulich have taken Wolcottville church in addition to their assignments of Angola and Elkhart.

Pastor Matt and Amanda Hasty will continue to work with the Maga-book ministry, but also serve the Kokomo church.

Pastor Blake and Gina Hall continue serving the Logansport/Monticello district in their retirement.

Pastor Lee Whitman, Anderson church, will partner with Richard Byrd, first elder of the New Castle church.

September 12 - 3:00-6:00 p.m at the South Bend First Church
September 19 – 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Columbus Church

John and Millie Youngberg will conduct a workshop for pastors and elders with a meal to follow. The focus will be the Youngberg’s new book, Jesus - Who is He? Their curriculum will feature tools for Bible studies, evangelism, and outreach to one’s neighbors.

Please pre-register for the workshop by Tuesday, September 8 (South Bend) or Tuesday, September 15 (Columbus) so we know how to plan for the meals. If you pre-register by the deadline we will give you their new book free of charge. Contact Sheri DeWitt to register: sdewitt@indysda.org or 317-844-6201.

Women’s Ministry weekend will be October 16-18 at the Embassy Suites North Hotel in Indianapolis. Pastor Elizabeth Talbot’s theme for the weekend is It’s All About JesusClick here for the brochure/registration form.

These opportunities for spiritual growth and outreach are available to you. Check the programs out and register right away.

With a new season comes new opportunities. We look forward to seeing our members enjoying church and school activities this fall.

Steven Poenitz