SouthPacificEDITORIALOfficial news features magazine of theSouth Pacific DivisionSeventh-day Adventist ChurchABN 59 093 117 689Vol 115 No 27Cover credit: Jarrod Stackelroth“Woman’s choir sings on Sabbath afternoonat the PNGUM session.”Head of News & Editorial:Pastor Pablo LilloEmail: email@example.comAssistant Editor:Jarrod StackelrothAssistant Editor:Kent KingstonSales & Marketing:Theodora AmuimuiaCopyeditor:Tracey BridcuttGraphic Design:Loopeck LimPhotographer:Gilmore TanaboseLetters: firstname.lastname@example.orgNews & Photos: email@example.comNoticeboard: firstname.lastname@example.org://record.net.auMail: Adventist Media NetworkLocked bag 1115Wahroonga, NSW 2076, AustraliaPhone: (02) 9847 2222Fax: (02) 9847 2200Subscriptions:Record mailed within Australia andNew Zealand$A43.80 $NZ73.00Other prices on applicationPrinted email@example.comExecutive PublishersSenior Consulting Editor:Dr Barry OliverDirector of Communication:David Gibbons7111414News03 Ambitious goal: 1 million disciples from 201506 Church holds police conference07 First woman commissioned09 Union faces growing challengesFeatures13 Meeting Moses14 Ellen White, the Bible and perfection17 A pastor’s lifeColumns10 Flashpoint12 Letters16 Opening His Word16 My church18 Record rewind19 Kid’s space20 OpinionLess bathwater, more babyKent KingstonIt may be that I belong to the first generation ofSeventh-day Adventists in which many seem to havelittle conscience about breaking the long-held lifestyle standards of the Church. Well,perhaps we don’t so much defiantly “break” the standards as simply ignore them.Some of us cheerfully roll up to barbecues, sausages and rissoles in hand. Some of usride bikes on Sabbath, discussing what movies we’ll see at the cinema. Children attenddance classes. Jewelry is worn openly and some even toy with the idea of a tattoo.Something has changed. Somewhere along the way, the manner in which some ofthe traditional Adventist lifestyle standards are being lived and communicated has lostits credibility for many of us. It might have been when our parents noticed that someof the prescriptions had more to do with culture than Biblical principle. It might havebeen when those who had been taught that angels don’t enter cinemas realised theywere watching the same movies on television a few months later.But my generation, in embracing its so-called freedom, has often failed to developmature Christian discernment. Once the door opened, it became a floodgate. We seedancing as a part of worship in the Bible, so we accept all kinds of stripper-inspiredraunch. Movies seem to be OK, so we view hours of murder and mayhem and allowour children to rehearse the same behaviours on the Playstation. Back-masking isbosh, so we listen to top-40 radio where deejay patter and music lyrics are becomingmore and more explicit. We struggle to make Sabbath meaningful. Christian simplicityhas been buried under an avalanche of Audi keyrings and Versace handbags.It’s time to take stock. Not because some finger-wagging fundamentalist is tellingus to. But because we care about who God is, who we are, and the direction ourspiritual lives are heading. Don’t we?In this edition, Pastor Lloyd Grolimund looks at Ellen White, the Bible and perfection(page 14). Go to to answer the poll about perfection.CONTENTS
the giftof SignsA SignS of The TimeSsubscription is a great giftidea for friends, family,neighbours, workcolleagues or anyone withwhom you wish to sharethe gospel message in anon-confronting way.To send a gift subscription, or tosubscribe yourself, phone Jacinta1800 035 542 (Australia)0800 770 565 (New Zealand)Monday to Thursday 9 am–5 pm AESTor subscribe online atwww.signsofthetimes.org.auFor information on how SignS can beused in outreach contact Lee DunstanPhone +61 2 9847 2222Email LeeDunstan@adventistmedia.org.auNEWSChurch holds police conferenceChristine Lukhelo Williams—Papatoetoe, New ZealandMore than 120 police officers and staff from aroundNew Zealand (NZ) met for a three day Christian PoliceNetwork Conference at Papatoetoe Seventh-dayAdventist Community Church (Papsda).Guest speakers included the Principal Youth CourtJudge of NZ, Andrew Beecroft and Gary Raymondretired Chief Inspector, New South Wales PoliceForce. The conference spanned three days and aimedto create a sense of community amongst ChristianPolice and challenged them to grow in their ownpersonal connection with God.Constable Sel Selone is a member of Papsda andworks full time as a ‘COP-in-School’ in two OtaraConstable Sel Selone.High Schools. Constable Sel grew up in Otara, avibrant, primarily Pacific Island community with alarge youth population and high crime rate. It’s also Papsda’s neighbouringsuburb. Having attended the first Police Christian Support NetworkConference in 2009, Constable Selone dreamed of hosting the second inhis own church. He saw it as an opportunity to build connections with otherChristians and allow his church to serve and give back to his fellow policeofficers.He believes young people need adults they can look up to and he relishesthe challenge of being a positive role model. When he is off duty, ConstableSelone also serves on the Papsda Burger Van (similar to a soup kitchen) thatoperates on Friday evenings in Otara.A team of local police and Papsda members planned the event whichincluded small group workshops, key note addresses, opportunities fortelling stories of God’s leading as well as a time for praise and worship.Detective Jon McKenzie from Whakatane, challenged the 650 strong groupto act on God’s calling in their lives no matter their vocation.“This weekend has been a fantastic opportunity to thank and honor ourpolice, who ultimately have the same core mission as us—to help people livelife to the full,” says Papsda pastor, Leanne Davies.OPINION POLLHave you ever experienceda miracle?During this year 51%Past five years 16%During childhood 16%Never 17%Next PollIs striving for perfection a sin?Yes NoRefer to Ellen White, the Bible and perfection (page 14).Please visit to answer this poll.
NEWSFirst woman commissionedDamien Rice/Carole Ferch-Johnson—VanuatuDuring the business session of the Vanuatu Mission, theSeventh-day Adventist church held an historic service thatsaw its first female pastor commissioned to the gospelministry.Pastor Dorolyn Laloyer, who has served VanuatuMission since 1990 began work as the office secretary inthe then northern district of Santo. She became activelyinvolved in supporting departmental work for which sheshowed a passion and aptitude. Later she was to take onresponsibilities as women’s ministry, children’s ministry andcommunity services director. Prior to the commissioningservice she was re-elected to serve for a further five yearsas director of those departments.“Standing with her husband and five children at theceremony Dorolyn received the charge to serve God as aminister of the gospel,” says Pastor Carole Ferch-Johnson,associate ministerial secretary of the Australian UnionConference and advocate of women in ministry.“Dorolyn was recommended for commissioning alongwith a number of untrained but experienced male ministersthrough the usual process of ministerial appraisal,” saysPastor Damien Rice, general secretary and ministerialassociation secretary at Vanuatu Mission.TPUM general secretary Pastor Paul Cavanagh reportsthat “this is the first commissioning of a female pastor totake place anywhere in the Pacific Islands.”According to church policy, Pastor Laloyer’scommissioning will enable her to fulfill all the functionsof pastoral office except to ordain elders and deacons, orPastor Dorolyn Laloyer, with her husband, receiving congratulations.dedicate, unite and organise congregations. She is alsoineligible for election as president of the Church in Vanuatu.“Dorolyn does not have any formal theological trainingand entered ministry in an unusual way,” says VanuatuMission president, Pastor John Leeman, “so this is anexceptional circumstance that is unlikely to be repeated forsome time.”Vanuatu Mission employs three other female ministerswho have been trained at Fulton and Sonoma colleges.“In due course they will also be considered forcommissioning,” says Pastor Rice.The service was also significant because youth director,Pastor Charlie Jimmy was ordained into gospel ministry. Heis one of the youngest workers to be ordained by VanuatuMission. Vanuatu Mission currently has around 17,600members and is served by 32 ministers and a similar numberof Bible workers and Global Mission pioneers.Vote: women can be presidentsMark Kellner/Kent Kingston—Silver Spring, United StatesSeventh-day Adventist conferences and missions in NorthAmerica can be led by a male or female minister, membersof the division executive committee voted overwhelminglyon November 7 during year-end business meetings.While the General Conference has stopped short ofgranting women full ordination as pastors, their call toministry is recognised in someregions by the granting of“commissioned” status. A moveto change the North AmericanDivision’s (NAD) working policyto allow commissioned pastors tohold the position of conference/mission president, was put on holdfrom last year.Pastor Dan Jackson.“There was a request fromthe president of the GeneralConference to pull it back because there was a desireto have a broader discussion… on the role of women inministry at the meeting of the executive committee prior tothe General Conference,” says NAD president Dan Jackson.But during the 2010 year-end meetings of the NAD, theissue was once again addressed, with an almost unanimousvote in favour of changing the wording of the policy, whichnow reads: “. . . a conference/mission president should bean ordained/commissioned minister.”According to a statement from the NAD, “This ... is anissue of equality and opportunity for all leaders who hold thecommissioned minister credentials.” The year-end meetingalso recommended that the General Conference vary thelanguage of its model constitution to “accommodate theunique needs of the NAD.”NAD president, Dan Jackson, denies the move is merelysymbolic: “I think we have a number of women, a number oftreasurers, a number of college presidents in North Americawho are skilled individuals; who have the ability to leadconferences and some of who, I believe, in time, will beconference presidents.”7
NEWS IN BRIEFBackflipAustralia’s Immigration Department hasbacked down after pressure from localFederal politician, Shayne Neumann, whoobjected to the department’s ruling thatcitizenship ceremonies could not happen ata Uniting Church hall in Ipswich, Qld, as itis used for religious purposes. Mr Neumannsays there’s never been a complaint.—Queensland TimesSadly missedPapua New Guineans are in mourning afterthe sudden and tragic loss of charismaticevangelist Joseph Kingal in a car accident.Kingal was the head of The Word, The Spiritand The Cross evangelistic ministries basedat Omili in Lae and preached to thousandsover the past 14 years.—malumnalu.blogspot.comMassacreAfter a Baghdad church siege left twopriests and 56 others dead, an extremistgroup, known as the Islamic State of Iraq,says any church or Christian organisationis now a legitimate target. The attack isthe worst violent incident directed towardsChristians since the American-led invasionin 2003.—NewsMaxHistory repeatsA man dressed as Jesus has been kickedout of a Lutheran church in St Louis,Missouri. For 22 years Neal Thompsonhas been attending a different churchevery week with his white robe, cross andstaff. He says Christians are called to beambassadors for Jesus.—Fox NewsRebadgedFive Church of England bishops have joinedthe Roman Catholic Church, disappointedover moves within the Anglican communionto ordain women bishops. Last year, thePope offered Anglicans a place within theRoman Catholic Church. The Archbishopof Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, saidhe accepted the latest resignations “withregret”.—Christian TodayGeneration worryResearch by a Christian welfare agencysays young Australians are stressed andmore worried than ever about how theymeasure up. The survey of more than50,000 young people, found that bodyimage was their biggest worry. Other areasof concern included the environment,family breakdown and drugs or alcohol.—Mission Australia2010 Mission Extension Offering TODAYFulton College in FijiPlease give generously to the Fulton College relocation to Sabeto
NEWS FEATUREUnion facesgrowing challengesby Jarrod StackelrothDelegates representing the nine missionsand one conference of the Papua New GuineaUnion Mission (PNGUM), have gathered at KabiufaAdventist Secondary School, Goroka, for the 14thBusiness Session. The session was to be held in Lae butwas moved to Kabiufa, after unrest in the area. Even withthe late change, 228 delegates attended and the programwas conducted without mishap, with administration,ministry and mission reports all being delivered.The theme of the meetings was “Proclaiming God’sGrace” and the week was just as much about revival as itwas about business. The morning and evening devotionals,taken by Pacific Adventist University (PAU) Theologylecturer Dr Scott Charlesworth, examined themes of God’sgrace, law and the covenant, and encouraged members totake an active part in finishing God’s work.Incoming PNGUM president, Joseph Talipuan, and incominggeneral secretary, Leigh Rice, shared chairing dutiesfor the reports with outgoing president, Thomas Davai.Church membership will soon reach 250,000, makingit the largest Union in the South Pacific Division (SPD).However, according to outgoing general secretary, PastorNeone Okesene’s report, the number of people who haveleft the Church is alarming. “In the last 15 years, we broughtin 152,843 new members but lost 55,046 or 36.02 per cent,”the report states. “This is equivalent to losing one wholeAustralian Union Conference in 15 years! Or one North NewZealand Conference every three years.” During the past fiveyears, 29 new members were added through baptism andprofession of faith per day. The number who left the Churchwas 14 per day, and the death rate was two per day.The limited number of church workers contributes tothese losses. Church members are not nurtured and withlow literacy rates and expensive resources, they are oftenunable to read the Bible for themselves. The ratio of ministersto members has improved slightly during the past fiveyears from 1:678 to 1:643, and ministers to churches from1:10 to 1:9.1. During this period, 75 new ministers wereadded to the workforce. At the same time, church membershipgrew by 24,909, while 226 new churches/companieswere added.Comment? Go to record.net.auOne of the biggest decisions to be tabled was arecommendation from PNGUM and SPD, that the SouthWest Papua Mission (SWPM) be administered by the Union.This decision is subject to the action of the SWPM session.SWPM will keep its identity and boundaries but the positionsof president, secretary and treasurer will be removed.The PNGUM undersecretary will administer the region andthe associate treasurer will be in charge of finances. Dueto the costs involved, there are only seven ministers forthe whole area, which has 12,000 members. This freesup enough budget to increase from seven ministers to 17.The arrangement would be reviewed after three years,and would be tabled again at the next business session infive years’ time. Delegates of the PNGUM session votedthe matter through to the SWPM mission to make the finalmaterial.Education director Joe Ponduk’s report prompted muchdiscussion. Enrolment has grown from 8323 students in2005 to 18,644 in 2009. The Adventist school system inPNG has been struggling with enrolments, however thepast few years have seen a significant increase due, inpart, to the Adventist system’s integration into the UnifiedNational Education System. The PNG government, throughthe Teaching Services Commission, now pays Adventistteachers. Primary schools, which had closed, have beenreopened and school fees have become more affordable toAdventist parents. Schools are owned and operated by theChurch and teachers have to comply with church policiesand philosophies.A motion was passed to recommend the PNGUM executivecommittee appoint a full-time proposal writer so theeducation department can access government funds. Asecond motion was passed to recommend the establishmentof a vocational college for Year 10 leavers. There is aplan to establish such a college at Kokoda. Sonoma Collegehas also become officially affiliated with PAU, meaningstudents have access to upgraded awards and courses andmore widely-recognised certificates.Long-term plans include four Missions working for conferencestatus in the next five to 10 year period.Jarrod Stackelroth is assistant editor of RECORD.9
FLASHPOINTCairns school celebrates 60 yearsPoliticians and fire-trucks joinedteachers, parents and students tocelebrate CAC60—Cairns AdventistCollege (Qld)—60 years of providingquality Adventist Christian educationto the community. They all seek God’ssupport as they plan to start a highschool.—Northern Australia TopNewsOn location reportsPastor Don Fehlberg (centre)continues to travel throughAustralian Aboriginal communities.In Maningrida (NT) he preachedfive evangelistic meetings, gavebaptismal studies with some whowatch Hope Channel and foundsome who will attend MamaraphaCollege (WA) in 2011.—TopNewsNew to PNGRECORD assistant editorJarrod Stackelroth (right)took his first trip to PNGand met with churchleaders including the newvice chancellor of PacificAdventist University, BenThomas (left).—RECORDstaffLeaders chew it overPNG Education Minister JamesMarape (left), a Seventh-dayAdventist, talks with former PNGUnion Mission president PastorThomas Davai (centre) and newlyelectedpresident Pastor JosephTalipuan (right) during the PNGUMsession in Goroka.—RECORD staffAvondale students make a pointLecturer Sonja Frischknecht (fourth fromleft) joined seven mission-minded AvondaleCollege nursing students at Atoifi AdventistHospital on Malaita (Solomon Islands) for twoweeks as a part of a master’s thesis about theeffectiveness of clinical learning experiences forundergraduate nurses in developing countries.—Brenton Stacey and Loring KwonSoccer stars shine at Adventist schoolPrescott Primary Northern (SA) hosted an excitingin-school soccer clinic run by the Adelaide UnitedFootball Club. Robert Cornthwaite and Iain Fyfe(defenders), Mark Birighitti (goal keeper) and MattMullen (youth captain) ran the one-hour clinic,then rewarded the students with a signed posterand an Adelaide United cap.—Shane BlakeStormCo youth boat itTen young people from northern Australiawent to Hammond and Thursday Islands(Torres Strait) to run a kids’ club, giveBibles out to the public and run anevangelistic series. Local residents wantmore information about Adventists andwere there to wave goodbye at the end ofthe trip.—TopNews10Scare the crows!Macksville Adventist School(NNSW) held its first SpringFestival running workshops onrecycling, gardening and solarpower. Students, teachers andparents from Port MacquarieAdventist School joined them foractivities like potting plants, racingsolar powered cars and building agroup scarecrow.—NorthpointWhat a gift!Students in Years 3 to 8 atSouthland Adventist School inInvercargill (SNZ) made up 60Earthquake Care Bags—full ofSanitarium products, bottles ofwater, muesli bars, chocolates,pens and pencils—for the youngerchildren at Christchurch AdventistSchool, traumatised by therecent quakes and hundreds ofaftershocks.—Southern ConnexionsThat takes the cakePort Macquarie (NNSW)church members raised$A2667 for ADRA bydecorating cake boxesand auctioning them.Each contestant wasrequired to placesomething ‘edible’ insidethe box.—NorthpointDare2HopeSurfer and student Karl Taaffe has starteda 2012 km, 76 day walk from the bottomof the South Island to the top of the NorthIsland to bring about a greater awarenessof suicide. Approximately 10 people inNew Zealand die by suicide every week.Karl hopes to finish the walk on January28, 2011. Follow the walk and give supportonline at .—DavidGibbonsSend your pictures and details to firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH FEATUREwith Cathy McDonaldImportance of FibreWhat is dietary fibre?Dietary fibre is the structural part of plant foods thatcannot be broken down in the small intestine and enters thelarge intestine undigested. In the large intestine some of thefibre is broken down by bacteria and the rest helps move theremaining waste out of the body.There are three basic types of dietary fibre.Soluble fibre—found in fruits, vegetables, dried peas,soybeans, lentils, oats, rice and barley.Insoluble fibre—found in wholegrain and wholemeal breads,cereals and pasta, fruit and vegetables.Resistant starch—found in firm bananas, potatoes, legumesand cornflakes.What are the health benefits of fibre?Think of fibre as a tool for exercising the intestinal tractmuscles, which are required to move food wastes throughour gut. If we have a consistently low-fibre intake, thesemuscles become slack and cannot move food throughour gut as they should. This can result in constipation andassociated health issues.High fibre foods such as wholegrain cereal and bread areassociated with lower prevalence rates of cardiovasculardisease and high fibre foods such as fruit, vegetables andwholegrains tend to contain high levels of vitamins andantioxidants, which have been linked to lower incidences ofmany types of cancer.RECIPEGood food sources of fibreThe best way to get enough dietary fibre is to regularlyeat wholegrain or wholemeal breads and cereals, legumes(such as kidney beans, soybeans and lentils), fruit,vegetables, nuts and seeds.n Choose wholegrain breads and cereals, brown rice,wholemeal pasta and wholegrain crackers.n Add legumes such as baked beans, kidney beans, limabeans, soybeans, chickpeas, dried peas and lentils to soups,casseroles and salads.n Eat unpeeled fruits (eg apples and pears) and vegetables(such as potatoes) wherever possible—the skins are avaluable source of fibre.n Where possible, choose to eat the whole fruit instead ofjust drinking the juice—the juice contains very little fibre.n In general, look on the nutrition panel of food productsand choose those which provide at least 1.5 grams of dietaryfibre per serve.n Ensure you drink plenty of fluids as soluble fibre needswater to work at its optimal level.Call and speak to one of our qualified nutritionists at the Sanitarium NutritionService on 1800 673 392 (in Australia) or 0800 100 257 (in New Zealand).Alternatively, email us at email@example.com (Australia) firstname.lastname@example.org (New Zealand).Don’t forget to order our free cookbook,Food for Health and Happiness, by visitingour website www.sanitarium.com.au orwww.sanitarium.co.nzBaby potato, asparagus and almond salad400g small new potatoes, washed 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed150g green beans, trimmed2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp baby capers, rinsed and chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1⁄4 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp finely chopped chives50 g rocket or baby spinach leaves 2 tbsp slivered almonds (toasted)1⁄3 cup flat leaf parsley leaves, choppedPER SERVE: 850kJ (205cal); Protein 6g;Total Fat 12g; Saturated Fat 1g; Carbohydrate 15g;Total Sugars 2g; Sodium 35mg; Potassium 845mg;Calcium 70mg; Iron 2.3mg; Fibre 4g.1. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until justtender. Drain, rinse in cold water and set aside to cool. Thickly slice potatoes.2. Cook asparagus and beans in a frying pan of simmering water for 3 minutes or untiljust tender. Drain and refresh in cold water. Pat vegetables dry with paper towel. Drythe pan.3. Heat oil in the frying pan over medium heat. Add capers and garlic. Cook for1 minute. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, parsley and chives.4. Mix 3⁄4 of the warm lemon dressing with hot potatoes, then add asparagus, beansand rocket or spinach. Serve on a large platter (or serving plates). Drizzle the remainingdressing over the top and sprinkle with slivered almonds and serve.Serves 4 as a main, 6 as a side dish.Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes11
LETTERSLETTERSNote: Views inletters do not necessarilyrepresent thoseof the editors or thedenomination. Lettersshould be less than250 words, and writersmust include theirname, address andphone number. Allletters are edited tomeet space and literaryrequirements, butthe author’s originalmeaning will notbe changed. Not allletters received arepublished. See Page3 for contact details.MY CHRISTIANEXPERIENCEName withheld, VICI appreciate Graham Hood’spiece “Healthy godly men”(Opinion, October 16). It is witha heavy heart that I admit tobeing like this.I do struggle in my personallife from depression and mymarriage of more than 20 yearsis very close to ending. I doquestion my faith, and struggleto find motivation to keepattending church. My Christianexperience has been based onbiblical “knowledge and fact”and I admit I have a “lack offaith”.I wish our Church—at alllevels—would run some sortof help program for men likemyself who are struggling withlife’s battles.MISSION PAPER?Graeme Quick, QLDThere was a time a fewyears back when I actually usedRECORD as a mission paperand would hand out copies tonon-Adventist neighbours. But Iwouldn’t lately—it has gone softon solid Adventist material.For example, the specialedition “God’s Word” (October30) could have been anAnglican or Baptist newsletter.Its emphasis on the Biblewas of course well placed, butit was hardly presented in anAdventist context. There wasn’ta single word from the Spiritof Prophecy, hardly a singleAdventist doctrinal point made.And too many platitudes.MY FAVOURITE PAGESMary Carter, WAThank you for the specialedition, “God’s Word”. Threeitems that stood out were:Flashpoint: I enjoyed readingpeople’s convictions andconfirmation of God’s leading.Children need the Word:I learnt if we plant the seedwhile they’re young, the seedalways brings them back.The secret of prayer: I wasreminded of how powerfulprayer is. God does listen tofamily and friends when theyare praying for you.I send every RECORD tomy best friend who isn’t aSeventh-day Adventist, yet.For Christmas, I’m also givingmy non-Adventist Dad everyRECORD printed in 2010.MAKES NO SENSELyn Vermeulen, WAI refer to the news story,“Ellen White meets MaryMacKillop” (October 30).During the weeks leadingto the canonisation of MaryMacKillop, doors were openedto speak kindly, yet clearlyto the Catholics to reveal theunscriptural farce of the wholeprocess.Therefore, I am dismayedthat two lecturers would doany less than politely decline DrAllan Cadwallader’s offer.The title of the article inRECORD makes no sense atall and is offensive. It appearsfrom the editor of RECORD ourChurch in the South Pacific iswell on its way to becomingpart of the ecumenicalmovement.MAKES NO SENSERESPONSE:Dr John Skrzypaszek,AVONDALE COLLEGEThank you for your responseto the news story, “Ellen Whitemeets Mary MacKillop”.Dr Cadwallader extendedan invitation to a number ofdifferent faiths to write aboutheroes of faith from withindifferent religious traditions anddenominations. The focus ofthe collection was to show howheroes of faith are esteemed ineach tradition.The Seventh-day AdventistChurch does not agree with theCatholic position on sainthood.However, this invitationprovided a golden opportunityfor us to share a positive viewof Ellen White’s contributionto the Adventist Church inAustralia and the world.Ellen White was always wisein her counsel, “We should not,upon entering a place, build upunnecessary barriers betweenus and other denominations,especially the Catholics, so thatthey should think we are theiravowed enemies. We shouldnot create a prejudice in theirminds unnecessarily. . . . Fromwhat which God has shown me,a great number will be savedfrom among the Catholics” (Ms14, 1887).I’d like to encourageAdventists to read Ellen GWhite: a visionary SeventhdayAdventist to gain a betterunderstanding. Go to:.REAL POETRYMalcolm Ford, NZI enjoyed “The greatdisappointment” (Feature,November 6), which I thoughtwas beautifully written. EvenI, in my early 80s, couldsense the feeling of despairof a young girl, and woman,desperately searching forromantic fulfilment.As I progressed through thestory comparing her experiencewith the historic church event,I was hopefully waiting for the“Cinderella” denouement—areversal of 1844—the arrivalof the prince. The ending wasbetter, “He has been faithful inmy desert”. Real poetry.12Send your letters to email@example.com
FEATUREMeetingMosesby Dave EdgrenIrecently met Moses in the outback.I spent a week in Western Australia at the KaralundiAboriginal Education Community telling faith storiesto the students. Moses is a tiny, five-year-old studentwho has the uncanny ability to appear in front of you at theslightest wiggle of a lens cap. I now have a sizable collectionof photos of Moses’ amazing smile! What he lacks in stature,he makes up for in joy!Meeting Moses was not the only inspirational thing I experiencedat Karalundi. There were so many beautiful peoplewith wonderful hearts. Students who love life. Teachers whoexude a clarity of purpose. Staff members who care deeply.Karalundi, an oasis in the desert, truly nourished my heartand soul.The Aboriginal people are a storytelling people. I spenthours sitting at a picnic table or in a conversation-circle onthe ground with students. I learned so much and laugheda lot. And I answered a lot of questions: “Pasta, where yafrom? Who ya mum? Who ya wife? Who ya kids? Where yabeen? Where ya go?”I was particularly blessed by one special questioner. Atthe Friday night program, I invited anyone who wanted topray or to know more about Jesus to come forward andsit next to me on the stage after the meeting. After nearlyeveryone had left, nine-year-old Kelly sat next to me andwiggled her head under my arm so that it draped over hershoulder. She looked up at me for some time before askingComment? Go to record.net.au/commenttwo deeply beautiful questions.“How Jesus be up in Heaven and be here too, one likeus?” This question still brings tears to my eyes (even now, asI write, I’m dabbing my eyes!). One like us . . . Me and Kelly.Us. How do you explain the all-embracing love of a child? Isqueezed my arm tightly around her little shoulders.“How God be way far up there and still He hear us whenwe pray?” I’m not sure if it’s the questions (they were goodones!) that bring the tears or if it’s the memory of the trulypure heart I was so privileged to sit next to. The questionswere easy. I answered them with one word each: “Incarnation.Omnipresence. Run along now!”Not even close. Kelly and I sat there for a long time as Itold her stories about a God big enough for both of us andmore all-embracing than we can hope to imagine or beginto imitate. She was gracious and listened. Then she rushedout to get the evening snack from the kitchen. Did I mentionthe cooks? Wow!I suppose, the desert experiences in life are meant toteach us. But I was caught by surprise. When I landed inPerth and began the eight-hour drive, I knew I was going tothe desert. But instead, I found the promised land, or at leasta brief snapshot of it. Thanks, Moses. Thanks, Kelly. Andthanks God, for Karalundi.Pastor Dave Edgren is an author and story teller, who currently serves asChildren’s and Sabbath School ministry director for the Victorian Conference.13
Ellen White,the Bibleandperfectionby Lloyd Grolimund14
FEATURESince my early childhood Ellen White hasbeen a part of my life. The deeds of her life areextraordinary. She had the gift of prophecy (asoutlined in Revelation 19:10); wrote 40 books, 5000periodicals and more than 100 titles are available today inEnglish; is the most translated woman of nonfiction works inhistory and the most translated American of either genderof nonfiction works in history; established schools andmedical centres all over the world; and was a key founder ofthe Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her little book, Steps toChrist, has been translated in over 140 languages.Outside of the Bible, Ellen White has had more influenceover my life, how I think and what I believe, than any otherperson or factor. Her writings and life have been a source ofinspiration and encouragement to me for many years.Despite my admiration for Ellen White, I was taught bymy parents, at a very early age, about the supremacy of theBible. The Bible is the ultimate authority for Seventh-dayAdventists. It is the final arbitrator of what is and isn’t truth.All “truth” must be tested against the anvil of Scripture. Thevalidity of any claim, belief or teaching stands or falls onthis simple and yet elegant approach. This must include, ofcourse, the writings and works of Ellen White.Because of this I have always initiated my search for truthin the Bible. Every doctrine I have and hold dear was firstfound and established in the Bible. There is nothing I believe,teach or preach that does not have its birth and developmentin Scripture. In this paradigm the Bible interprets thewritings of Ellen White—not the other way around. Let meexplain why this is important.Currently in the United States, the view that you must beperfect before Jesus comes is being circulated. It’s burninghot through large sections of Adventism. The concept is alsogaining increasing popularity in my country, Australia. Toback this popular theology, exponents use Ellen White andselected quotes. By doing this they gain validity and credibilityfrom unsuspecting Adventist listeners. Following are twoquotes commonly used to advance the “perfection” cause.“. . . The very image of God is to be reproduced in humanity.The honour of God, the honour of Christ, is involvedin the perfecting of the character of His people” (Desire ofAges, p 671).“When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproducedin His people, then He will come to claim them as Hisown.” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p 69).An initial reading of these statements could leave anyonewith the distinct impression that God demands that we mustbe perfect to be saved. My response is one of concern formy wickedness and a desire to be totally without sin. I wouldbegin to search my life for sin and ruthlessly eradicate it.Perfection of character would be my goal because without itGod would not be coming for me.This approach has caused untold suffering and anguishin Adventism. Many have left the faith in despair because oftheir inability to totally overcome sin. While this doctrine ofComment? Go to record.net.au/commentperfection is preached as a way to liberation and freedom,it chains its unsuspecting victim so tightly, that few who findthemselves in its embrace ever escape.If the Adventist Christian would just allow the Bible todefine what perfection is, the statements of Ellen Whitewould be a blessing rather than the curse they have becomefor so many. Remember, the Bible should interpret EllenWhite not the other way around. The Bible clearly states:1. We are all sinners under the curse of death (seeRomans 3:23).2. Jesus died the death price for all (see John 3:16).3. If we repent and ask Jesus into our hearts that He willsave us (see Acts 3:19).4. When Jesus saves us He puts His robe of righteousnessaround us. Instantly we are perfect. It is His perfection, notours. At that very moment we are ready for translation. Thisis called justification (see Zechariah 3:1–7; Isaiah 61:10, 64:6;Matthew 22:1–11; Luke 15:11–32).5. Once Jesus has saved us, He comes inside us andbegins to change us. He convicts, encourages and leads usinto victory over the sins we have in our life. He does notconvict us of every sin we have. That would overwhelm us.He presents to us our weaknesses in His time, at His pace,in His way. This is the work of a lifetime. It will continue untilwe die or Jesus comes. This is called sanctification. It doesnot save you; it happens because you are already saved (seeZechariah 3:7).In the light of what the Bible teaches about “perfection”let’s re-examine the two quotes. Remember we are now interpretingthese statements from our new found knowledgeof how the Bible defines “perfection”.“. . . The very image of God is to be reproduced inhumanity. The honour of God, the honour of Christ, isinvolved in the perfecting (Jesus’ perfection–Jesus’ robe ofrighteousness) of the character of His people.” “When thecharacter of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people(Jesus’ perfection–Jesus’ robe of righteousness), then Hewill come to claim them as His own.”The “perfection” statements of Ellen White now take ona new meaning. Instead of chaining me to legalism, theyfree me into the marvellous and wonderful grace of Jesus.They not only affirm the biblical view of perfection, but reemphasisethe fact that Jesus truly is my Saviour.Must I be perfect before Jesus comes? Of course, but notmy perfection, it is Jesus’. I get it instantly when I give myheart to Him. This is the Gospel. Praise God.Is this cheap grace? God forbid. Once Jesus has perfectedme—justification—He then gets inside and changes me—sanctification (see Romans 3:21–31).Instead of trying to make the Bible fit into Ellen White’swork and writings, it’s essential those writings fit in with theBible. It is beautiful. It works. It makes the words of EllenWhite, our modern day prophet, very precious indeed.Pastor Lloyd Grolimund is a fourth generation Adventist. For the past 10years he has been the senior pastor of Wahroonga church, NSW.15
The Lord’s SupperOpening HiswordDavid McKibbenThe sacrament that we know as the Lord’sSupper was designed by Jesus to symboliseand demonstrate the unity and fellowshipof His followers. Sadly, a history of conflictand division is associated with this memorialof Christ’s death; indeed, arguments overits significance made it one of the majorbattlegrounds of the Reformation.What are the main purposes underlyingthe observance of the Lord’s Supper?- Essentially the Lord’s Supper is amemorial service; Jesus asks His followersto remember specifically His sufferings anddeath (1 Corinthians 11:26) every time thisservice is held. Read Luke 22:19 and1 Corinthians 11: 23-25.- The celebration of this service alsoexpresses our complete dependence uponJesus for our physical and spiritual lives.The use of common elements like bread andgrape juice shows that we owe everything toHim. Read John 6:53-57.- Participation in this act of worship isan expression of unity and fellowship ontwo levels. We experience meaningfulcommunion with Jesus and a deepfellowship with other believers.Read 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.- The Lord’s Supper also contains theelement of anticipation. We not only lookback in remembrance of the Cross of Christ,but we also look forward in hope to Hisreturn. Read Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:25;Luke 22:14-18 and 1 Corinthians 11:26.How often should we celebrate thismemorial?The Bible does not specify how oftenwe should celebrate the Lord’s Supper,but Jesus simply commanded that weshould remember Him when we do so.Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. In commonwith churches in the reformed branch ofChristendom, we celebrate this memorial ofthe death of Jesus four times per year.This simple but profound service affirms ourfaith and hope in Jesus and builds a sense ofcommunity with fellow believers.David McKibben is pastor of Para Vista church andserves as ministerial association secretary for theSouth Australian Conference.16HEALTH wiseDr James WrightOsteoporosisStrong bones for life are essential. They are the framework on whicheverything else hangs or is attached. Bone mass is at its peak in the late teens.In childhood growing bones are soft and bend easily. They become strong inadolescence and early adulthood. Calciumand vitamin D are the key essentials forstrong bones. That means heaps of calciumrichfoods. Low fat dairy products head thelist, including milk, yoghurt and cheese.Salmon, dried figs, peanuts, walnuts,almonds and soybeans are good sources.Generally 1500 mg a day is advised (morewhen pregnant). A 1000 mg supplementis often advised especially with older people. Vitamin D comes from the sunreacting on the skin, and we only need 20 minutes of sun exposure a day. Buttoday, with universal “cover up” and sunscreens, many people are deficientand require a daily supplement. Deficiency of calcium and vitamin D inevitablylead to osteoporosis (“porous bones”) where bones, especially vertebrae,crush on themselves, leading to forward stoop and an irreversible hunch back.Fractures occur with relatively minor falls but most are preventable. Regularexercise is vital. Avoid heavy lifting, look where you are walking and avoid fallsfrom slippery surfaces, paper, cords, steps and carpet edgings. Don’t smoke.A regular bone density test gives an accurate diagnosis. Oral or intravenousprescription medication is available from the doctor.Unwell? Go to . Enter symptom and click for immediate help.If symptoms continue, see your doctor.MY CHURCHSusan SilasSIVONA, Bougainville, PNGI come from the North Nasioi area ofBougainville, an island that is close to theSolomon Islands but still part of Papua NewGuinea. I was honoured to attend the recentPapua New Guinea Union Mission session. Itwas my first time as a delegate and it was veryexciting to see what the Church is doing allover Papua New Guinea.My church has about 126 members thatattend. I am an elder there and also thewomen’s ministry leader.My church has lots of women, many of them are widows. This year thechurch ran a women’s retreat for the whole district. We also ran a healthawareness program at the Kosikereo campsite. Clement Bireo from the UnitedNations Mission on Bougainville ran the program using slides and projectorsto illustrate the dangers of drugs, such as marijuana and alcohol. The churchhas also run youth meetings in the area.The thing I most want for Sivona church is spiritual growth among themembers. A big challenge in Papua New Guinea is the lack of resources.Bougainville has had a difficult past and there are many needs.
FEATUREA pastor’s lifeby Jennifer PhilippiadisIt is said the books you read enrich the qualityof your life and character. I would add this—for aChristian, it’s the “sermons you hear”.Most of the sermons we hear come from a pastor.They impact your life, keep you on track, give you food forthought, and most important of all—direct your thoughtstowards God.The Pastor dispenses the “bread of life” to a congregationwho may sometimes prefer “roast pastor for lunch”. At thelectern—they do what is said to be the one of the mostfearful things, “public speaking”. Week after week, year afteryear, with the knowledge that some will analyse the words,take note of any imperfections and be prepared to throwstones at thoughts and words.The pastor has chosen this profession because he/shecares for people, wants to make a difference, and believesto be called and chosen by God. The pastor is often ofa melancholy temperament—sensitive and spiritual. Thedownside of this is they can be very hurt by the barbs ofcriticism that not one but many in a congregation hurl—thevery people he/she is trying to care for and shepherd.Sadly, some of us are all too willing to criticise the pastorand their families.Yet, these leaders are called to support the very peoplewho are eager to criticise them.If the pastor retaliated with the same amount ofcriticism, church members would be crushed. One mightthink it could be more so his/her duty to appraise andremonstrate with us over our struggles, than it would be forus to criticise the pastor, someone chosen by God to buildHis church.It’s interesting how we find the time to be so aware ofthe flaws in others, when we should be flat out dealing withour own issues, the plank in our own eyes.The pastor lives a transitory life that on many levels—isnot to be envied. Here are men and women who havechosen to live a life of service with little hope of permanencyuntil retirement. It’s a gypsy-like life. They’re called tonurture congregations they must leave every five years orso, incase the congregation gets sick of them. Not only dothey uproot themselves from any secure consistency andfamiliarity with their home and town, but also drag theirsometimes reluctant spouse and children with them to settlein yet another temporary home.Pastors struggle to reach every person in thecongregation—an almost impossible task—to please all thepeople even some of the time. The pastor who descends forthe sake of peace to the role of “people pleaser,” strugglesto make pleasing God their top priority, and to remain trueto themselves.Over the years, many pastors have dispensed the“blessed hope” to me. They’ve changed my life and leftindelible impressions on my mind. They’ve played a majorrole in the formation of the one thing that will last forever,my character.Some of the pastors who’ve made major impacts in mylife are:- Pastor Doug Martin who performed my wedding ceremonyand nurtured me as a young Christian.- Pastor Percy Holmes who helped me believe God couldlove a sinner like me.- Pastor Francis who showed compassion to an orphan boy.- Pastor Amos and his wife.- Pastor Chris Foote- Pastor Brian Lawty whose humanity, caring, sincerity andengaging sermons—have enriched my walk with God.I’m saddened that many pastors are lined up by someand measured in search of the perfection we fail toachieve.More importantly, I’m deeply grateful for the pastorsin our churches. I’m reminded of their family, lives andfeelings. And I pray for them . . . often.Jennifer Philippiadis writes from Ballarat, Victoria.17
Avondale Collegeinvites you to attend aninternational conference onChurch andAdventist identityin the21st century16-19 January, 2011• Adventist identity in the 21st century• Fresh expressions of being church• Old and new church interactionSpeakers:Reinder Bruinsma,Rudy Dingjan,Peter Roennfeldt,and Richard RiceEarly birds discount closeson 13 December 2010For more information and online registrationvisit www.avondale.edu.au/AdventistIDor contact theAvondale College Advancement Officeon (02) 4980 2252Missionaries escape war zoneOn January 5, 1942, missionary families from Australia and NewZealand serving in the Solomon Islands were urgently instructed by thegovernment that their women and children should leave. Within a week,with the Japanese close to the coast of Bougainville, a vessel carrying 60Japanese prisoners of war was transporting the women and children toSydney. Four more weeks of anxiety remained for the men until, aboardthe mission ship Melanesia, a New Zealand official advised them to take acourse for Sandy Cape on the coast of Queensland.While the staccato diary entries of John Howse and Hamley Perry saynothing about the tense emotions of the journey, they calmly recordseveral perils. Having escaped the area of Japanese bombs, the vesselstruck a reef between Malaita and Guadalcanal–it was refloated with thehelp of anchors and chains. On February16, the bearing of the propeller shaftheated. During the emergency repairs thenext day, a small but essential fuel pumpscrew was lost in the oily bilge. “Definiteanswer to prayer in matter of fuel pumpJohn Howse with Kata Ragoso,a well-known Solomon IslandsAdventist leader.record rewindDr Arthur Patrickscrew being found,” John Howse confidedin his diary. On February 19, the sightof land evoked intense discussion as towhether it was New Guinea or Australia,and would the Japanese be there? It wasAustralia, but the escapees were confronted by fixed bayonets wielded bynervous soldiers.With instructions from church headquarters to proceed to Sydney, theMelanesia hugged the Australian coast. Near Moreton Island, searchlightssuddenly lit up the deck. Soon the ragged voyagers learned the defendersof Australia had their fingers on the triggers of six-inch guns, about todestroy the little vessel that had just safely passed over a minefield.Entering Sydney Harbour, the final dilemma was how to get through thesubmarine fence. When a Manly ferry negotiated a narrow opening, theMelanesia followed and, at last, reached the safety of Watsons Bay.The escape from the theatre of war in the Solomons is merely one ofcountless South Pacific stories indicating that the missionary task oftencalls for resilience, courage and faith.Dr Arthur Patrick is an honorary senior research fellow at Avondale College, NSW.The 1917 commissioning (dedication) of the Melanesia in Sydney. With modifications,the vessel would serve Adventist missions in the Pacific for 27 years.
Guten Tag*Guten Tag*Kids!Kids!Get the latestAdventistnews whenit happensYou know Jesus loves to give usgood gifts, and He is happy when we share with othersthe wonderful things He has done for us.Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah received a wonderful gift.Zechariah was so amazed he was speechless!You can read their story in Luke 1:5-23, 57-80Completethe Dotto Dotto find outwhat their1. 5.2 0specialgift was...findthewords. 2 1. 1 4. 1 9Zechariah, Elizabeth,John, Angel, Priest,Temple, Mute, Miracle,Jesus, Worship1 6.1 3.. 1 8. 2 2. 22 7.2 8.. 2 3. 1 2. 1 7. 18.7.1 1.24.. 2 6. 2 5. 39.1 0.4 .6.5.Coming soon.Record application for iPhone,iPad & iTouch.GRACELINKMESSAGEI worship God when I tell othersabout His goodness and loveThis week try and share withsomebody something that youare thankful to Jesus for.GET DAILY NEWS UPDATESWATCH INFOCUS VIDEO NEWSREAD RECORD BEFORE ITARRIVES AT CHURCH*Hello in German
OpinionDr Barry Hill20with Dr Barry OliverWhy our Church is special (Part 8)Our Church is special becausewe believe in the Second Coming ofJesus. In fact, we do not just believeit. We actually call ourselves “Adventists”.To be Adventist is to be onewho looks for and is committed todoing everything possible to hastenthe return of our Lord.John 14:1 begins with the words,“Let not your heart be troubled . . .”I Thessalonians 4:18 concludes withthe words, “Comfort one another withthese words”. These passages assureus in simple yet profound languagethat the people of all the ages cananticipate and be encouraged by thecertainty of the return of Jesus.The same Jesus who walked andtalked with the people of Palestine;the same Jesus who was crucified,buried, and rose from the dead;the same Jesus who was taken upinto heaven while a small group ofdisciples stood on the hill top openmouthed;this same Jesus is comingagain in a manner similar to the wayin which He left.Surprisingly many Christian communitiesdo not talk much about thereturn of Jesus. Sadly, some evenseem to doubt the reality of the literal,visible, audible return of Jesus inthe clouds of heaven. They attempt tospiritualise or mysticise the event.But Seventh-day Adventists mostcertainly believe that Jesus is literallycoming again, and we cannotstop talking about it. His return givesus a focus for tomorrow and a hopefor today. It gives meaning to life’sbiggest questions and an anchor inthe midst of life’s greatest joys andtragedies.Indeed it is our privilege to “Lift upthe trumpet and loud let it ring: Jesusis coming again”.Dr Barry Oliver is president of the South PacificDivision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.This will change everythingJohn Brockman asked 134 great thinkers, “What will change everythingand shape the future?” Responses included extending our lives to 150 years,true lie detection, direct communication from brain to brain, restoringthe plasticity of brain neurons to combat disease, a meteorite strike, andcontinuing to heat the earth as we are now.But the entry by Paul Meyers jolted me. He thinks we are revising whatit means to be human, a task started by Darwin, and one that makes oldideas of “souls and spirits ludicrous”. In other words we are changing whowe are and this alone will change everything else. This is a chilling message.We Adventists know we have a God-shaped vacuum in our hearts and thatGod is right here among us. To survive the future we will not only need tosurvive daily life itself, but we will need clear beliefs about who God is andwho we are.So what will change everything? In the end all of us are trying to answerfour big life questions—who am I, where am I, what is wrong and what isthe solution? Our answers create our viewpoint from which we interpretour world, something we live and even die for. When Galileo and otherthinkers showed that the Earth was not the centre of the universe and thatit revolved around the sun, they changed the world so much that we are stillfeeling the fallout.Our Adventist faith is a view of the world that is built unconsciously overtime, not overnight. If this world view is to hold us together we need to keepits non-negotiable core sacred yet continually review parts of it to keep itfresh and alive. That is why we have Adventist education. Pastors, parentsand teachers need “the smarts” in knowing who they are as God’s children,and what their current Adventist world view is. Their task is to disciplestudents through sharing their spiritual journeys in today’s changing world,and not some world from the past. Meyers is right. Changing our world viewdoes change everything else.John Brockman Editor, 2010. This Will Change Everything. Ideas That Will Shape the Future. New York: HarperPerennial.Dr Barry Hill is director of education for the South Pacific Division.NOW & THENWomen attending retreats throughoutthe South Pacific2001 12,7632005 15,4262009 19,843
NOTICE BOARDPositions vacantDepartment assistant—youth, children’s ministriesand leadership (Full-time commencing February 2011)(Gosnells, WA). The successful applicant will be a self-starting,enthusiastic, well organised, practising Adventist with the abilityto communicate clearly to a wide range of people through avariety of mediums. This is an office-based position, however, thesuccessful applicant may be required to assist at some outsideevents run by the department. The key objectives for this positionare to provide a courteous and professional first contact on behalfof the WA youth department whether in person, at the office or onthe phone; ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day runningof the youth department office; provide support and assistance tothe children’s ministry and leadership department. To receive anapplication pack with full job description, email or phone (08) 9398 7222 and ask for theinformation to be posted to you, or mail: WA Conference of SDA,PO Box 134, Gosnells, WA 6990. Applications close December 10,2010.Internships—South Pacific Division (Wahroonga, NSW). Doyou want to get paid to learn? Want to graduate with a headstart? An Adventist Employment Internship might be for you!The following internships are being offered: 1 x communicationsinternship—Adventist Media Network; 1 x accounting internship—South Pacific Division; 1 x accounting internship—Sanitarium;1 x public relations Internship—Sydney Adventist Hospital; 1 xinformation technology internship—Sanitarium; 1 x marketinginternship—Sanitarium; 1 x communications internship—Sanitarium. For more information and details on eligibility,contact Korey Dowling at . Toapply, please complete an online application form at . Applications closeDecember 6, 2010.Accountant–North NSW Conference (Wallsend, NSW) isseeking a full-time accountant based at Wallsend. This is a keyrole to the functioning of the conference and requires a personwith a broad range of accounting skills. In addition to a soundunderstanding of accounting principles and practice, the successfulapplicant will ideally have skills and experience in providingfriendly, professional customer service and be capable of leadinga team. The successful applicant will hold a degree in businessor accounting and be a member/eligible member of a recognisedprofessional accounting organisation (CA/CPA). Commitment toquality and service, together with a personal commitment to themission and lifestyle of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, areessential. For further information contact: Greg Fowler on (02)4951 8088, or email . Applicationsin writing should be forwarded to Greg Fowler, Assistant ChiefFinancial Officer, Seventh-day Adventist Church (North NSWConference) Ltd, PO Box 7, Wallsend, NSW 2287. Applicationsclose December 20, 2010.Program manager—Tui Ridge Park (Rotorua, NZ). Newhands-on role leading the team responsible for outdoor recreationfacilities and programs. The successful applicant will love the greatoutdoors, have a fun, outgoing personality, leadership skills and akeen interest in health and wellbeing. You will need to be able toresearch and identify opportunities, develop new programs andcontent, develop and manage relationships with clients, providers,funding bodies and partners as well as train, motivate and leadstaff to deliver excellent programs and customer service. Financial,marketing and management skills desirable. Please send your CV,along with covering letter highlighting why you believe you are theperson we need, to: Chairman Tui Ridge Board, Private Bag 76900,SAMC Manukau City 2241 or email to . Applications close December 10, 2010.Positions vacantBusiness manager—Macquarie College (Newcastle, NSW)invites applications from candidates who have appropriatequalifications and experience to fill the position of businessmanager. Macquarie College is a Seventh-day Adventist coeducationalpre-school to Year 12 campus located in Newcastle,NSW. The successful applicant will have the responsibility for themanagement of the financial, business and campus developmentareas of the college. A position description is available on theMacquarie College website at . Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statementaddressing core competencies and responsibilities, as well ascontact details of three referees. Applications should be sent to:The Principal, Macquarie College, PO Box 517, Wallsend, NSW2287 or email . Applicationsclose December 9, 2010.Camp manager—Tui Ridge Park (Rotorua, NZ). This positionrequires an outgoing person with exceptional people skills. Theability to manage staff, finances and property, promote thepark and develop and implement programs is essential; alongwith a strong commitment to the mission and values of theAdventist Church. This is a lifestyle position, living on-site the172-hectare park, which is a premier camping facility. You’ll enjoythe outdoors and have a heart and passion for ministry throughadventure activities and camping programs. If you are ready forthe challenge please send your CV to or by mail to: Chairman Tui Ridge Park, Private Bag76900, Manukau City 2241, New Zealand. Applicationsclose December 10, 2010.For more employment options, go toPositions vacant 2011—Karalundi Aboriginal EducationCommunity Inc (Meekatharra, WA). Head Cook: provision ofnutritious meals including non-vegetarian to approximately 80students and staff.Male and female house parents: develop, implement andsupervise activity programs for students aged 10—17 after schoolhours including weekends. Supervise students at meal times andassociated care in the dormitories.Teachers—high school: two positions available teaching acrossall subjects to high school students in Years 9—12. Primary trainedteachers should also apply.Teacher—sport and recreation teacher/pool manager: developand implement a PE curriculum during school hours and assist inphysical activity implementation amongst students after schoolhours in consultation with dorm parents. Manage the 25x10mheated class 2 swimming pool which requires the holding of a validbronze medallion. Additionally hold, or be able to obtain, a PoolOperations Certificate.Administrative assistant: provide support to the administrativeteam and operate the school office. Besides reception duties, beresponsible for data collection and submission of Abstudy forms.Accountant: provide full accounting services to fulfil variousfunding agency requirements. Provide payroll, account paymentsand banking functions. Karalundi also operates a few businessenterprises that requires financial management.Karalundi Aboriginal Education Community Inc is an independent,Adventist-affiliated boarding school and community catering forIndigenous students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Karalundi is anoasis in the desert and includes a swimming pool, staff gymnasiumand other recreational activities. Contact the CEO or principal formore information: (08) 9981 2000, email: or or post your CV with threework-related references to The CEO, PMB 6, Meekatharra, WA 6642.21
NOTICE BOARDsupportingministryJob vacancies—EastwardMissionary College Inc (RollandsPlains, NSW). A numberof vacancies exist in bothour college and associatedhealth retreats in the areasof management, marketing/graphics, maintenance, healthcentre management, doctor/naturopath, massage therapy,office management, propertydevelopment, house parentsand public relations. A greatopportunity to get involvedin front-line evangelisticwork. Please contact , or Rod (02)6585 8085, or Paul (02) 65506180.Eastward Missionary College Inc, a ministry,is independent of the Seventh-dayAdventist Church organisation but issupportive of the Church.advertisementsMedical practitioners neededfor the Logan Adventist HealthAssociation Health Centre. Fulltimeand part-time practitionersneeded. Contact 0428 486 455.St Martins 25th anniversary.On December 11, 2010, StMartins Adventist Church willbe celebrating 25 years at 32Riverlaw Tce, St Martins. Allmembers, former members andfriends are invited to join us fora special thanksgiving servicecommencing at 9.30am withSabbath School, followed byDivine Service at 11am, and avegetarian pot luck lunch. Details:please contact Wendy Cox033384222, or Mel Trevina 033270078,.2.25 acres, 4BR home plus largedownstairs flat for sale. Airconditioning, double garage, fruitNote: Neither the editor, Adventist Media Network, nor the SeventhdayAdventist Church is responsible for the quality of goods or servicesadvertised. Publication does not indicate endorsement of a product or service.Advertisements approved by the editor will be inserted at the following rates:first 30 words or less, $A60 +GST; each additional word, $A1.98 +GST. For youradvertisement to appear, payment must be enclosed. Classified advertisementsin RECORD are available to Seventh-day Adventist members, churches andinstitutions only. See masthead (page 4) for contact details.trees, vegie garden, fenced. Dam,6km from Gympie. $380,000. Alsoavailable adjacent 5.5 acre block.Phone (07) 5483 7638.Data projectors, screens,DVDs, PA systems etc. Lowerprices for Adventist churches,schools etc. Australia only.Contact Trish, (02) 6361 3636;or .Receive the Hope Channel and3ABN. Complete satellite kit$265 + freight; prime signal areasin Australia only. Instructionsfor DIY installation. Installersavailable. Phone (02) 6361 3636;or .Professional wedding/celebrationsvideography and photography.Commited to creatingelegant, high quality personalisedwedding memories. Range ofpackages available. Videography,call Thomas: 0415973118. Photography,call Fred: 0421210946..Quality Christian products.Books, DVDs, study guides, storyCDs and music from suppliersAmazing Facts, 3ABN andothers. Register for our monthly!"#$%&'()*+,-&'./*,01&'23*40#&'5*0060&'718,-9,&':*),%9,';9%-% 7"% ?#$"