The Divine Teacher
Dear teacher, as you consider your need of strength and guidance,—need that no human source can supply,—I bid you consider the promises of Him who is the wonderful Counselor.
“Behold,” He says, “I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” Revelation 3:8.
“Call unto Me, and I will answer thee.” Jeremiah  33:3.
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye.” Psalm 32:8.
“Even unto the end of the world,” “I am with you.” Matthew 28:20.
As the highest preparation for your work I point you to the words, the life, the methods, of the Prince of teachers. I bid you consider Him. Here is your true ideal. Behold it, dwell upon it, until the Spirit of the divine Teacher shall take possession of your heart and life.
“Reflecting as a mirror the glory of the Lord,” you will be “transformed into the same image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18, R.V.— Education, 282
True knowledge comes from God and returns to God. His children are to receive that they may give again. Those who through the grace of God have received intellectual and spiritual benefits, are to draw others with them as they advance to a higher excellence.
Ellen G. White, Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students - Pg.18, 19.
CONFERENCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE
4: Women’s Ministries God Covers Me
6 - 8: IV Family Island Youth Congress & ACLASS (North Andros)
7: Mission Transform 242: Local AY & Pathfinder Club visit a Nursing Home
7: Stewardship Emphasis Day
7: Family Togetherness Day (Emphasizes the Church Family)
8: CHAM Art Instruction
8 - 14: Family Togetherness Week
13 - 15: ALERT (Advance Leadership Evangelism & Retention Training)
14 - 15: Child Preachers Workshop
14: SBC Adventurer (One day Camp)
15 - 21: Health Emphasis Week
21: GC World Pathfinder Day, Pathfinder Baptismal Sabbath, March, Joint AY
26: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
27 - 29: ATCU Bible Connection (Cayman Islands)
28: Sabbath School Guest Day/Special Needs Emphasis Day
ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, September 1-7, 2019: Families Separated Because of Employment or Educational Challenges.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
September 8 – Art Instruction (with local artist) will be held for participants in Exhibition. Registration fee ($10) should be paid before this session.
September 14 & 15 – Child Preachers Workshop (Register now for free at your local church). Deadline is September 2, 2019.
September 29 – CHAM Art Exhibition
For more information on these upcoming events, please enquire from your local CHAM Leaders or call 341-4021. --Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.
Quarterly Meeting: All health leaders are invited to the quarterly meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 5.45p.m at the Conference headquarters.
CPR / FIRST AID CERTIFICATION: All persons interested in being certified or re-certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and/or First Aid to be held on September 8 and 29, 2019, are asled to call 323-0610 or 826- 8486 (WhatsApp). This is for medical and non-medical persons (teachers, secretaries, pastors, lawyers, etc). Come and be certified so that you will be equipped to save a life!
– Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director.
Third Quarter (July - September)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q3 Forecast:
4 - God Covers Me (Individual Church Observance)
TBA – Zone 3 Community Outreach
21 – SBC GEMS God in Shoes, “A Pillow and a Prayer” - Community Outreach
28 – Philadelphia Church Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day
Save the Date: The Women’s Ministries Conclave will be held on October 18 & 19, 2019, under the theme: “God’s Beloved Daughters: Rescued, Redeemed, Restored & Released”. You can’t afford to miss this one of a kind worship experience. Registration forms are now available from your local leaders and at the South Bahamas Conference headquarters.
Warfare Wednesdays: The Women’s Ministries Department extends an invitation to all women in the South Bahamas Conference to take a minute to “pause and pray” with us at 12:00 noon each Wednesday. This collective effort not only will enrich our prayer lives but the results of these unified prayers will be unmeasurable. You may contact your local Women’s Ministries Leader for more information on this wonderful initiative. --Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT TIDBITS
BACK 2 SCHOOL REVIVAL 2019: Theme: ‘Make Your Move’. Date: Friday August 30 – Sabbath August 31, 2019. Venue: Message of Hope Church, Wulff Road. Guest Speaker: Pastor Vandeon Griffin, Associate Youth & Young Adult Director North American Division.
MONTHLY MEETINGS: Adventurer/Pathfinder Directors - Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:30p.m. - Conference Office. AY Leaders - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30p.m. - Conference Office.
Please ensure your church has a representative from your AY Council!
Pathfinder Day 2019: Date: Sabbath, September 21, 2019. Venue: Occurring in ALL churches. Please plan and prepare for Pathfinder Day 2019. Elders, Pastors and Senior members are encouraged to dust off, adjust and wear their Pathfinder Uniform on this day! We will launch the countdown to the 70th Pathfinder Anniversary 2020! In the afternoon, a March and Rally is planned to Impact the Community with the Pathfinder presence and spirit.
Please download the Pathfinder Day Sabbath School resources, sermons and posters at https://youth.adventist.org/Ministries/Pathfinders
Adventurer CAMP 2019: The date for the SBC Adventurer Camp has been postponed! Stay tuned for the NEW date!
Adventist Youth Awards 2019: Adventist Youth Awards (AYA) The Adventist Youth (Buffet) Award Ceremony will be held at the Breezes Hotel on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available to all members at the ABNC or from Briel Jacques for the Early Bird Cost of $60.00, until October 1, 2019. The late bird ticket is $80.00 after October 2, 2019. Local Church boards are asked to submit nominations for Awards by Monday, September 30th, 2019. AYA will also recognize the contribution of Leaders for the 70th Pathfinder Anniversary.
GC YOUTH IMPACT 2020: Date: June 25-July 4, 2020. Venue: Indianapolis. Who should attend? "Every young person 18-30, who has a desire to participate in all of the outreach, workshops and worship programs and wants to make a real IMPACT."
Cost: "Basic EARLY BIRD registration for IMPACT (without housing) is $200 per person for the duration of the GC Session. This price includes event access pass, all training materials, ARM (Adventist Risk Management) short term insurance and some event SWAG (Stuff We All Get). This price is subject to change after January 1, 2020."
SBC Delegates: Youth interested in attending GC Youth Impact 2020, should submit their names and registration fee to their AY Leader, by Monday, September 2, 2019.
SPACE IS LIMITED!!! For more details, Visit: http://youth.adventist.org/IMPACT
ATCU Pathfinder Camporee 2020: Theme: Strong Finish! #ALLIN. Date: April 5-12, 2020. Venue: Gladstone Road Pathfinder Directors are asked to start preparations and fundraising to make this a memorable life-changing event for all pathfinders. --Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.
MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENT A.L.E.R.T
In conjunction with the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Evangelism Strategic Plan, the Ministerial Department presents ALERT (Advance Leadership Evangelism & Retention Training) under the theme: Reaching Millennials - The Paradigm Shift.”
This specialized training is designed to teach members a variety of evangelistic methods effectively. Guest presenters for the symposium will be Dr. Jesse Wilson, and Henoc Paulicin, along with local pastors and laymen from the South and North Bahamas Conferences. Presentation Topics include: Leading God’s Church In A Changing World, Evangelizing CEO’s, Bridging The Gap Between Boomers And Millennials, Ministry In The Market Place, Business Tips For Christian Entrepreneurs, Praise & Worship- Ministry Not Entertainment, The Art Of Building Great Relationships, Ministry Via Social Media and More… The date for ALERT is September 13-15, 2019, at the National Training Agency on Gladstone Road. Registration is $100.00. –Pastor T. Basil Sturrup, Ministerial Director.
Are you between the ages 15-30 years old and have the ability and love for singing? The Music Committee of the South Bahamas Conference invites you to the LAUNCH of the SOUTH BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS’ YOUTH CHOIR on Sunday September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Agape Church on Wulff Road, on the former Bahamas Academy school grounds.
A Music Workshop for the South Bahamas Conference Youth Choir will be held on Thursday October 3rd to Sabbath October 5th, 2019.
PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Annette Dorsett, Music Coordinator, South Bahamas Conference.
PRAYER MINISTRIES JOINT PRAYER MEETINGS
All members are invited to participate in all of our joint prayer meetings for the remainder of the year. Please note that each service will be held at 6 o’clock in the morning.
– Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Prayer Coordinator.
BLESSED HOPE CHURCH SOUTH ANDROS CHURCH BUILDING PROJECT
Calling one and all! This summer Blessed Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church is in its building completion drive. South Androsians and its descendants are asking you to share the hope of Jesus by donating materials, or monetary gifts of any amount to this effort. Please contact us by email at [email protected] -- Elder Lukanduh Gardiner.
THE PATH TO LIFE GOSPEL CAMPAIGN
The Path to Life Gospel Campaign is in full gear for September 14-28, 2019 at the New Life Church, Inagua, with guest evangelist, Pastor Lee Burrows. All are invited to attend, and if you are not able to, please pray for us and send your financial support. We really need your prayers as we reap God's harvest. --Elder Winston Ash.