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GC International Field School of Evangelism for NY2013

Warm greetings in the name of the Lord. Below is the information about the GC International Field School of Evangelism in New York next year. In subsequent emails I will send more information.


Would you please be so kind as to forward this e-mail to any pastor/lay evangelist, and/or ministries that may be interested in participating?


If you have any questions, please e-mail me. 



We have very little time left, so let's unite in praying like never before for a true Revival and Reformation to fulfill the Mission. Let's us not allow anything to distract us from what is the most important. Many blessings. Praying for you. Maranatha!


Robert Costa

GC Ministerial Associate - Evangelism

Christ's Method Alone Day

Mark Your Calendars: October 27, 2012, is designated as "Christ's Method Alone Day." Join world church and local leaders as they provide a day of training for our members on effective methods in reaching people with the gospel.

ALL personal ministries directors, sabbath school superintendents, elders and health ministries directors of NY13 participating churches are invited to attend. 

To download the PDF flyer click here.

You can watch online at or live on Hope Church Channel only.  Our broadcast times are: Sabbath Morning 9:30am to 12:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Let's Move Day Highlights
Katia Reinert, director of Adventist Health Ministries for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists reflects:

Above: Representatives from the General Conference, North American Division, Atlantic Union, Greater New York, and Northeastern conferences visit to the Mayor's office.

NY13 Launches with a Message of Health!


NY13 is embracing from its inception the counsel of using the right arm of the gospel as an opening wedge. Friday September 21, 2013, the first day of the Prayer Rally, found leaders from the General Conference, North American Division, Atlantic Union, and the local Conferences, in a meeting at City Hall with mayor's representatives.  


The church leaders had the opportunity to share how Seventh-day Adventists will be engaging in health promotion and disease prevention campaigns in the next several months to share a message of health, healing and hope. Doors were opened to develop partnerships with NY City's Health department in the fight against the epidemic of obesity and chronic disease.

Let's Move Day 2012 Video Report
Let's Move Day 2012 Video Report
By:  George Johnson.
(Watch as a 103-year-old lady completes the 5K)

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, more than 1,000 people came together at the Flushing Meadows Park, in Queens for Let's Move Day. More than 800 participants run and walked the 5K course logging nearly 2,500 miles toward the Adventist Church in North America's one million mile goal. Officials from the White House and the Health and Human Services department attended and shared their appreciation for what the Seventh-day Adventist Church is doing to improve the health of children, families, and the community at large by encouraging people to live healthy lives physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

Special thanks to pastors Merino and Daley for helping to organize Let's Move Day New York.

For more information on this first community outreach event you may click below to see Let's Move Day Pictorial Highlights:



To explore the Biblical principles of comprehensive evangelism in the context of the world's major cities and present practical methods of reaching city populations in their unique cultural context in conjunction with multiple city evangelistic meetings in New York City. To equip Division/Union/Conference/Mission leaders with the tools necessary to launch a comprehensive evangelistic approach in their respective territories.



There will be two separate International Field Schools.

  1. The full International Field School of Evangelism will be conducted from June 7-29, 2013, with visiting evangelists arriving on Wednesday, June 5 and an orientation meeting on Thursday, June 6. Visiting evangelists will begin their meetings on Friday evening June 7, or Saturday night June 8. International Field School classes will begin on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00am. They will be conducted three days a week, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays each visiting evangelist will be free to meet with the pastors they are working with in their evangelistic series. All afternoons will be left free for personal preparation for the evening evangelistic meeting or visitation of interests.
  2. The intensive International Field School of Evangelism will be conducted from June 23-29, 2013, for pastors, evangelists, and departmental directors who may not be able to spend the entire month in New York, but who desire to participate in an intensive evangelistic seminar. Classes will be conducted five hours a day for six days from Sunday to Friday for thirty hours of classes. Attendees should plan to arrive on Thursday, June 20, for an orientation on Friday 21 at 10:00am, and leave on Sunday, June 30. On Sabbaths and evenings during the week, attendees will be attending evangelistic meetings throughout the city.
  3. There is NO FEE to register or to participate in the School of Evangelism.



All Field School Classes will be conducted at the Greater New York Conference Adventist Community Center complex, located at 41-26 58th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.  4.3 miles from LaGuardia International Airport (LGA); 11.5 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); and 18.8 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). 



Class topics will include: The Holy Spirit and Outreach, Life changing Prayer, Revival and Evangelism, Health Ministry, Family Life Outreach, Lay Bible Study Ministry, Small Groups, Literature Ministry, Involving Young People in Christ's Mission, Developing an Evangelistic Strategy, Equipping Lay People for Service, Understanding your Community, Preparing Evangelistic Budgets, Effective Evangelistic Advertising, Holding an Audience, Evangelistic Preaching, Decisions, Appeals,  Making Baptism Meaningful, Follow Up and Nurture, Sustaining Evangelistic Momentum in a City and much, much more. 



The General Conference will provide the following materials for each participant:

  1. A comprehensive evangelistic resource manual.
  2. A complete series of new evangelistic graphics of 25 sermons titled "Revelation of Hope."
  3. Volume 1 and 2 of "End-Time Messages from Jesus", a total of 37 evangelistic sermons in Power Point and in Keynote, illustrated with brand new graphics, with one folder locked, and another folder open for each one to modify the text or to translate into other languages. Also the scripts with the sermons will be in PDF and in Word.
  4. A series of Revival Sermons on the Holy Spirit.
  5. An evangelistic advertising packet.
  6. A Countdown Schedule for comprehensive city evangelism including a multi-faceted strategy for preparation, implementation, and continuation of city evangelism outreach activities.
  7. A curriculum for Division/Union/Conference wide evangelistic activities and training schools.
  8. Samples of ongoing seminars and training programs to equip members for ongoing, comprehensive evangelism in their local field.
  9. Other SDA institutions and ministries will provide additional free materials and resources as well.



Each participant will receive 1 CEU for each 10 hours of instruction. We are coordinating this with Dr. Anthony Kent from the GC Ministerial.



All the seminars will be in English. We don't guarantee translation to other languages, but we are working on that possibility.



  1. Lodging will be provided for the three delegates from each Division. The name/s of the Hotel/s, the address and the amenities, will be provided in the next set of letters.
  2. All other attendees of both, the full Field School and the Intensive School are responsible for their own lodgings. A list of hotels next to the Community Services Center will be provided, or you may search for your preference hotel on-line.



Breakfasts will be served in the local hotels. Lunch will be served at the Community Service Center immediately after the International Field School Classes, and food will be placed out for each individual to make sandwiches, etc., for supper.




  1. If requested, transportation from/to the airport to the hotel will be provided for the three delegates from each Division from/to one of the three NY area airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia International Airport (LGA). We will need the flight information.
  2. If needed, transportation from/to hotel/Adventist Community Service Center, will be provided for the three delegates from each Division. If there is room in the bus for other attendees they are welcome.
  3. Non delegates are responsible for their own transportation.
  4. Transportation from/to hotel/church to the preaching center, will be the responsibility of the local church to make arrangements with the speaker.



If a delegate needs a letter to obtain the USA visa, please send via e-mail a picture or PDF copy of the passport along with the registration form.




  1. Each delegate and attendee must register, sending back via e-mail the attached "NY13 IFSE Registration Form" to Robert Costa,, with copy to Don King,
  2. For us to serve you better, to know the amount of materials to produce, food, lodging, etc., and for the churches to prepare the campaigns, we need your registration between now and December 31, 2012. The sooner, the better. After December 31, 2012, we may not guarantee most of what is promised in this letter.



  1. The General Conference will cover the expenses for the lodging, meals, and materials of up to three guest evangelists from each World Division (named by the Division) attending the full evangelistic Field School from June 7-29, 2013.
  2. If accompanied by spouse, it is delegate's responsibility to cover this extra expense, but we need to know in advance for lodging and transportation.
  3. Airfare expenses for guest evangelists are the responsibility of the Division. Divisions/Unions/Conferences/Missions must take the financial responsibility for all other attendees of both the full Field School and the shorter Intensive School.



  3. Evangelism Our Real Work.--"Evangelistic work, opening the Scriptures to others, warning men and women of what is coming upon the world, is to occupy more and still more of the time of God's servants." (Review and Herald, Aug. 2, 1906).
  4. Speeding the Message.--"As a people we greatly need to humble our hearts before God, pleading His forgiveness for our neglect to fulfill the gospel commission. We have made large centers in a few places, leaving unworked many important cities. Let us now take up the work appointed us, and proclaim the message that is to arouse men and women to a sense of their danger. If every Seventh-day Adventist had done the work laid upon him, the number of believers would now be much larger than it is." (Testimonies, vol. 9, pg. 25). 
  5. "There is no change in the messages that God has sent in the past. The work in the cities is the essential work for this time. When the cities are worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in operation of a mighty movement such as we have not yet witnessed." (Medical Ministry, pg. 30).
  6. "The Lord is speaking to His people at this time, saying, Gain an entrance into the cities, and proclaim the truth in simplicity and in faith. Introduce no strange doctrine into your message, but speak the simple words of the gospel of Christ, which young and old can understand. The unlearned as well as the educated are to comprehend the truths of the third angel's message, and they must be taught in simplicity. If you would approach the people acceptably, humble your hearts before God and learn His ways." (Counsels on Medical Evangelism pg. 15).

Click below to download the form:  

NY13 IFSE Registration Form.PDF  


NY13 Communication Chair
Rohann D. Wellington

NY13 - Communication Team
George Johnson, North American Division - Ednor Davison, Atlantic Union - Celeste Ryan-Blyden, Columbia Union - JeNean Johnson, Northeastern Conference - Rohann Wellington, Greater New York Conference - Chair, Frank Tochterman, Southern New England Conference - Robert Booker, Allegheny East Conference - Jim Greene, New Jersey Conference