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Talking Points - August 7, 2016
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Updated: Oct 11, 2016
August 7, 2016
Devotional by Ray Pichette
President’s Report
  • This summer at Camp Akita there were 54 requests for baptism and 6 baptisms.
  • There are currently 38 pathfinder clubs in the Illinois Conference.
  • Manny Ojeda announced his acceptance of a call to the Florida Conference, effective September 19th.
  • Pastors meetings were held July 24-27 at Camp Akita. The devotional speaker was Pastor Mike Fulbright, and there were church growth presentations given by Pastor David Jamieson.
  • Camp Akita Family Camp Meeting was held July 27-30. About 200 people attended.
  • International Panama City Evangelism Trip planned for September 17-24, 2016.
  • There is an International Mission Trip planned to Iquitos, Peru for October 5-16.
Credentialing: The committee voted that all ordained and commissioned pastors receive a credential that states “ordained/commissioned”.
Ministerial Director - Title Change: The committee voted a name change from Conference Ministerial Director to Vice President for Pastoral Ministries.
Membership Report: Reported there have been 116 baptisms and 9 professions of faith in the 2nd quarter of 2016. Current membership is 13,713.
Downers Grove SDA Church: Pastor Kent Rufo, from the Texas Conference, has accepted the call to pastor the Downers Grove SDA Church.