• Connecting people to an abundant life with Jesus Christ and preparing them for His return

Ministerial
We equip pastors by encouraging their spiritual and professional growth, ministering to their families, mentoring, counseling, advocating, and providing resources.

About Us

PASTORAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • (alphabetically by Area or Group)
  • African American Coordinator – Willie Johnson
  • African American Representative – Rudy Peters
  • Asian/Pacific Coordinator – James Lim
  • Asian/Pacific Representative – Peter Shin
  • Bay Area – Mitch Williams
  • Delta Area – Tracy Baerg
  • Female Representative – Chanda Nunes
  • Hispanic Coordinator – Roman Leal
  • Hispanic Representative – TBD
  • Lower Northeast Area – Zach Reiber
  • PUC Area – Josie Asencio
  • Redwood Area – TBD
  • Sacramento Area – Jon Cicle
  • Sierra Foothills Area – Meg Baga
  • Upper Northeast Area – Robert Fisher
  • West Central Area – Jimmy Painter
  • At Large Representative – Keith Jacobson
  • At Large Representative – Pedro Trinidad

Professional Development

INMINISTRY CENTER AT ANDREWS UNIVERSITY – InMinistry offers the MA in Pastoral Ministry: The M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is a 48-credit seminary degree designed to help pastors in the field earn a Master’s degree and fully subsidized by NAD. The seminary delivers the classes to the pastors instead of the pastors coming to the seminary.

ARTICLES
Preaching: From Panic to Purpose
10 Common Reasons Pastors Quit Too Soon
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NCC ELDERS TRAINING VIDEOS
Elders Engage 1 – Feb. 26, 2021
Elders Engage 2 – Feb. 27, 2021

Forms

Pastors – Check the employees forms page to download files for:
Continuing Education Expense Form
Continuing Education Request Form
Degree Requests
Doctors Degree Expense Form
Expense Form
Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPMin)
Masters or Doctors Degree Request Form
Monthly Reports
And many others

To receive any financial assistance for continuing education or degree programs, you must have pre-approved by the NCC Leadership Team. Expense Request Forms will not be accepted if a request has not been approved.

The Sabbatical Form is not currently available. It is being updated. If you have questions, please e-mail Ministerial Director Jim Lorenz at Jim.Lorenz@nccsda.com.

STAFF


Jim Lorenz II

Director
(916) 886-5618
Jim.Lorenz@nccsda.com

Bernadette Johnson

Administrative Assistant
(916) 886-5615
Bernadette.Johnson@nccsda.com
evangelism@nccsda.com

RESOURCES

Best Practices Webinars – NAD Ministerial invites pastors to join us for the “Best Practices Webinars” every 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (EST) each month. Each month experts in the practice of ministry share their best practices in ministry. With the webinar format Pastors will be able to participate and ask questions with each presenter through the online delivery.

On the Best Practices website there is a link for upcoming webinars as well as a link that provides access to an archive for past webinars. Some webinars are also archived on Vimeo (search for NAD Ministerial)

Church Support Services provides resource and information support to Seventh-day Adventist pastors, members and churches within the Pacific Union Conference that are involved in nurture and outreach ministry. Services provided include content creation and publication via web, video and print media formats.

The Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists exists to serve the global church in its proclamation of the everlasting gospel and in its divine mission to prepare a people to meet their soon-coming Lord. The Association aims to accomplish this mission through its ministry to pastors, pastors’ families, local church elders/company leaders, and Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association secretaries.

NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION
We exist to empower and support the NAD, union and conference MSA (Shepherdess) leadership and ministerial spouses through networking, resourcing, and training.

The Biblical Research Institute staff exists to promote the study and practice of Adventist theology and lifestyle as understood by the world church.

2020

February 18, 2020
Pre-ordained
Conference Office

March 13-15, 2020
Prayer Retreat
Leoni Meadows

March 21, 2020: 2-6 P.M.
Children’s ministry leader / SS teacher training
Conference Office

March 30, 2020
‘Mark Blue’ Pastors and Teachers Meeting
TBD

April 12-15, 2020
WestPoint
Newport Beach, CA

May 1, 2020
Deadline to request evangelism funds (visit the evangelism department for more information. Submit all forms to evangelism@nccsda.com

June 21-24, 2020
CALLED
Lexington, KY

July 20-23, 2020
Redwood Camp Pitch

July 23-August 1, 2020
Redwood Camp Meetin

October 8, 2020
Urban Convocation
El Sobrante Appian Way

October 9-10, 2020
Urban Convocation
Richmond Auditorium

October 11, 2020
Conference Mid-term Constituency Session
TBD

November 1, 2020
Deadline to request evangelism funds (visit the evangelism department for more information. Submit all forms to evangelism@nccsda.com

2021

January 2021
Pastors Retreat
(Leoni Meadows)

March 2021
NCC Prayer Retreat
Leoni Meadows

April 2021
TBD • 10:00 a.m.
Mark Blue Lecture Series

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