POSTED March 28, 2016Seminar on Membership Loss, Nurture, Retention and Reclamation at Walla Walla University
Why did they leave? Why might they come back?
Insights into membership loss, retention, and reclamation
Sponsored by Walla Walla University Seventh-day Adventist Church
and the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
(April 1 and 2, 2016)
Friday April 1
Friday Forum: WWUC Fellowship Hall
David Trim: Leaving the Church: Facts, Figures and Research Data
Alex Bryan, coordinator: The Student Experience
Sabbath April 2
First Service: WWUC sanctuary:
David Trim: Seeking the Lost
Sabbath School: Canaday Technology Center
Galina Stele: Adventist Youth: Connected and Disconnected
Alex Bryan, coordinator: Finding a Church Family after Walla Walla: Recent Alumni Share Their Experiences
11.45 am–1.00 pm
Second Service: WWUC sanctuary:
David Trim: Seeking the Lost
Afternoon Conversation: WWUC Heubach Chapel
David Trim: Stopping the Haemorrhage: Caring and Welcoming Church Communities
Alex Bryan, coordinator: Welcoming Churches
David Trim: Why Might They Return? Reconnecting with Former Adventists
Panel Discussion: David Trim, Galina Stele, and Alex Bryan
POSTED March 8, 2016AHSRA Conference - Call for Presentations and Pre-conference Seminar Information
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
We invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the Adventist Human-Subjects Research Association (AHSRA) Conference at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL from May 9 – 11, 2016.
AHSRA’s 2016 conference solicits presentations that investigate the internalization of faith.
The conference will explore:
• Factors that facilitate faith internalization from programs to relationships
• Obstacles and barriers to faith internalization
• The impact of faith internalization on mental health, physical health, risk-behaviors, and decision making
Presentations will be approximately 30 minutes each including 10 minutes for discussion.
Criteria for Workshop Selections:
A peer review process focusing on the following criterion will guide in the selection of proposals:
- The presentation will add to the body of knowledge currently available on the topic addressed.
- The presentation includes a practical component that participants can readily apply in practice/ministry/service.
- The proposal is clearly informed by the current literature.
- The concepts in the proposal are clear and the proposal is understandable and well organized.
Procedure for Presentation Submissions:
Please submit your presentation proposal directly to Sarah Burton firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 30, 2016 (this is a firm deadline). All proposals most be submitted electronically.
Your proposal must include the following information:
- Name and contact information for the person(s) making this submission
- A title and one page (250-500 words) summary of the presentation
- A 50-word abstract suitable for printing in the final program
- A list of references/bibliography which includes some sources published within the past 5 years
Visit ahsra2016.eventbrite.com to register for the conference.
PRECONFERENCE SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ANALYSIS
This year, AHSRA is pleased to offer an afternoon half-day pre-conference session on developing qualitative research skills.
Preregistration: Preregistration is required by April 30.
Cost: $60 includes seminar materials and handouts
Building Qualitative Research Analysis Skills
The seminar will cover the following topics:
The nature of qualitative inquiry
Why and when to work with qualitative data
Data collection – steps and common pitfalls
Types of qualitative data
Qualitative data gathering approaches
Basics in qualitative data analysis
Preparing the data
Beginning analysis - preliminary steps
Coding the data - identifying categories
Working with data - looking for themes and processes
Using a framework for analysis – examining theory
Answering your research questions
Refining and reporting analysis – writing up your findings
POSTED March 2, 2016Most recently revised Records Management Manual now available
The most recently revised Records Management Manual (2013) has been added to the Records Center section of our website, replacing the 2006 edition. This document will be very helpful for church records managers/administrators and archivists throughout the world. Find and read the PDF here.
POSTED February 1, 2016General Conference Archives co-sponsors annual Keough Lectureship at Washington Adventist University
The General Conference Archives is proud to co-sponsor this year’s annual Keough Lectureship at Washington Adventist University (WAU). The lectureship was endowed nearly forty years ago in memory of G. Arthur Keough, distinguished Adventist missionary, theologian, educator, and long-term chair of the WAU Religion Department.
Dr. Alec Ryrie will present the 37th Keough Lectures at Washington on February 19 and 20, 2016. Dr. Ryrie holds a Chair in the History of Christianity at the University of Durham, and is a prize-winning author of histories of the Reformation and its consequences. His books include Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (2013), The Sorcerer's Tale: Faith and Fraud in Tudor England (2008), The Origins of the Scottish Reformation (2006), and The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation (2003).
Dr. Ryrie will present two lectures:
Friday Feb. 19, 7.00 pm: “How Protestants Use the Bible – and How They Think They Use It”
Saturday Feb. 20, 3.30 pm: "Why the Failure of the Religious Left Matters for Modern Christianity.”
More information about the lectures is available at the WAU website here.
POSTED February 1, 2016Important Announcement - 4th Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Conference
The Adventist Human-Subjects Research Association is pleased to announce its Spring Conference to be held at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
The conference will take place May 9 through 11, 2016
The conference theme is:
The Internalization of Faith
We will explore:
• What facilities faith internalization from programs to relationships?
• What hinders faith internalization?
• What is the impact of faith internalization on mental health, physical health, risky behaviors, and decision making?
Please watch for the Request for Proposals and registration material arriving February 10 2016
The Conference Flyer may be downloaded from the following link: