POSTED September 26, 2016Two documents on church governance and unity released by GC Secretariat
Two new official documents on church governance and unity have been released by the General Conference Secretariat, and are now available to download. These documents are "A Study of Church Governance and Unity"; and a shorter "Summary of A Statement on Church Governance and Unity", which summarizes and draws on the longer Study. GC Archives carried out the research on which the documents are based, and contributed to drafting them. (Some minor corrections and editorial changes have been made to the “Summary" since the documents were first posted on September 25, 2016. The current version of the "Summary" was posted on October 4, 2016.)
For further information, see the following article from the Adventist Review: http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story4391-church-governance-and-unity-to-be-discussed-at-annual-council
POSTED July 13, 2016AHSRA Conference 2017 (May 17-20, Loma Linda University, California)
Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association (AHSRA) Conference 2017
May 17-20, 2017
Loma Linda University, California, USA
POSTED May 9, 2016GC Archives co-sponsoring conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation -- October 2017
The Office of Archives, Statistics and Research, in collaboration with the Andrews University Departments of History & Political Science and Religion & Biblical Languages and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, is sponsoring a conference to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses. This conference will be held at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, from October 31 to November 3, 2017.
We welcome all scholarly paper or session proposals from all disciplines, time periods, and locales--with the common thread relating to Martin Luther, Protestantism, and/or the Reformation. Roundtable discussions that foster audience involvement are welcome as well. Please provide a 250-word abstract and CV by March 1, 2017 to Dr. Stephanie Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.andrews.edu/cas/history/lutherconference
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 email@example.com 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