Fifteen people from across Australia and New Zealand attended the Literature Ministry beginners’ training held at Adventist Media, in Wahroonga, New South Wales, on February 13–17, 2023.
“It’s exciting to see people from a variety of backgrounds attending and being trained on how to sell life-changing literature,” said Tony Wall, Literature Ministry coordinator for the Pacific Islands. “For example, one of our attendees is a builder by trade. He used to build houses. Now he’s working on building characters!”
Both Jump Start participants and regular literature evangelists attended the week-long program, which featured workshops on connecting with people, ethics, safe practices, and time management.
“This has been so beneficial; it’s going to change the way that I do things, and not just on the doors,” remarked attendee Karen Gallo.
“It’s so encouraging to be part of a group of people who have a passion for saving souls,” commented another attendee.
After two days of basic training, the Jump Start attendees headed up to Avondale for some practical door-knocking experience. The regular stream stayed at Adventist Media to continue training in sales techniques, networking, and how to connect with people on a deeper level. They will be mentored by senior literature evangelists when they start visiting homes.
“This is the first time we’ve been able to run training in person since the pandemic, and what a blessing it has been!” exclaimed Brenton Lowe, Literature Ministry coordinator for Australia and New Zealand. “As a church, let’s pray for and encourage new literature evangelists as they respond to God’s call.”
To learn more about this ministry, visit: https://literature.adventistchurch.com/.
The original version of this story was posted on the Adventist Record website.