Literature evangelists around the South Pacific Division gathered online November 5-7 for the annual literature ministry summit, themed “I Will Go.”
“We had between 75 and 85 people consistently tuning in for each session through Zoom and YouTube,” reports Brenton Lowe, literature ministry coordinator for Australia and New Zealand. “Allowing for approximately three viewers for each screen, that is more than 200 people, not including those who watched the videos afterwards.”
Key speakers for the event included Pastor Terry Johnson, president of the Australian Union Conference, Stephen Apola, associate director of publishing at the General Conference (GC), and Brad Kemp, CEO of Adventist Media.
A special “Stories of Faith” program on Sabbath afternoon was an opportunity for literature evangelists to share inspiring testimonies and encourage one another. The summit was rounded off by training sessions on Sunday, including presentations on branding, lead generation, and professional development.
Feedback for the event was overwhelmingly positive.
“Worldwide leaders would be blessed by watching this summit,” comments GC publishing director Almir Marroni.
“I was feeling isolated, but the summit reminded me I am part of an amazing God-inspired team,” says New Zealand-based literature evangelist Collette Brown.
“Congratulations, Brenton and team,” adds Tony Wall, coordinator for the Pacific Islands. “The summit was run very professionally, and I am sure many more will benefit from the YouTube version of it in the months to come.”