What is LIFEdevelopment.info?
LIFEdevelopment.info is a strategic vision to
involve Adventists in building lasting friendships with secular people
and in the process of leading such people to Jesus Christ.
What is the difference between a process and a programme?
A 'process' in the context of LIFEdevelopment.info
is a series of connected actions which will lead people to Jesus
Christ. A 'programme' is a specific event, which can be a part of the
Who is LIFEdevelopment.info targeting?
LIFEdevelopment.info is targeting secular people,
whose basis for morality is non-religious. Secular, post-modern people
make up the major proportion of western society today.
When does LIFEdevelopment.info start?
LIFEdevelopment.info as a process has already
started. The British Union Conference is promoting the concept and is
encouraging every church in the UK and Ireland to include
LIFEdevelopment.info in its evangelistic plans and get every member
involved in the process.
What does 'Get Connected' mean?
'Get Connected' is the first phase of
LIFEdevelopment.info and is designed to help church members connect
and develop friendships with secular people. The aim is for each
church member to make 3 or 4 new friends before October 2003, perhaps
by inviting them to a LIFEdevelopment group or centre.
Will we have to register for LIFEdevelopment.info?
When a LIFEdevelopment group registers it will
receive resource materials such as the Chasing
Utopia and Lifestyle
Magazine video sets, as well as copies of the new LIFE.info
magazine, and information on how to use these materials.
What are LIFEdevelopment centres and café
The idea of LIFEdevelopment centres and café
churches is to provide a place where secular people can join a
LIFEdevelopment group which meets in church facilities, or similar
buildings, to socialise, share a meal, and hopefully make lasting
Will we have to stop our regular evangelistic
No. Regular evangelistic programmes will continue.
The process of LIFEdevelopment.info will develop over a period of
time. When secular people in the LIFEdevelopment groups are ready,
they can be invited to an evangelistic event.
How much will LIFEdevelopment.info cost my local
Because the Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland
has adopted this concept as one of its main outreach projects many of
the resources will be supplied to local LIFEdevelopment groups and
churches free of charge. If extra materials are required then there
may be a charge. The purchase of video and satellite equipment will be
the responsibility of local groups and churches, but we will try to
get some competitive prices on these items.
How does Pastor Dwight Nelson fit into the
As part of the LIFEdevelopment.info process here in
the UK and Ireland, a live media event will take place from Monday 6
to Friday 17 October 2003 involving Pastor Dwight Nelson. He will be
presenting a 60-minute talk show, presenting biblical values without
getting too "religious". The material will cover such topics
as origins, forgiveness, and suffering, etc. These programmes will
also be available on video for future use.