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welcome to adventist resources
The site is a personal endeavour and an unofficial ministry but is fully supporting of the work, teachings & mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

It has a particular focus on developing web ministry at a local church level which has received little attention – looking at why churches need a website, how to get one set up and what you can & need to include on your local site.

The other primary focus of the site is church resources that I either develop or find and make more readily available.

If you would like to contribute to this site by way of content suggestions, corrections or additions you can contact me via Facebook, Twitter, the site Contact form.

FEATURED MINISTRIES

Robbie Fatt Film Director


“Thomas Scene” – The Towns We Lived In (2016 Christian Short Film)

*some viewers may find short scenes of self harm distressing

ROBBIE FATT (FILM WRITER/DIRECTOR)

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/christian-feature-film-australian

Tired of seeing christian films which don’t feel “real” or honest and relevant? I have been writing a Christian feature film for the past seven years on the topic of:

“Why would God allow someone to commit suicide?” and “Where is God when all these bad things are happening?”

I’m very interested in the concept of death, why we die, and what that means for us and so I have put my thoughts into this script.

Help me make this film and I guarantee it’ll be one of the best Christian films you’ve ever seen!

ABOUT THE FILM:
The Towns We Lived In is a 28 minute short film revolving around the question: “Why do young people leave the church?”. It is Robbie’s 10th short film, and certainly his most honest script to date.

Growing up as a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian, I was tired of seeing films which dealt with spirituality in such a superficial way. I wanted this film to be a raw and honest view on christianity and religion. It is certainly different to any other christian film which has ever been made.

“A lot of my friends left the church when I grew up, but the thing that hurt me most about them leaving, is the fact that I wasn’t there for them. Maybe it’s not too late for others to be there for their friends, when it was too late for me.” | Film Director, Robbie Fatt, on why the topic of his film, ‘The Towns we Lived in’ is significant.

It has been a long journey, but I have finally gotten to a point where I feel quite confident in my beliefs in Christ. And I think I am open minded enough to talk with anyone about their views.

Because at the end of the day, why does anyone believe anything? Everyone convinces themselves that their beliefs are right and that everyone else’s are wrong. Plus, there are so many denominations and views etc. How do we know who’s right and who’s wrong?

The reality is, these are the real questions that Christian films should be dealing with.


A behind the scenes look at the production with interviews.

Robbie Fatt is a 23 year old filmmaker/ director/ cinematographer/ composer living in Australia.

YouTube – Link

Go Fund Me (please support his next film!) – Link

Sabbath School App

NEW SABBATH SCHOOL APP

A brilliant new Sabbath School App designed by members for members with fantastic features, multiple Bible translations/languages and ‘single tap’ access to each day’s lesson – available on Apple iOS & Android

Apple iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sabbath-school/id895272167…

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

Blog Post: https://disciple.org.au/…/new-app-brings-sabbath-school-li…/

Features Include:

– Access the Sabbath School lesson anywhere, any time!
Free to download for Android and iOS – designed for phones and tablets
– Full text of the Sabbath School lesson, the “Inside Story”, as well as the “Teacher’s Comments”
– “Easy Reading” version of the Sabbath School lesson
– Built-in Bibles, so you just have to tap on the Bible verse reference and the Bible text pops up
– Three built-in Bible translations (KJV, NKJV, NASB)
– Highlight key words or sentences
– Boxes to write comments and answers to questions
– Login with Facebook or Google to save and sync comments and highlights across devices
– Lessons available in 13 different languages, including: Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, German, French, Bulgarian, Danish, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Turkish! It’s truly an app for the worldwide Adventist Church!

Features Coming Soon:

5 new English translations: ASV, ESV, NIV, NLT, MSG
Social integration to discuss lessons with other users

Would you like to help?

The Sabbath School app is developed by volunteers.
They are always looking for contributors to help add new languages and features to the app, so if you have some programming experience check out the app Github at
github.com/adventech

Also
– Regularly add Sabbath School lesson content – with languages, you don’t have to be fluent, but need to know enough to recognize titles, questions, and basic errors in the text if it copies in a weird way.
– Provide source (PDF, HTML or any other) of the Sabbath School content
– Create Bible verse parsers for languages they do not have
– Find and correct mistakes in existing lessons

There is a guide currently in development for those interested in contributing by way of language updates – getting the lessons online. Please add your name & language either here or to Jared/Vitaliy below for the guide when it becomes available.

Contact

They are open to suggestions for new features, so feel free to contact them with your ideas

Jared Martin (language/translation developer) – jaredmartin (at) hotmail.com.au
Vitaliy Lim (head developer) – lim.vitaliy (at) gmail.com

Digital Discipleship Conference 2017

DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP

DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP

We exist to create, inspire, encourage and resource disciples of Jesus Christ to share His love through their creativity and innovation in the digital space.

OUR MISSION

We aim to build a creative space for photographers, videographers, graphic designers, social media enthusiasts, writers, bloggers, on-camera personalities, web designers, church communication secretaries, SEO & digital marketing specialists and sound, production and lighting specialists.

We also aim to provide a safe and encouraging environment for those curious about the digital space, as well as church members who have a social media presence and wonder how it can be used for ministry.

Our goal is to engage institutions at the Conference, Union and Division level, as well as churches and other entities in the digital discipleship process.

OUR VISION

We aspire to build a discipleship movement in the digital space.

THE DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP CONFERENCE

We gather annually at the Digital Discipleship Conference to collaborate, create, meet and energise around the idea of creating a discipleship movement in the digital space.  The event is a fun weekend of keynote speakers, workshops, collaborative activities, networking and prayerful planning.

OUR AFFILIATION

Digital Discipleship is a ministry of the Greater Sydney Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

CONNECT WITH US

If you have any questions about Digital Discipleship or the Digital Discipleship Conference, contact digitaldisciples {at} adventist.org.au.

Website – Link

Facebook – Link

Instagram – Link

Slack Channel – Contact for a invitation

RESOURCES

Resources will include the complete Sabbath School Archives (PDF download with full quarterly & weekly titles + search, 13th Sabbath Offering Box & Lesson Notes), Treasury tools, Art Packs & Banners , Ellen White Library links.

Next on the list of things to do is converting the Sabbath School lesson archives to HTML format.

CHURCH WEBSITES

There’s information here on setting up your church website wherever you are in the world and whether you want to opt for a church based system or WordPress.

Secondly there are content related pages – things you should have available on your website and other things certainly worth considering including your basic church information (location, program times), Morning Devotionals, Sabbath School, Bible Studies, Video Library, Church Evangelism Projects and more.

FORUM & LINKS

There’s not a lot happening on the forum at the moment. It is available for anyone wanting a forum platform for discussion of church website & resource related material.

Links currently include some official links, Coding, Reference & Software that I personally use. There will be a lot more church links coming.

OTHER SITE NOTES…

Around the site you will see areas with a  +  sign. If you click on them more information will open up. It’s just a simple way of hiding information until you need to see it & reducing the length of web pages.

Where there is coding available to copy & use on your own site, the current plugin I use doesn’t wrap the code to the next line. If you copy from the line before the coding starts to the line after you’ll get it all.

Examples >>>

More information will show up.

It’s really handy when there’s a lot… it keeps website pages short & clear.

If there’s something that interests you, you can open it up & read.

If not, it’s out of sight. Neat!

This is an example of some code available on the site… it’s pretty basic which will suit both me & my intended audience.

<!-- Website - Our Beliefs & Origin Story -->


<!-- Start of code Origin Story -->

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s_NmeOPoBeI?list=PL-k2Gb-DBYo8K8CJN9GKj_XMKEZtg4Pbs" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>

<!-- End of code Origin Story -->




<!-- Start of code OurBeliefs -->

The following statements embedded below summarize our beliefs both as a Seventh-day Adventist church and individual church members. The original page can be found on the official General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists site &gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.adventist.org/en/beliefs/" target="_blank">here</a>

<iframe style="border: none;" src="https://www.adventist.org/en/beliefs/" width="98%" height="2500px"></iframe>

<!-- End of code Our Beliefs -->

ABOUT ME

I’m Robbie from Australia, 1st gen Adventist with a passion for Adventist Web Ministry & Resources.

I live in north-west New South Wales working full time in an accounting office (clerical/computing) and have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. I have been a church member for the past 23 years coming in through the ministry of the Breath of Life (CD Brooks/Reginald Robinson) & am looking forward to the soon return of Jesus!

When I’m not working, chasing the aforementioned children, sleeping or eating, I enjoy graphic design & typography, using my gym for something other than hanging the ironing on & working on this ministry… dreaming about doing it full time.

SUPPORTING ADVENTIST RESOURCES

If you come back regularly to check on updates you might realize things don’t happen every day.

As this is a personal endevour and given I work full time, have family & other church responsibilities, the site will continually be in development & updates will happen as regularly as humanly possible. Progress updates will appear log down below & you can follow the ministry on Facebook as well.

You can support Adventist Resources regularly via my shiny new Patreon page or make a single one-off donation via Paypal. Any support is greatly appreciated + prayers that this might become a full time ministry.





CHANGES LOG

11.11.2017
+ADDED – Resources > October 2017 Amazing Facts devotional archive – [Link]
+ADDED – Webmasters > Morning Devotional –  updated to Nov 9; Oct 2017 moved to own page – [Link]

4.11.2017
+ADDED – Resources > Bible Studies – 27 Studies with new cover graphics (other languages & studies to come). Just to give you an idea of what can be done – [Link]
+ADDED – Webmasters > Bible Studies – Preview & Graphics pack, more to come – [Link]

27.10.2017
Sorry for the lack of action this month. Had a bit on including updates on my other 2 sites…
+ADDED – full HD version of Robbie Fatt’s “The Towns We Lived In” added to the Home page Featured area
+UPDATED – Morning Devotional – Added Amazing Facts Devotional Archives up to October 26 – [Link]

06.10.2017
+ADDED – Morning Devotional Archives – page for Amazing Facts September 2017 devotionals – [Link]
+UPDATED – Morning Devotional – Added Amazing Facts Devotional Archives up to October 3 & moved September devotionals to their own page – [Link]
+ADDED – Resources > Sabbath School – 13th Sabbath Offering Boxes & Lesson Notes for 4th Quarter 2017 – [Link]
+ADDED – Resources > Sabbath School Archives – spreadsheet coding done – 2017 Q3 Galatians quarter all on one page, will make coding the other back issues a whole lot easier – [Link]

22.09.2017
+ADDED – Resources > Sabbath School – all Mission Stories for 2017 Quarters 2, 3 & 4 added – [Link]

16.09.2017
+ADDED – Resources > Sabbath School Archives – For those of you who actually follow these updates this will pretty much be the layout for the online Sabbath School lessons archives. Weeks 10 & 11 content are there. Just testing auto coding ATM – [Link]

09.09.2017
+ADDED – Resources > Charts – Discipleship Track chart – MUST SEE! – [Link]
+ADDED – Webmasters > Devotional – EGW devotional & Amazing Facts archive links [Link]

05.08.2017
+ADDED – Webmasters > Video Library – rest of Amazing Facts titles, Taking Charge of Your Health (Adventist Media), Kenneth Cox titles, the 7th Day (LLT), White Horse Media titles [Link]

29.07.2017
+NEW – Webmasters > Video Library – 10 Series added 10 Commandments Weekend 2006-2009 – Amazing Adventures with Jesus – Anchors of Truth Series Vol 1-7 – Cosmic Conflict – Discover Prophecy (David Asscherick) – Final Events of Bible Prophecy – His Harvest is Ready – Kids Time – Seasons 1 & 2 – Millennium of Prophecy – Most Important Questions [Link]

22.07.2017
+ADDED – Webmasters > Watch Now Videos – 19 new titles – Millennium of Prophecy – The Most Amazing Prophecies – A New Revelation – The Prophecy Code – The Last Day of Prophecy – Time is Ticking Away – Prophecy Encounter – Oh For Revival – 05 Revive – Doctrines that Divide – Formula 4 Faith – Here We Stand – Heroes of Faith – Faith Reclaimed – Streams of Light – the Ten Commandments – Amazing Adventure – Most Important Questions – Ultimate Purpose [Link]

15.07.2017
+NEW – Webmasters > Watch Now Videos – 25 of 42 video series, added LLT’s the Seventh-Day series [Link]
+UPDATED – Resources > Amazing Facts Daily Devotional Archive – updated to July 10, 2017 (didn’t realize I was so far behind!) [Link]

24.06.2017
+UPDATED – Resources > Sabbath School – updated 13th Sabbath Offering Box & Lesson Notes files for July-Sept 2017 Quarter’s new lesson [Link]

17.06.2017
+NEW – Webmasters > Bible Studies – 3 sample studies & new graphics pack with multiple types/options for all 51 bible studies from Amazing Facts [Link]

10.06.2017
+UPDATED – Resources > Sabbath School Lesson Archives Search – updated to include 1880-1887, 1983 & 2016-2017 lessons – search by 527 quarterly lesson titles or by the quarterly & all 7,245 weekly lesson titles [Link]
+ADDED – Resources > Sabbath School Archives 1852-1887 – Adventist Digital Library link to article on the History of Sabbath School [Link]
+ADDED – Resources > Sabbath School – Adventist Digital Library link to article on the History of Sabbath School [Link]

+CURRENTLY WORKING ON
Videos on Demand – badly in need of redoing + some new material! [Link]

03.06.2017
+UPDATED – Web > Sabbath School – add all the Sabbath School links to your own church site with coding, graphics & more [Link]

+UPDATED – Web > Morning Devotionals – links, archives, bible reading/audio links, graphics & more [Link]

20.05.2017
+GENERAL SITE – added contact email to header & changed background colour to theme default + added better mobile friendly logo!
+ADDED – Web > Videos on Demand – 5 titles added – Tell the World, Final Events of Bible Prophecy, Cosmic Conflict & Revelation: the Bride, the Beast & Babylon [Link]

13.05.2017
+NEW – Web > Morning Devotional – Amazing Facts Devotional Archives updated to May 10 2017 [Link]
+UPDATED – Web > Morning Devotional – Amazing Facts Devotional Archives updated to April 30 2017 [Link]

+CURRENTLY WORKING ON
Videos on Demand – badly in need of redoing + some new material! [Link]

29.04.2017
+UPDATED – Web > Morning Devotional – Amazing Facts Devotional Archives updated to April 28 2017 [Link]
+UPDATED – Videos on Demand – Amazing Facts Featured, David Asscherick, Hope Channel & 7th Day added [Link]

22.04.2017
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Technology – [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1880-1885 Lessons + Full Weekly Lesson (470+) Title Index for 1880-1887 [Link]
+UPDATED – Resource > Sabbath School – 1889-2020 Download pages updated with new Related Links & some other reformatting
+UPDATED – Web > Morning Devotional – Amazing Facts Devotional Archives updated to April 16 2017 [Link]
+UDPATED GRAPHICS – Menu items for Charts & Lesson Notes

15.04.2017
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2005 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2006 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2007 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2008 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2009 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2010 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2011 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2012 Mission Stories [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – 2013 Mission Stories Qtr 1 [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1885 qtr 4 – Prophecy & the Book of Daniel [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1886 qtr 1 – The Bible Sanctuary [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1886 qtr 2 – The Law and the Sabbath [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1886 qtr 3 – The Law and the Sabbath [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1886 qtr 4 – Parables of Christ [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1887 qtr 1 – Ministration of Angels [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1887 qtr 2 – Faith, Obedience and Sacrifice [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1887 qtr 3 – Sanctification and Prayer [Link]
+ADDED – Resource > Sabbath School – PDF 1887 qtr 4 – Sanctification and Prayer [Link]
+UPDATED – Resource > Sabbath School – menu graphics for Sabbath School mission stories & links on each Mission Story page [Link]
+UPDATED – Web > Morning Devotional – Amazaing Facts Devotional Archives updated to April 9 2017 [Link]
+UPDATED – Website Setup – dedicated Adventist WordPress theme (ALPs) [Link]

08.04.2017
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Music – 1981 Hymnal – number/alphabetical/theme listing + search [Link]
+UPDATED – Forums > working link [Link]
+UPDATED – removed Twitter & replaced with this log
+UPDATED – Resource > EGW – added “From the Heart” devotional link [Link]
+UPDATED – Resource > Sabbath School – added link for Primary video [Link]
+UPDATED – Web > Morning Devotional – added Bible Universe daily dev & archives for Amazing Facts/Bible Universe [Link]

01.04.2017
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Charts – great Adventist charts for download/purchase [Link]
+UPDATED – Fijian Sabbath School lesson PDF – 2nd qtr [Link]
+UPDATED – Resource > Sabbath School – added Sabbath School lesson languages/resources links [Link]

25.03.2017
+UPDATED – Resources > Sabbath School – 2nd quarter lesson notes [Link]
+UPDATED – Resources > Sabbath School – 13th Sabbath offering box [Link]

11.03.2017
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Sabbath School – 2013 Mission Stories [Link]
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Sabbath School – 2014 Mission Stories [Link]
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Sabbath School – 2015 Mission Stories [Link]
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Sabbath School – 2016 Mission Stories [Link]
+NEW PAGE – Resource > Sabbath School – 2017 Mission Stories [Link]

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