We had an amazing weekend in St. Louis, Missouri with both Chaplain Barry Black and Mark Finley. The weekend was March 22-23, 2013. Our theme was "Practical Evangelism: Walk Worthy" which comes from Ephesians 4:1 - I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to Walk Worthy of the calling with which you were called.
The weekend started with and Evangelism Worshop on Friday at 1pm. One track for adults learning how to run their own Evangelism program in their homes or businesses taught by Terry Anderson and his team, and another track run for the youth on how to study and share the Bible with their friends taught by Phillip Sizemore. The folks who attended the workshops left with their own ASI-branded leather USB stick with the New Beginnings program on it - ready to share Christ in their marketplace.
Friday evening we opened the program with Chaplain Black providing an inspiring presentation entitled "Surviving as a Lamb in a Wolf's World." Our Sabbath morning presentation was given by Elder Mark Finley called "A Great Commission and A Greater Promise." Then, Chaplain Black gave another presentation called "Bring In The Fruit" after a series of ASI mission projects. Our afternoon was filled with presentations by ASI ministries and wonderful music. The evening program was provided by Mark Finley called "End Time Witnessing in the Power of the Holy Spirit."
ASI (Adventist-Laymen’s Services and Industries) is a cooperative network of lay individuals, professionals and ministries who share a common commitment to support the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We’re not church employees—we’re laypeople who want to support the mission of our church.
ASI Mid-America is a regional ASI chapter in the Mid-America Union. Its local leaders provide opportunities for members to network with and support each other through regional meetings, rallies and outreach efforts.
ASI is a membership-based organization of Seventh-day Adventist laypeople who enthusiastically participate in the church's worldwide mission to serve others and to share the good news of Christ's love and His soon return.
ASI members are a unique and diverse group that includes business owners, professionals and self-supporting ministry participants from every walk of life. ASI members live and work to promote a Christ-centered lifestyle by "Sharing Christ in the Marketplace"—through education, health programs, community services, and evangelism.
ASI membership is held at the national level, with various regional chapters working to support the needs of members in their local areas. Each regional chapter also sponsors its own local projects.