2014 ASI Convention
2014 ASI Mid-America Convention host a Sabbath congregation of over 1,200
The 2014 ASI Mid-America Convention was held on March 27th – 30th at the John Knox Pavilion in Lee’s Summit MO. Our speakers included Doug Batchelor, Frank Fournier and Scott Ritsema.
The Convention kicked off Thursday evening with a welcome message from ASI President Frank Fournier and ASI Mid-America President, Jesse Johnson. Scott Ritsema opened the Convention with a presentation to over 30 youth. In the main auditorium over 200 were blessed by an opening presentation by Doug Batchelor.
Friday’s session started with a two part seminar by Scott Ritsema followed by an exhibitor spotlight on four of the seventeen convention exhibitor’s occupying eighteen booth spaces. Doug Batchelor opened the evening presentation to a congregation of over 400.
Sabbath service was a blessing with presentations by Frank Fournier, Scott Ritsema and sermon by Doug Batchelor to a congregation of over 1,200. Song service was lead out by Joan Gurski, accompanied by David Fairchild on the piano. Uplifting special music performed by, Voice of One, Markeeda Scott, Rachel Harlon, Claire Erickson / Jesse Johnson and Joan Gurski.
An amazing Sabbath afternoon concert series featured performances by Midland Academy Diversity, followed by the Samoan Youth Choir and SIFA African Choir.
Sabbath vespers presentation was provided by Doug Batchelor with special music by Markeeda Scott to crowd of over 600.
And a very special thanks to our local Pathfinders for providing three delicious meals.
We congratulate the Kansas City Adventist community for being a part of the largest ASI Mid-America Convention to date. As a result we’re excited to announce that the 2015 ASI Mid-America Convention will again be held in Kansas City.
From the entire ASI Mid-America staff, officers and members;
“Thank You Kansas City and most of all to our supreme provider Jesus Christ"
The Mid-America chapter area - states and conferences that we serve.
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.