THE South-west Region Conference was privileged to sponsor the Academy of Adventist Ministers, May 14-19, at Richardson, Texas. The lectures were held at the union office and every courtesy was extended by the union officers to help make this seminar one of the finest to be held anywhere.
The Academy of Adventist Ministers was established for the continuing education of our ministers and has the backing and support of our world leaders. E. E. Cleveland, associate secretary of the Ministerial Association, is the coordinator of the program for North America. With him came an outstanding faculty comprised of Glenn Sharman, Gunnar Nelson, Dr. Raoul Dederen, Samuel Meyers, R. A. Anderson, Elden Walter, Cyril Miller, Don Christman, and V. L. Roberts. Pastors Sharman and Meyers lectured on pastoral administration; Pastor Anderson and Dr. Dederen covered the area of doctrinal analysis. Pastors Cleveland, Nelson, and Walter taught techniques of public evangelism.
A great week of instruction and inspiration was climaxed with a fellowship buffet dinner and program that was arranged by Mrs. H. L. Turner and friends at the conference office.
Words of thanks continue to come from those who were privileged to attend this historical first Academy of Adventist Ministers in Dallas.