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Contagious Adventist Seminar

  • Greater Boston Academy 108 Pond St Stoneham, MA 02180 (map)

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Join us in Stoneham on January 8–9 for a two-day seminar on sharing your faith.

This nine-session seminar was designed to introduce Seventh-day Adventist church members to the art of being contagious Adventists. Participants will learn how to convert routine, everyday experiences into spiritual conversations that will attract others in winsome and friendly ways and create in them a desire to learn more about the message and mission of Jesus as they study the Bible. After attending this seminar, participants will also know how to share this material in their home church. This seminar is presented by co-author Esther R. Knott. (Registration fee: $20.00. This includes seminar materials and lunch on Saturday.)

Presenter: Esther R. Knott

Having pastored for 28 years in Illinois, Maryland, and Michigan, Esther brings a wealth of experience to her role as Associate Director of NAD Ministerial, and Director of the InMinistry Center located at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University. Esther serves as the North American Division’s liaison with the Seminary. She holds a MA in Religious Education (1987) and is working on a PhD in the same field. She has lived in Trinidad, England, Canada, and is now proud to be a citizen of the United States (1993). 
Esther is one of the writers for Contagious Adventist, a 9-session seminar that is being used internationally to help church members live intentionally as disciples—living and sharing their faith.

Weekend Schedule


6:30 pm +
On-site Check-in

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Session 1: Why Be a Contagious Adventist?


9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 2: Jesus is Lord—The Foundation for Contagious Adventists

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Session 3: The Great Controversy—The Unifying Theme of Scripture

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Forty Days of Prayer — An Intentional Plan to Reach Your Community

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 4: The Sabbath—God’s Gift of Time
Session 5: Death and Beyond—Unmasking Satan’s Deceptions

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Session 6: The Second Coming—The Blessed Hope
Session 7: Health—God’s Prescription
Session 8: The Sanctuary—God’s Illustration of Redemption
Session 9: The Seventh-day Adventist Movement—Seven Habits of Highly Contagious Adventists

Promotional Materials

Use the following files to advertise the “Becoming a Contagious Adventist” seminar in your church. All files are one sided using minimal color ink, though they can be printed in black and white if desired. These have been designed to be printed on your church machine.

You can also show this brief announcement video (produced by Southern New England Conference President David Dennis) in your church:

If you have any questions, contact

Earlier Event: November 8
“Forks Over Knives”
Later Event: February 13
Compassion Boston Rally