Fourth Sabbath of August

enditnow® Emphasis Day

enditnow® is a worldwide church initiative

enditnow Emphasis Day is on the world church's Calendar of Days and Events. General Conference Women's Ministries (GCWM) coordinates the production and distribution of the enditnow® Emphasis Day resource packets with contributions from six additional co-sponsoring departments of the General Conference: Children's Ministries, Education, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Ministerial Association, and Youth Ministries.

August 22, 2020

When Jesus Ended It

Resource Packet

The General Conference Ministerial Association contributed for the first time to the enditnow Emphasis Day resource packet for 2020. The sermon, "When Jesus Ended It," written and presented on video by Pastor Anthony Kent, associate director of General Conference Ministerial Association, comes with a PPT slide presentation

The seminar, "The Wounds of Abuse," is a PPT slide presentation originally published in Ministry® International Journal for Pastors, November 2018. The script of the presentation is in the packet Word document.

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence, is a PDF booklet written by Dr. Mable Dunbar. It was published in 2016 by North American Division Women's Ministries. Our accompanying PPT presentation "Individual and Community Response to Domestic Violence are PPT slides to work with the checklist from the booklet. Note that the printable checklist handout is included in the packet's Word document file.

Unpacking the packet

The Word document file in the sermon packet contains an outline of divine service suggestion, a children's story, the sermon script, the seminar script, and the checklist handout. The three PowerPoint files include presentations for the sermon, seminar, and checklist. The booklet PDF is not included in the Romanian and Russian packets.

You may print and reproduce the packet if you'd like to share it with others. We encourage you to use it in your church's 2020 enditnow® Emphasis Day program.

Resource Packets by Language (Zip files)

English | French | German | Portuguese | Romanian | Russian | Spanish
When Jesus Ended It magazine French

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence PDF booklet

English | German | French | Portuguese | Spanish

enditnow® resources

Save-the-date postcard lo-res | Printer's PDF hi-res
enditnow logo lo-res | hi-res
enditnow brochures

enditnow® social media square images (courtesy of South Pacific Division)

1 in 4 women experience violent abuse from an intimate partner
Prevalence of women experiencing domestic violence: indigenous 60%, Pacific 70%
Rates of domestic violence are the same, church = society
10 days

Breaking the Silence brochure

English | Spanish | German

Breaking the Silence magazine

Quebrando Silêncio 2020 Portuguese
Archive of Spanish and Portuguese magazines

Learn more

North American Division enditnow website
Church Statements Against Violence
What Can My Church Do?
Protecting Our Children
Enditnow Decision Tree infographic in Spanish
Sexual Abuse: Reclaiming Hope, a seminar for NAD teacher certification and continuing education credit (CEUs), from Adventist Learning Community

enditnow® news and views

Adventist Review, 9-01-2019, Safe Church, interview includes Raquel Arrais
Adventist News Network, 8-04-2019 Breaking the Silence Day in Brazil
Adventist News Network, 8-17-2018 enditnow Emphasis Day

Ted NC Wilson, 8-21-2020 YouTube video
Ted NC Wilson, 8-21-2017 Facebook video
Nancy Wilson, 8-21-2017 YouTube video

enditnow® seven co-sponsoring departments

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence,