What is NETS?
NETS is an evangelism training center that prepares soul-winners who are trained in Bible work, health evangelism, and public evangelism. During this 4-month training program, graduates are prepared for an entry-level career in lay ministry or to more effectively serve God in their own churches, communities, or schools. Endorsed by the General Conference and the North American Division, NETS is a part of the Atlantic Union Conference, is a certificate course of Atlantic Union College, and is dedicated to training students who are serious about realizing the potential that God has given them.
What Makes NETS Special
What makes a program strong? Experienced staff, strategic partnerships, committed supporters, sufficient resources, and most importantly, demonstrable results. There are many choices when it comes to evangelism centers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and each has its strengths. When you are considering your options, it might be worthwhile to ask, “What am I looking for in a program and what do I want to do once I graduate?"
The NETS program has three foci: personal evangelism (Bible work), health evangelism and public evangelism. We recognize that each of these three types of evangelism is effective, but it is when the three are seamlessly combined that real results can readily be seen. In small towns and big cities all around the world, the faculty at NETS have seen consistent results in bringing souls to Christ through the effective combination of personal, health, and public evangelism. NETS students don’t just learn about how to engage in evangelism, during the course of their training; they actually do it.
NETS is located on the beautiful campus of Atlantic Union College, right in the heart of New England. The Adventist Church has a rich history in this part of the country and our students have an opportunity to be a part of that history. Each semester our students visit the William Miller Farm and Chapel, Ascension Rock, and the Washington, New Hampshire Church (birthplace of the Seventh-day Adventist Church). Seeing where the Advent movement began helps put in perspective the special mission and goal that each one of us has and reignites the fire to finish this work as we understand that we truly are God’s special end time people.
Co-founded by Mark Finley and Donald King, the NETS Evangelism Center is a part of the Atlantic Union Conference, Atlantic Union College, and endorsed by the North American Division and the General Conference. These strategic partnerships allow NETS to access some of the leading instructors in evangelism. It also gives a unique perspective and valuable insights on the work the church is doing around the globe and the roles that they can play in the spread of the gospel.
Meet the Team
As a very successful Bible worker, ASI Youth For Jesus leader, and evangelism center director, Kevin contributes a unique and valuable combination of expertise to NETS. After Kevin met Christ through the Bible as a young adult all he wanted to do was share the wonderful goodness of God and truth for this time. Doors opened for him to train and work under some of the top evangelists of Adventism in numerous cities around the U.S., with many of his Bible study friends getting baptized. Kevin has since led and trained youth, Bible workers and pastors in programs and in evangelism schools across the U.S. and Europe.
Alina is our newest team member at NETS. She brings to this position a varied and valuable work background, including administrative assistant to a law firm and specialized work with families and children. Committing her life to Jesus as a youth and encountering hard life decisions along the way, Alina discovered with amazement that when we decide to follow Jesus no matter what, God will bless and open new paths in remarkable ways. Led to NETS, she graduated from the 4 month program and has since joyfully divided her talents between running many of the background actions at NETS and going from house to house as a Bible Worker for the Southern New England Conference.