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2011 Form 990

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3ABN sued
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Supporting Ministries Guidelines

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With no hint yet of Plaintiff Danny Shelton backing down from the lawsuit, we release the following item in response to Plaintiff 3ABN's Request for Production of Documents and Things.

The guidelines below are what 3ABN is expected to adhere to in order to retain its membership in ASI. These guidelines suggest that 3ABN Board chairman Walt Thompson's claim that 3ABN preaches the message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is indeed correct. However, such a conclusion contradicts the lawsuit's claim that 3ABN instead preaches a non-denominational message.

Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries
North American Division
Supporting Ministries Guidelines

These guidelines support those working policies of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which have been established to recognize non-profit organizations that enhance the ministry of the Church.

  1. The leaders of supporting ministries shall be members in good and regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  2. The theological positions of the supporting ministries shall be in harmony with the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In supporting these beliefs, the context of both the biblical text and writings of Ellen G. White will be faithfully used.

  3. The leaders of supporting ministries shall support and cooperate with the goals and purposes of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by words, actions, and publications. Their work shall positively supplement that of the church in carrying out the gospel commission.

  4. Supporting ministry leaders, ordained or not ordained, shall not represent their supporting ministry as an official church project.

  5. Supporting ministries shall not solicit or knowingly accept tithe from SDA church members and shall encourage their supporters to be faithful in returning tithe and appropriate offerings through the authorized channels of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  6. Supporting ministries shall make available a formal statement of mission, including plans and objectives.

  7. Supporting ministries that accept contributions shall be registered with the appropriate tax bodies as non-profit organizations and shall provide copies of their annual audited financial statements upon the request of the North American Division.

I affirm that the entity below is in compliance with the guidelines listed above.

Organization/Ministry: ________________________________________________

Name/Title (please print): ________________________________________________

Signature: ________________________________________________

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