Long-time literature evangelist Brenton Lowe has been appointed Literature Ministries coordinator at Adventist Media (AM)—the latest development in the plan to expand literature ministry in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Lowe has been a full-time literature evangelist (LE) for 19 years, including the past 10 years leading the ministry for the Western Australian Conference.
“I am looking forward to working with the Adventist Media team and conferences to grow Literature Ministries in distribution, engagement and mission,” Mr Lowe said.
According to AM CEO Dr Brad Kemp, the role is about supporting and developing literature ministry by opening new areas and involving more people.
“I want to see a strong and viable literature ministry force in Australia and New Zealand—working closely with the local church to bring life-changing literature to their communities,” said Dr Kemp.
“Literature provides a way for church members to get involved in their local communities through distributing literature such as Signs of the Times, tracts or books.
“We also need to move beyond conventional literature distribution methods and explore/try some innovative approaches. This may include using new technology, pop-up stores in shopping centres or other high traffic areas, book boxes, and creating leads through digital channels for LEs.”
Mr Lowe’s appointment coincides with the launch of a new literature ministry conference grant and innovation fund, open for entry by any church member or church organisation who can answer the following three questions: How will the conference grant or innovation fund project: 1) grow distribution of literature from Signs Publishing? 2) grow engagement of members and LEs (Total Member Involvement) in literature ministry? 3) grow the mission of the Adventist Church?
“I would love to see LEs and members engaged in making friends and sharing their faith through literature and media,” said Mr Lowe. “Empowering churches, members and LEs to share the good news through creative ideas that work best in their local context.”
The funds will be released from July 1. Applications are open now. Submit proposals to BrentonLowe@adventistmedia.org.au.
Mr Lowe is from Perth and will be relocating to Adventist Media’s Wahroonga office (NSW) with his wife, Sandi, and their three children.
Mr Lowe moves into the updated role, formerly held by acting publishing director Jared French, who will be taking up a ministry position in Victoria while studying theology.