The Literature Ministries/Publishing Department exists to proclaim the gospel of hope to the whole world in this generation with publications and other forms of media given through personal contacts.
Our department oversees the work of Literature Evangelism in all of its forms for the Michigan Conference. This includes the work of our Literature Evangelists throughout the state, summer student magabook Literature Evangelism programs (ExCEL), school Literature Evangelism programs (CYFI), and free literature distribution programs (GLOW).
“We are fast approaching the end. The printing and circulation of the books and papers that contain the truth for this time are to be our work.” Testimonies vol. 8, p. 89
ADULT LITERATURE EVANGELISM
Full-time or Career Literature Evangelists are those who have been trained, and accepted God’s calling to make this work their specialty. They have acquired the skills to sell the larger hardcover subscription books, and they have chosen to pursue this work as a full-time occupation. Opportunities are also available for part-time Literature Evangelists who devote several hours every week to sharing magabooks or hardcover subscription books.
STUDENT LITERATURE EVANGELISM
Each summer, young people from Michigan and many other parts of the United States dedicate their summers to share Christ door-to-door through truth-filled magabook literature in the state of Michigan. This program offers them the opportunity to minister to people while earning a scholarship to help cover their school expenses. The program is open to committed young people 16 years old and older.
GLOW LITERATURE EVANGELISM
Giving Light to Our World (GLOW) is a program that makes it easy for every church member to give the final warning through free literature. Our signature sharing tool, GLOW tracts, are small enough to carry in your purse or wallet, updated regularly to deal with current issues, and are inexpensive enough to fit into any church budget.
Kamil Metz, a native of the Czech Republic, serves as director of Publishing Ministries for the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, where he has served since 2003. Prior to coming to the Michigan Conference, he was involved with the literature ministry for almost six years. He oversees the GLOW, magabook, and adult LE ministries. He and his wife, Annette, have two children—Rebekah and Micah.
Lindell has devoted the last 12 years of his life to the Publishing Ministry. His career started in 2001 as a full time Literature Evangelist working in the Dakota Conference. Since that time, he has served as Publishing Director in the Mid-America Union, and is currently the Associate Publishing Director for the Michigan Conference.
Lindell and his wife Lisa have enjoyed twenty three years of marriage together. The Lord blessed this union with two wonderful children. The past sixteen years have been the most enjoyable as members of God’s remnant church.