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 Magabook Youth Rush programs, 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 sharing tools include, GLOW tracts and sharing books.
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 and his wife, Annette, have two children—Rebekah and Micah.
Born in Peru, but raised in Bolivia, David C. Pano’s desire was to see the world. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Costa Rica as a System Engineer (2004), he found himself teaching Computer Science in Honduras (2005). In 2006, God brought him to the United States, where he worked in various health insurance companies. During this time, God was working on David’s heart and leading him to trust in Him with his future. In 2011, the door was opened for him to attend Ouachita Hills College in Arkansas, where he received his second Bachelor’s degree, but this time in Theology. Since his graduation in 2015, David has found himself fulfilling his passion to see the world, but now in service for the Master. He has preached in Bolivia, California, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Literature Ministries for the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.