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Praise Hymn + Launch: Hearing the Way

Saturday, October 26, 6.00 PM-7.30 PM

Praise Hymn 2018

An evening of fellowship, favourite hymn singing and hearing the way

Enjoy an informal early evening of fellowship and favourite hymns before celebrating the launch of the book Hearing the Way.

Begin by singing hymns in the round with host Dr Lyell Heise (Director, Institute of Worship) on the Yamaha C5 Conservatory Collection Grand Piano and vocal ensemble The Promise.

End by listening to a devotional by Dr Kayle de Waal (Head, Avondale Seminary) who will show how the story of the Exodus is key to our understanding of Jesus, the early church and the New Testament, and for what it means to follow Jesus today.

According to Dr Jiří Moskala, Dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Kayle “makes a persuasive case for the importance of understanding the motif of the ‘way’ in the New Testament on the basis of strong connections with the Old Testament, urging Jesus as the final, superior, and climactic Way to be admired and followed.”

Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown will close with a prayer of blessing.

Hearing the Way will be available after the launch at the special price of $15.

Presented by Bread for Life, an initiative to support and nurture spirituality and wellbeing at Avondale College of Higher Education, the Institute of Worship and Signs Publishing.



Dr Lyell Heise is Director of the Institute of Worship and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the seminary at Avondale College of Higher Education. He trained in music and theology at Avondale, Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California, USA). He has wide experience in music ministry and in senior church pastoral leadership in several countries. Lyell began playing piano at age five and fell in love with hymns soon after. He memorised the words and music of The Church Hymnal and the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal that replaced it.

The Promise formed in 2005 and represents the long and significant history of music at Avondale College of Higher Education. Its repertoire ranges from the classics to contemporary gospel and jazz. The Promise has recorded five albums, the latest The Promise Songbook. As one of the finalists in ABC Classic FM’s Vocal Romp competition, The Promise performed as support for German a cappella ensemble Amarcord. It has also performed with multi-instrumentalist Adrian Cunningham and James and John Morrison and collaborated with Australian vocal ensemble The Song Company.

Dr Kayle de Waal is Head of the Seminary and Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Avondale College of Higher Education. Originally from South Africa, Kayle has served the church there and in South Korea and New Zealand as a missionary teacher, minister and evangelist. He is married to Charmaine and they have two children, Kerryn and Chare.


Saturday, October 26
6.00 PM-7.30 PM
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