Dr. Cindy Tutsch

Associate Director (Retired)
Ellen G. White Estate

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Tutsch

is available for lectures, sermons, plenaries, and workshops on 25+ ELLEN G WHITE related topics. Also available for church,  school,  or institutional heritage Weeks of Prayer (WoP titles are not listed – inquire for possibilities). Click the button below to peruse the most requested topics by presentation type and read overview of each. Submit your request using the ‘Request Visit’ link, making sure to include any questions or comments at the end of the form

Dr. Cindy Tutsch's Bio

Dr. Cindy Tutsch most recently served until retirement as an Associate Director of the Ellen G. White Estate at the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists in Silver Spring, MD. Her position included promoting an enthusiasm and understanding for Ellen White cross-generationally. She has been a featured speaker at universities, convocations, Weeks of Prayer, camp meetings, and pastor-teacher training events in 61 countries in all thirteen Divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Dr. Tutsch earned the BA in religion from Andrews University, the M.A. in pastoral ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University, and the doctor of ministry with an emphasis in leadership from the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. She has been involved in youth ministry, teaching, and evangelism for 45 years, as a pastor, Bible teacher, lay ministries coordinator, television host, literature-evangelism leader, and conference youth director. She initiated Youth Challenge in North America, an evangelistic outreach that uses teens to teach Bible studies and Revelation Seminars, do service projects for the community, and distribute gospel literature door to door. She is the recipient of several awards for excellence in ministry and teaching, and was an honored alumnus of Andrews University. She is the author of four books, including Ellen White on Leadership: Guidance for those who influence others, and scores of articles in Adventist publications. She and her husband, Ulrich, especially enjoy outdoor recreation with their children and grandchildren.

Sermons

Suitable for Divine Worship or Plenary

Ellen White on
Your Assurance of Salvation 

EGW'S counsel on the believer's assurance of salvation and freedom from guilt, including her own affirmation of belief. Includes interesting biographical information on Ellen White’s own spiritual development and practice.

Go! Tell It to the World

Who are we? Where did we come from? What is our mission? —An exegetical sermon on Revelation 10 and the Adventist movement in history.

Lectures

Suitable for workshops/plenaries/break-out sessions at churches, pastors-teachers meetings,
camp meetings, Spirit of Prophecy Emphasis Weekends, administrators' leadership conferences, convocations, etc.

1. EGW: Who Was She and Why Does She Matter?

A personal look at Ellen White, her purpose, her role, and her humanity, including pictures of her family and the homes in which she lived. Includes hermeneutical principles for interpreting EGW in the 21st century. (PowerPoint)

2. Ellen White's Counsel to Pastors

Inspiration for pastors and spouses to find life-balance, with special emphasis on the need for spending time with their children; encouragement for those with adult children who have strayed from their spiritual roots; little known stories from the family life of James and Ellen. (PowerPoint)

3. The Eschatological Relevance of Ellen White in the 21st Century

Discussion of Ellen White’s comments on last day events, with particular emphasis on the increasing merger of religious and political elements. Do current societal trends, weather aberrations, global economy, and acts of terrorism validate Ellen White’s identification of end time scenarios in the The Great Controversy? This presentation focuses on EGW's impact on postmodern, globalized and pluralist Adventism. (PowerPoint suitable for pastors, theology students, academics.)

4. Ellen White and the Empowerment of Youth for Evangelism and Leadership

This workshop or plenary shows EGW's strong challenge to involve young people in the leadership, evangelism, and outreach of the Adventist movement. Encourages young people to get involved in evangelism and service, and encourages adults to provide them with opportunities for spiritual leadership. (PowerPoint)

5. Ellen White and Last Day Events

This workshop or plenary graphically illustrates EGW's ongoing relevance to such issues as the global economy, questions about 9-11, the Latter Rain, close of probation, and individual as well as corporate preparation for the final crises. (PowerPoint)

6. 19th Century Visionary; 21st Century Application

Ellen White had a strong environmental consciousness and was a strong advocate for care of the earth. Her progressive voice supported human rights grounded in the doctrine of Creation, which impacts our response to human trafficking, the shrinking of religious liberty, and Christian martyrdom in our contemporary context. She believed that whatever is done to improve the ecological environment of humanity is a step toward improving humanity spiritually, mentally, and physically. (PowerPoint - Particularly popular in college/university settings)

7. The Holy Spirit in Today's Crises

Amid the plethora of "finishing-the- work" theories, the function of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian is sometimes overlooked. Highlights: Requisites for the Latter Rain, Scope and Sequence of the gift of the Spirit, and the new birth experience. (PowerPoint)

8. Ellen White on Leadership and Character Development

Amid the diversity of leadership theories, the importance of character development in the life of a leader is sometimes overlooked. Fresh insights into Ellen White's principles of leadership. Includes principles from my book Ellen White on Leadership: Guidance for those who Influence Others (Cindy earned a Doctor of Ministry in leadership with emphasis on EGW and Leadership) (PowerPoint)

9. Praying in the Last Days

This presentation features thought-provoking insights from Ellen White's writings and from Scripture regarding how to pray, promises regarding prayer, warnings about circumstances where Satan answers prayer, and special encouragement for friends praying for friends and family. (PowerPoint)

10. EGW's Empowerment of an Inclusive Church

Shows EGW's strong interest in involving young people, women, and minorities in the leadership, evangelism, and life of the church. (This can also be presented in two segments: EGW and the Empowerment of Youth and EGW on the Roles of Women*) (PowerPoint)

11. Ellen White on the Roles of Women

Important study for both men and women, plus encouragement for women to be involved in all aspects of church and family life, especially witnessing and evangelism. Shows Ellen White as a warm, personable mother and grandmother as well as a bold visionary activist. (PowerPoint)

12. Biblical Basis for Prophetic Gifts

Exegesis of Scriptural passages relating to the source of inspiration, the process of distribution of Divine messages, and the authority of the spiritual gift of prophecy. (PowerPoint)

13. ELLEN WHITE: God's Nutritionist or The Food Police?

This compelling PowerPoint presentation includes up-to-the-minute graphics, pictures, scientific studies, and challenges to increase energy and decrease potential for life-threatening disease. Includes an intro to the nature of inspiration, how to find and apply the principle in today's context, and how to practice “compassionate health reform!” (PowerPoint)

14. Ellen White and the Loud Cry

This workshop traces the history of the publishing work from Ellen White's first vision of a stream of light encircling the globe, to the contributions of literature evangelists in being the first to bring the Adventist message to many countries of the globe, to the current challenge for youth to be part of the Loud Cry of Revelation 18 through the literature ministry. Particularly compelling for those involved in publishing or literature evangelism. (PowerPoint)

15. Ellen G. White and Leadership Principles and Theories

Fresh insights into Ellen White's principles of leadership and how she demonstrated these in her own life. (Derived from Cindy Tutsch’s doctoral dissertation) (PowerPoint)

16. Ellen White and the Family

Includes counsel on developing parenting skills, necessity of spending time with children in recreational activities as well as spiritual nurture, how spousal affection, loyalty, and quality of relationship affects the spirituality of your children. (PowerPoint)

17. Making Ellen White Family Friendly

How Ellen White's writings can be relevant to the needs and culture of young adults, teens and children. Presentation includes introduction of current products developed to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the Adventist heritage, such as apps and language-adaptations of EGW. (Workshop/break out session)

18. A Special Agent of the Kingdom of Heaven: Another Look at God’s Prophetic Messenger

An introduction to the work and contributions of Ellen White suitable for an evangelistic series, an annual sermon on the gift of prophecy, or other venues where Ellen White’s work and ministry could be reviewed. (PowerPoint)

19. The Light Still Shines

20. God’s Word: Where did it Come from and How can it Change YOU?

Ever wonder how the Bible came into being? Who selected the authors? When did the Bible as a collection of 66 books come together? With all the pressures and demands of 21st century living, why should you take time for daily Bible study? (PowerPoint)

21. The Waldenses: How their Story Intersects with Yours!

Enjoy a pictorial travelogue to Rome and northern Italy while hearing a narrative of faith, hope, and martyrdom. Poignant reminder of Jesus’ desire to endow each of us with more of the spirit of true devotion and firm adherence to principle that led many to lay down their lives for the sake of truth. (PowerPoint)

Workshops

Witnessing and Outreach

How to Lead Someone to Christ

Includes steps in learning to give a three minute personal testimony, as well as how to make a gospel presentation appealing and relevant.

Witness in Your Own Harness!

Learn scores of ways to witness and reach out to your community through “tried and true” venues.

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