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NewsPoints, July 29, 2015
Adventists most racially diverse group in the U.S.
La Sierra University eighth in "50 U.S. colleges that add the most value"
Washington Adventist University in top 100 "Most Affordable Colleges East of the Mississippi"
Kids shine and participate at Pacific Union College Church
ASI Convention in Spokane, August 5-8
ADRA Canada celebrates 30 years of changing lives with "30 Days of Impact"
Do Justice, Love Mercy
VIEWPOINTS: The Solution to our problems and bitterness
REACH: Share: "Did you know that God has a place for you in His community?"

  NewsPoints, July 23, 2015
REACH Game at NAD GC Exhibit offered iPad Minis
ADU first U.S. healthcare univeristy to offer Conductive Education
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Session II, Sept. 14-17, in Federal Way, Wash.
Health professionals needed for Your Best Pathway to Health/Spokane, August 2-4
Enditnow Emphasis Day (Aug. 22) Kit and an Anger Management seminar downloadable Free
VIEWPOINTS: My First Visit to a Refugee Camp
REACH: Share: "Did you know that God's people strive consistently to keep His commandments?
NewsPoints, July 16, 2015
  NewsPoints, July 16, 2015
A video message of reassurance and hope, from NAD President Daniel R. Jackson

NewsPoints, July 10, 2015
Strong storm destroys Blue Mountain Elementary School
A Message of Hope and Wholeness, Dan Jackson's NAD Report
Restaurants near GC Session convention "beef up" vegetarian menus
Child care at GC Session
HaystackTV aims for Guinness World Record for potluck
What does it take to plan and supply GC Session Exhibition Hall?
Join Breath of Life worship at GC Session
Follow GC Session if you have an Internet connection; GC Session links
VIEWPOINTS: Watch the NAD Report presented at GC Session
REACH: Did you know God is more powerful than Satan?

  NewsPoints, July 10, 2015
Reissued Statement of Clarification on the Roles of Women in Ministry
NewsPoints, July 10, 2015
Millennials in Conversation: "We're Here to Vote, Not Kill Each Other!"
  NewsPoints, July 10, 2015
Colors of the Session: Diversity in San Antonio
NewsPoints, July 10, 2015
Interview with a Chinese Female Pastor; "Treat the Church as a Home."

NewsPoints, July 10, 2015
Fundamental Beliefs - Discussion of Wording at 60th General Conference Session 2015
  NewsPoints, July 9, 2015
Interview with Reelected NAD President Daniel Jackson

NewsPoints, July 9, 2015
Women's Ordination: Divisions May Not Decide
  NewsPoints, July 8, 2015
NAD Response to 60th GC Session Vote on Women's Ordination

NewsPoints, July 7, 2015
GC Session: What it Means to Me
  NewsPoints, July 6, 2015
Vice Presidents Elected at the 60th General Conference Session

NewsPoints, July 6, 2015
Daniel R. Jackson Reelected President of North American Division

  NewsPoints, July 5, 2015
InStep4Life 5K Run/Walk at GC2015 in San Antonio

NewsPoints, July 5, 2015
GC Session Nominating Report #3, General Conference Secretaries and Treasurers

  NewsPoints, July 5, 2015
Mark Finley and Health Initiatives Bring Baptisms to General Conference Session

NewsPoints, July 4, 2015
North American Division Presents Report at General Conference Session

  NewsPoints, July 3, 2015
Remainder of Officers Elected at 2015 General Conference Session
NewsPoints, July 3, 2015
Ted N. C. Wilson Re-elected as Seventh-day Adventist World President

  NewsPoints, July 3, 2015
60th General Conference Session Nominating Committee Announced
    NewsPoints, July 2, 2015
General Conference Session Update for Day One, July 2, 2015

NewsPoints, June 29, 2015
Thousands CALLED to the NAD Ministerial Convention in Austin, Texas
  NewsPoints, June 26, 2015
Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

NewsPoints, June 24, 2015
Cohutta Springs Wakeboard instructor, Will Green dies
ACS Response and assistance to San Marcos, Texas Flooding
NAD Facebook statistics. Help us grow
GC Session broadcasts and links for schedule, agenda, app, and more
Breath of Life worship at GC Session on Sabbath, July 11
NAD Resources to be introduced in NAD exhibit at GC Session
REACH: Share: "Did you know you can be totally free?"

  NewsPoints, June 18, 2015
Statement on the Tragic Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

NewsPoints, June 17, 2015
First Cambodian Welcome Center in U.S.
Kettering College recipient of Best Value School award for second consecutive year
GC Session Summer Day Camp
"The Hideout" award winning film now online
43% of world population still unreached
July is Adventist Lifestyle Month. Get resources.
VIEWPOINTS: Recalibrating What Matters – Mission or Method
REACH: Share, "Did you know Someone has paid the supreme price for your sins?"
  NewsPoints, June 10, 2015
Recently discovered, pre-October 22, 1844 newsletters
SWU Dinosaur Research featured on National Geographic Channel
It Is Written appoints new manager
First food pantry in U.S. with free foods catering to food allergies
In case you missed it: A video message from Pastor Dan Jackson
Emotional Wellness Summit, January 13-17, 2016
Those mysterious "unsubscriptions" to NewsPoints
Women's Ministries Offering
NewsPoints will be at GC 2015
VIEWPOINTS: Understanding and Preventing Child Abuse
REACH: Share, "There is an ongoing battle between good and evil?"

NewsPoints, June 5, 2015
A video message for you from Pastor Dan Jackson
  NewsPoints, June 3, 2015
Katia Reinert earns PhD
U.S. Supreme Court votes in favor of applicant in Abercrombie hiring case
Porter Adventist Hospital part of longest multi-center "kidney chain"
PUC listed 7th in 50 colleges where most likely to meet future spouse
Major gift fund raising webinar
Women's Ministries Emphasis Day June 13; Resources
Youth to use GC Session Offering - to be taken June 13 in NAD
Society of Adventist Communicators Convention hotel
Remember Prayer Call
Warren Judd - Celebration of Life Service information
Untrue that GC Session cancelled
Share NAD Civility Statement with constituents
VIEWPOINTS: Maybe you should resign one of your jobs...
REACH: Share, "Did you know you are awesomely created?"

NewsPoints, May 27, 2015
Adventist Community Services responds to flooding and tornado
GC Session has not been cancelled
First Fijian congregation in NAD organized
ACS LIFT receives $10,000 grant for gardening program
Join Prayer Call, Thursday, June 4
Register by May 31 for: Faith Community Nursing Training, and
  San Antonio InStep4Life 5K Fun Run/Walk
Warren Judd Memorial Service
Ideas for Refugee Awareness Sabbath, June 13
"Operation: Safe Session 2015"
VIEWPOINTS: How to Spot Abuse and Abusers
REACH: Share video and Bible lessons about: "Did you know the world was made in just six days?"

  NewsPoints, May 26, 2015
NAD Mourns Passing of Warren Judd, Adventist Media Innovator

NewsPoints, May 20, 2015
Ron Halvorsen Sr. dies; Archived "Really Living" with Halvorsen to be shown on Hope Channel this weekend
Adventist World magazines delayed on train derailed by tornado
Six N. Aurora students raise thousands for missions
Sean Robinson elected vice chair to Donations Management Committee of NVOAD
Andrews ranked second in diversity nationwide
Oakwood in Top 10 HBCUs with Highest Graduation & Retention
Division offices closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day
Get your church ready for summertime travelers and visitors
Facts with Hope videos have many uses
VIEWPOINTS: Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda Conference
REACH: Sharing video and Bible lesson about: "Did you know the Holy Spirit restores, comforts, guides, protects, and sustains God's children in the way of salvation?"

  NewsPoints, May 13, 2015
NAD Welcomes three new staff members
MA in Communication at Andrews Revised
Envision magazine won six Associated Church Press awards
Oakwood wins Tier 1 grant for $50,000 for third year in a row
Nepal: More urgent help needed; Videos
Adventist Single Adult Ministries Sabbath, resources
Business cards and stationery
VIEWPOINTS: What do you think people would say if asked who you are?
REACH: Share video and Bible lessons about: "Did you know Jesus Christ died, rose, and lives to save you?"

NewsPoints, May 7, 2015
Three killed and three injured leaving Men's Prayer Convention
Twenty Adventist hospitals make list of safest hospitals
Karen (Burmese) Adventist Centennial Reunion, July 24-26
Tour de Youth nearly full. Registration ends May 15.
Interactive Vacation Bible School program: Destination Paradise
VIEWPOINTS: Religious Liberty can't be taken for granted - Senior Senator Orrin Hatch addresses 13th Annual Religious Liberty Dinner
REACH: Share updates and videos from My Way to Jesus on Facebook or your website: No. 3: "Did you know that God is the eternal Father?"
  NewsPoints, April 29, 2015
Adventist Learning Community launched
Nepal: Urgent Help Needed - via ADRA International and ADRA Canada
WAU Enactus Team Awarded
Casey Tom new president of Religion Communicators Council
Join PrayerCall
Faith Community/Parish Nurse Training
Fun Run/Walk at GC2015
Disaster & Famine Relief Offering resources
Be safe at GC2015
VIEWPOINTS: U.S. Top Churchless Cities
REACH: Share video and Bible lessons about: "Did you know the Father, Son and Holy Spirit co-exist as one eternal God?"

NewsPoints, April 28, 2015
A Call for Peace in West Baltimore
  NewsPoints, April 23, 2015
Edmonton: John Bradshaw and 3-year evangelism project with four new church plants
Fourth annual Young Adult Festival of Worship
La Sierra U Enactus team finished 2nd in nation
Faith for Today awarded Gold Remi; Lifestyle awarded Silver at Worldfest-Houston
Total Health Expo in Palm Beach Country, FL
Kettering College supports funding protection for nursing schools
Oakwood U sophmore receives UNCF $25K scholarship
Walla Walla U to offer MA degree in media ministry
FEMA Webinar: Preparing Houses of Worship for Emergencies
NARLA Religious Liberty Summit - Register now
Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, June & October
Join or sponsor: Tour de Youth Cycling Event to GC2015
Simple Church - Free Relational Small Group Study Guides
"Old Fashioned" movie license, discussion guides, how-to
VIEWPOINTS: Adventist Historic Village Fox17 news segment
REACH: Ten Weeks for Bold Prayers in advance of CALLED & GC2015

NewsPoints, April 15, 2015
Your Best Pathway to Health event far exceeded expectations
SONscreen Film Festival Best in Show and Best Dramatic Short
The Voice of Prophecy officially opened doors in Loveland, Colo.
A unique art book by Greg Constantine
Sample sermons and more for Education Sabbath, April 25
Video invitation to the Pastoral Family Convention, CALLED
Health Ministries training (May 1-3 and October 2-4)
Now free online - stewardship books, Over and Over Again
NEW! Biblia de Estudio de Andrews, SPANISH Andrews Study Bible
Free download of Natural Lifestyle Cooking with Teenie Finley
VIEWPOINTS: Living in an instant and politically correct world
REACH: He Said Go - Reaching Kosrae, Micronesia

  NewsPoints, April 8, 2015
Your Best Pathway to Health Begins Today
NewsPoints, April 1, 2015
AIM Contact Center to provide follow-up for Your Best Pathway to Health
Young adults worldwide will join Impact San Antonio during GC2015
Join Prayer Call, April2/3
Hope Channel has volunteer positions available for GC2015
April Focus of the Month is Stewardship:
     New children's tithe and offering envelops in English, French and Spanish;
     Children's Tithe Calculator
VIEWPOINTS: Belief video #1; 28 Beliefs Facebook Updates to share
REACH: Alaska Seeking Medical Missionaries
  NewsPoints, March 25, 2015
Affirmation of the ‘Mission’ Role of North American Division Regional Conferences
Paul Anderson has accepted directorship of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries
More than 1,500 healthcare professionals and volunteers will operate a no-cost medical and dental clinic in San Antonio, Texas
Hope Channel is now available free in Los Angeles metro area
Oakwood competing for the Home Depot Campus Improvement Grant Program
Statement on How to Discuss Women’s Ordination
VIEWPOINTS: The Minority Report to the NAD Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC), by Edwin Reynolds and Clinton Wahlen
REACH: Never underestimate the power of homemade cookies and Adventist literature

NewsPoints, March 19, 2015
The Church Family
A message from Daniel R. Jackson, president
North American Division
  NewsPoints, March 19, 2015
Greater New York Conference holds first conference-wide Disabilities Ministries Symposium
Nearly 2,300 members and pastors from more than 200 Hispanic churches gathered for the Columbia Union Lay Evangelism Festival
Rumors of Pastor Walter Pearson's death have been greatly exaggerated
100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 GC Session begins March 25
Is it true that the Seventh-day Adventist Church health principles discourage vaccinations?
URGENT: Vanuatu needs your help following category 5 cyclone
Disabilities Ministries Quick Start Guide in English or Spanish
VIEWPOINTS: "What the New Testament Says About Women's Ordination"
REACH: Alaskan Fisherman

NewsPoints, February 25, 2015
Ebenezer Philadelphia Adventists take in 50 Congolese refugees
Op-ed on Supreme Court religious liberty case of Abercrombie & Fitch non-hiring of young Muslim woman due to her headscarf
Scholarships for graduate nursing students
Prayer Call, Mar 5/6
Nonprofit Leadership training, March 23-27
SONscreen Film Festival accepting submissions; new pricing includes viewers
Young adult leadership/discipleship to meet for impact2015
GC Session travel insurance for non-delegates
Business cards and stationary at AdventID
New YouTube channel for 2014 Prayer Ministries Conference videos VIEWPOINTS: Circumstances Alter Cases - Social and political implications of women in ministry, by Jon Paulien
REACH: Simplicity Ministry outreach in Allentown, Pa.

  NewsPoints, February 18, 2015
NAD Young Adult Life (YAL) website
Old Fashioned most successful Christian film ever
Women's Day of Prayer, Mar. 7, Resources
Help! I'm A Parent 2015 devotional
Download church ministry Quick Start Guides and Ministry Descriptions
VIEWPOINTS: A Brief History of Christian Ordination, by Darius Jankiewicz
REACH: Pray for Malibu, California Church Plant

NewsPoints, February 16, 2015
Appeal Dropped, Ending Lawsuit Against La Sierra University and Church
  NewsPoints, February 11, 2015
Mt. Vernon Academy forced to cease operations due to finances
Nathan Nazario of Old Fashioned to present at SONscreen
La Sierra University receives top rankings
Southwestern Adventist University receives $2 million from Adventist Health
Black History Month for SDAs and Regional Conference history
Help! I'm a Parent Book and DVD for homes and groups
VIEWPOINTS: A look at five anti-women's ordination arguments based on Genesis 2, by Dr. Richard Davidson
REACH: Epic Mission USA in Chicago -13th Sabbath project

NewsPoints, February 4, 2015
Three Adventist schools in top 100 in Md.
SONscreen 2015 Film Festival website now online
Register for GAiN15 - Free
Oakwood University plans month observance of Black History Month
Family Life is February Focus of the Month
Health Sabbath (Feb. 14) resources downloadable
Adventist Mission videos on NAD mission projects links and embed codes for your website
Denominational business cards from AdventID
VIEWPOINT: The primary defect in argument about Women's Ordination, by Kessia Reyne Bennett
REACH: Micronesia with 13th Sabbath Offering

  NewsPoints, January 28, 2015
Lake Union to establish community centered healthcare initiatives; chooses director
Washington Adventist University receives $1 million check
inSpire 2015 Songwriting winners
New Leaders in NAD: Sherri Uhrig, Jose Cortes Jr., Michael Brown
Prayer Call, Feb. 5-6
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Mar. 22-26
12th Annual Andrews University Music and Worship Conference
SONscreen Film Festival, Apr 2-4, at La Sierra University
Jan. 31 Discount Deadline for Health and Wellness sharing book
Sabbath school lessons archived on Adventist Archives site
VIEWPOINTS: Religious Liberty threatened; misunderstood?
REACH: Prayer and Blessing Initiative

NewsPoints, January 19, 2015 
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

  NewsPoints, January 15, 2015
Union College student gymnast injured in practice

NewsPoints, January 14, 2015
Surgeons needed for large outreach
Camp Hope: $200,000 damage
$20,000 grant won for church food pantry
Adventist Digital Library coming
Help needed for conference presidents listings
Liberty video and campaign: "Stand Firm and See"
Called Pastors' Convention
ADRA's "A Closer Walk" on Hope Channel
Church resources for "Old Fashioned" Christian romance showing
VIEWPOINTS: NAD in Mission Spotlight/Adventist Mission
REACH: NAD and ACS Assisting Ebola patients and survivors

  NewsPoints, January 7, 2015
NAD recipient of 1st quarter Mission Offering
Kettering offers new 3-year BS degree in Respiratory Care
AU offers MDivs new doctorate in Urban Ministries
Seeking Adventists with Muslim backgrounds
For sharing - Statement on civility
CALLED magazine for ministers
VIEWPOINTS: Refresh your view of Christ
REACH: Our "burdens" may create our greatest bridge



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