Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence
Convention provides 6,000 educators time to learn and network, encourages them to keep Jesus first in their hearts — and in their classrooms.
Almost 6,000 education professionals gathered in Chicago for the 2018 North American Division (NAD) Teachers’ Convention. At the event themed “Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence,” those registered could choose from more than 300 presentations divided through six breakout sessions, visit more than 200 exhibits, and listen and learn during several general sessions that included musical concerts and keynote addresses.
News & Events
At 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT on May 22, 2019, university students from across North America will attend the fourth “Is This Thing On?” (ITTO) live-streamed conversation during the annual Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Those gathered will have the opportunity to engage with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from the North American Division (NAD) during a 90-minute livestreamed conversation.
On Friday, May 17, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5). The bill, if it were to become law, would extend protection to gay, lesbian and transgender individuals across a broad spectrum of U.S. civil rights laws. This would include employment, housing, public accommodation, and social services. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned that this legislation would further erode the religious liberty of faith communities and their members. This bill makes no allowance for communities or individuals of faith who hold traditional views of marriage and gender.
After Tennessee Governor Bill Lee denied clemency to Donnie Edward Johnson on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Riverside Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church has decided to hold a prayer vigil for Johnson, an Adventist on death row for murdering his wife more than 30 years ago. Johnson, who holds Bible studies inside the prison and started a radio program called "What the Bible Says,” is an elder of Riverside Chapel, and a part of the church’s prison ministry.
Elder Malcolm Gordon, former president of the Southern Union Conference, passed on Sunday, May 12, 2019, just two days after his 85th birthday. He was living in New Jersey.
NAD Newspoints E-Newsletter
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America conducted our annual Year-End Meeting on Nov. 1-6, 2018. Click here for the schedule. Business sessions and worships were live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and right here on the NAD website. Watch all the worships and business sessions here! Bonus: links to all written news coverage precede video collection.
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