AdventSource is the official leadership resource center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. We partner with NAD departments and other ministry-focused organizations to develop, produce, and market targeted leadership resources and services to assist local congregations in fulfilling their mission. We also handle registration for ministry training events across the North American Division.
No matter what ministries are happening at your church, AdventSource can help. If we don’t have what you need, we can direct you to other organizations and sources of support. Our online store features more than 5,000 resources to help churches achieve their goals and connect with their communities. We provide leadership books, Sabbath School materials, community-friendly seminars, DVDs, brochures, Pathfinder and Adventurer uniforms and supplies, Adventist logo apparel, and more.
Providing local church leaders with quality Christian resources and excellent customer service.
Local church leaders energized by a loving relationship with Jesus Christ, empowered by resources and training to use their spiritual gifts.
AdventSource began on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1982 as a partnership between Union College and the General Conference Youth Ministries Department. The North American Youth Ministries (NAYM) Distribution Center was created as the central distribution center for Pathfinder Club materials for the United States, Canada, and Bermuda. The next year the ministry expanded to include Sabbath School felts and VBS programs.
In 1985 NAYM set up a store at Camp Hale, Colorado, the first North American Division Pathfinder camporee. Camp Hale was a memorable event for the Pathfinders and launched NAYM as the source for Pathfinder materials. Our first Pathfinder and Sabbath School catalogs were printed and mailed later that year.
As the NAYM one-stop shop model grew, other ministries wanted to take advantage of this new service. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Adventist Community Services, Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, and Stewardship all set up distribution agreements with what was now called North American Division Church Ministries (NADCM) Distribution Center. With improved delivery services and the benefit of centralized operations, NADCM became the production and distribution center for all North American Division ministries.
In 1997 NADCM was rebranded as AdventSource. The new name signaled a broader ministry focus and paved the way for expanded resources and services. The addition of a toll-free phone number made it easy for customers to call and place their orders.
The launch of an e-commerce website in 1999 allowed for customers to view resources and place their orders on their own schedule, and that web-based infrastructure would lead AdventSource into a whole new ministry opportunity.
With the explosion of ministry opportunity on the web, in 2005 the North American Division asked AdventSource to provide support and training for Adventist Church Connect, which provides websites to churches and schools. The following year PlusLine, the Adventist helpdesk, merged with AdventSource to provide a true one-stop location for ministry.
In 2012 Union College’s growth made it necessary for AdventSource to relocate to make way for additional classroom space. In May 2012 AdventSource broke ground for a new office building on Union College’s campus at 51st Street and Prescott Avenue. Construction began in June and was completed in December. On January 2, 2013, AdventSource opened for the first business day in its new headquarters.
Today AdventSource offers 5,000+ ministry resources, supports more than 4,000 church and school websites, and handles thousands of phone calls and orders each month.