Press Releases

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Pentecost 2025: Offers Curated Resources to Empower Evangelism

Pacific Press and have launched a dedicated resource page to support the Pentecost 2025 initiative. Available at, this curated collection offers essential tools, training materials, and evangelistic guides to help members and churches maximize their Pentecost 2025 efforts.

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Local Businesses Prepare to Welcome Pathfinders to Gillette, Wyoming

The idea of 60,000 visitors effectively doubling the size of your town overnight may not thrill everyone, but for some of the small businesses of Gillette, Wyoming, the prospect is an exciting opportunity.

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"Color of Threads," Historical Short Film, to Screen at First In-competition Film Festival

Sonscreen Films is proud to announce that "Color of Threads," a historical short film, will screen at its first in-competition film festival, the Walla Walla Movie Crush, this weekend (July 5-7, 2024). The film, produced by Walla Walla University, has been accepted into two additional festivals.

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Adventist Church Connect and Adventist School Connect Platform Rebuild Continues as Customization Plans Begin to Emerge

The North American Division is current engaged in an exciting rebuild of the platform that powers Adventist Church Connect (ACC) and Adventist School Connect (ASC). In late 2024 or early 2025, ACC/ASC will move to an entirely new WordPress-based platform, matching the existing functionality and giving the platform a new foundation to move forward providing more than 6,600 websites for all churches and schools across the NAD.

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Pentecost 2025 to Kick Off With Live Webinar, Registration Launch

The Pentecost 2025 evangelism initiative, spanning the entire North American Division, will officially kick off on July 1, 2024, with a special, live webinar starting at 8 p.m. ET, and the opening of the online local event registration form. Pastors, church and school leaders, and lay leaders are encourage to attend.

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More than 60,000 Youth to Set Up Camp in Gillette, Wyoming, for Week-Long Event Filled with Learning, Worship, and Community Outreach

More than 60,000 young people, hailing from more than 100 countries, will set up a tent and RV city August 5-11, 2024, as they attend the Ninth International Pathfinder Camporee at the Cam-Plex Facilities in Gillette, Wyoming. Themed “Believe the Promise,” the six-day camporee, held every five years, is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, headquartered in Maryland, and the Center for Youth Evangelism, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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It Is Written Announces New VBS Program "Flight 3:16"

It Is Written announces a new travel-themed Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, "Flight 3:16." During Flight 3:16, children will visit five countries as they prepare for the ultimate destination, Heaven. Flight 3:16 is a complete VBS kit that includes supplies for 14 children.

Young Adult LIFE Tour Coming to Portland, Oregon

Young Adult LIFE Tour Coming to Portland, Oregon

Many of our local churches love their young adults but are at a loss as to where to begin a thriving ministry with them. The North Pacific Union Young Adult LIFE Tour stop intends to bring insights and relevant, doable steps toward building a flourishing young adult ministry now. The tour’s next stop will be in Portland, Oregon, from April 19-20, 2024, at the Pleasant Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Hunter Pettis Named New Manager for Adventist Risk Management Risk Control

Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) has named Hunter Pettis, new manager for risk control. Hunter joined ARM in January 2016 as an account executive in client care. After leaving in 2019, Hunter returned to ARM in 2021 serving as senior risk manager for risk control.

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El Centinela estrena guías bíblicas evangelísticas para hispanohablantes

"Sígueme: un llamado a vivir en Jesús" (Follow Me—a Call to Live in Jesus) es la última innovación del Departamento Internacional de Pacific Press y representa la primera guía de estudios bíblicos de El Centinela. Diseñada especialmente para guiar a los lectores hacia una decisión deliberada por Jesús, esta guía fomenta un compromiso genuino con su seguimiento.