Press Releases

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La Sierra University President Resigns

Effective Sunday, September 17, 2023, Joy Fehr, La Sierra University president, resigned her duties as president of the university following discussions last week with the Board of Trustees.

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Biblical Research Institute and Andrews University Release Landmark Work on Adventist Doctrine

The General Conference Biblical Research Institute (BRI) and Andrews University have partnered to publish a book for general and classroom readers that theologically examines each of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s fundamental beliefs. The title of the book is "God with Us: An Introduction to Adventist Theology."

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Southern Union Young Adult Life Tour Coming to Central Florida

Responding to the call of local churches for training and guidance in developing young adult ministry, the Young Adult LIFE Tour aims to equip and empower local churches across the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD). The next stop on the tour is coming this October.

NAD Religious Liberty to Host Conference on Religious Liberty Amidst a Nation in Conflict

The North American Division Public Affairs and Religious Liberty ministry will hold a weekend conference for church members, academics, theologians, and religious freedom experts, themed "Reconstructing Religious Liberty in a Time of Religious and Secular Extremes," October 20-21, 2023. 

“Andrews Bible Commentary” Goes to Every Adventist School in North America

Students in every Adventist school in North America will have access this fall to the new “Andrews Bible Commentary” through an initiative financially sponsored by three organizations, according to John Wesley Taylor, president of Andrews University. NAD Adventist Education plans to cover the shipping cost for the commentary to be sent out from Andrews to approximately 750 elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Guam-Micronesia, starting in September.

North American Division to Hold First Annual Women in Seventh-day Adventist History Research Conference

The North American Division (NAD) Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research will be holding the first annual Women in Seventh-day Adventist History research conference on October 12-14, 2023, at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, on the campus of Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. The conference will feature a plethora of researchers who will be sharing stories of historical Adventist women.

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Breath of Life to Host Second Annual Young Adult Rally

On Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, 2023, Breath of Life Ministries is partnering with the Lake Region Conference to host its second annual Young Adult Rally. The rally will take place in Chicago, Illinois. The theme is “Strengthening Your Core.”

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"Guide" Magazine Redesigns Website and Launches App

Guide, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s weekly publication for juniors and earliteens, has announced the launch of its new website and a mobile app. “We’ve talked about an app for Guide magazine for years,” says Guide webmaster Kim Peckham. “We had online content for our audience, but we wanted to make it easier for the current generation to access.”

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Adventist Church Connect (ACC) and Adventist School Connect (ASC) Continue to Empower Churches and Schools in Digital Ministry

Adventist Church Connect (ACC) and Adventist School Connect (ASC), the leading website content management and hosting provider for Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools in North America, have been instrumental in assisting entities across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Guam-Micronesia Mission territory in utilizing the power of the Internet to connect with their communities of members and visitors. This spring, the North American Division Administrative Committee voted to continue to fund and support ACC/ASC.

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Versacare Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Grants for 2023

In March 2023 Versacare Foundation awarded 133 grants totaling $2,493,872 across North America and Caribbean Island nations. These grants included $449,772 to 58 primary, intermediate and secondary schools across the North American Division.