Casting Our Eyes to Calvary
The 2022 CALLED Convention Arena Experience
The North American Division’s CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention is a time centered around guiding, supporting, and celebrating pastors. The CALLED Arena Experiences not only met that goal, but exceeded it, focusing on pastoral health and how believers must be grounded first and foremost on Christ alone. Over the course of four days, the arena experience was the central point of group worship that capped each day with morning and evening sessions.
John Wesley Taylor V Elected as Seventh President of Andrews University
On March 7, 2023, the executive session of the Andrews University Board of Trustees elected John Wesley Taylor V to serve as the seventh president of Andrews University (and 25th president overall since Andrews University first began as Battle Creek College in 1874). Taylor will serve as the next Andrews University president and will continue to fulfill the "Legacy of Leadership" that is a hallmark of the university and is the inscription on the J.N. Andrews sculpture in front of Pioneer Memorial Church on the Berrien Springs campus.
Oakwood University Hosts Historic Evangelism Event in Collaboration with Southern Union, Gulf States Conference, and South Central Conference
“I conduct around 14 evangelism meetings every year; however, I’ll remember this one,” said Pastor Roger Hernandez, ministerial and evangelism director for the Southern Union Conference. Hernandez was talking about the successful “Revive” evangelism meeting that took place on the Oakwood University campus on February 17-25, 2023, an event sponsored and directed by Hernandez in collaboration with the university and two local conferences.
AdventHealth to Partner with Loma Linda University School of Medicine for New Medical School regional campus in Orlando
Central Florida is becoming a destination for world-class medical training as AdventHealth and the Loma Linda University School of Medicine announce a new medical school regional campus located in Orlando. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine - AdventHealth Orlando campus is expected to welcome up to 100 future students annually for third- and fourth-year clerkships.
Ukrainian Delegates Speak With Southern Adventist University Students About Service Amid War
Southern Adventist University’s School of Education and Psychology recently hosted two distinguished delegates from Ukraine. The campus welcomed Valeriia Palii, Ph.D., president of the National Psychological Association of Ukraine (NPAU), and Olena Vladovska, chief operating officer of Angelia Medical Center, a Ukrainian Seventh-day Adventist clinic.
See You in the Morning
"To go or not to go?" That was the question! We had just been informed that John, my husband, had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal disease, and he had anywhere from six months to two years to live. After collecting our breath (literally), and crying together, we refocused our future on the eternal. It seemed clear that the Lord was leading us to serve as AVS volunteers in Malawi.
Southwestern Adventist University Hosts 27th Annual Hoops Classic
Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) again hosted the largest basketball tournament in the North American Division with more than a thousand in attendance. Twenty-five Seventh-day Adventist academies and Christian high schools brought 48 teams* from all across the U.S. to Keene, Texas, to play in the 27th Southwestern Adventist University Annual Hoops Classic tournament. While on campus, students got a taste of what it is like to be a student at SWAU, including a spiritual experience.
New Recommendations Voted for Atlantic Union College Property
Delegates of the Atlantic Union College Corporation Constituency Session voted on Feb. 14, 2023, to approve a recommendation to negotiate with Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions to create a “hub of Eeucation” where higher education courses and degrees will be offered on the campus. “The community, along with the young adults throughout our union, has been asking for this,” said Pierre E. Omeler, Atlantic Union Conference president.
Adventist Students Participate at Model United Nations Conference in Netherlands
Seventeen students from Highland View Academy, Pine Forge Academy, Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) and Takoma Academy recently participated at The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Conference in the Netherlands.