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Southern Adventist University Welcomes New Vice President for Spiritual Life

Southern Adventist University is pleased to welcome Joseph Khabbaz as the new vice president for spiritual life. Along with serving as campus chaplain, Khabbaz will help prioritize Southern’s spiritual goals through this newly restructured position.

Church in the Valley recognized for Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair Ministry

Church in the Valley's Extreme Home Repair Ministry Receives Nomination From Community

At an awards banquet in Langley, B.C., Church in the Valley was recognized for Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair Ministry. For 16 years the Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair Ministry has renovated worthy recipients' homes in the Township of Langley. Fortunate individuals who are unable to repair and maintain their homes get an act of kindness from the team and receive the renovation completely free of charge.

Randy Robinson, treasurer of the North American Division, listens to Juan Prestol-Puesán, treasurer of the General Conference, give comments regarding the history of tithe sharing between the division and the GC.

A Journey to Parity: NAD Responds to the Annual Council Voted Action on Tithe-Sharing

A significant portion of the 2019 Year-End Meeting Sunday afternoon business session on Nov. 3 was focused on the General Conference’s response to financial parity request from the executive committee of the North American Division. During 2019 Annual Council, leaders of the world church voted to reduce the tithe percentage of the NAD by 2 percent – 5.85 to 3.85 percent beginning in January 2020 over the next four years – and have the remaining 12 divisions increase their tithe percentages from 2 to 3 percent over a 10-year period.

Randy Robinson during NAD YEM 2019

Financial Responsibility With Grandma and Grandpa Jones’ Money

Randy Robinson, North American Division treasurer, introduced the 2019 treasury report with thanks to G. Thomas Evans, previous treasurer. He then shared 2 Chronicles 7:14 as he opened his report on Nov. 4. Robinson shared highlights from the 2018 audited financial statement, including operating fund trends, working capital, and tithe.

G Alexander Bryant shares his report on Nov. 1, 2019

Stand on the Promises of God with Holy Ghost Power

​​​​​​​On the second day of the 2019 North American Division Year-End Meeting, G. Alexander Bryant started the secretary’s report with Isaiah 40:31, telling the executive committee that whatever challenges come, even when “we scratch our heads and ask, ‘What are we going to do,’ we’re going to stand on the promises of God.” After thanking the secretariat team, Bryant went straight into membership figures.

North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Headquarters

2019 NAD Year-End Meeting News and Video Coverage

Starting October 31, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting sessions will be streamed here. The first session started on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. YEM runs through Nov. 5.

A delegate glances at the schedule for the 2019 Year-end Meeting of the North American Division.

2019 YEM Day Two: Delegates Elect Leaders, Receive Reports on Refugee and Emerging Immigrant Ministries

The executive committee of the North American Division tapped three leaders to fill the following positions for the division, vice president for ministries, undertreasurer, and director of stewardship ministries. In addition, NAD Multi-lingual Ministries marks the 10th anniversary of Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries.

dan jackson gives his report to YEM nov 1 2019

God Has Gifted Us, and He Will Not Give Up on Us

“A church that does not do outreach is not a church; it's a club. A congregation that doesn't look at its world and say, ‘We can find a niche, we can find a place where we can reach souls for Jesus Christ’ isn't a church,” said Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, at the start of his annual report, during the second business session of the 2019 North American Division Year-End Meeting. Jackson gave his report on Nov. 1, 2019.

Dan Jackson, NAD President, preaches during Year-End Meeting Sabbath, Nov. 2, 2019

NAD President Says Spiritual Security Lies in God, Not the Church

During the divine worship service on Nov. 2, 2019, Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), said “When I think of the ongoing, never-ending debate in the church, all taking place within the context of human, natural and supernatural disasters, I am often shocked and disappointed in myself and in my church.” Jackson preached a sermon entitled “The Vision Fulfilled!” to the delegates, families, and guests attending the 2019 NAD Year-End Meeting Sabbath program.

Daniel R. Jackson, holds up the program for the 2019 Year-End Meeting of the North American Division.

2019 Year-End Meeting Opens with Focus on Empowering Current and Future Pastors, and Continuing Education

This year’s annual business meeting will host the division’s 341 members of its executive committee to hear reports, nominate personnel, amend policies, and fellowship among like-minded leaders and laypersons who are dedicated to the mission of the Church. The theme for this year’s six-day meeting is “Pursuing His Promises,” which leaders hope will inspire delegates to offer continuous praise to God.