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NET 98 20th anniversary

NET '98 Anniversary Celebrated at Pioneer Church

The 20th anniversary of the historic global satellite evangelistic event dubbed “NET '98” was celebrated at Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC) during their Oct. 6 worship services. During the service, PMC Pastor Dwight K. Nelson recalled the moment when the uplink went live from the church located on the campus of Andrews University for the five-week preaching series: “Twenty years ago, Oct. 9, 7:15 in the evening, somebody in that mezzanine level hit a switch and at the speed of light a beam from two satellite trucks shot up to a bevy of satellites belting the planet. One signal from here, six continents, more than 100 nations, 40 languages, and 7,600 downlink sites, all watching simultaneously.”

U.S. Supreme Court building

"The God Squad" from Oakwood University Visits Washington, D.C.

Before sunrise on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, forty excited students and four chaperones embarked on a four-day tour of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas to visit law schools and network with congressional officials, senators, and U.S. ambassadors. As ambassadors wherever they went, the History and Political Science students were dubbed “The God Squad” by some D.C. locals during their tour.

American flag blowing in the wind.

Adventist Church Helps Secure Asylum Status for Iranian Student in the U.S.

An asylum claim submitted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church on behalf of an Iranian student who converted to Adventism in the United States was recently granted, ending a four-year process.

Kaleb Eisele, creator of “Humans of Adventism,” the social media storytelling ministry, tells attendees, “Everything we do, you can do on your cell phone.”

Renewed Vision of the Society of Adventist Communicators Affirms Professionals and Students

The 29th annual Society of Adventist Communicators convention took place at the North American Division headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, Oct. 18-20, 2018. Nearly 300 professionals and students were inspired to embrace their purpose, serve with passion, and build partnerships with their colleagues.

NAD Headquarters building in Columbia, Md.

An Open Letter to "Emma"

This letter is written by Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, to all of the young people under 20 years of age who may be discouraged by the actions of the 2018 Annual Council. Jackson says, "I address the letter to Emma, a young woman, who is very discouraged in light of Sunday’s outcome. My letter is meant for her and for all the Emmas, Judys, Philips and Franks."

Parker Quartet

Grammy-Winning Quartet to Headline Washington Adventist University Concert, Master Class

The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will headline the next Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series performance on the campus of Washington Adventist University on Saturday evening, Nov. 10, 2018. The Parker Quartet will also work with selected WAU students during a master class on at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

Film crew of The Mysterious Note captures a scene involving three of the film’s actors.

Stewardship Ministries Launches A Five-Month Evangelism Campaign with Featured Film

A film produced by the North American Division Stewardship Department and One Mustard Seed seeks to teach parents and children on what it means to be a good steward. The Mysterious Note is available for churches to use Oct. 22-Feb. 22, 2019, as part of an evangelistic and/or fundraising campaign.

The Conflict Beautiful is the newly designed Ellen White's Conflict of the Ages

The Conflict Beautiful: A New, Yet Classic Look to an Ellen G. White Book Series

Types & Symbols, a creative studio that designs Adventist experiences, is partway through a Kickstarter campaign, launched Oct. 1, 2018, to fund The Conflict Beautiful, a new, beautifully-designed, hardcover edition of Ellen G. White’s Conflict of the Ages series. “We are thrilled to have finally launched this project,” said Mark Cook, project lead.

Compliance document discussion at 2018 Annual Council

Document Voted at Annual Council Outlines Process for Dealing With Non-Compliant Church Entities

On Oct. 14, 2018, after more than five hours of presentations and discussion, the General Conference Executive Committee, at its Annual Council meeting, approved a recommendation from the church’s Unity Oversight Committee: the creation of a new compliance process to assist with the need to implement church policies and voted actions.

NAD headquarters

NAD Statement on 2018 General Conference Annual Council Vote

This is a very challenging time for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Actions taken at the 2018 General Conference Annual Council meeting in Battle Creek, Michigan, did not have the outcome for the church that we had strived toward.