For three days in August, a room in the south building of McCormick Place was filled with reams of paper, five laminators, colored pencils, pairs of scissors — and 240 Adventist educators attending the NAD Teachers’ Convention. Multi-grade teachers of small schools had the opportunity to color, laminate, and trim all the resources for five units of the new Encounter Bible curriculum.
United States-based Adventist Health System (AHS) recently announced the organization will change its name to AdventHealth as of January 2019, a transition AHS leaders say connects the health care system closer to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. “The decision to identify our dynamic health system as AdventHealth emerged from a multi-year process of prayer, market research, and mission-focused thinking,” says Adventist Health System CEO Terry Shaw.
After a battle with cancer and short time in hospice care, Jere Wallack, former director of the North American Division’s (NAD) Church Resource Center (CRC, later known as “Vervent”), and co-founder of Sonscreen Film Festival, passed away on Aug. 17, 2018. Wallack was retired from denominational service and living in Arizona with his wife, Nancy, when he fell ill earlier this year.
Supporters of Seventh-day Adventist higher education now have additional opportunities to help students pay for tuition through two new scholarship funds established at La Sierra University in honor of noted alums Del Delker and Bailey Gillespie.
Maranatha Volunteers International’s annual mission trip for high-school teenagers, Ultimate Workout, recently finished its 28th generation in Bolivia. A total of 167 teens and adults served at four locations in the Entre Ríos area from July 18-30, 2018. Every day, volunteer teams spread out to four different sites, each almost an hour away.
At Conclusion, NAD Teachers’ Convention Provides Opportunities for Anointing and Rededication to the Calling
On the final day of the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention, approximately 250 teachers met at 6:30 a.m. to participate in an anointing service. Attendees were encouraged to pray for the Holy Spirit to lead them and their colleagues during the upcoming school year.
Inside the NAD Teachers’ Convention Exhibit Hall: Exchanging Invaluable Resources for Innovation and Mission
Engaging, friendly, wonderful, and fun were words used by exhibitors at the NAD Teachers’ Convention to describe their interactions with attendees. Throughout the four-day convention in Chicago Illinois, more than 6,000 participants engaged with 300 exhibits.
Loma Linda University Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. In the Aug. 13, 2018, rankings, LLUMC ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Riverside and San Bernardino (California) metro area, LLUMC was also nationally ranked in gynecology and recognized as “high performing” in seven other areas.
Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System, one of the largest faith-based health care systems in the United States, with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees, today announced that it will soon become AdventHealth. With the name change, the health system will move to being one consumer-centric, connected and identifiable national system of care for every stage of life and health.
On Aug. 12, 2018, against a backdrop of tighter finances and dwindling enrollments at Adventist colleges and universities in North America, school administrators and church leaders voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming a “strategic alliance” to strengthen the overall educational system.