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Life Without a Box

The modernist view of reality has taught people to look at their lives compartmentally. Work is a separate box from the church box, from the family box, from the social box, etc. It is not a problem, therefore, to act one way at work and another way at church, in both worship service and Sabbath School.

Steve Poenitz

Lake Union Appoints New Executive Secretary

Maurice Valentine, Lake Union Conference president, announced on March 8, 2018, that Indiana Conference president Steve Poenitz agreed to serve as executive secretary, effective next month.

Pastor David Franklin at 2018 eHuddle

At eHuddle, Attendees Engage in Evangelistic Leadership Visioning

More than 200 Adventist pastors and church and institutional leaders from across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered on Feb. 19-21, 2018, for the third eHuddle, an annual evangelism visioning and leadership meeting.

The Jackie Film

"The Jackie Film: A Wellness Transformation Project" Officially Released

On Jan. 25, 2018, “The Jackie Film: A Wellness Transformation Project” premiered on the big screen at Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor, Michigan, after touring the film festival circuit for one year.

ACS CareOptions online hub

Adventist Community Services Releases Digital Resource Hub for Caregivers of Elderly Family Members 

Adventist Community Services (ACS) has released an online wellness hub, CareOptions, to help bridge the long-distance gap between family caregivers and their parents and grandparents.

PSI MAP February 2018 meeting

Adventist Education Strengthened Through Fundraising

How can our K-12 schools, and especially academies, maintain their quality and continue to grow as well? One vital aspect is finances—and fundraising. The Philanthropic Service for Institutions (PSI), a North American Division department, addressed these challenges and more during a February 2018 meeting with school representatives from across the division. “Finances are crucial,” said Lilya Wagner, Ph.D., PSI director. “No longer are subsidies and tuition income sufficient."


Andrews University to Break Ground for New Health & Wellness Center

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Andrews University’s new Health & Wellness Center will take place on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

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New Website Dedicated to Crafting Welcoming Statements for Seventh-day Adventist Churches

Adventist churches at times have been exclusive and repellent. We have closed doors to people who didn’t behave like us or think like us or look like us. We have cared more about being right than about being kind. We have confused acceptance with agreement. ... Now is the time to be more intentional concerning the openness and warmth of our local church climates.

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Student, Flight Instructor Safe After Airplane Accident

Shortly before noon (PST) on Feb. 28, 2018, John McVay, president of Walla Walla University, sent an email to inform students, staff and faculty, and friends and family of the university that an aviation student and WWU flight instructor were safe after the plane they were in crash landed.

Feb. 2018 Adventist Journey

Adventist Journey Launches as New North American Division Magazine

In January 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) launched the magazine Adventist Journey, the first division-wide magazine the NAD has published.