Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence
Convention provides 6,000 educators time to learn and network, encourages them to keep Jesus first in their hearts — and in their classrooms.
Almost 6,000 education professionals gathered in Chicago for the 2018 North American Division (NAD) Teachers’ Convention. At the event themed “Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence,” those registered could choose from more than 300 presentations divided through six breakout sessions, visit more than 200 exhibits, and listen and learn during several general sessions that included musical concerts and keynote addresses.
News & Events
Adventist Community Services (ACS) is working with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other disaster relief groups to help victims of Hurricane Florence. ACS Disaster Response in both South Atlantic and Carolina conferences were mobilized before Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, September 14.
Local underrepresented minority high school students were inspired to achieve more and serve others after participating in an immersive two-week learning experience through Loma Linda University Health’s Summer Gateway program. A variety of LLUH professionals and students volunteered their time to provide lectures and to assist with hands-on activities. This summer, nearly 70 students participated in the program; 21 were selected to shadow practicing medical professionals for an additional week.
The role of media ministries in the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to create a flood of interest through their programming, station placement, and their weekly offers. The main role of Adventist Information Ministry (AIM), headquartered on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, is to collect those interests and “upgrade” as many as they can to pass on to the local church, often for personal connection and Bible study. AIM sometimes learns what happens with those it connects to local churches. Here are a few of those stories, shared during ministry meetings in August.
Approximately 200 pastors and chaplains participated in the 2018 NAD Women Clergy Retreat, which took place in Indian Wells, California, September 2-5. The retreat was designed to provide ample time for rejuvenation with inspirational messages, breakout sessions, community service, free sessions with a licensed counselor, a 24-hour prayer room, and even hand massages.
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The second enditnow Pastors’ Summit on Abuse will be held on Sept. 24 (Spanish) and Sept. 25 (English). Trained counselors and experts will help pastors and chaplains learn how to identify abuse, help victims, and work toward abuse prevention in this live-streamed event. Participants are asked to registered to watch the video event.
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