Stories & Commentaries

About Stories & Commentaries

From time to time, the North American Division shares commentaries on issues and/or events important to Adventists in this division. We also publish stories, which sometimes include interviews and features, to inspire our leaders and members.


In Kansas City Area, "Hear Their Voices" Event Aims to Help End Human Sex Trafficking

Hear Their Voices, a partnership between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Veronica’s Voice, is hosting a community event Sept. 9-10 in Kansas City to offer educational resources for prevention of human sex trafficking and bring healing and support to existing survivors.

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iBelieve Bible Witnesses to Young People Where They Are

The foundational impetus behind the North American Division’s iBelieve Bible Study is to witness to young people where they are, which is in the digital realm. The iBelieve Bible Study is a free online curriculum designed to strengthen the faith of youth and young adults in and outside the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Glacier View Ranch Staff Member Recovers from Bear Attack

A bear attack took place about 4 a.m. on July 9, 2017, on center campus lakefront at Glacier View Ranch (GVR) in Boulder County, Colorado. The incident involved Dylan, who preferred to be identified by first name only, a staff member.

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It Is Written Breaks Ground for New Ministry Headquarters

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new It Is Written ministry headquarters was held on July 10, 2017. More than 300 attended the event that took place in Collegedale, Tennessee.

NAD Ministerial Association Offers Continuing Education Credit for Summit on Abuse

Pastors who attend the Summit on Abuse on Sept. 11, 2017, will be eligible to receive .5 units of continuing education credit, according to Keith Bowman of Adventist Learning Community (ALC). To receive credit, pastors can log into their ALC account and select the event “Pastors’ Summit on Abuse” from the available options.

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Recent Report Calls Youth Sabbath School "Orphan," Offers Ways to "Adopt"

The theme for the 2017 Andrews University 180° Symposium was “Sabbath School Matters.” [Click here to read more about the symposium.] Youth Sabbath School serves as the primary venue for youth ministry in a local church.

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Andrews University Names Its First Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion

On July 6, 2017, Andrews University President Andrea Luxton announced that Michael Nixon has accepted the invitation to serve as the university's first vice president for Diversity & Inclusion. He will begin in this position on August 1, 2017.

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88 Baptized After the Good News Gospel Explosion Meetings in Bermuda

The Bermuda Conference held the Good News Gospel Explosion evangelistic meetings from April 8-29, 2017, with evangelist Claudius Morgan, assistant to the president for communication, with responsibilities for evangelism, for the Caribbean Union Conference in Maraval, Trinidad. Under the auspices of the Holy Spirit, Morgan shared the Word of God.

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Southwestern Nursing Department Receives Grant from Ardmore Institute of Health

Southwestern Adventist University’s Nursing Department is thrilled to announce the approval of a grant from the Ardmore Institute of Health.

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​WGTS Says "Thank You" with Card to U.S. Capitol Police After June Shooting in Virginia

After the June 14, 2017, shooting at a congressional baseball practice, WGTS 91.9 listeners signed a gigantic “Thank You’ card in a show of support for the U.S. Capitol Police department and the special agents who prevented mass casualties.