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.

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YEM Reports Focus on “New Perspectives”

The 2017 North American Division (NAD) Year-End Meeting (YEM) focused on developing “New Perspectives” on how to best accomplish the mission of the Adventist Church in the NAD, which is to reach others with our distinctive, Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness.

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La Sierra Business School's New High-Tech Labs Energize Student Experience

The Finance Lab, which utilizes StockTrak stock market simulation software, and the Innovation Lab, which offers industry-grade MarkForged 3D printers, are designed to influence individual thinking, analysis, and creativity with faculty serving as guides and resources for students as they forge career paths and build businesses.

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Adventist Attorneys Admitted to the Bar of U.S. Supreme Court

On Nov. 1, 2017, a eight Seventh-day Adventist attorneys from across the United States were admitted as members to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. The event was organized by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office of General Counsel.

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ACS Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Maria, and California Wildfires Efforts

In Texas, Marshall Gonzales, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) director for the Texas Conference, is managing the ACS DR, multi-agency warehouse in San Antonio, as per the agreement with the state.

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Day Two of YEM: Bradford Interview, Business Session, and Stories of Transformational Evangelism

While church business filled most of the morning and early afternoon on Oct. 27, 2017, the second day of the 2017 North American Division (NAD) Year-End Meeting started and ended with a spirit of worship and gratefulness toward God and His leading.

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During YEM Sermon, NAD President Says the Church Must Love in Action, Not Words

During the divine worship service Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), said “[Our Church] can become meaningless in the world if we don’t learn how to reach the people of our territory.

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Mission-Driven Approach Emphasized in NAD President’s Year-End Meeting Report

Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, during the first business session of the 2017 North American Division (NAD) Year-End Meeting, declared that the church’s education and health care systems are the number one outreach, after acknowledging all the college and university students in the audience.

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NAD Welcomes More Than 600 Guests to Grand Opening of New Headquarters

Early morning clouds gave way to bright sunshine on Oct. 26, 2017, as the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) welcomed guests to the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

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Adventist Communicators "Build Bridges" at Portland Convention

Although a cool fall rain streamed outside for most of the event, spirits were bright, minds were eager, and conversations were lively at the 2017 Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) convention held in the Portland, Oregon, area on Oct. 19-21.

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Geoscience Research Institute Releases New Documentary, Fourth in Series, on X-Ray Scientist, Researcher

Creation Sabbath is Oct. 28, 2017, and the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) has released a documentary about Isabel de Moraes' research, life, and faith.