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A representative of Encounter Bible Series discusses the organization’s resources with two attendees of the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention.

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.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Loma Linda University Medical Center Among Best Hospitals

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.

Terry Shaw introduces AdventHealth

Adventist Health System Announces Plans to Become AdventHealth

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.

NAD president Dan Jackson at higher education summit

Higher Ed Leaders Vote to Explore Collaboration

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.

Monte and Craig Saxby

Adventist Teacher Bikes from "Water to Water" to Attend NAD Convention

On August 7, most of the nearly 6,000 educators expected to attend the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention were checking into the event while Monte Saxby, math, physics, and computer teacher at Skagit Adventist Academy in Burlington, Washington, was pedaling a few miles away on a bike trail along Lake Michigan.

Larry Blackmer receives award from Dan Jackson

NAD VP for Adventist Education Receives Several Awards at Teachers' Convention

On Aug. 8, 2018, Larry Blackmer, vice president of Education for the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, received two awards during a general session at the NAD Teachers’ Convention in Chicago, Ill.

pastors from two Colorado churches in different conferences come together

Two Mid-America Churches Come Together to Bridge the Gap

Recently, two Adventist churches in the Denver, Colorado, area, from separate conferences, came together for a worship service, potluck, and community outreach.


Seeking Understanding: John Walton

In preparation for Creation Sabbath in October, a new episode of the Seeking Understanding series discusses Dr. John Walton’s internationally recognized research on “free radicals,” and how his research has influenced his beliefs about the origin of life.

La Sierra University students receive STEM scholarships

La Sierra University Students Land Edison STEM Scholarships

On May 24, 2018, seven La Sierra University students got a helping hand toward reaching their goals in computer science and mathematics with scholarships from energy conglomerate Edison International.

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Convention to Encourage 6,000 Teachers to “Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence”

In just a few days, Larry Blackmer, vice president of Education for the NAD, and his team of more than 125 staff and volunteers, will greet 6,000 education professionals—from classroom teachers and principals to deans, marketing and development directors, administrators, and food service employees—as they converge on Chicago on Aug. 6-9 for the 2018 Teachers’ Convention.