Pam Dietrich | Comments

Zimbabwe Youth Blood Donations Break Local Records. Over 300 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Seventh-day Adventist youth donated blood, a record-breaking number for the Matabeleland region. The church commemorated its Global Youth Day by combining community service with reaching out to the people. Apart from donating blood, Global Youth Day activities included street marches, lifestyle and health lessons on diabetes, nutrition, and cancer awareness presentations.

Adventist News Network, Bjorn Karlman | Comments

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists impacted their communities in more than 100 countries on Saturday, March 18 during the annual Global Youth Day event.

As pictures and videos were shared on social media with the hashtag #GYD17, the campaign generated an impact of more than 137 million impressions across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This sets a new Seventh-day Adventist social media record.

Tor Tjeransen, Trans-European Division | Comments

March 15, 2017 | Pastor Reidar J Kvinge announced today that he is resigning as president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Norway. However, there is nothing dramatic in the reason for pastor Kvinge’s resignation even though his decision to resign came as a total surprise to most employees of the union.

“I have felt an ever increasing desire to be directly involved in evangelistic work. That is the reason why I am taking this step now,” said Kvinge.

Jared Wright | Comments

In the first of several planned unscripted conversations with college-age Seventh-day Adventists, North American Division leaders responded to submitted questions in a

Brenton Stacey | Comments

The work–life imbalance of Seventh-day Adventist ministers revealed by academics at Avondale has helped the church in Australia rethink professional development.

A paper by Warrick Long and Peter Williams of Avondale Business School informs the new Ministry Development Process, which encourages ministers to talk about, resource, and develop a plan for their ministry. “Should pastors be available all the time?” reveals the findings of a study—the first of its kind—of 78 local church ministers.

APD - Adventist Press Service | Comments

The 145 delegates from 32 churches together with the pastors elected Dr. Stephan Sigg as president of the German-Swiss Conference (DSV) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the next four years. Due to his commitments as head of the youth department for the Western- and Southern-European church organization (Inter-European Division, EUD), Sigg will only take up his new position after the International Youth Congress in Valencia, Spain, has taken place, anticipated in the autumn of 2017.

Jared Wright | Comments

The North American Division has planned a Facebook Live town hall meeting to engage college-age Adventists. NAD President Daniel Jackson and Executive Secretary G. Alexander Bryant will answer audience questions in an conversation they have said will be “undiluted, transparent.” The Tuesday, March 14 event, called “Is This Thing On?” will be livestreamed from the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the first in a series of broadcasts planned for various Adventist universities.

Jared Wright | Comments

River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata), the Seventh-day Adventist University in Entre Rios, Argentina, has announced the replacement of several senior leaders as repercussions of a smuggling scandal continue.

The university has been at the center of a legal inquiry into charges that university leaders in concert with the Argentina Union Conference and local ADRA personnel attempted to smuggle millions of pesos worth of electronic goods into the country without paying import tariffs.

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