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“Extraordinary Tithe” continues to fund mission

Sun, 2018-10-14 17:28
“Tithe is sacred,” noted Juan Prestol-Puesán, treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, “and we do not deal with it trivially.” Prestol-Puesán comments were made as part of an update for the General Conference Executive Committee on the Church’s use of a large tithe return that began in 2007.    An Unexpected Commitment  Prestol-Puesán’s financial report briefly rehearsed the history of this “extraordinary tithe,” a term used to designate sizable tithe returns given under special...

Adventists urged to be faithful like church pioneers

Sun, 2018-10-14 17:28
Seventh-day Adventists should emulate the church’s pioneers by being faithful and proclaiming the “good report” of Jesus’ soon return despite any obstacles, Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson said at the church’s birthplace in Battle Creek, Michigan. Wilson, speaking in his annual pastoral address to church leaders, also warned against influences from inside and outside the church that seek “to derail and destabilize” its mission. The audience — comprised largely of world church...

“The Past with A Future---Looking Back to Move Forward Led by God”

Fri, 2018-10-12 20:16
Hebrews 10:23-25 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” What an enormous privilege to be in Battle Creek, Michigan, as we focus on “The Past with A Future-----Looking Back to Move Forward Led by God.”  The...

“The Past with A Future---Looking Back to Move Forward Led by God”

Fri, 2018-10-12 20:16
Hebrews 10:23-25 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” What an enormous privilege to be in Battle Creek, Michigan, as we focus on “The Past with A Future-----Looking Back to Move Forward Led by God.”  The...

Daily Devotional aid “Believe His Prophets” begins new cycle

Fri, 2018-10-12 20:16
On Sabbath, October 13, Adventist members from around the globe will begin reading through the Bible together. This is the third cycle through the scriptures for those who participate in the Believe His Prophets daily Bible reading plan. In October 2012, this Bible reading plan was unveiled as part of the global Revival and Reformation Initiative following the 2010 General Conference session. Titled Revived by His Word, this devotional aid was designed to encourage believers around the world to...

Hundreds receive free medical care at World Church Headquarters

Fri, 2018-10-12 20:16
In the wee hours of Sunday, October 7, hundreds lined up outside of the World Church headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. to receive free vision and dental care offered by The Hope Clinic, a one-day collaborative effort.  General Conference volunteers, along with partners Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC), the Hope Channel, ADRA, and Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church (Ashton, Maryland), pooled resources to sponsor the 3rdannual...

President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Ted N.C. Wilson, calls for prayer ahead of the 2018 Annual Council.

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:37
Below is a transcript of a video Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, recorded calling for prayer ahead of the Annual Council Meetings in Battle Creek, Michigan. Greetings to each of you as members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world-----almost 21 million of us.  Yes, I am speaking directly to each of you, our dear and faithful members of God’s Advent movement.  Soon the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee will...

President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Ted N.C. Wilson, calls for prayer ahead of the 2018 Annual Council.

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:37
Below is a transcript of a video Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, recorded calling for prayer ahead of the Annual Council Meetings in Battle Creek, Michigan. Greetings to each of you as members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world-----almost 21 million of us.  Yes, I am speaking directly to each of you, our dear and faithful members of God’s Advent movement.  Soon the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee will...

President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Ted N.C. Wilson, calls for prayer ahead of the 2018 Annual Council.

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:37
Below is a transcript of a video Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, recorded calling for prayer ahead of the Annual Council Meetings in Battle Creek, Michigan. Greetings to each of you as members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world-----almost 21 million of us.  Yes, I am speaking directly to each of you, our dear and faithful members of God’s Advent movement.  Soon the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee will...

World Mental Health Day 2018: Young people and mental health in a changing world

Wed, 2018-10-10 01:22
Mental health issues are not luxury problems. They are serious issues many people of all ages around the world struggle with. October 10this World Mental Health Day 2018 and the focus this year is on young people. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is “no health without mental health.” That is true. If you are struggling with mental health issues then they will affect your quality of life, your enjoyment of life, and your ability to perform and contribute. Therefore, mental health is...

Questions regarding the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its leadership

Tue, 2018-10-09 09:09
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is an international spiritual community of 21 million members bound together by the Holy Spirit in its commitment to Christ, His message and mission. Our worldwide church organization strengthens the unity of the church, safeguards its doctrinal integrity and fosters its mission.   Over the past few months some questions have been raised regarding the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its leadership. We invite you to consider the following:  ...

Montemorelos University celebrates vehicle-free zone once a month on campus

Fri, 2018-10-05 03:48
In an effort to combat pollution caused by the hundreds of vehicles entering and leaving the campus every day, a group of students at Montemorelos University have come up with a vehicle-free-zone initiative that includes closing its gates for one day once a month. Students, faculty and staff can enter or leave campus on foot, or on a bike anywhere they need to go every last Tuesday of the month. “Through this initiative, we want people to create a habit of using other more efficient ways of...

ADRA receives air support to help with ongoing relief aid in Indonesia

Fri, 2018-10-05 03:32
As response efforts continue for thousands of affected people hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by an 18-foot tsunami, which struck the town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi in Indonesia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has received air support thanks to Airlink, a disaster response organization in Washington, DC, to assist with ongoing relief work.  Airlink has helped connect over 80 relief agencies with over 40 airlines to receive fast and...

Adventists among those affected by earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tue, 2018-10-02 00:15
ADRA rushes to offer aid in the aftermath of the deadliest earthquake this year

New Creation Sabbath website and branding

Tue, 2018-10-02 00:10
New website has new material ahead of Creation Sabbath on October 27.

In Colombia, congress event motivates young people for missionary service

Mon, 2018-10-01 23:46
Encouraging Seventh-day Adventist professionals and university students to become missionaries is what has driven church leaders in Colombia to hold an Adventist Professionals and University Students International Missionary Congress last month. Themed I Will Go Too 3.0, the event became the third largest gathering at the Colombia Adventist University in Medellín, Colombia. More than 1,500 church leaders, professionals, students and active church members were motivated to answer the call to...

They were the hands and feet of Jesus

Mon, 2018-10-01 00:05
More than 6,800 receive free medical care at Adventist pop-up mega clinic in Fort Worth

Women’s Health 101

Mon, 2018-10-01 00:03
In many places around the world, autumn brings cooler temperatures, back-to-school shopping and schedules that are busier than ever, making it difficult for many women to find time for a checkup. With so much to do, health can sometimes take the backseat to other things on the schedule.  Ron Johnson, MD, an assistant professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Loma Linda University 

Israel Reflections

Mon, 2018-10-01 00:00
2018 seems to have been a bumper year for Adventist believers visiting Israel.  There is something special about walking were Jesus walked, taking a boat trip on Galilee, or worshiping on the Mount of Beatitudes.  And what can be more moving than celebrating communion near the garden tomb – remembering a Savior who did more than die on a cross – but who overcame death to give us resurrection hope. Those who have made the journey will testify to the spiritual benefits and biblical...

Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia; ADRA responding

Sun, 2018-09-30 06:28
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia triggered a powerful tsunami that killed nearly 400 people in the hard-hit town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi leaving hundreds missing and injured. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is deploying emergency response teams to the disaster area to provide rapid aid to the people most affected by this tragedy.   “The devastation is extensive and the...

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