World Church

North American

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 1,000 elementary and secondary schools and 15 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

Adventist Church plans expanded partnership with World Health Organization

Adventist Church plans expanded partnership with World Health Organization

Apr 07, 2010

Seventh-day Adventist Church officials voted yesterday to accept a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) that seeks the denomination's...

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Evangelism a 'process, not an event,' Adventist leaders say

Evangelism a 'process, not an event,' Adventist leaders say

Apr 06, 2010

Evangelism is a process, not an event, Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders said during a review of outreach last week. While traditional...

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'Defamation of religions' resolution sees dwindling support

'Defamation of religions' resolution sees dwindling support

Apr 01, 2010

Support continues to dwindle for a United Nations resolution seeking to bridle potentially offensive religious speech, despite the measure's passage...

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Evolution controversy stirs U.S. Adventist campus

Evolution controversy stirs U.S. Adventist campus

Mar 31, 2010

To a visitor, the 100-acre campus of La Sierra University, an 88-year-old Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institution, seems a tranquil retreat amidst...

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New documentary takes pulse of Adventist Church's impact in United States

New documentary takes pulse of Adventist Church's impact in United States

Mar 30, 2010

A documentary showcasing the Seventh-day Adventist Church's health message and ministry is scheduled to air on Public Broadcasting Stations across...

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New Mission Institute director Doss to prioritize missionary families

New Mission Institute director Doss to prioritize missionary families

Mar 29, 2010

Missionaries might not learn to like a new cuisine in three weeks, but during the Institute of World Mission's training intensives, they get a...

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