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 850 elementary and secondary schools and 13 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.”

Local pastors shape the church, Adventist president says during webinar

Local pastors shape the church, Adventist president says during webinar

May 24, 2010

Local pastors are an "enormous creative force" in shaping the church and defining its values, Seventh-day Adventist world church President...

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In the U.S., new ruling prohibits use of some wireless microphones

In the U.S., new ruling prohibits use of some wireless microphones

May 20, 2010

The United States' communication authority this year announced that radio devices operating in the 700-megahertz frequency range are prohibited for...

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In between votes, what else to do at General Conference Session

In between votes, what else to do at General Conference Session

May 17, 2010

Delegates and guests attending the Seventh-day Adventist Church's World Session next month can expect more than business meetings during the 11-day...

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Adventist Review magazine garners four top awards from Associated Church Press

May 11, 2010

The Seventh-day Adventist Church's flagship magazine in North America, the Adventist Review, received four awards and three honorable mentions from...

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New management structure at Adventist Risk Management

May 05, 2010

The Seventh-day Adventist Church's risk assessment and insurance organization is revamping its management structure and consolidating operations in...

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Countdown to Atlanta: How are church leaders elected?

Countdown to Atlanta: How are church leaders elected?

May 05, 2010

For many Seventh-day Adventists who make the trek to General Conference Session every five years, it's a long-anticipated chance to celebrate the...

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