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.”

Young adults made up 2 percent of Session delegates, survey indicates

Young adults made up 2 percent of Session delegates, survey indicates

Jul 19, 2010

A survey of the 2,033 General Conference Session delegates who listed their age on the application form for the Seventh-day Adventist Church's 59th...

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Johnson named new president for Adventist Church in Canada

Johnson named new president for Adventist Church in Canada

Jul 19, 2010

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada today elected Mark Johnson as president of the global Protestant denomination's national headquarters....

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Barring appeal, Atlantic Union College to lose accreditation

Barring appeal, Atlantic Union College to lose accreditation

Jul 09, 2010

It's a challenging time for Adventist higher education in North America as 15 Adventist colleges and universities attempt to cooperate in building a...

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Adventist elected secretary of UN NGO committee to promote religious liberty

Adventist elected secretary of UN NGO committee to promote religious liberty

Jun 17, 2010

A Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocate was elected secretary of the United Nations non-governmental Committee on Freedom of Religion or...

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Welcome to Atlanta, home of the fastest growing Adventist church in the U.S.

Jun 17, 2010

A Seventh-day Adventist church in Atlanta is growing quickly in a country where the rest of the denomination is growing slowly. While young adults...

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Adventist World Session agenda marked by elections, Church Manual revision

Jun 15, 2010

Next week, more than 2,400 Seventh-day Adventist Church delegates will choose their church's top leadership for the next five years. They'll also...

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