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 in North America votes $500,000 for emergency hurricane relief

Adventist Church in North America votes $500,000 for emergency hurricane relief

Nov 07, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in the North American Division (NAD) voted a $500,000 emergency relief grant for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which...

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Adventist Church president offers condolences in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Adventist Church president offers condolences in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Nov 01, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson this week offered a message of condolence to residents of the Northeastern United...

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Education, organization top Monday afternoon agenda

Education, organization top Monday afternoon agenda

Oct 15, 2012

Educational and organizational matters topped the agenda of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 2012 Annual Council on the afternoon of October 15,...

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North America’s Let’s Move! Day promotes fitness for children

North America’s Let’s Move! Day promotes fitness for children

Sep 25, 2012

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists in North America on Sunday headed to tracks, parks and gyms to participate in the annual Let’s Move! Day, a...

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Man’s best friend teaches tithing to next generation

Man’s best friend teaches tithing to next generation

Sep 05, 2012

John Mathews is using his dog to help educate young people about a topic that he says can often seem boring: tithing. “Stewardship Jack,” his...

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In U.S., Florida Adventist college becomes newest denominational university

In U.S., Florida Adventist college becomes newest denominational university

Sep 04, 2012

A rapidly growing Seventh-day Adventist college in the state of Florida is the country’s latest church institution of higher learning to become a...

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