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North American Division

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.”

The Adventist Church in North America honors historic promotion of an Adventist Chaplain serving in the U.S. Air Force

The Adventist Church in North America honors historic promotion of an Adventist Chaplain serving in the U.S. Air Force

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries of the North American Division recognized Chaplain John Elliott of the United States Air Force on July 3, 2019, for his recent promotion to colonel. He is only the...

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Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

As was reported by the Los Angeles Times, a way that a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Blythe, California (part of the Southeastern California Conference), has addressed community needs is by setting...

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ADRA is giving away a humanitarian pin to pathfinders at Oshkosh

ADRA is giving away a humanitarian pin to pathfinders at Oshkosh

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the faith-based international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has created a one-of-a-kind humanitarian pin for pathfinders to...

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Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute equips students to “Be the Difference” on their campuses.

Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute equips students to “Be the Difference” on their campuses.

The 2019 Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF) Institute was hosted at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 20-25. About 80 students from the U.S. and Canada attended. Some had attended...

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Washington Adventist University's Enactus Team places third at national exposition

Washington Adventist University's Enactus Team places third at national exposition

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus Team received a 3rd place award in the Opening Round of the 2019 Enactus National Exposition held in Kansas City, Missouri held May 5-7, 2019.  The...

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Hundreds attend NAD Myanmar Convention in Indiana

Hundreds attend NAD Myanmar Convention in Indiana

During the first weekend of June 2019, almost 600 people from across the U.S. gathered for the bi-annual North American Division’s Myanmar Multilingual Convention held at Timber Ridge Camp in Spencer,...

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