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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.”

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Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America makes statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is deeply saddened and troubled by the shooting that took place during Sabbath services at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October...

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Stewardship Ministries launches a five-month evangelism campaign with featured film

Stewardship Ministries launches a five-month evangelism campaign with featured film

A film produced by the North American Division Stewardship Department and One Mustard Seed seeks to teach parents and children what it means to be a good steward. The Mysterious Note is available for...

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Resources for the blind available to all people in the world

Resources for the blind available to all people in the world

Christian Record Services for the Blind in collaboration with General Conference Special Needs Ministries publicly announced, at Annual Council in Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 17, their joint...

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They were the hands and feet of Jesus

They were the hands and feet of Jesus

Tremendous! Impressive! Amazing! This is how volunteers, patients, and community members alike described the most recent Your Best Pathway to Health (Pathway to Health) event, a three-day mega clinic...

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She wanted a dentist but God brought her something better

She wanted a dentist but God brought her something better

The woman was grinning from ear to ear. But hours earlier, she told me, she had been disappointed to learn that she couldn’t receive a free tooth cleaning at the Pathway to Health mega clinic in the...

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The Adventist Church in North America’s summit on abuse underscores shared accountability when facing cases in Adventist Churches, schools and institutions.

The Adventist Church in North America’s summit on abuse underscores shared accountability when facing cases in Adventist Churches, schools and institutions.

“We will not bury our heads to act as if abuse does not happen,” said Ivan Williams, director of the North American Division (NAD) Association during his opening remarks at the NAD enditnow Summit on...

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