Seventh-day Adventist churches are springing up around the world at the fastest rate in the denomination’s 152-year history, with a new building opening its doors to worshipers every 3.58 hours, according to newly released figures.
A record 2,446 new churches opened last year, helping fuel the largest single-year increase in membership and bringing total membership to nearly 18.5 million, according to the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research.
Thirty inmates were baptized at a Togo prison chapel built by the Seventh-day Adventist Church after prison officials asked for help replacing a previous chapel that collapsed in bad weather.
The inmates took their stand for Jesus during a special dedication ceremony at the main prison in Lomé, the bustling capital of the sub-Saharan African country, Church leaders said Friday.
CNN television is featuring Loma Linda University and the surrounding Seventh-day Adventist community in southern California on a program about how to live a longer, healthier life.
The 30-minute program, “Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta,” is being broadcast on CNN International throughout February and tackles the question, “What can one do to live a healthier, happier, and longer life?”
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s coordinated response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa includes eradication projects in the affected countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as support for several hospitals and more than two-dozen schools, most of which still remain closed.
Support has come from throughout the denomination’s international network, including its world headquarters, Health Ministries department, Loma Linda University, Adventist Health International, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Hope for Humanity, as well as schools, hospitals, churches and individual donors.
Top Seventh-day Adventist technology experts are promoting the concept of game creation for education and evangelism outreach.
Their call came on the final day of the denomination’s Global Adventist Internet Network conference, which also featured presentations on how to operate an information technology department on a budget and an overview of the increasing popularity and uses of virtual currency, such as Bitcoin.
February 13, 2015 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Ansel Oliver/ANN Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North American Division offered a preview of its upcoming Web portal for education and training resources, an initiative that is expected to bolster distance learning for ministers, lay leaders and students. The initiative, named Adventist Learning Community, [...]
Day two of the Global Adventist Internet Network conference featured the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s top IT professionals dispensing advice and tips on cyber security, app development and the use of geographic software for more effective regional mission.
GAiN this year is being held online and is drawing participants from nearly 70 countries.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Chief Information Officer Nancy Lamoreaux opened the denomination’s annual technology conference today by asking how the Church and its members plan to continue embracing technology to spread the gospel.
Her question is one that will be answered over the next few days by experts on implementing emerging technologies for mission and delivery of education.
wanda’s prime minister today commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its commitment to education during a ceremony to dedicate a new science and technology center at the denomination’s university in the central African nation.
Anastase Murekezi pledged continued government support of the institution to officials and supporters of Adventist University of Central Africa in Kigali.
Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson has encouraged Adventists to be ambassadors of reconciliation and peace in South Sudan, where a yearlong conflict has caused 2 million people to flee their homes and prompted the establishment of a major ADRA program.
Wilson spoke during a two-day visit to the world’s youngest country, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011. He is on a seven-country tour that started in India and Tanzania and will move to Rwanda on Tuesday.