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Northwest Leaders Prepare to Launch Public Campus Ministries

Even with a robust Adventist education system, many young Adventists are choosing to pursue their education outside traditional Adventist institutions.To bridge this gap, North Pacific Union has unveiled a visionary plan to establish Adventist Collegiate Fellowships on secular campuses, offering support and spiritual growth opportunities for Adventist students and their friends in the Pacific Northwest.“This [...]

Post|2024-05-13T17:55:00-07:00May 13th, 2024|Education, Mission and Outreach, NWAdventists.com, young adults, Youth|

Deconstructing Digital Evangelism

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists is embarking on an ambitious mission to cultivate a network of 10,000 digital disciples. Whether you're already sharing your faith online or curious about getting started, this initiative has something for you.As a media strategist, Ernesto Hernandez, Washington Conference media director, actively works in a faith-based digital environment and [...]

Post|2024-04-25T10:00:00-07:00April 25th, 2024|Digital Evangelism, Missions and Outreach, NWAdventists.com|

Authentic Engagement: Ministry in the Third Space

In the 21st century, the concept of a third space — a place between work and home where people build community and foster connections — is increasingly elusive, with nearly 50% of Americans reportedly feeling alone.1Historically, the church served as a cornerstone of third spaces and fulfilled an important role in community building. But as [...]

Post|2024-04-24T15:30:00-07:00April 24th, 2024|Mission and Outreach, NWAdventists.com, Youth|

Northwest Leaders See Uptick in Church Vitality

Elected representatives for North Pacific Union heard energizing reports about church vitality at the most recent executive committee meeting on March 6.“NPUC is seeing an uptick in multiplying churches, and we celebrate this,” said Bill McClendon, NPUC vice president for administration. “Our growing churches are growing, our plateauing churches are decreasing in number and our [...]

Post|2024-03-13T08:00:00-07:00March 13th, 2024|Church, Mission and Outreach, NWAdventists.com|

Boardsmanship & Governance: No Surprises

One of the best pieces of advice to new board members and administrators of an organization is to avoid surprises. An organization and its leaders should mitigate surprises by being timely and transparent if they're going to work together effectively.Advance preparation can minimize negative surprises. Being familiar with the institution's risk factors, paying attention, preparing [...]

Post|2024-03-11T08:00:00-07:00March 11th, 2024|Church, Church Business, NWAdventists.com|

Surviving the Northwest Winter Blues

Editorial Note: Meet Cortnee Blayton, a social media marketer for an e-commerce company in Seattle, and join her in a #NWAdventists blogging journey about everyday faith. Her favorite Christian saying is "God doesn't call the qualified, but qualifies the called." "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones" (Prov. [...]

Post|2024-03-05T08:00:00-08:00March 5th, 2024|Health, NWAdventists.com, perspective|

Adventist Health Tillamook Celebrates 50 Years

A special Sabbath service at Tillamook Adventist Church on Nov. 11, 2023 capped a year-long 50th anniversary celebration of Adventist healthcare in Tillamook, Oregon. The word “community” reverberated among the current and previous hospital employees who gathered to reminisce and celebrate. “What has happened at this hospital has taken everyone pulling together,” said one employee.“When I lost my son, this place became my [...]

Post|2024-02-06T09:00:00-08:00February 6th, 2024|Adventist Health, Health, NWAdventists.com|

Lummi Church Company Celebrates 40 Years

When I was 7 years old, we started attending a small church on the Lummi Nation reservation in Whatcom County. We drove 55 minutes each Saturday morning to attend the church that was recently built on my mom’s reservation. My parents, Brian and Nina Cladoosby, were both committed to breaking cycles of generational trauma to [...]

Post|2024-02-05T09:00:00-08:00February 5th, 2024|Church, NWAdventists.com|

UCAES Students Share Love for Their School

Upper Columbia Academy Elementary School leaders recently asked upper-grade students to answer the question, “What do you like about this school?” Here’s what they said, in their own voices. “Every time I finish an assignment, I go out with the sweet assurance that I have done my duty.” — Sixth-grade student “There are lots of things [...]

Post|2024-02-02T09:00:00-08:00February 2nd, 2024|Education, NWAdventists.com|

Former Gleaner Managing Editor Dower Passes Away

Nadine Dower, former Gleaner managing editor from 2003–2008, passed away on Jan. 5, 2024 in Seattle, Washington, a day short of her 80th birthday. Born on Jan. 6, 1944 in Spokane, Washington, Nadine had a significant impact on Adventist communication outreach efforts throughout her career. Nadine, along with her husband Richard (Dick), who served as [...]

Post|2024-01-25T09:30:00-08:00January 25th, 2024|Church, memorial, NWAdventists.com|

Bible Readings for February 2024

Most Christians have never completely read their Bible. Many start, but then get overwhelmed. Follow this Bible reading plan to read the entire Bible in one year. Feb. 1: Exod. 7–9Feb. 2: Exod. 10–12 Feb. 4: Exod. 19–21Feb. 5: Exod. 22–24Feb. 6: Exod. 25–27Feb. 7: Exod. 28–29Feb. 8 Exod. 30–32Feb. 9: Exod. 33–38 Feb. 11: Exod. 39–40Feb. 12: Lev. 1–4Feb. 13: Lev. 5–7Feb. 14: Lev. [...]

Post|2024-01-24T05:00:00-08:00January 24th, 2024|Bible Reading Plan, NWAdventists.com|

WWU Establishes Presidential Search Committee

Walla Walla University’s board of trustees has announced the establishment of a 13-member presidential search committee to immediately begin the work of naming the institution’s 24th president, following the announcement that John McVay, current president, will retire at the end of the 2023–2024 academic year. The search committee’s members represent the university’s key stakeholder groups, [...]

Post|2024-01-23T13:44:00-08:00January 23rd, 2024|Education, NWAdventists.com|
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