Features

June 26, 2015 / Elaine Blake Hinshaw

She gently flips through the pages of the 1937 yearbook, with hands that have borne the remarkable grace of life. Jessie Thomsen, 96, is recounting the experiences of her senior year at Walla Walla College Academy in College Place, Washington.

June 24, 2015

Dennis Plubell is a professional Seventh-day Adventist educator. His role as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) vice president for education rests on a foundation of nearly four decades in academic hallways, classrooms and committees. His service spans local to national, from secondary school teacher to associate director of education for the North American Division.

May 21, 2015

Nearly 25 years ago, a young Auburn Adventist Academy student glimpsed firsthand the challenges facing his growing world church. Along with fellow members of the academy’s Sylvan Chorale, Andre Wang was in Indianapolis, Indiana, to perform at the 1990 General Conference session.

April 21, 2015

Sixteen eager Pathfinder teams from clubs around the Northwest raised their hands for the Pathfinder Pledge. They were ready for an intense afternoon in Gladstone, Oregon, on Sabbath, March 14 — The 2015 North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) Pathfinder Bible Experience.

March 24, 2015

Cuba may not regularly be on the personal radar of most Northwest Adventists, but worldwide evangelism has long been an active value within our members. When a unique window for gospel ministry opened there recently, one of our leaders, representing the North Pacific Union Conference's commitment to global mission, was there ready for action.

February 24, 2015 / Steve Vistaunet

Young adults are vital to the current and future mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. But in many local church congregations, the millennial generation is increasingly absent. With the average age of church members hovering close to 60, the question seems obvious: In 10 more years, will the Adventist movement still be moving?

February 24, 2015

While Adventists seem to place great importance on outward behavior, such behavior is a poor predictor of their relationship with Christ. … In many cases [young adults] will become further committed to the lifestyle standards of Adventist doctrine, but only after internalizing them rather than conforming to them.

February 24, 2015

"For a long time, we’ve been talking about the need to minister better to young adults. We see our churches aging. We recognize that when the kids grew up, they quit coming to church. More than 60 percent of those who were in the church as kids have now disconnected in their 20s and 30s. We recognize the problem.