A History of General Conference Sessions

January 08, 2015

The first General Conference session for the Adventist Church was held in 1863. Twenty delegates, all men, representing five conferences from the Northeast and Midwest, met for for just three days — and then kicked off an evangelistic campaign. Today, with 18 million members around the globe, the logistics of steering the work of the church is far more complex. Watch this online video from David Trim, world church historian, on the unique history of this important global church business meeting.

Breaking a Bad Habit

January 08, 2015

Got a bad habit you need to break? Heather Quintana, Vibrant Life editor, explains how 20 seconds may be all that stands between you and improving your life. Watch this short video and learn how kick those old habits and start some new ones for the new year!

Christmas Truce

December 23, 2014

What is it like for people on two sides of a line to put aside differences and join united, even if for a short time? The story of the Christmas truce in World War I  is something many have grown up hearing, though no one know for sure exactly how it happened. Sainsbury, a British department store reenacted the story for a their Christmas ad. In the process of creating the ad, they did some extensive research on the story and how it came about. You can watch the full ad below.

Called to Serve

December 17, 2014

Emily Whitney was going to be a teacher. She had passion, education, and practice. But while she was serving as a student missionary teacher, she felt God call her in another direction. Watch Whitney tell her story of God's call in her life and how she responded.

What is your story?

December 04, 2014

Everyone has a story and in a recent video, Stephen Farr, Walla Walla University student, shares his story of redemption. Depression led to drugs and a party life but something changed when his sister found him.

The Year in 10 Minutes

November 04, 2014

Dan Jackson, North American Division president, introduces this short video which portrays several major mission-focused events during 2014. Step out of your own rut for a few minutes and watch what God has been doing around our country through Adventist members young and old.

A Matter Of Conscience

October 09, 2014

The year was 1914 and war was on the horizon in Britain. Of the roughly 2,500 Adventist members in the United Kingdom, 130 were conscripted to serve in World War I (WWI). While these men were loyal subjects of the British crown, they were more devoted Christians and felt it was against their conscience to serve as soldiers. Not only would they be forced to carry a weapon, but also forced to serve on Sabbath.

"The God Who Sees" – Ron Flowers

September 18, 2014

The recent spate of incidents involving well-known athletes and domestic abuse should not distract us from recognizing that this problem is also an unacceptable issue in the church. The Adventist Church is seeking to combat relationship violence in its campaign, End It Now. At the 2014 Summit on Abuse, Ron Flowers, co-director of the world church family ministries department, presented a talk entitled “The God Who Sees.” He acknowledges that many are given the wrong biblical answers on this topic.