You know you’ve arrived as an organization when everyone recognizes you by an acronym. Read NFL, CSI, FBI or NASA in a sentence, and you’re likely to know exactly what’s meant without any further ado. In Adventist circles, of course, we quickly recognize GC, EGW, ADRA and … ASI. But what does ASI really stand for, and what does it do?
John Freedman, North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president, has called for Northwest prayer teams to set aside Jan. 18 and 19 as days of fasting and prayer. The purpose: to ask for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance during an upcoming meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, of North American Division union conference presidents and General Conference leaders to seek progress and find understanding on the volatile issue of world church “unity in mission.”
Charles Simpson has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become NPUC planned giving and trust services director. Simpson has served as associate director for the planned giving and trust services department of the Seventh-day Adventist world church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, since 2002.
John Freedman, recently elected North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president, presided over his first union executive committee meeting with aplomb, Sunday, Nov. 6, in Welches, Oregon. He quickly defined a leadership style governed by prayer.
More than 150 ASI (Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries) Northwest chapter members and guests gathered at Eagle Crest resort April 21–24 for their annual meeting, themed "In Christ Alone" this year. They enjoyed beautiful music, inspiring messages and great fellowship and food in a memorable high-desert spring setting.
The Nov. 4 release of Mel Gibson’s new movie Hacksaw Ridge provides Seventh-day Adventists with an unprecedented opportunity. It will be the first time the story of Desmond Doss, an Adventist and the first noncombatant to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, has been accessible to millions of people in popular theaters around the world.
World church leaders are meeting in Silver Spring, Md., for Annual Council through Oct. 12, to make important decisions regarding the church’s mission and policies. The agenda was expected to include discussion on a document entitled “A Study of Church Governance and Unity.” This document brought back to the surface issues of church authority which have simmered since two union conferences within North America approved the ordination of women to gospel ministry.