NAD Kicks Off InStep for Life Initiative

"As a church we have long talked about the importance of not just healthy minds and hearts but also healthy bodies," says Dan Jackson, North American Division president. "Our culture is coming to grips with its health crises, and we have a message for the times."

And so the NAD has kicked off InStep for Life, a division-wide initiative to mobilize every member and institution to get active, focus on good nutrition and engage children, youth, parents, schools and the community in fighting childhood obesity.

"Adventists InStep for Life is an important program that our NPUC churches and schools support," says John Loor Jr., North Pacific Union Conference vice president for administration and health ministry director. "This program affirms the principle of exercise that has been part our church's health message for decades."

The NAD has set aside Sunday, September 25, as Let's Move Day. Churches, schools and health-care institutions are encouraged to host 5-K run/walks or other active events on that day.

An initiative tool and resource kit is available online at

NW Members Attend iServe Youth Congress

Northwest Adventists were part of the throngs who attended the iServe United Youth Congress held April 6–10 in Orlando, Florida. The full agenda included seminars, community outreach activities and even a concert with the a cappella group Committed, recent winners of television's Sing Off program. Carson Rogers (pictured here) is a 15-year-old Mt. Tahoma (Tacoma, Washington) Church member. Rogers found time to help with a local food bank.

June 01, 2011 / Intersections