AdventSource, the official ministry supply center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, became an North American Division (NAD) institution on Nov. 9, 2018, following a vote by the NAD Corporation Board.
With this vote, AdventSource joins Seminars Unlimited, Pacific Press Publishing Association, Oakwood University, and Christian Record Services as NAD institutions.
“AdventSource is an integral and indispensable provider of ministry resources and services for the North America Division. Their call center and website have become the place to find everything ‘Adventist!’” said Debra Brill, NAD vice president for ministries. “We are delighted to welcome AdventSource into the family of NAD institutional providers.”
"In 1992 when Tom Evans came to the Mid-America Union, one of the first things he said to me was, 'We need to make AdventSource a North American Division organization.' We became a Seventh-day Adventist denominational institution in 1997 and are excited to become an NAD organization in 2018," said Brad Forbes, president of AdventSource. "AdventSource is proud to be part of the NAD and we look forward to helping churches in this division do great things for God."
AdventSource began in 1982 as a partnership between the General Conference Youth Ministry Department and Union College. First named North American Youth Ministries (NAYM) the goal was to establish a central distribution center for Pathfinder Club supplies in North America and provide employment for college students. In 1997 the ministry was rebranded as AdventSource, incorporated, and obtained denominational status under the Mid-America Union.
Today AdventSource employs 25 full-time staff and 30 students who work part-time between classes. AdventSource’s office includes a call center and teams responsible for resource development, accounting, technology, production, and shipping.
A continuous resource development process allows for AdventSource to create and distribute resources that equip pastors and local church leaders for ministry. Whatever ministries are happening at a local church, AdventSource has something to support and encourage those ministries to grow. To learn more, visit www.AdventSource.org.