ACS Symposium
Mar 5

ACS Symposium

  • Florida Conference

Develop leadership, knowledge, and skills to enhance community outreach ministries. This session offers three different workshops (choose one):

  • Community Development - Sung Kwon
  • Eldercare Ministry - Wynelle Stevens
  • Disaster Response - W. Derrick Lea

Registration Cost: $45.00

Click here to Register

Regional Disaster Preparedness Training
2:15 pm14:15

Regional Disaster Preparedness Training

  • Woodbridge SDA Church

FREE Disaster Preparedness Training for ACS Directors, Disaster Response Coordinators, Pathfinder Leaders, and all church members!

Learn how you can be better prepared to care for yourself, your family, and your fellow church members before, during, and after a disaster in your area.

This seminar includes information and demonstrations on emergency kits, family communications, church member locating plan, family emergency notification plan, and much more.

Registration and more details:
Contact Bob Mitchell: 434-760-1767 or
Deadline: March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

This seminar is sponsored by the Potomac Conference ACS DR Team, and hosted by the Woodbridge SDA Church.

Disaster Assessment and Response Training
Feb 19

Disaster Assessment and Response Training

  • Kalispell Seventh-day Adventist Church

Earn credentials by attending and completing a Disaster Assessment and Response course which will be taught by instructors from the North American Division ACS: W. Derrick Lea, NAD ACS DR Director, and Charlene Sargent, Assistant Director for DR.  


  • Feb 18 (Sat): 11:00 am - Sabbath morning message, Pr. Larry Mays, Coordinator for North Pacific Union ACS DR.
  • Feb 18 (Sat): 2:00 pm - Disaster Assessment, W. Derrick Lea
  • Feb 19 (Sun): 9:00 am - Donations Operations, Charlene Sargent
    *NOTE - Lunch will be provided to attendees on both days.*


1. Contact Gabriele (Kalispell ACS Director) at 720-560-4763 or
2. Click on their Facebook event page to register.


You may reserve rooms at these suggested Kalispell hotels:  

1. Summerhill Suites

2. Homewood Suites

3. Hilton Garden Inn

4. Super8

ACS Crisis Care Workshop
Jan 7

ACS Crisis Care Workshop

  • Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Are you interested in becoming an ACS recognized Crisis Care Provider?

The North American Division Adventist Community Services is offering a 'Crisis Care' class at the Adventist Ministries Convention on January 6-7, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. This course will teach you how to provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors of disasters and other tragic events, and enhance your knowledge and skills in providing care for others daily.

  • January 6 (Friday): 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • January 7 (Saturday): 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; lunch included

*Will include: Special spiritual 'Power Points' and a time of Sabbath reflections

Taught by: Dr. Martin W. Feldbush, D. Min., BCC
Approved Instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Credits: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Maryland will be awarded on completion of this course.

Registration Details:

Contact -

Cost - $50.00

Deadline - November 28, 2016

Ways to Reach Your Following Christ
Sep 10

Ways to Reach Your Following Christ

  • Gladstone Park Conf. Center - Oregon Conference

Glenn Rogers says, “It is balanced outreach that involves a proclamation of the Gospel as well as a demonstration of God’s love and concern for every soul. It is seeing and ministering to the whole persons.” 

Participants will learn the essentials of community connectedness and share examples of church growth addressing these essentials. Also shared, is a better understanding of serving God and His people based on Isaiah 58 in regards to social justice.

Explore which ministry or service really makes a difference in the community development or in an individual’s life, and learn how to use performance measurements to enhance the effectiveness of your community outreach ministries.

Join us as we discuss the real essence of reaching communities around our churches. Let us be the church that God expects us to be!  


Aug 14

Community Services & Urban Ministry Certification Program

  • Kinderhook Seventh-day Adventist Church

Attention all Pastors, Lay Members, Volunteers!

A weekend Certification Program offered by the:
- General Conference and North American Division
- Adventist Community Services International

Cost: $40.00 (includes 3 meals)



***Book your reservation by July 31, 2016***



Aug 9

Urban Ministry Conference: "Building Bridges For Our Cities"

  • Southeast Seventh-day Adventist Church

Attention all Pastors and Lay Leaders,

Join us as we dig deep into the true meaning of "holistic ministry". Our guest speaker, Dr. Sung Kwon, Executive Director of Adventist Community Services for the North American Division, will share practical ways for the church to be an effective and relevant lighthouse for the community.

This 2-day conference will not only address people's spiritual needs, but also the physical, social and mental aspects of a human being. If you have a heart for the people and a desire to make a relevant and practical impact in your community, this is an event you do not want to miss!

***Pastoral CEUs are available upon completion of this training***



  • Comfort Inn - $75/night
    6191 Quarry Ln, Independence, OH, 44131
    Tel: 866-925-7881

  • LaQuinta Inn - $82/night
    161 Quarry Ln., Independence, OH 44131

  • Hampton Inn - $116/night
    6020 Jefferson Dr., Independence, OH 44131

  • Embassy Suites - $134/night
    5800 Rockside Woods Blvd, Independence, OH, 44131



TEAMS Forum 2016
Jul 16

TEAMS Forum 2016

  • Southern Adventist University



TEAMS (Transforming and Educating Ambassadors for Mission and Service) Forum

Network with other mission-minded individuals from both the North American Division and our global church for a weekend of sharing and collaboration on crucial topics related to Christian service.

Register online at

General Fees: $200
Student Fees: $85
***Fees include 3 meals each on Friday and Saturday***


Featured Speakers:

  • Elder Dan Jackson, President of the North American Division of Seventh Day Adventist
  • Dr. May-Ellen Colón, Director of Adventist Community Services International
  • Dr. Sung Kwon, Executive Director of Adventist Community Services, North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Dr. Gasper Colón, Resource Developer, Global Mission Urban Centers, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists  
  • Dr. Carlos Martin, Professor of Evangelism & Missions, Southern Adventist University

For More Information: Visit or email

Jun 14

Building Bridges for Our Cities

  • West Jordan Adventist Church

Participants will learn the essentials of community connectedness and share examples of church growth. These sessions are designed to show church ministry leaders how to use performance measurements to enhance the effectiveness of their community outreach ministries. 

Join us as we discuss the real essence of reaching communities around our churches!


Guest Speaker:
Sung Kwon, Executive Director
Adventist Community Services
North American Division

I. Church Member Session

June 10, 2016:

4:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
6:30-8:30pm Session: “Theological & Biblical Concepts of Holistic Ministry

June 11, 2016:

9:30-10:45am Session: “Community Assessment & Program Development”
11:00am Church Service - Sermon  “Why do we Exist?” Sung Kwon
**Lunch following Church Service**
2:30-6:30pm Session: “Performance Measurement of Effective Ministry”
**Vesper presented by Pastor Jerry Waggoner**

June 12, 2016:

9:00-10:30am “Leadership of Cultural Intelligent”
10:45-12:30pm Session: “Servant Leadership & Team Development”


II. Pastoral Session

June 13, 2016:

9:00-10:30am “Theological & Biblical Concepts of Holistic Ministry
10:45-Noon “Community Assessment & Program Development”
1:00-4:00pm “Performance Measurement of Effective Ministry”

June 14, 2016:

9:00-10:30am “Leadership of Cultural Intelligent”
10:45-12:30pm “Servant Leadership & Team Development”
1:30-3:00pm “Financial Resources Development & Grant Writing”
3:15-4:30pm Review and Q/A

3:30 pm15:30

Disaster Response Training

  • Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church

Special Training for Adventist Community Services Directors, Staff, Volunteers and All who are interested - Provided by American Red Cross.

For More Information:

  • Brenda Clark, A.C.S. Director Ephesus S.D.A. Church
    (504) 491- 0502
  • Irene H. Williams, M.S.W.,  A.C.S. Coordinator Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Louisiana Areas.
    (504) 330-3395

American Red Cross Overview
Bulk Distribution
Disaster Cycle Services
Damage Assessment
Volunteer Sign Up and Volunteer Opportunities

***Hurricane Season is June 1- November 30, 2016. Let us prepare in ALL matters.