Disaster Response Training
8:30 AM08:30

Disaster Response Training

Jesus tells us in Matthew 24 that we will see an increase in disasters as we near His second coming. Are you interested in helping those in need following a disaster?

In the Unites States, disaster response volunteers must be trained and affiliated with a recognized disaster response organization. Adventist Community Services is recognized as a disaster response leader. Learn how to help your church serve disaster-affected communities in Christ’s name.

To register, contact Jim Oliver: jim.oliver@nccsda.com

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ACS Coat Giveaway
9:00 AM09:00

ACS Coat Giveaway

  • Adventist Community Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adventist Community Services, sponsored by the Midland Seventh-day Adventist Church, is hosting its annual coat giveaway on October 11, Thursday. The purpose of this event is to provide free winter coats and other warm clothing for those who are unable to purchase such needed items.


This ACS Center serves the needy of Midland County by distributing free clothing and household appliances. It cooperates with other agencies in fostering the total well-being of families through educational, nutritional, and spiritual guidance programs and seminars.

For more information about the Center or the Coat Giveaway event, contact 989-835-3675 or visit their website.

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ACS Convention 2019
to May 18

ACS Convention 2019

  • North American Division Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


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COST - $100/person
TRAVEL & LODGING - Please make your own arrangements. Click here for airport and lodging options.
REGISTRATION - Will open soon!


  • Daniel Jackson - President, North American Division
  • G. Alexander Bryant - Executive Secretary, North American Division
  • Sung Kwon - Executive Director, North American Division Adventist Community Services
  • Frank Bondurant - Vice President for Ministries Development, Chesapeake Conference
  • Jose Cortes, Jr. - Associate Director, North American Division Ministerial
  • Tim Madding - Lead Pastor, Beltsville SDA Church
  • David Franklin - Lead Pastor, Miracle City Church
  • Amy Sherman - Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Faith in Communities
  • Lola Moore-Johnston, Motivational Speaker
    Click here to read more about our speakers.



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to Sep 7

Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program 2018

  • Andrews University - Griggs Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program (NLCP) is an intensive program that equips pastors, church administrators, and members with strategies and professional skills to successfully lead. See more info.

 May-Ellen Colón equipping attendees with practical ideas for assessing their communities and developing sustainable programs.  Photo credit: Sung Kwon

May-Ellen Colón equipping attendees with practical ideas for assessing their communities and developing sustainable programs.  Photo credit: Sung Kwon



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to Jun 29

2018 PSI Conference on Philanthropy

  • Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Looking for new ideas and best practices for fundraising in your outreach ministry?

The North American Division - Philanthropic Service for Institutions (NAD PSI) presents a unique opportunity for development officers, leaders, administrators, and pastors who are actively engaged in seeking financial support through fundraising. 

Topics for workshops, sessions, and forums include:

  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Digital Fundraising
  • Board & CEO Giving
  • Free One-to-One Consultation with Experts
  • Networking
  • Strategic Donor Retention
  • Generational Giving
  • ....and more.

Basic Fundraising Techniques will also be taught in Spanish for the first time!



REGISTER TODAY at www.psiconference.com to secure the Early-Bird Rate, Group Discounts, and a low-cost room for $135.

Email RandyFox@nadadventist.org about the LEARN NOW-PAY LATER Program.

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Urban Ministries Conference: Biblical Justice in Community
to Apr 15

Urban Ministries Conference: Biblical Justice in Community


"Biblical Justice in Community" Urban Ministries Conference 2018

Presented By:

Washington Conference Outreach Ministries

How do we effectively share the gospel of Christ in an urbanized world? Four out of five Americans now live in the city, creating one of the greatest evangelistic challenges facing the Adventist church in America. This Conference will highlight proven principles and practices that impact the holistic needs of diverse people groups in cities. It will spotlight innovative, successful, and sustainable ministries operated by Adventist churches in the urban context. Attendees will be exposed to Biblical principles that should influence and inform effective ministry in our current social climate. 

Pastors, Local church Elders, Adventist Community Services Directors, Urban Ministry/Inner-City leaders, Outreach volunteers and anyone tired of “doing the same thing, but expecting a different result.” 
Churches are encouraged to bring multiple, key leaders to the Conference. Those that register 5 or more, will receive a $9 rebate per/attendee after the conference. 

REGISTRATION: www.UrbanSDA.eventbrite.com

Registration fees include access to all meetings, materials, and three meals.

  • Early Bird Deadline: March 25, 2018 - $109.00
  • Regular: April 8, 2018 - $129.00
  • Onsite: after April 8, 2018 - $160.00 

For more details, contact Outreach Ministries at 253-681-6008.

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Community Services & Urban Ministries Conference
to Aug 15

Community Services & Urban Ministries Conference

  • Kansas City Central SDA Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Community Services & Urban Ministries Conference will involve 2 sessions.

Session I: August 12-13 (Saturday & Sunday)
Sabbath: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Session II: August 14-15 (Monday & Tuesday) --- **Repeat of Session I**
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Registration: $20.00/person

***PLEASE NOTE - Before attending the Conference, completion of "Community Service & Urban Ministry Certification Program" is required. You can find this free online course at www.AdventistLearningCommunity.com***

Click Here for More Information on the Online Pre-work Requirement.

Guest Presenters:
Dr. Sung Kwon - NAD Executive Director, Adventist Community Services
Michael Brown - NAD Associate Director, Philanthropic Service for Institutions

Sponsored By:
Iowa-Missouri Conference Adventist Community Services
North American Division Adventist Community Services

Contact - Jody Dickhaut at pstrjody@gmail.com


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Crisis Care Certification & Disaster Response Training
to May 7

Crisis Care Certification & Disaster Response Training


  • Assisting Individuals in Crisis
  • Warehouse Manager Development/Team Building
  • Donations Operations/When Disaster Strikes-Protecting Yourself and Others from Financial Exploitation
  • E-Reporting

Registration Fee:
$65 - online; $95 - onsite

Accommodation: Onsite housing is available free of charge.
                             Hotel Comfort Inn is available at a discounted rate of $89/night plus tax. 

Click Here for pdf flyer.

Click Here to register.

Click Here for general information (lodging included).

Click Here for ALL prerequisite information.

This Certification & Training program is facilitated by the Allegheny East Conference ACS in partnership with the Columbia Union Conference and North American Division ACS.

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Disaster Response Training
to Apr 23

Disaster Response Training

  • Carmichael SDA Church Fireside Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Become involved in Disaster Response!

Attend a free 2-day seminar on Disaster Assessment and Shelter Operations that will teach you how to help your community during emergencies and natural disasters. These seminars are hosted by the Northern California Conference, and will be taught by W. Derrick Lea, NAD ACS Disaster Response Director.

Disaster Assessment:
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Sabbath)
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Shelter Operations:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 (Sunday)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information: Contact Gordon Botting at (925) 603-5072 or Gordon.Botting@nccsda.com

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to Apr 23

ACS DR Certification Training

  • Kansas City Multicultural SDA Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Disaster Response Certification Training will be held in Kansas City, MO on the weekend of April 22-23. Workshops on Disaster Preparedness and Donations Operations will be conducted.

April 22, 2017: Sabbath
11:00 am - The Essence of Faithfulness
2:00 pm - New Madrid & Community Integration

April 23, 2017: Sunday
8:30 am - Preparation/Donations/Certification

Registration Details:
Cost - $30.00; Sunday lunch - $5.00 (donation)
Deadline - April 14, 2017

Contact - Pr. Jody Dickhaut at 515-943-8698 or pstrjody@gmail.com





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Regional Disaster Preparedness Training
2:15 PM14:15

Regional Disaster Preparedness Training

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 bmitchell_acsdr@earthlink.net
Deadline: March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

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

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ACS Symposium
to Mar 5

ACS Symposium

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

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Disaster Assessment and Response Training
to Feb 19

Disaster Assessment and Response Training

  • Kalispell Seventh-day Adventist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 gmlaub@gmail.com.
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

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ACS Crisis Care Workshop
to Jan 7

ACS Crisis Care Workshop

  • Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 - Wynellestevens@nadadventist.org

Cost - $50.00

Deadline - November 28, 2016

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Ways to Reach Your Community....by Following Christ
to Sep 10

Ways to Reach Your Community....by Following Christ

  • Gladstone Park Conf. Center - Oregon Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!  


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to Aug 14

Community Services & Urban Ministry Certification Program

  • Kinderhook Seventh-day Adventist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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***



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to Aug 9

Urban Ministry Conference: "Building Bridges For Our Cities"

  • Southeast Seventh-day Adventist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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



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TEAMS Forum 2016
to Jul 16

TEAMS Forum 2016

  • Southern Adventist University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS



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 southern.edu/teamsforum

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 facebook.com/mgcdsouthern or email mgcd@southern.edu

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to Jun 14

Building Bridges for Our Cities

  • West Jordan Adventist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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3:30 PM15:30

Disaster Response Training

  • Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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