Past Events

09/20/2020 – 09/27/2020

Made to Move Challenge

Get moving and get engaged with your community! This week-long challenge will bring your community to your doors as you use physical activity and fitness to make lasting connections with your neighbors.

Visit the Adventist HealthyYOU page to learn more and register your school, church, small group, or participate as an individual.

Movement.  We were made for this!

09/20/2020 – 09/26/2020

Virtual Visitor 5k/1 Mile Run/Walk

Carolina Ramos

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the Visitor magazine, join the Visitor staff in continuing to make 2020 healthy.  Register for the Virtual Visitor 5K or 1 Mile, to take place September 20–26.  Participants of all ages may walk/run at the time and place of their choice.  Registration fees for the 5K will include a downloadable bib, medal, tech shirt, mask and donation to Adventist Community Services (ACS). Participants in the 1 Mile will receive a downloadable bib, medal and will contribute a donation to ACS.  Items will be mailed to participants following completion of the race.

Our donation recipient, Adventist Community Services, is the official community outreach ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the North American Division territories.  The mission of ACS is to serve the community in Christ’s name.  This means serving the whole person, a concept known as holistic ministry.  Therefore, the purpose of wholistic ministry is not only to proclaim the Good News, the word of salvation, but also to demonstrate the love of God to people who are in need.  To learn more about ACS, visit


Let’s Move! Auburn 2020

AUBURN, Georgia
Shelli-Ann McKenzie

There is a need for the Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Church to witness to our surrounding communities and promote God’s health message. As we continue to work with the businesses in our community, this event will bring us closer together as God’s children and give us a taste of heaven on earth. As we promote healthy living and exercise we can motivate members of our community to make small changes to help extend their lives.

JOIN US FOR 1- HOUR… OR MORE! **LIVE streaming details to follow**

ONLINE EVENT INCLUDES: Group Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Music, Giveaways, Arts & Crafts, and more!



Made to Move Sabbath

Use the sermon video, sermon script, and PowerPoint slides to share this sermon during you regular church service.

We also have a special introductory video about the Made to Move Challenge that can be shared to encourage your church to participate!



NAD Health Ministries

Time:  4:00-5:30 pm Eastern

Topic: Burnout is not simply about excessive workload. A variety of stressors may lead us down the road to exhaustion, negativism, and inefficacy, which are core symptoms of burnout.  It should be taken seriously, otherwise it will be detrimental to functioning and wellbeing, short-term, as well as long-term.  In this talk, Dr. Bergland will discuss what burnout is, what causes it, and how to manage and prevent it.

Featured Presenters:
Dr. Torben Bergland, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Health Ministries
Evelyn Sullivan, North American Division, Education

Pre-registration is required to attend this free webinar.  Click here to register.

Note: Space is limited.  We encourage all ministry leaders, team members, and pastors to join us.


Made to Move Challenge Orientation

Columbia, Maryland
NAD Health Ministries

Date:  Sunday, August 30, 2020

Time:  7:00 pm Eastern

Location:  Online via Zoom

Registration is free but required.  Register at

Program Outline

  1. Meet the coaches who have helped to bring you this program.
  2. Learn about the resources that will be available.
  3. Learn keys to keeping your participants safe.
  4. Learn how to engage your community and make this a way to bring hope during difficult times.
  5. Question & Answer


iThrive Wellness Summit

Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Ben Parrish

iThrive Wellness Summit is an educational conference showcasing experts in mental health, preventive and lifestyle medicine. This conference will include relevant topics for wholistic health, ranging from immunity to whole foods, exercise, relationships, addictions, mental health and infectious and common disease. The speakers will share the latest research, assessing the efficacy of lifestyle choices in their ability to prevent and reverse the most common diseases in our world today. This conference is not only for health care professionals, but also for those who want to learn how to take better care of themselves and their families.

Date:  Sunday, August 16

10:30AM EST  – Immune System: What Do You Got? – Leif Christiansen, DO
11:00AM EST  – Campus and Community Interventions for Wellness – Jay Sutliffe, PhD, RD
12:00PM EST  – Evidence-Based Hydrotherapy Against COVID-19 – Eddie Ramirez, MD
12:30PM EST  – Break
1:00PM EST  – Interconnection and Interdependence of Diet, Acute Illness like COVID-19 and Chronic Disease – John McDougall, MD
2:00PM EST  – Neuroplasticity, Lifestyle Medicine, and the Mind-Body Link – John H. Kelly, Jr., MD, MPH
3:00PM EST  – To Salt or Not to Salt – George Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, CNS, FAAFP, FACLM
4:00PM EST  – Diabetes and Beta Cell Regeneration – Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD
5:00PM EST  – Break
5:30PM EST  – The United States of Addiction: Winning America’s Chemical Civil War – Eric Walsh, MD, DrPH, MPH
6:30PM EST – Alive, Survive, Strive, and Thrive: The Journey of Suffering – K’dee Elsen, PhD, Clinical Psychology
7:00PM EST – Spirituality & Health – The Vital Role of Hope – Don Mackintosh, BSN, RN, MDiv


08/14/2020 – 11/20/2020

2020 Health Essentials Seminar Series

Dr. Lynchy Lezeau

Every 2 weeks, we will hold a panel discussion to address a pivotal and/or stigmatized health issue in our church communities as well as society at large, while also promoting church-based health activism.

Program runs every other Friday, from August 14 through November 20.

Begins at 8:00 pm Eastern time zone.



JTW Pillars: Engaging Your Pastor


Next Meeting:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time:  4:00 pm Eastern

Presenter:  Pastor Robert Hines, Administrative Pastor, Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church

Topic: Engaging your church pastor is key to keeping your recovery ministry program going strong.  Join Pastor Robert Hines, Recovery Ministries Coordinator for the Florida Conference, as he highlights the benefits of having pastoral support and how to remove the roadblocks to pastoral engagement.  We encourage you to invite your pastor to join this special Pastors Edition of Pillars!

Registration is required for this free support meeting.


Recovery for Emotional Trauma


Date:  Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time:  4:00-5:30 pm Eastern

Topic:  COVID-19, Racial Tensions, and Emotional Trauma

The past few months have seen heightened emotional trauma related to COVID-19 and racial tensions, in addition to the usual human tensions that life sends our way.  This presentation will address how we can understand and cope with this trauma through the lens of a Christian, recovery worldview.

Featured Presenters:
Dr. David Sedlacek, Andrews University Theological Seminary
W. Derrick Lea, Adventist Community Services

Pre-registration is required to attend this free webinar.  Click here to register.

Note: Space is limited.  We encourage all ministry leaders, team members, and pastors to join us.