Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

Join the December 2 Young Adult Facebook Live Event "Is This Thing On?"

Story by NAD Staff

On December 2, 2017, at 4 p.m. (CST) students from Oakwood University will dialogue with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from the North American Division (NAD) during a 120-minute livestreamed conversation. During “Is This Thing On?” Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, and Alex Bryant, executive secretary, will answer questions via audience and social media during the program’s second Facebook Live event this year.

The program is unscripted; questions will be taken primarily from Facebook and Twitter. Subjects may include the Bible, church policy, Adventist lifestyle, race relations, theology, relationships, and more.

“Racism and social justice is a subject that is a very relevant to young people today,” said Andrew Taylor, Oakwood student and United Student Movement president. “I’m very excited to have an open discussion regarding this important topic with church leaders and college student. It is very important to know how the church will tackle the issue.”

Approximately 1,750 students are enrolled this year at the Huntsville, Alabama, university, the Adventist Church’s only historically black college/university (HBCU).

Live attendance at this event, occurring just before the official start of the Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Council (PELC) meetings on campus, is expected to be “standing room only.” The young adult audience featured during the live event will be selected from a group of interested students. Those participating online are encouraged to use #NADNOW.

“We look forward to once again engaging our young adults in meaningful dialogue on issues that are important to them in the life of the Church,” said Bryant, who is an alumnus of Oakwood. “We need to hear their voices as together we look to position the church to meet the challenge of a growing and diverse world.” 

“We have a wonderful opportunity to work through issues together," said Jackson. ““We want to dialogue with our young adults in an open and transparent way on the issues

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