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The State of Adventist Education in 2023

Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come (Ellen G. White, Education, p. 13).
As a denomination, we have always valued Christian education. Our school system across the world, from preschool to university, is admired for the way it produces not only a stellar education, but also well-rounded and upright citizens. 

1st AHSRA-Asia Research Conference

AHSRA continues to grow. It is now in Asia. In 2021, AHSRA-Asia was created by the following leaders: Dr. Arceli Rosario (President), Dr. Abner Dizon (Vice President), Prof. Carthy Joy Aguillon (Secretary), Dr. Gracel Ann Saban (Treasurer), and Dr. Bienvindo Mergal (Adviser). July 8-9, 2024 was AHSRA-Asia’s first research conference. It drew more than 60 delegates, mainly from different Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions from all over the Philippines and from various local conferences, unions, and even the Division. The conference focused on the theme “I Will God: Making the World a Better Place through Research”. There were 32 presentations based on empirical research. They focused primarily on Adventist institutions, programs, and services. Dr. Safary Wa-Mbaleka delivered the keynote where he inspired the delegates to fine-tune their research skills to serve God better through quality and ethical research. The joy of this scholarly reunion was evident on all the faces and a strong commitment to AHSRA-Asia was expressed. The leadership committed to recruiting members from other Asian countries. 

Nothing Too Small

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7 (NIV)

Research Findings on Young People

ASTR published two volumes on the beliefs and practices of young people.
Volume 1 is about Adventist adolescents and Volume 2 is about Adventist young adults.

Additional Publications on ASTR Research

Articles on ASTR Research in other publications (e.g. Adventist Review)

Research Reports

Various reports and presentations

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Strategic Plan by Quinquennium

The Church's world-wide strategic plan for the next five years.

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