Adventist Education in New York City

Adventist education is well represented in New York City with 21 schools and 211 teachers. Thank you to superintendents of schools Marlene Romeo (MR), Greater New York Conference, and Viola Chapman (VC), Northeastern Conference, who agreed to share their thoughts about the vision and mission of Adventist education in the city. JG: When you think … Read more


The world has changed. Family structure has changed. Children are maturing physically, mentally, and (sometimes) spiritually faster than previous generations. Parents and other adults in their sphere of influence have open conversations and the children hear and see it all. Children today have more independence and freedom than children of previous generations, with less supervision … Read more

Hearing God’s Call

“And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: . . . Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God”—Luke 18:15-16. As Seventh-day Adventist Christians, we have read and heard this text many times. The Bayberry school on Cape Cod experienced … Read more

Work and Education Go Hand in Hand

“And work with your hands”—1 Thessalonians 4:11, NIV. “Stop going to school and go to work!” Those words seem like heresy. For nearly a century, the philosophy has been, “Go to school and make something of yourself.” High schools are rated on their percentage of graduates that are going on to college. Salaries have traditionally … Read more

Adventist Schools: A Place of Grace

Grace is not only a teaching, but a teacher. Consider what Paul writes in Titus 2:11-13, NKJV. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and … Read more

Already Gone

Often we think of the secular college as the turning point where Adventist young people leave the church. Our young adults go off to public university, and when they return home we have a hard time recognizing them as the sweet Christian youth we sent off into the world. Statistically, many of our young people … Read more