Continued from last week, here are more division education reports from the special General Conference issue of The Journal of Adventist Education.
South American Division (SAD): Strengthening Communion, Building Relationships, and Reaching the World With Mission by Edgard Leonel Luz
The concepts of communion, relationship, and mission guided the Department of Education of the South American Division throughout the quinquennium. Areas of focus included spiritual, physical, and mental development. This report also includes integration strategies, management processes, and the research and development of creation resources.
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID): Remembering the Past While Forging Toward the Future by Mozecie Kadyakapita
This report covers challenges, exciting new developments, an accreditation update, and plans for the new quinquennium.
Southern Asia Division (SUD): Adventist Education and Its Impact – Educating for Eternity by R. N. Prabhu Das
As stated by Director Das, “throughout the Southern Asia Division, our schools and colleges display and promote unique characteristics such as presenting the principles of God’s truth, obedience, honor, integrity, and purity—and above all, our schools help students learn life’s great lesson of unselfish service.”
Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD): Plenteous Harvest, Few Laborers – Involving Adventist Schools to Bridge the Gap by Lawrence L. Domingo and Canadian Z. Panjaitan
The Southern Asia-Pacific Division is committed to the development of strategies to reach students and teachers, who can then reach out to those in their communities and beyond. In so doing, “Adventist schools in this territory will continue to collaborate with the church in preparing the world for the soon coming of Jesus.”
South Pacific Division (SPD): Mission-driven Adventist Education in the South Pacific Division 2015-2020 by Carol Tasker and David McClintock
Through a focus on discipleship, school-church partnerships, and ensuring quality and continuous improvement, the South Pacific Division proves it believes that “Adventist education is an integral part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s mission.”
Trans-European Division (TED): Inspiring News From Challenging Places by Daniel Duda
While membership is small, this division is very diverse. Director Duda reports on challenges, enrollment gains, higher education achievements, educator training, and winning students to Christ.
West-Central Africa Division (WAD): Adventist Education – Training Ground for God’s End-time Army by Juvénal Balisasa
This region has seen steady educational growth while focusing on integrating faith with learning, teaching, and service.
World Summary of Schools, Teachers, and Students December 31, 2020
This report shares the number of Adventist schools, teachers, and students broken down by division and level. Total baptisms during the 2015-2020 quinquennium is also shared by level.
Publishing Note: Due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic and the twice-postponed General Conference session, this quinquennial issue was delayed. Reports in this issue cover the 2015-2020 quinquennium.