Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

AdventSource Celebrates Grand Opening

The exterior of AdventSource’s new facility.
Brad Forbes, AdventSource director, speaking at the grand opening.
Tom Lemon, Mid-America Union president and chair of AdventSource’s board, speaking at the grand opening.
Grand opening attendees touring AdventSource’s production department.

AdventSource employees, board members, and friends gathered on April 17, 2013, to celebrate the grand opening of AdventSource’s new building located on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Neb. The program was followed with tours of the new facility.

 

As the official ministry resource distribution center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, AdventSource serves local churches by providing ministry-focused books, DVDs, seminars and curricula, apparel, Pathfinder and Adventurer Club uniforms and supplies, webinars, event registration, and more.

 

The process leading to AdventSource’s move began in early 2012 when Union College determined that AdventSource’s space was needed for additional classrooms. On April 9, 2012, AdventSource’s board of directors voted to move forward with plans for constructing a new building.

 

Because AdventSource provides a significant amount of student labor and other services for Union College, the college wanted to keep AdventSource nearby. Union College offered AdventSource the option of a long-term land lease to allow for the construction of a new facility at Prescott Avenue and 51st Street.  

 

“Union College continues to be blessed by an organization that does much to mentor college students and provide student labor opportunities for them,” said Gary Bollinger, Union College vice president for finance. “We are very blessed in having such a wonderful relationship with AdventSource and we are just delighted that they are in a new facility that will better serve their mission.”

 

Ground was broken for AdventSource’s new building on May 31, 2012, while construction began in June and was completed in December. The warehouse was moved by Dec. 28, and AdventSource was open for business in the new facility on Jan. 2. Throughout the entire move, all orders continued to go out on a regular basis.

 

The new 17,300 square foot building houses all of AdventSource’s departments including the call center, graphic arts, meeting planning, accounting, IT, resource development, and website support, along with operations and warehouse space. The new building also contains some additional space for future growth.

 

“We’re excited about our new space,” said Judy Glass, AdventSource treasurer. “It’s designed to fit us and the flow of our work. We are very excited about the future and the possibilities available to us in this new space.”

 

NAD president Dan Jackson said, “We appreciate this partnership and we will appreciate it long into the future. It is a mutual blessing.”

 

If you would like to learn more about the many services AdventSource provides to churches across the North American Division, visit www.adventsource.org or call 402-486-8800.