Adventist Education Global Partnerships

Andrews University serves as a transnational educational leader to Seventh-day Adventist institutions of learning around the globe.

Adventist Distance Education Professionals is an informal group that promotes and encourages quality distance education practices across our world higher education institutions. We share resources, learn together, share our favorite educational technology tools, and occasionally meet together face to face.

Benefits of participating include: 

Leadership Team:

  • Janine Lim, Andrews University,
  • Pegi Flynt, Southern Adventist University
  • Lorena Neria de Girarte, Universidad de Montemorelos
  • Leni Casimiro, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Tony Williams, Avondale College of Higher Education

To join, please send a request to via your institutional email address, indicating your position at your institution. Adventists working in distance education in public campus are welcome too!

The Curriculum and Instruction Resource Center Linking Educators (CIRCLE) serves as a comprehensive source for locating the ever-expanding array of resources for Seventh-day Adventist educators as they continue the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ.

Coordinated through the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships, this information management service links Adventist educators who need resources with those who have resources anytime, anywhere.  Links to materials created by Adventist educators for any level of learning are priority; other reviewed and recommended Christian and secular materials are included to save busy educators time.  CIRCLE partners with educators globally to research and share resources in appropriate formats for varying levels of technology.  As the google for educational tools, thanks to North American Division and General Conference funding since 1999, CIRCLE continues limited service as a curator of diverse Christian education tools.

Find and share resources through CIRCLE.

The Adventist Learning Community (ALC) is an initiative of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, operating within the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships.

The ALC is a Seventh-day Adventist ministerial and educational platform designed to strengthen professionals through continuing education courses, teaching courses, ministerial training, and dissemination of uniquely Adventist content for the church community and beyond.

Explore the Adventist Learning Community online

The School of Distance Education & International Partnerships and the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness partnered with Adventist World Radio and NovoTempo to create SpiritStrong, an innovative app designed to promote physical and spiritual fitness. 

SpiritStrong has been developed almost entirely gratis.  It represents an impressive collaboration across continents.

The app has two components: exercise routines with simple step-by-step instructions and accompanying videos, and audio and video streaming of international mission stories. The app, originally conceived for a Cardio Development online course, is freely available to download for your exercise enjoyment.  Get it through Google Play or the Apple Store.

Read the full story of SpiritStrong's development.

Learn more about SpiritStrong and how to download it.