AdventSource, the official leadership resource center for the Adventist Church in North America, is marking the one-year anniversary of occupancy in their new building on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. AdventSource broke ground for the new building in May 2012. Construction started in June 2012 and AdventSource opened for business in the new location on January 2, 2013. Throughout the move, AdventSource never closed for a single business day.

Watch a video of six months of construction condensed into five minutes.

Interesting facts about AdventSource:

AdventSource was founded in 1982 as a central distribution center for Pathfinder Club supplies.

Today AdventSource sells 5,000 products including Pathfinder uniforms and honors, VBS kits, books, CDs, DVDs, seminars, and other resources for local church ministry.

The square footage of AdventSource’s new building is 17,200.

AdventSource has 21 full-time employees and two part-time employees. (Note: “Part-time” denotes adults who are not students.)

AdventSource currently employs 28 Union College students, two College View students and one graphic design intern.

AdventSource supports 4,199 local church websites through Adventist Church Connect.

AdventSource’s ministry consultants answer phone calls and emails in English, Spanish, and French. The call center receives an average of 3,000 calls each month, and this number is often higher during the spring and fall, which are AdventSource’s busiest seasons.

AdventSource is the official retailer of North American Division Pathfinder and Adventurer Club supplies.

AdventSource sold 20,126 Pathfinder honors during the most recent fiscal year (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013). The most-earned honors are:

  1. Red Alert
  2. Stars and Stars Advanced
  3. Camping Skills 1-4
  4. Drilling and Marching
  5. Fire Building and Camp Cookery
  6. Beginner Swimming
  7. Dogs
  8. Knot Tying
  9. Nutrition
  10. Hiking

Information supplied by Cassie Martsching, communication director for AdventSource.