National Summit on Adventist Education
Crossroads of Peril and Promise
October 20 – 23, 2010
Resolution voted by participants in plenary session on October 22, 2010, at La Sierra University, Riverside, California.
- this national summit of almost 300 educational and church leaders has received reports and considered research data that clearly establish that the Adventist K-12 education system in North America is in serious decline and
- it is clear that both the K-12 and the higher education systems are confronted with major challenges arising from changing demographic and economic environments as well as financial and systemic factors and
- it is the conviction of the summit participants that the Adventist Education system in North America faces grave threats to its sustainability, therefore,
To request the North American Division Office of Education to establish a Commission on Education in North America (CENA) to study and make strategic recommendations to the relevant authorities that will ensure the future viability of both K-12 and higher education in the North American Division. The Commission should be subdivided into sub committees co-opting expertise and resources as appropriate to accomplish its mission for K-12 and higher education.
The Commission’s terms of reference should include but are not limited to the following issues
1. Identity and Mission
2. Structure and Governance
5. Constituency Involvement
6. Leadership Development
7. Pastoral Partnership