AdventSource Celebrates Grand Opening
AdventSource employees, board members, and friends gathered on April 17 to celebrate the grand opening of AdventSource’s new building located on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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 Advent-Source nearby. Union College offered AdventSource the option of a longterm 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 December 28 and AdventSource was open for business in the new facility on January 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.
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, call 402-486-8800 or visit www.adventsource.org.