Welcome the Alaska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. We are glad you have chosen to visit. Please explore our site to find out what is happening around the conference. The administrative headquarters is located in Anchorage, Alaska and serves a membership of over 3,000 Adventists worshipping in 36 churches and companies throughout the state. We invite you to worship with us at a Seventh-day Adventist Church near you.
Fitly named "The Last Frontier", Alaska is comprised mostly of isolated mini-civilizations so amazingly diverse that it stretches one's imagination to go from the swarthy Norwegian logging communities of the southeast to the Asian-style features of the Eskimos in the vast Arctic region. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has had a presence here since 1896. The work began slowly, but flourished in the 1930's-1970's, when much of Arctic Alaska was won to Jesus through the efforts of dedicated public school teachers and student missionaries doing Bible work in the villages. These years of strong evangelism helped to establish a stronghold throughout the Arctic. In the mid-1980's, Alaska's status was changed from a mission field to a conference and we continue to reach out to the people of this remote, pristine and unspoiled state.
Today the conference has a unique challenge: how do we reach the remote communities with the last message of the Gospel when 80% of towns and villages are only accessible by air? Over the years, many different strategies have been tried, yet the majority of the 230 villages remain untouched and difficult to reach. We are going back to what has worked in the past. In addition to our churches, pastors, radio and television, we invite missionary-minded people to our great state. Perhaps you could take a job in a remote village as a teacher or health care worker and serve as a lay leader. Maybe being a Bible worker is a better match. We would be happy to serve as a resource if you are interested in this type of opportunity. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings!