Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries

ASI is the Seventh-day Adventist organization of supporting ministries,

businesses, and professionals who are responding to the call of God to actively

share Christ’s love and hope with the world.

About ASI

ASI’s philosophy promotes a Christ-centered lifestyle, manifested by a commitment to be in daily partnership with God. ASI members seek to experience God’s love in their own lives and share that love with the people they encounter in their everyday work and activities—hence ASI’s motto, Sharing Christ in the Marketplace.

Furthermore, ASI is committed to supporting the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its various outreach programs; which include health, education, evangelism, community services, family concerns and special projects. This unique and diverse group of members ranges from business owners to individual professionals to supporting ministries. In short, ASI members are Adventists from every walk of life.

Mission

An association that provides a platform for capacity building, empowerment, coordination, and nurturing of professional and business owner church members to provide financial and human resources in support of the Global Mission of the SDA Church

History

 While ASI SID was only launched in May 2018, the history of ASI is old. ASI was developed out of the Madison College project established by Dr. E. A. Sutherland and Percy Magan under the direction of Ellen White. Mrs. White felt very strongly that Madison College was fulfilling a specific need within the church. She spoke repeatedly about the role the college was playing in establishing a self-supporting work that would complement and even challenge the organizational schools. “There is a large field open before the self-supporting gospel worker. Many may gain valuable experience while toiling a portion of the time at some form of manual labour…” (Welfare Ministry, p. 64).

The self-supporting school was established near Nashville, Tennessee in 1904. Despite struggling at its inception, the school soon grew and began to plant satellite schools and institutions throughout the country. Part of the atmosphere of this burgeoning organization was a yearly meeting that brought all the entities together. Arthur W. Spalding wrote in his book, Origin and History of Seventh-day Adventists, “Once a year for forty years, the schools, sanitariums, rest homes and other enterprises of the rural missions joined in a self-supporting worker’s convention held at Madison College” (p. 183). This laid the foundation for what is now the annual ASI International Convention in the US and now in SID.

Vision

A Division-wide ASI Association of inspired and empowered members actively sharing Christ in the market place through their Professional and Business Services and Industries.

Motto

Sharing Christ in the Market Place