Adventist Church and School Connect began in late 2005 when the North American Division decided to offer every church and school a website. The goal was to encourage churches and schools in Bermuda, Canada, and the United States to use the Internet to reach their communities. The NAD asked AdventSource to add website development and support to the resources and services they already provided to churches. AdventSource staff provide all design, training, and website support, and AdventSource contracts with SimpleUpdates for use of their content management system, web servers, and backup services. Today ACC and ASC continue to grow, with new software updates, template selections, and features constantly being added.
Our LocationThe ACC and ASC support team is located at AdventSource in Lincoln, Nebraska. Come visit us if you are ever in the neighborhood! Map and Directions
Our TeamMany people across North America help support Adventist Church and School Connect. The user support and design team in Lincoln, Nebraska is supported by the Simple Updates staff in Berrien Springs, Michigan and the North American Division information and technology department in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Lonny Nelson joined the Adventist Church and School Connect support staff in 2005. Currently he is working on a degree toward Elementry Education. He previously worked as a ministry consultant for AdventSource since 1999.
Liv Jacobson graduated from Union College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Art. Following college, she worked for Summa Higher Education Design in Lincoln, Nebraska for nearly seven years. Liv’s responsibilities at Summa included web and graphic design, photography, and working on new advertising campaigns for clients. In addition, Liv is an accomplished artist and children's book illustrator. Liv joined the AdventSource team in 2009 as a graphic designer.
Dave Fairchild, Webmaster“I have used SchoolConnect for two years now while maintaining our school's website. The built-in features allow me to spend more time creating content without having to spend time maintaining the framework. I use many of the built-in widgets, especially those related to the calendar and what's-new. There are also a wide variety of options that can be set for each web page, and I use these constantly. And as a web developer, I appreciate the ability to add my own HTML and CSS code behind the scenes as needed, while still retaining the template's general appearance. In short, SchoolConnect allows me to easily keep new content on the site without tons of work doing so. But what I most appreciate is the assistance from the staff when I need help or have a question. I have a whole folder of helpful hints and advice from Lindsay and Lonny, and it makes it much easier to have them available at the touch of an email, so to speak. The help system also contains a good deal of information; I especially love the how-to videos.”
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