Resources that Inspire and Equip

Adventist Young Professionals’ resources inspire and equip young adults in living out the mission, vision, and values of AYP.


The AYP Blog features inspirational insight and inspiration that equips you to thrive to the next level as a disciple of Jesus. Explore recent posts and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be the first to know about new blog posts.
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Conversation Columns

Conversation Column is a monthly resource meant to foster intentional conversations that help you thrive in your relationship with Jesus. Use for self-reflection, with a group of friends, or for your church's next vespers. ​
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Our library of books feature titles read and recommended by members of the AYP team. Included are resources on faith, ministry, and more!
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AYP's Community Calendar is your spot to discover and share events and gatherings for Adventist young adults. Explore what's happening in your area or online and post your upcoming gatherings to invite the AYP community.
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We are launching a mentorship program to connect seasoned professionals with young professionals and to grow the next generation of Kingdom-driven leaders across all industries.
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The AYP Store features a collection of apparel and accessories that enables you to "wear your faith". When you shop our collection, you are advancing the mission of AYP and helping us to thrive to the next level of ministry.
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Mission Projects

Partner with us in mission projects that serve those in need and share Christ with our world.
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Receive spiritual care from our team of chaplains who seek to support you through the highs and lows of your faith journey.
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The AYP Podcast features conversations with disciple makers who share their insights and experiences about thriving to the next level as a leader for Christ. Listen to the latest episodes to be inspired and equipped to be Jesus to those you encounter.
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These resources have been shared for informational and educational purposes only. The views expressed by these resources do not necessarily reflect the views of Adventist Young Professionals.

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Sabbath School Lessons for Young Adults

Study Guide for Discussing The Chosen Film Series

Growing Disciples Inventory

How To Launch A Young Adult Ministry

The Value of Intergenerational Relationships in Church

Digital Strategy for Reaching Young Professionals

Painting A Picture of God to Someone New to Faith

Directory of SDA Led Businesses

A Site for Women to Ask About Faith/life/struggles

A Site Guiding Men Through Life's Challenges

Quick Links for Church Leaders

WhatsApp for Young Adult Pastors

Information for Conference Youth Directors

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David Asscherick

David is a speaker/director for Light Bearers and ARISE co-founder and instructor. Since his baptism in 1999, David has traveled the globe preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Violeta are the happy parents of two boys, Landon and Jabel.

Keynote Speaker

Benjamin Lundquist, host of Rise & Lead, will headline 2023 AYP Convention.

Benjamin Lundquist is a top motivational speaker and one the leading voices for leadership development and empowerment. He is passionate about helping students and professionals see their worth and value, see themselves as a leader, and see their potential to change the world. The message he shares is motivating, relatable, and highly practical. Audiences are challenged to take extreme ownership of the unique gifts and opportunities they have. He is an international speaker and host of Rise and Lead Podcast which has been downloaded in over 110 countries providing aspiring and experienced leaders of all ages with world-class content and conversation. He frequently speaks at corporate and faith events, universities, and high schools.

Identity in Christ | Breakout Track

April is currently an associate pastor for discipleship at Keene SDA church. She is enrolled in a dual graduate program for Public Health and MDIV chaplaincy. She enjoys working with different ministries that highlight service, hospitality, and life enrichment. 

Her hobbies include traveling, reading, music, and extreme sports. An introvert at heart, she enjoys moments with close friends and in the quiet. Her and her husband, Blake Snyder reside in Burleson, Texas.

Purpose & Calling | Breakout Track

Ann Roda likes to describe her life as one long adventure with God. She began her career as a registered nurse in OB then transitioned into healthcare administration. Then, God unexpectedly redirected her path to the Adventist Theological Seminary, for an MDiv, and into pastoral ministry. She spent 15 years as a church pastor in Marietta, Georgia and Fulton, Maryland. Six years ago, God had another adventure for Ann, and called her back into the health care ministry, serving with Adventist HealthCare as Vice President for Mission and Spiritual Care. 

This position is the perfect combination of both pastoral ministry and health care. Ann is married to Jose Hernandez, a licensed professional counselor. Ann and her husband enjoy hiking, biking, and traveling.

Relationships | Breakout Track

Stephen and Felecia Lee are partners in the mission. They share a mutual passion for young adult ministries and using their talents to share the Gospel online and through speaking engagements. Stephen helps individuals and businesses function more efficiently through time management and productivity techniques. Felecia is a full-time homemaker and also the founder of the New Wives Club. 

In addition to this, she runs a program teaching women of color how to learn principles of faith through natural hair care. They live in New Hampshire and speak in different places on topics related to singleness, courtship, communication, evangelism, and faith.

Spiritual Health | Breakout Track

Shawn is passionate about generations coming together! She grew up in a four-generation family business and knows, from first-hand experience, that when people of all ages work together, everyone wins!

She has a B.S. in marketing from the University of Nebraska and is an award-winning sales and marketing professional. Her professional certifications include being a member of the John Maxwell Team and DISC Behavioral Consultant. Recently she published her first book “Strategies for Generational Inclusion at Work.”

Communities | Breakout Track

Michael Gibson currently serves as the Lead Pastor at the Keene SDA Church where he most previously served for four years as Pastor for Young Adults and lead Elevate, a growing and thriving young adult community in Keene. Michael is married to Melissa and they both enjoy the outdoors, long walks, and traveling to new, unexplored places. 

Most days, when he’s not teaching, preaching or studying, you’ll find him playing disc golf or working on home renovations with Melissa. They recently welcomed their son, Micah Eden, into the world last October and ever since, life has taken on a whole new meaning. Above all, Michael and Melissa have a passion for discipleship and telling others about the incredible God they serve. For them, the gospel boils down to loving God and loving people.