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Impact Young People for Jesus Today!

AYP has grown to a global family of 7,000 young adults passionate about developing Christ-centered relationships and impacting the world for Jesus!

This spring, we urgently need your help to raise funds for our scholarship and grants so we can continue to invest in missional innovation, faith development, and discipleship training.

Whether you are able to give $10 per month or $100 per month, your small sacrifice is making a kingdom impact beyond your imagination. Your gift is reaching souls for Christ.

Through God’s blessing and your generous support, we continue to Thrive as a ministry! This year, your financial support is helping us to:

  1. Launch and grow 25 active city-based chapters in population centers across North America.
  2. Establish a podcast that disciples young professionals through the insight of seasoned leaders, pastors, and peers.
  3. Develop a new resource that facilitates intentional conversations and disciples young adults through their journey with Jesus
  4. Grow thriving virtual groups in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific that connect young professionals beyond the reach of our chapters.
  5. Once again double the size of the AYP convention as we equip our members in their journey with Christ.

If you are not already partnering with us, will you join us in this mission?

AYP offers scholarships to support young professionals who might not otherwise be able to attend the AYP convention. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of people – young and seasoned alike –  who support the mission of Adventist Young Professionals each month.

A monthly gift of just $10 fully covers the cost for a young adult to attend the AYP Convention! A monthly gift of $50 fully supports five young adults! When we collectively give back, God multiplies the impact and lives are changed for the Kingdom.

Did you know that AYP awards grant funding to equip young professionals who would like to activate an innovative ministry initiative through their chapter or group?

Grants are made possible through the generosity of people – young and seasoned alike –  who support the mission of Adventist Young Professionals each month. Grants equips faith development and service, and outreach that otherwise would not be possible.

Whether you are able to give $10 per month or $100 per month, your giving equips the missional innovation of young adults and impacts lives for the Kingdom.

Your Gift Matters

Bernice | Nurse Practitioner
"I’m thankful for AYP because I recently moved to the Washington DC area and I’ve been able to start building community through the various local AYP events. It’s a blessing to be able to connect with other believers that are young professionals. It feels like a big family and I’m glad to be a part of it. If you’re able to, please consider supporting this ministry. It is making an impact on many Adventist young professionals like me."
Caleb Haakenson | Video Producer
"I heard about AYP through my friend who told me about a gathering in my local chapter. Being able to fellowship, eat great food, and play games together with other professionals in our community was really refreshing."
Evan | Graphic Designer
“I joined AYP for community. I wanted to connect with people who are passionate about Christ and who want to continue learning about Him with other people who share similar interests.”
Peirre Monice | Healthcare Administrator
"I enjoyed coming to AYP's 2022 convention and meeting like-minded individuals who are focused on growing their careers and furthering their professional journey... I’m looking forward to being back next year.”
Paola | Graduate Student
"The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in so many ways. Isolation has brought many challenges to gathering with our loved ones and friends. Two years have passed, and It's still difficult. Yet, AYP arose amid those challenges. AYP has successfully brought together many young adults and provided me with a Christ-centered community through its chapters! Your donation will support the ministry's mission of growing more communities and training the next generation of Adventist leaders."
Gabriel Saldana
Last summer I was looking for different ways to connect with young adults and professionals and found the AYP convention to be a perfect event to do both... I’m very happy to see that AYP is growing to be a community that can host events of this particular status. As professionals, we have come together not only to network and connect, but also to do that in a gospel-minded way.”
Alexa | Recruiter
"AYP has been a huge blessing in my life! AYP events have given me the opportunity to become friends with many other young professionals that I might not have met any other way. The AYP WhatsApp allows us to connect with other local young adults, and is a way to share our church's plans for Bible studies and social events."
Katherine Antonio | Industrial Engineer
"One day I was searching on IG for an Adventist community and I found out about AYP! I’ve learned about character development and how to lead myself to be able to lead others. I’m looking forward to the AYP Thrive Convention in July!”
Michael | Writer
"The sense of community, belonging, and adventure is more than just a sought-after commodity but is a need, a tool, that aids in ensuring the success of our aspirations as young adults. I'm grateful AYP arose to the challenge of providing these services, of providing a place, a haven, where we can find the solace and fellowship we so anxiously need."
Thao Tran | Aspiring Pastor
“As an aspiring pastor, my dream is to be a part of a sex trafficking ministry. 2022 was my first time at the AYP convention, and one thing I took away was being able to help other people recognize the things that are holding them back in their leadership. My experience at this event was life-changing. It went along with everything I’ve prayed for.”
Mechee | Patient Care Rep.
"AYP has been very beneficial to me. Its impact has allowed me to learn healthy ways of communicating, quality leadership skills and a life of prayer.As a result, I am a true asset to my work and church. This gave me a chance to grow as a leader in the organization. My support and networking abilities have been invaluable. Here, I can really be Jesus' hand and feet on a professional level."
Kira Street | Product Designer
“My experience at the AYP Convention was great! I got to get to know people and network! From this event, I took away inspiration for being a leader and being able to use where I am for the glory of God. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out how I can show God in what I do, so I’m glad to have received some inspiration in that area."
Juanita Nicolas | Caregiver
"Participating in AYP's 2022 convention was helpful, especially what I learned from the speakers as I’m learning how to set boundaries and open up my mind to allow God to show me what He wants me to see. One of the speakers talked about sitting with emotions and dealing with trauma and being emotionally intelligent to navigate through it all. This whole experience was a 10 out of 10 and I’m most definitely coming back next year.”
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Let's Partner in Missions

Exhibit at Our Convention
The third annual AYP Convention will be July 28-30, 2023 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be the largest AYP gathering to date. This event will provide organizations with the opportunity to engage with Seventh-day Adventist young professionals eager to get involved in spreading the gospel.
Become a Sponsor
Partnering with AYP connects your organization with thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young adults from across the United States and around the world. Whether you are looking for young and talented employees, volunteers, or advocates, AYP is here to support and partner with you.

Give us a call to learn more or make a gift today!

877-297-1844 x701

Adventist Young Professionals is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. (EIN: 86-3899763)

Thank You For Your Support

  • ADRA
  • Adventist HealthCare
  • Texas Conference Young Adult Ministries
  • Tim Kosaka
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Texas Conference Ministry & Evangelism
  • Eden’s Conflict
  • Gabriel Saldana
  • Global Mission
  • Jesus for Asia
  • Madeline Small
  • Rachel Kibukevich
  • Rebrand Prophecy
  • Hope Channel
  • Texas Health Huguley
  • Younger Generation Church
  • Adventist Agricultural Organization
  • Amazing Facts
  • Andrews University
  • Build and Restore International
  • Church State Council
  • Enga Almeida
  • Anonymous
  • Joanna Theolene
  • Joshua Tyman
  • Anonymous
  • Reach the World Next Door
  • Restoration International
  • Saipan SDA Clinic
  • Secrets Unsealed
  • Shawn Johnson
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Streams of Light
  • Tiffany Vo
  • Torchpoint Ministries
  • Washington Adventist University
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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.