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In a first, Adventist church leaders in North America meet with students gathered at Union College to answer questions from the audience and social media during a Facebook Live event on March 14, 2017. “Is This Thing On?” is a 90-minute conversation with Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, and Alex Bryant, executive secretary.

“This is going to be really exciting for our campus and the students!” said Kim Canine, vice president for Student Services at Union College. The college is hosting the 2017 Adventist Intercollegiate Association (AIA) convention; more than 100 students from Adventist colleges and universities across North America are expected to attend. The audience for the live event will be selected from the AIA student leadership group.

“We have the opportunity to dialogue, pray, . . . and work through issues together," said Jackson. “We want to engage our young adults in open and transparent conversation on issues that are important to them. ­Dialogue is vital to the health of our church.”

Those participating online are encouraged to use #NADnow; questions will be taken from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Subjects may include the Bible, church policy, Adventist lifestyle, theology, relationships, and more.