Southern's New Neighbors
It Is Written (IIW), an international Seventh-day Adventist media ministry, opens a new chapter of its life— becoming neighbors with Southern Adventist University. A two-part groundbreaking ceremony commemorated this start on July 10. Over 300 guests arrived at the Collegedale Korean Church fellowship hall before being shuttled by bus a few minutes away to the land site for the shovel turning.
Originally located in California, IIW moved to Tennessee in 2014 when the Adventist Media Center that housed IIW closed down for sale. The push to relocate to the South was especially strengthened by the collaboration efforts between IIW and Southern for Soul-winning And Leadership Training (SALT), an evangelism training school located on Southern’s campus.
“Collegedale was the most logical place for us because of the land we were able to get there and the proximity to Southern and the Adventist community there,” says Annalyse Hasty, IIW’s Social Media Coordinator. “We hope to accomplish building better connections with Southern, the churches there, and ultimately partnering in evangelism so we can reach more people with the gospel together.”
In addition to SALT, IIW is working with Southern’s School of Visual Arts and Design to create an interactive online game for children. IIW also employs around 6 to 10 student interns from Southern at any given moment, giving them real-life media and church experience.
The new building will be built at 9342 Four Corners Place, Collegedale, TN 37363. If you want to watch the groundbreaking event, go to It Is Written’s Facebook page for the live stream video or visit www.itiswritten.com.