SPD netAdventist Closure Notice
The SPD is no longer hosting and supporting netAdventist websites. For 10 years the South Pacific Division (SPD) chose to subsidise netAdventist as an easy-to-use, division-wide web platform so even the smallest of Adventist entities could have an online presence.
Technology progressed in amazing ways in those 10 years. While we still believed in the concept of netAdventist, the initial potential it had, and appreciate the hard work put in by developers and support teams of the General Conference, there are a few key reasons that have lead to the decision to move away from netAdventist as the SPD’s supported web platform.
Essentially, we believed it was no longer a service which was up to the standards needed for our division’s websites. The combination of considerable server downtimes, key feature breakages, content loss on upgrades and the lack of progress with the technology’s pace is why we felt it was in the best interest for sites to move forward.
We strongly believe every church still needs a web presence to, above all, assist seeking community members in their decision to set foot in a church and assist in their spiritual journey to the Kingdom.
There are plenty of other great website hosting options available today which are affordable, modern and easy to manage. We've collected a list of these under Website Hosting Options. These options include our new web service called 'Simple Church' - a groovy little website management tool which requires no maintenance and pulls in content from the platforms your already using such as your Facebook events and photos, YouTube and Vimeo videos, podcasts, streaming, MailChimp and more. Read more in our Website Hosting Options page.
What the world was like when SPD joined netAdventist in 2007
- Myspace was king as Facebook was trying to find its feet and Twitter had just been born.
- YouTube was in its infant founding years.
- Wii and PS3 were the latest, greatest game consoles.
- The iPhone 3GS had not been released yet, iPads were still three years away.
- Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) were standard.
- It was before the Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi and Rio Olympic Games had taken place.
- John Howard and Helen Clark were prime ministers, George Bush was president of USA.
- Pastor Laurie Evans was SPD president.