Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries, known as ASI, is an organization of Seventh-day Adventist lay people involved in professions, industry, education, and/or services and exists to challenge, nurture, and provide experience in sharing Christ in the marketplace as well as supporting the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Sharing Christ in the marketplace is more than a motto or cliché, it is a lifestyle centered around witnessing to others in everyday life. ASI has a singular purpose of being a leader in motivating and facilitating its members to be active witnesses in their communities.
Adventist business owners and professionals offer a unique opportunity in their ability to bring Christ into their workplace. Through every day work-related activities and contacts, ASI members can touch an audience unreachable by a church pastor or evangelist.
ASI partners with members and Adventist church leaders in bringing Christ to everyone through funding and participating in mission projects.
Members’ efforts and commitment make a statement to other Seventh-day Adventists, with the goal to inspire to greater service.
In 1947, as a result of year long efforts by the Southern Union Conference and Madison College, 25 self-supporting institutions met in Cincinnati, Ohio, to form a new organization that would assist the work of the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America. The organization has since grown to include institutions and business owners from around the world.