Seventh-day Adventists can truly be regarded as a worldwide family of Christian believers as the Adventist presence manifests itself in nearly every country of the globe.
The church is served through its administration of 13 world divisions. No matter where you find a Seventh-day Adventist believer, you will find them adhering to the ideals described by the Bible. Their lives will illustrate both faith in God and the church’s commitment to the betterment of all human beings.
Adventists place great emphasis on different aspects of human freedom and responsibility, including religious liberty and human rights, humanitarian aid and development, better lifestyles, health and wholeness, education and personal growth and social issues and community involvement.
We see adherence to these values as a way of illustrating both faith in God who cares intimately about every one of Earth’s inhabitants, and the church’s commitment to the betterment of fellow human being. Additionally, the Adventist denomination promotes education at all levels, from elementary and high schools. In our territories, we offer both primary and secondary education.
The name Seventh-day Adventist includes vital beliefs for us as a Church. ‘Adventist’ reflects our passionate conviction in the nearness of the soon return (‘advent’) of Jesus. ‘Seventh-day’ refers to the Biblical Sabbath which from Creation has always been the seventh day of the week, or Saturday.
The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to proclaim to all peoples the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and to unite with His church, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.