About Seventh-day Adventists
Seventh-day Adventists are Protestant Christians who believe that they should make a positive difference in their community. Seventh-day Adventists base their beliefs and mission directly and entirely from the Bible.
Seventh-day Adventists are people of hope who are committed to promoting the biblical message of quality of life for the present and the future. In keeping with that principle, Adventists believe the Bible teaches the importance of a weekly seventh-day Sabbath of rest and worship and the promise of Christ’s second coming or “Advent.” Each Saturday, Adventists enjoy a 24-hour Sabbath rest from work and school to join family and fellow believers in worship, fellowship, prayer, and communion with God. Adventists also believe that God wants us to take care of our bodies through adequate rest, healthful diet, and exercise.
Seventh-day Adventists strive daily to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ to become more like Him. The heart of the church’s mission is to help others realize the hope found in experiencing a personal relationship with a living God and loving Saviour, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.
The Seventh-day Adventist church is a worldwide church with over 19 million members around the world, and more than a million members in over 5000 congregations in the United States. The Seventh-day Adventist Church also emphasizes education, health care, media ministry, and humanitarian services. The Seventh-day Adventist K-16 school system is the largest Protestant education system in the world.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians. Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life, and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace, and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.