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.
Our Church is:
- A Bible believing church
- A praying church
- A Gospel-centered church
- A witnessing church
- A caring church
- A worshiping church
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, nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.
We pursue this mission under the guidance and through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit through:
- Preaching. Accepting Christ’s commission (Matthew 28:18-20), we proclaim to all the world, in these last days, the everlasting gospel of God’s love, most fully revealed in His Son’s life, ministry, atoning death, resurrection and high priestly ministry. Recognizing the Bible to be God’s infallible revelation of His will, we present its full message, including the second advent of Christ and the continuing authority of His Ten Commandment law with its reminder of the Seventh-day Sabbath.
- Teaching. Acknowledging that development of mind and character is essential to God’s redemptive plan, we promote the growth of a mature understanding of and relationship to God, His Word and the created universe.
- Healing. Affirming the Biblical principles of the well-being of the whole person we make the preservation of health and healing of the sick a priority and through our ministry to the poor and oppressed, cooperate with the Creator in His compassionate work of restoration.
- Discipling. Affirming the continued spiritual growth and development of all members, we nurture the newly converted, instruct them in righteous living, train them for effective witness and encourage their responsive obedience to God’s will.
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